Signature Analysis: Gaps between Names

Most people sign more than one name. It may be as simple as one initial and name, or it may be 3 or 4 names written out in full.

Look carefully at the spacing between the names. If there is just one name and an initial, or two names, then you only have that one space to go with, and the comparison can only be made between the spacing in the signature and the spacing in the rest of the writing. However, that is better than nothing.

Better though, is when there are more than 2 names. 2 initials and a last name, 2 names and an initial, 3 names, or more. All of these give more than one space between name or intial.

Is the spacing consistent between all? Or is there a larger gap between one than others?

A larger space means distancing oneself. So if, let’s say someone writes their first name, their middle initial, and then their last name with a larger space between the middli initial and the last name than there is between the first name and the initial. What does this tell us?

The first name, and the middle initial is the individual person. The exception here is if the middle name is that of a close relative after whom the person has been named. In that case, the middle name may be taken as representing that relative..
The last name is always the family name and as such represents family in general.

So if the last name is isolated by a wider than usual space from the rest of the name, the writer is distancing themself from family. If the larger gap is between the first name and the middle name or initial (especially if this is named after a close family member) then the first name (ie the writer themself) is distancing themself from the family in general and also specifically from the person who’s middle name they were given.

It can be a sign of trouble in a marriage when a larger than previous gap starts to appear regularly before the last name, whether in a man or woman’s signature.

Spacing is something that’s easy to overlook, but can give very important information.

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Handwriting Analysis and Relationship Compatibility

Can handwriting analysis help with relationships?

The answer is a resounding YES!

Relationship Compatibility

By seeing the personality displayed in the writng of a couple, you can determine where they will see eye to eye, and where they are more likely to give each other a black eye. In other words, you can tell in where compatibility exists and where it does not.

And that is not to say that if two people are not totally compatible they shouldn’t be together.

In analyzing handwriting of couples who have already been together for a long time but are now having problems, it is possible, to make things better just through giving each a better understanding of the other. Continue reading

Why do I use Handwriting Analysis?

Why do I use Handwriting Analysis?

Well, a friend tells me it’s because I’m nosey!!

But really, it’s because I am totally fascinated with what makes people tick. And there is no better single tool to tell you this than Handwriting Analysis.

Once you have a basic understanding of graphology, you can find out all about the writer. You can go into their writing in detail and find out everything there is to know. Or you can look for specific things, specific personality traits.

Everything affects everything else in personality. No trait is an island. However, you can identify specific traits and consider what else to look for from what you find in the first one.

Is this person honest? You can tell at a glance. Though why they are dishonest, or how openly this honesty would be expressed etc, would involve looking at other traits.

Is this person creative and imaginative? This is another once-glance item. However, there is much more to find out once you have that information before you know how useful their creativity and imagination might be in what ever situation you were considering.

I can’t help but identify things about people every time I look at handwriting. It’s like having the abiity to look inside the individual and find out what might take months, or even years to discover otherwise.

To me, studying and using handwriting analysis has been a gift. I can’t imagine my life without it. It has helped me understand myself so very much better. It has helped me understand everyone else better too, from family members, to friends, to clients.

If you find this science appealing to you, I encourage you to pursue it. I know you’ll be glad you did.

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Writing your Signature in another language

I recently received a question from a reader asking if it was legal to sign one’s name in another language.

My answer to that is that I have no idea, and I suppose it would depend on what you were signing and in what country you were at that time.

However, it did give thought to the idea of a signature in another language and how that works for handwriting analysis.

Since the purpose of the signature is to tell the reader who is writing, a signature that is legible to the reader is the best idea. But what if you come from, say, China and you would very much like to continue using your Chinese script signature.

That is fine. But if it’s a document for English speaking readers, I would suggest you sign your signature in your native language first, then immediately below sign the English version of your signature.

If you have 2 names – one in your native language and have adopted another in English, then sign the name appropriate to each language (ie your Chinese name in Chinese, your English name in English)

How does this connect with handwriting analysis?
Your English signature will still analyze just like anyone else’s signature, provided you are fluid enough in English script that your writing doesn’t look awkward and as if it’s an effort to remember each stroke.

And once you become familiar with graphology, your knowledge of another script will allow you to also analyze that script in the same way.

But in the meantime, as you “create” your English language signature, take some time to ensure it includes as many positive traits as possible … because one it becomes second nature to you to write this name this way, these traits are the ones that you will be showing the world.

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