I write this way because….

How often have I heard this “reason” for something that is in someone’s writing or signature!

“I write this way because it’s the way I was taught at school” is the commonest.

OK, so when were you at school?

If your teacher stopped smacking your knuckles with a ruler when you put the wrong size of loop on your “j” or made your capitals too large, last week, then I agree: you are doing it because your teacher said so.

But if it is several, or even many years since you stopped being under the influence of Miss StrictTeacher, then it’s also time to stop blaming her for how you write!!

Do you write every single stroke exactly the way your teacher showed you?

Of course you don’t. You’ve chosen some to leave as is, and some to change.

If you have indeed retained any of the strokes exactly as she showed you, it’s because these strokes are a fit for your personality. Otherwise you would have changed them.

So don’t blame your teacher.

Instead, take the time to find out what your signature says about you, and then change anything you don’t like into something that says what you want it to say about you.

Handwriting is body language. Change your body language over a period of time and you will change the personality trait associated with it.

You can find out more about Success Traits here…

So why would I want to analyze handwriting?

So why would you want to analyze handwriting?

Because it allows you to find out things about yourself, or other people, that you might never otherwise find out.

It shows the motivations behind the actions, which explain why the actions happen or happened.

For example, Joe flies off the handle quite unexpectedly once in a while, but the rest of the time he’s really quite calm and poised. Does he just have a very nasty temper that he manages to hide most of the time?

No. The likeliest explanation would be that Joe, writing with very heavy, upright writing, does not naturally express his feelings or frustrations. He just hangs on to them and they build, and build and build.

One day, another frustration occurs, and although in itself it is nothing earth shattering, or even that frustratins, it goes on top of the pile of other frustrations that have been building up. It is the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Joe explodes. He just lets it all out. It sounds like a blast of a violent temper, but it’s not. It’s a release of all that pent up emotion.

Knowing this, someone who truly cared about Joe, could help him talk about what is getting to him on a regular basis, encourage him to “unload” gently in small doses, to the volcanic erruption doesn’t happen.

That’s just one example.

Was she telling a lie when ….. if it’s written down, you can tell.

Will he be good for this job, where we really need someone who is good at coming up with new ideas? His writing will tell.

Can I trust him/her, will she be careful with money or a spendthrift, will he be loyal?

Will he enjoy socializing or turn into a stay-at-homer? Will she always be talking, or can she listen … or just enjoy silence?

It’s all there in the writing. Whatever you want to know about a person’s personality, you can find it in their writing.

Use it to help your interaction with others, socially or at work.

Use it to make decisions for business, or your personal life.

Use it to gain insight into how better to relate to someone.

It’s not magic. It’s scientific.

Each stroke you write is body language, and just like any body language it gives amazing insights into someone.

Don’t let the word “analyze” puts you off – this stuff works!

For more on learning handwriting analysis…

Should you develop a Power Signature?

I am sometimes asked how to develop a “Power Signature”, one that contains all the “good” traits you want to have, and will, subconsiously or consciously, impress all who see it.

It is important to remember that you signature only shows the person you want others to see you as.

So if you are content with a power signature only, it means you are content to put on a show to impress others, but are not really concerned with who you really are!

Much better to start developing the traits you want in ALL of your writing, including your signature.

When both are the same, it’s a “what you see is what you get” scenario. Much better than “this is what I want you to see, but I’m really much different” that comes with a signature made to look good, while the real person remains with it’s flaws.

That is not to say I think everyone needs to change their writing. I don’t.

But if you are unhappy with who you are, or who you appear to others to be (which unless you are putting on a show, is the same thing), it’s time to take action on the whole person, not just the shop-front!

Grapho-therapy, or Grapho-coaching takes you through this process of changing your writing slowly and effectively. It takes 21 days to break a habit, and even longer to put one of your own choosing in it’s place.

Change doesn’t happen overnight, so whether you use your handwriting to affect change, or some other method, you have to be patient.

So if you are unhappy with who you are in any area of your life, you can take the steps to change it.

But please, take the time to work on the real you – don’t waste time putting up a false front, which is what a “power signature” on otherwise “unpowerful” writing would be.

For more on how to change your writing to change your life…

For more on Signatures…

When people write in all capitals

When someone writes totally in capital letters it’s because they don’t want who they truly are to be seen. They may well be totally unaware that that is why they are doing it, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is!

People who are just looking for clarity sometimes print. Engineers, accountants, architects are some of the employment groups who very often print because exactness and accuracy are so important in their line of work.

However, capital letters provide no further clarity than printing, so all caps is not done for clarity.

The least possible is revealed from writing in all capitals. Printing shows less than script, but when all the writing is in capitals, it hides even more.

Most handwritten ransom notes, for example, are written in all capitals!

You can get something from it however. For example, the slant will still tell you the emotional make up of the writer (the farther to the right, the more the emotional expression), and the heaviness of the writing will still tell you how deeply emotions affect this writer.

There are a few other indications that will still show through in all capital writing, however, the main thing to think about is that this person, knowingly or unknowlingly, is hiding themselves away. The question is “why?”

For more on handwriting analysis…

Understand others better by seeing their signature

It’s amazing how quickly you can get to know about another person just by looking at their signature. It can be extrememly helpful. It can be very enlightening. And it can be fun!

For that reason I’ve just published my “Signature Analysis Workbook” in soft cover. Up until now it has only been available in E-book form, but I’ve given in to requests of potential readers, and have just released the soft cover edition.

It covers everything you can think of that can be found in a signature.

It can be found at www.potentiality.bizSignatureAnalysisWorkbook.htm