Writing problems and handwriting analysis

I have just recently broken my wrist (which is why there have been no blog postings here for a while!) It is my left wrist and I am right handed, so this is good news.

However, several people have asked, if I had broken my right wrist, and had to start writing with my left, how the obvious change in my writing would relate to the analysis of my writing.

It’s an easy question to answer.

Anyone who is having trouble writing, whether because of using an unaccustomed hand or arthritis or other problems, will not show their personality fully or accurately until they can again write smoothly and naturally.

Some things will show as before, but others will be doubtful because of the situation.

The same goes for someone writing in a moving car, someone who is very old and somewhat shaky etc. If there is something else affecting how you write, then the analysis cannot be assumed to be accurate.




You do your best. You analyze what is clearly there and intended and omit things that are not. But at the same time, you take into account that it may not be as accurate as under more “normal” circumstances.

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However, to go back to the broken wrist scenario – someone who has broken their writing arm, wrist or hand, if they write with their unaccustomed hand for long enough, they will eventually become rhythmic enough with that hand to show all the same personality traits as previously.

After all their personality did not change just because of their physical challenge.

The writing may not look exactly the same, but the strokes within the writing, which is what we look at when analyzing, will be the same.

I’m inclined to end this post with the theater expression of “break a leg” (or a wrist) – but don’t! It hurts!

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Fiona MacKay Young





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