Investigative-Analytical and Temper

Investigative-Analytical and Temper

Investigative-Analytical and Temper

Investigative-Analytical and Temper sometimes to together. Sometimes they don’t.

Someone who is investigative and analytical likes to dig for information, then sift through it to decide on what is valuable and what is not. This is a positive trait and very useful both in personal life and in many occupations.

Investigative shows where the tops of ‘m’ and ‘n’ are sharp inverted V shaped angles. Analytical shows where, at the baseline of the writing, in ‘m’ and ‘n’ and  any other letters, a sharp V formation is made at the bottom of the letters or in the connecting strokes between letters.

investigative analytical writing

But not all investigative-analytical thinkers are cool, calm and collected all the time. Some have the trait of temper. So what happens when the investigative analytical thinker gets mad?

Basically the knife edge sharpens. By the ‘knife edge’ I am referring to the sharp angles that illustrate investigative and analytical thinking. When this writer loses his or her temper, the positive qualities of their basic way of thinking, is increased and can become very negative.

To imagine such a writer – and investigative analytical writer writing something when they are blazing angry – would be to see the tops and bottoms of “m” & “n” even sharper. The behavior associated with this would be digging up of any fact that would fuel their fury, even things they would otherwise leave untouched in the interests of getting along with others.

The analytical ability would turn to cutting criticism as they sifted through information for facts to support their stance.

These writers are often direct and blunt as well. Directness is a good thinking mechanism as it clears out all unnecessary information and leaves what it relevant clearly visible. But the negative aspect of it is that the writer will be cuttingly blunt, hurting others feelings and often saying what most people would consider should not be said.

Directness or bluntness shows where the writer starts right into the letter, with no ‘lead in’ stroke.

direct blunt

Writers with accumulative thinking, when they get mad, they may find they are writing with a few more angles in their writing than usual, as they harness what investigative analytical ability they do have, in response to their feelings of anger and wanted to express it effectively.

Accumulative thinking shows where the tops of ‘m’ and ‘n’ are curved, not pointed.

accumulative writing

So, in conclusion, do investigative-analytical and temper necessarily go together? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

The sharp points, which indicate investigative and analytical thinking, do not in themselves mean temper, and some very even tempered people have this style of writing.

However, when the writer is angry, these traits will become heightened as they are used to express anger and to win the argument if there is one. Writing done when angry will much more often show investigative analytical than writing by the same person when calm.

The angry writer is also likely to show various jabs, for “i” dots, commas, periods etc. The entire writing will show symptoms of the anger, not just the sharp pointed “m” and “n”.

So when you see sharp points on writing, don’t assume this person is angry or inclined to become angry.  It is certainly not necessarily the case. They may just be people who like to dig out facts and think things through.

But if you see it in combination with obvious anger (temper, irritability, sarcasm, domineering etc) then watch out!

Fiona MacKay Young