Elaborate signature

When you find an extremely elaborate signature, where the body of the writing is not so overdone, you have found a writer who desperately wants attention.

If the individual is in show business, it may be that they need this to further their career, or it may be that they got into show business in the first place because of the need for recognition and attention.

But no matter who the person, or what the cause, a signature that seems designed just for display is someone who is saying “notice me.”

If the writing, either in the signature or not, also has long tails on the ends of words, that swing upwards, ending above the height of the lower case letters, this is even more of a cry for attention.

Many people have these long, upward swinging final strokes and they enjoy recognition when they feel they have earned it. However when you couple it with a deliberately attention grabbing signature, you have someone who is demanding that you pay undue attention to them whether or not they have done something warranting approval.
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My signature changes

But my signature changes, you say.

Well, yes, we are not machines, and just as your behavior will change somewhat depending on your mood and situation, so will your writing.

Just as if I took a photo of you today and another of you tomorrow – they wouldn’t be identical, but they would both still be recognizable as you.

So it is with your signature. Core personality traits will always remain the same, but your mood, your level of expression, the time and care given to the writing will all change how your signature looks.

But remember, when you are analyzing writing, you are not looking at the writing style, you are looking at strokes within the writing, and these will more or less stay the same.

If for example, your signature slants more to the right one day and more upright another, it just means that on the day you right slanted it you were feeling more outgoing, more emotionally responsive than on the day you wrote it upright.

It doesn’t mean you weren’t you on either of these days, it was just a different situation.

So don’t worry if your signature, or any of your writing, is not the same all the time. This is known as being human!

For more on signatures check out the Signature Analysis Workbook.

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