What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Did you know that how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? The size of your letters, spacing between words, shapes of your letters and more can all signify different characteristics that say a lot about you.

For example, if you write with rounded letters, then this could mean you are creative and artistic. Whereas if you write with pointed letters, then this could mean you are intense and curious.

Handwriting analysis (also known as graphology) can even be used for detecting lies and revealing possible health ailments.

Check out the infographic below – or read the copy outline at the bottom of the page – to learn what your handwriting says about you. It’s also fun analyzing the handwriting of your friends and family members, so be sure to hand it off or pass it along!

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How Your Handwriting Can Point to Your Personality


Graphology is the study of handwriting, especially when employed as a means of analyzing a writer’s character, personality, abilities, etc.

How you write can indicate more than 5,000 different personality traits.

In the medical field, it can be used to refer to the study of handwriting as an aid in diagnosis and tracking of diseases.

Size of Your Letters

  • Large letters: You are outgoing, people-oriented, outspoken and love attention. This can also mean that you put up a front and pretend to have a lot of confidence.
  • Average letters: You are well-adjusted and adaptable.
  • Small letters: You are shy or withdrawn, studios, concentrated and meticulous.

Spacing between Words

  • Wide spacing: You enjoy your freedom and don’t like to be overwhelmed or crowded.
  • Narrow spacing: You can’t stand to be alone. You tend to crowd people and be intrusive.


  • No slant: You don’t let your emotions get the best of you. You tend to be logical and practical.
  • Slants to the right: You are open to new experiences and enjoy meeting new people.
  • Slants to the left: You tend to keep to yourself and generally like to work behind the scenes. If you are right-handed and your handwriting slants to the left, you may be expressing rebellion.

Shape of Letters

  • Rounded letters: You are creative and artistic.
  • Pointed letters: You are more aggressive, intense, very intelligent and curious.
  • Connected letters: You are logical, systematic and make decisions carefully.


  • Narrow “L” loops: You may be restricting yourself, which could lead to feelings of tension.
  • Wide “L” loops: You’re relaxed and spontaneous, self-expression comes easily to you.
  • Narrow “e” loops: You tend to be skeptical of others; you tend not to be swayed by the emotions of others.
  • Wide “e” loops: You are open minded and enjoy trying new experiences.

Dotting Your I’s

  • Dot high over the “i”: You have a great imagination.
  • Slashing your “i’s”: Overly self-critical, don’t have a lot of patience for inadequacy or people that don’t learn from their mistakes.
  • Circle your “i’s”: Visionary, child-like.
  • Dot right over the “i”: You are detail-oriented, organized, and emphatic in what you say or do.

Crossing Your T’s

  • Very top of “T”: You’re ambitious, optimistic and have good self-esteem.
  • Right in the middle: You are confident and feel comfortable in your own skin.
  • Long crosses: You are very determined and enthusiastic. However, you tend to be stubborn and have a hard time letting things go.
  • Short crosses: You tend to be lazy and show lack of determination.

Open and Closed O’s

  • Open: You are talkative, social, able to express your feelings, have little secrecy.
  • Closed: You are private, limited to sharing your personal feelings, introvert.

Lowercase cursive “S”

  • Round lowercase cursive “s”: You are a people pleaser and tend to avoid confrontation.
  • Pointy lowercase cursive “s”: You enjoy learning new things. You are inquisitive and ambitious.
  • Wide towards the bottom: You might not be following your heart in your career or other pursuits.

Page Margins

  • Left-hand margin: You tend to live in the past and have a hard time letting go of things
  • Write all over the page: You can’t sit still or relax. Your mind is constantly running.
  • Right-hand margin: You fear the unknown; you constantly worry about the future.

Writing Pressure

  • Heavy pressure: You are good with commitment and taking things seriously. If the pressure is excessively heavy, you tend to be uptight and can react quickly to criticism.
  • Light Pressure: You are sensitive and show empathy to people, but you also have lack of vitality.

Writing Speed

  • If you write quickly: You are impatient, dislike delays or time wasters.
  • If you write slowly: You are more organized, methodical and self-reliant.


  • Not legible: You are very private, hard to read or understand.
  • Legible: You are confident and comfortable in your own skin; you don’t need to pretend you’re something you’re not.

Lie Detector

Handwriting that is bunched up, moved out of alignment, or otherwise different from the rest of the writing indicates a lie.

Writing “I” to refer to yourself

  • People who make the capital “I” (to refer to themselves) larger than other capital letters tend to be arrogant.
  • People who make their capital “I” (to refer to themselves) smaller than other capital letters tend to be happy with themselves.

What Your Handwriting Says About Your Health

Note: The information pertaining to health should not be used for self-diagnosis.

  • High blood pressure: Writing with variable pressure is one possible indicator that you have high blood pressure, especially when it goes from light to dark.
  • Alzheimer’s disease: Handwriting deteriorates as the mental faculties deteriorate. One of the many factors includes handwriting that changes to irregular or altered letters coupled with trembles in the writing. The writing will also slow down.
  • Schizophrenia: When the slant varies within a sentence or within the same word frequently, it is one form of evidence the person is not having continual contact with reality.
  • Parkinson’s disease: One of the signs of Parkinson’s disease is very small or cramped handwriting – micrographic. Sometimes the handwriting can become so small even the writer canto read it.

Energy Levels

  • Handwriting with heavy pressure: Where the writing appears dark, or shows through to the back of the paper indicates high levels of energy.
  • A light pressure indicates a lack of energy or tiredness.

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