I didn’t notice that my poll had already ended. Probably a long time ago. This poll reminded me of my experience with graphology during a career fair a couple of weeks ago. You’re right, a CAREER fair. It wasn’t a job booth, but it’s an area where there are fortune tellers, tarot card readers, etc. I thought I might talk about it a little here…
The good thing was, I found out a little bit more about myself which I normally wouldn’t think too much about. The graphologist was pretty accurate. She helped me to point out certain ways of writing to improve my personality. The bad thing was, I was so engrossed with thinking about what the graphologist deciphered, that I totally forgot to get a name card. I didn’t even really note what company the graphologist is from.
So the “test” consisted mainly of me writing out a passage, any passage, of my thoughts at the moment. It had to be at least half a page long. I never thought so much about graphology, but this session made me really curious about it now.
The lady analysed the margins I left around my words, the hooks of my g’s and j’s and y’s, line structure, other specific alphabets, and last but not least, my signature. Most that she mentioned are pretty accurate reflections of me! Amazing. One point to note, if your signature looks like the word is cancelled, don’t cancel it! Make some effort to change it a little! Cancelling your signature is as if you have low self esteem. Not too good. Fortunately for mine, I don’t cancel my signature even though I have a line below it.
This poll today might not be related to graphology, but perhaps related to the way people write.
I personally write in a mixture of print and cursive. Especially while writing fast. And especially when there are some difficult letters to join together. Out of the 35 people who voted, 14 people joined me in that selection. I always thought most people write a mixture of print and cursive. Another 14 people write in cursive. That is also strange, because I thought more people would write in print (after the mixture). Finally, only 5 out of 35 voted for “print”.
My handwriting is never satisfactory (many people feel their own handwriting is never satisfactory, just like me). I might be able to achieve some easy-to-read print writing if I pay enough attention. My cursive writing is never really good. I had a hard time figuring out how to write in cursive PROPERLY, something which I never seem to improve on. I wouldn’t say my handwriting is horrendous, because I’m sure there are worse, but to write nicely in cursive, it takes me double or triple the time and effort that writing in print. Taking the best of both worlds seems to be the best solution.
Are you like me? Do you write in cursive+print because of writing fast, difficulty joining some alphabets together? Or do you standardize cursive vs. print on different occasions?
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I write with my left hand, but can also do the same with my right hand – it just won’t look very pretty.