What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Graphology is “the study of one’s handwriting, especially when employed as a means of analyzing the writer’s character, personality, and abilities.” Handwriting can be used to crack clues of our past, solve mysteries, and even track diseases in the medical field. I’ve always been interested in the notes and scribbles of others. I find it fascinating we all learn the same approach to writing letterforms, yet each of us develop our own unique and almost iconic style by the time we’re adults. Try this this little test to see what your handwriting might say about you…
I’m not sure how accurate these signifiers are but certain characteristics “hit the mark” for me. Considering my handwriting has been labeled “illegible,” “a bunch of parallel lines,” and compared to that of a serial killer, I thought I would take this test for myself. Don’t ask me why, but when prompted to start aimlessly writing all that came to mind was the English pangram, my full name, and The Sugar Hill Gang.
This test was developed based on those curated by The National Pen Company and Real Simple Magazine.


  • April 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm // Reply

    Haha, very cool, Kate! Thanks for sharing.

    • April 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm // Reply

      Of course David, thanks for stopping by!

      …this comment means so much more now after hearing the background story. Haha!

  • April 23, 2014 at 3:18 pm // Reply

    Ooh, I actually really like your handwriting! :) I’m not sure exactly how to fit mine into this test, since I write in all capitals…probably indicates some fatal character flaw haha!

    • April 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm // Reply

      Haha! My boyfriend asked the same thing. There’s a portion I left out about predominantly “pointed” letterforms which I guess may translate into capitals (http://visual.ly/what-does-your-handwriting-say-about-you) though I don’t really see the “aggressive” trait (in a negative context) reflected in either you or my significant other.

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