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    Post The Handwriting Thread: Introverted, or Extroverted?

    Here's something I've been trying a few times over the past several months.

    Somewhere I read that your handwriting may suggest whether you're an introvert, or an extrovert.

    Introvert: When your handwriting tends/is slanted toward the left, as in... \\\\\\ - like that.

    Extrovert: When your handwriting tends/is slanted toward the right, as in... ////// - like that.

    Balance: When your handwriting is straight, as in... |||||| - like that.

    Now, depending on how slanted the handwriting is, shows how introverted, or extroverted you are.

    ... Personally, my handwriting slants a little to the right - indicating that I'm some what extroverted. At other times, particularly when I'm taking notes (say), hence under pressure, my handwriting starts off straight, then peculiarly goes back to the normal... slanted a little to the right. I've noticed minor variation in my handwriting over the past several months, too. A few times slanted to the left a little.

    So, out of interest, tell us what your handwriting is like, and post your handwriting for the fun of it - if you want to.
    Last edited by Mace; 05-11-2009 at 12:01 PM.

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    My handwriting is generally all over the place. I read pages from just a couple days apart and can't tell that they're from the same person.

    Here's a sample from a while ago, though.

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    interesting...mine is mostly straight but a lil to the right.
    which matches my feeling that i'm just a lil extraverted.
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    OK lets see. You are partially correct that a left hand slant indicates introversion and that a right hand one indicates extroversion. More so, a left hand slant indicates that an individual is retiring and shy. Whereas a right hand one indicates that the writer is possibly outgoing likes to mix with people. It's probably best done with cursive handwriting but printing works as well.
    When I was a few years younger I actually compiled about 150 samples of handwriting at a local camp that I attended and tested my skills at Graphology. I got pretty good for an amateur who was probably just in his teens (12 -14). I'm a bit rusty now but I could probably still tell you about someone by looking at their hand writing.

    Other common indicators in Graphology are:

    Width
    Narrow - Usually disciplined, but inhibited and restricted in view.
    Broad - Normally uninhibited, like to travel. May also be rash and uncontrolled.

    Spacing
    Wide - The wider the spacing between words the less the individual likes to mix with people. They can be standoffish and solitary.
    Narrow - Denotes a gregarious personality. Might also suggest that the writer chooses friends indiscriminately.

    Size
    Large - Denotes ambition or "thinking big."
    Small - Feelings of modesty or inferiority. Although, the writer may be objective and scientific.
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    Haphazard, looks like you're pretty much in-between 'balanced' and 'extroverted' - normally, I exchange between straight and a little to the right when I take notes, myself.

    ... 3 extroverts, so far.

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    You know Haphazard, my handwriting is very close to the sample you just showed above. So judging from my latest entries in my journal, I'll go with straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    Other common indicators in Graphology are:

    Width
    Narrow - Usually disciplined, but inhibited and restricted in view.
    Broad - Normally uninhibited, like to travel. May also be rash and uncontrolled.

    Spacing
    Wide - The wider the spacing between words the less the individual likes to mix with people. They can be standoffish and solitary.
    Narrow - Denotes a gregarious personality. Might also suggest that the writer chooses friends indiscriminately.

    Size
    Large - Denotes ambition or "thinking big."
    Small - Feelings of modesty or inferiority. Although, the writer may be objective and scientific.
    Cool, that's a good elaboration. I guess that should help in determining the 'whole' personality type altogether than simply the introvert/extrovert part.

    ... Perhaps, now we can specify our handwriting with the given specifications, above - a better recommendation to post our handwriting(s).

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    Yeah, I'm going to post mine. What's nice is we all have our MBTI types to fall back on to help us improve our skills.
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    okay just wrote something to look at...and maybe it doesn't slant much...hmm
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    That's a good one.

    ... Appears broad (width), wide (spacing) and large (size) - can definitely see the NFP streak, there.

    It appears to be slanted a little to the left, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    Yeah, I'm going to post mine. What's nice is we all have our MBTI types to fall back on to help us improve our skills.
    Exactly.

    (Mine'll have to wait until tomorrow.)

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