Here's What Your Handwriting Says About You

Your handwriting reveals much more than you might imagine.

There’s a whole science behind analysing handwriting for personality traits called graphology, which has been around since the days of Aristotle. Today, it’s used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to screen potential employees for compatibility.

We talked to master graphologist Kathi McKnight about what the seemingly insignificant details in your writing say about you. “Just from analysing your handwriting, experts can find over 5,000 personality traits,” she says.

McKnight readily admits that the information she provides below is a basic overview, so it won’t apply to everyone in every situation. Yet these factors can show you aspects about yourself that you may not have considered before.

Try writing out a sentence (may we suggest “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”?) and keep reading to see what your handwriting says about you.

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