The way we cross our t’s and dot our i’s may say more about us than we realized.  In fact, there is an entire field of study dedicated to the subject called graphology.  The field is somewhat controversial and is often called “pseudoscientific” by some, but there has been some evidence pointing to its validity.  At the very least, you will be able to see if the research is accurate for your own handwriting.   What Is Graphology? Graphology is the study and analysis of a person’s handwriting to help uncover personality traits and behavior.  It has been around in some form as far back as 4500 A.D. when the Roman historian known as Suetonius analyzed Emperor Augustus’ personality based on his handwriting.  Our modern methods of analyzing individual strokes in a person’s handwriting were developed in 1915 by Milton Bunker.   Who Uses Graphology? You might be surprised at who uses graphology today.  Law enforcement, courts, and potential employers have all been known to analyze handwriting.  A 1988 report published in the Wall Street Journal revealed that in Spain, France, Holland, and Israel, approximately 80 percent of the top 500 companies use a handwriting analyst to screen potential employees...Read More
You don’t need to wait until Valentine’s Day to send your significant other a love letter.  In fact, sending a love letter at random could mean even more to your partner than if you waited for a special event.  It may seem difficult at first, but the truth is that anyone can write a love letter.   How to Begin The hardest part about doing anything for the first time is taking that first step forward.  Before you even begin to worry about what words to write, you will need to get the basic supplies.   Stationery Before you begin writing, you will need the right stationery.  Writing declarations of love on some notebook paper will work for those small love notes, but a true love letter will require some nice paper.  Find some tasteful stationery that will impress your significant other.  The stationery doesn’t need to have hearts or cupids around the borders.  Keep it simple and elegant so that the recipient will be focused on your words.   Writing Utensil For a writing utensil, it is recommended that you write in ink rather than pencil.  If you are worried about making a mistake, you can always write a...Read More
While some people have gorgeous handwriting that looks like something only a computer could generate, others may struggle to make their penmanship legible.  Many of us have been asked to clarify what our writing says because it was so bad.  Luckily, there are many ways that we can make our handwriting classy, or, at the very least, legible.   Why Your Handwriting Matters You might think that poor penmanship isn’t a big deal, but it can have a significant impact on an individual.  These are just a few reasons why our handwriting matters:   The Stigma Isn’t Fun or Fair Unfortunately, there is still a stigma that surrounds bad penmanship.  Those with bad handwriting may be perceived as unintelligent.   Miscommunication Occurs A package that needed to be delivered in a timely fashion may not ever reach its destination due to poor handwriting.  To avoid this, the sender can always use personalized labels so that the package will at least be returned to the sender.   Lower Grades in School People with poor handwriting tend to receive worse grades.  School teachers may become frustrated that they can’t read a student’s writing and simply mark it wrong, even if the student...Read More