Did you know that your handwriting reveals some things about your personality to those who read it? It’s true. I barely know how to write anymore since I type everything. I wonder what that says about my personality. About a year ago, I read that some schools are considering not teaching students how to write in cursive anymore since it’s becoming antiquated. For those of you who still indulge in the art of handwriting, you may find this fascinating. I know I did.
Flavorwire recently did a fun little experiment. They used two tools… the Fuck yeah, manuscripts! blog and this handwriting analysis test (which is used by hiring managers) to determine some very interesting things revealed in handwriting. Since they needed several handwriting samples for this experiment, they used handwriting from some of history’s most known authors which they pulled from that blog above. I’ve placed a collection of those below. They include handwriting from Emily Dickinson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chuck Palahniuk, Edith Wharton, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, and Ernest Hemingway.
From these handwriting samples alone, they were able to determine which people were emotional, goal-oriented, self-reliant, optimistic, independent, modest, intelligent, tightwad-ish, organized, scattered, cold, withdrawn, social, outgoing, compliant, practical, mechanical, intellectual, moody, restless, introspective, disciplined, sleepy, schizophrenic and more.
According to the author of the original article, Emily Temple, the results were a little horoscope-like in that they were spot on in some places, and random in others. If you’d like to get more information about all this, just click over to Analyzing Writers’ Personalities From Their Handwritten Manuscripts.