THE PSYCHOLOGY OF
INTRODUCING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HANDWRITING
Space is highly important for us. For example, when we speak, according to what we are saying and to how important the listener is, instintively we place within a well defined space, very close to the interlocutor, if we consider him as a friend and were talking confidentially, or on the contrary, more distant if we consider him a stranger we wont give our confidence to.
The concept of space has no spoken rules but, however instinctive, these rules are universal, and everyone tends to defend their own inner area or personal sphere, that is the space immediately close to them.
It is easy to find an example of that. An empty bus gets to the bus stop where some people are waiting: they get into the bus and sit down... But nobody is close to someone else, but at least two-seat distant. At the next bust stop some other people take the bus and respecting ones own space is no longer possible, because of the crowd; and so a diseased expression appears of peoples face, but they dominate this feeling because of circumstances.
MOVING IN THE SPACE AND PROJECTING IT ON A SHEET
In the same way, this idea of space is automatically reflected into all our actions putting ourselves in relationship with the others. Consequently, also when we write.
The sheet thus represents the available space for us and the graphic gesture reflects our way to move within this space. There are four symbolic directions on the sheet, we can act within, which is shown by the graphic gesture: high, low, right and left.
High: is related to ideal, to imagination, and in a wider way, to infinity. Since older times, man has placed highward his idealof elevation, of divine, considering the sky as the greatest symbol of spiriti and of ideal.
Low: is the symbol of the ground which, on the contrary, is something concrete, reliable, touchable, and this way it represents the matter, the common sense, and in a wider way, the dark preceeding the life, so the unconsciousness and the instinct.
Left is the area related to the past, the mother who gave us birth, our origin,
Right on the contrary stands for others, the future, the father
BASIC GRAPHIC SIGNS
An ascending handwriting shows initiative, ambition, aggressivity, optimism, a push to get oneself better and to change reality in a positive way. If it is too ascending, it indicates a detachment from reality, shifting into intrusiveness and nerve.
A descending handwriting shows a tendency to suffer environmental pressure, to accept others requests, to not take initiative. These people tend to be gloomy and to renounce.
An adherent handwriting shows the availability to cooperate with the environment, to be realistic, but not too enterprising, lacking in initiative.
Dimension: it concerns the width and the height of some letters measured inside the word (a-o-d-g-q).
Wide, narrow letters, expanded: when the width and the heigh of the eyelet are proportioned, there is the wide letters sign, which indicates a deep and rational intelligence, the capability to elaborate ideas, mental concentration, deep feelings, scientific abilities.
If the height is greater than the width, there is the narrow letters sign, which indicates sharp but instinctive and superficial intuition, lack of deepening, little tendency toward science, interest for politics, easily bothering, need of stimuli and intense sensations.
On the other hand, if the height is lesser than the width, there is the expanded sign, which indicates an introverted temper and tendency to fancy.
The small and the large handwriting: the height of handwriting ranges between 8 and 120 dmm. A small handwriting indicates capability to observe, bright intelligence, intese attention, easly memorized details, respect for others personality. If it is too small, though, it projects an inferiority complex due to the feeling of being a lesser right subject.
The large handwriting indicates the incapability to observe in details, tendnecy to evaluate situations as a whole, lack in sesne of duty and dependence upon others judgement and critics.
The fluctuating hadwriting projects instability in emotions, shifting moods, fluctuation between safety and depression, the tendency to work according to the mood of the moment, and it also indicates a disposition toward musical and theatrical interpretation.
reducing handwriting shows a progressively small word. It is a rare
sign, revealing the tendency to depression.
Trans. by Carmen
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