Witchy says: When I last left you I was gaping at a mountain of tests that had been waiting to be graded on my desk for a very long time... You don't know what happened later!!! I must have fallen asleep because the things I saw were too strange, even for a witch.
Little Misty: "Hi Hazel! I can see you are a bit troubled. Perhaps you're a little terrified by all these ugly monster-tests. Can I help you?"
Witchy: "Yeeees pleeeaaase! I really can't go on with all these meaningless sheets which are making me forget the Standard English I learnt in Oxford... "
Little Misty: "They look so terrifying just because you think they are meaningless. Actually you can get a lot of interesting information from them. Much more than the level of language mastery your students have attained".
Witchy: "And what on earth can I find in them? Not correct English, sure..."
Little Misty: "They can tell you a lot about your students' personalities if you just look at them from the right angle. I mean, if you don't focus straight on the meaning of the words or grammar correctness but try to look at them with your eyes' corner".
Witchy: "I don't see the point..."
Little Misty: "You'd better visit an oculist... the only problem is that the Magic Village oculist is very famous and popular and you should stand in a queue for at least two months! So I'll give you these graphological glasses which will help you see incredible things whose existence you would have never guessed...
a person's writing is an image of that same person.
Direction of lines: We have all been taught to write in straight lines but almost nobody writes this way. Sometimes students' tiredness can be considered a reason for a descending line. Generally speaking descending lines may be caused by depression or pessimism. On the other hand ascending lines may indicate optimism. When we write we move from left to right, in other words we progress. The activity of writing may therefore be interpreted as a movement toward the future. It may be said it represents our hopes and dreams.
|Space between words: When a student leaves a wide space between the words generally wants to create sort of theatrical pauses in order to give more importance to waht he / she writes. The process is obviously unconscious. If there is no space between words then we may say this is a person of action. This person may also be impulsive.|
|Space between letters: Space
between letters show the extent the writer relies upon their own intuition.
When all letters are connected it indicates a person with logical and systematic
thinking. When only some letters are unconnected it shows an artistic and
When most letters are unconnected it shows a person who is an egocentric. Lack of end strokes indicates a shy person.
When the first letter stands apart it shows a cautious person.
lines: The space between the lines is
generally deliberately planned. The space between the lines can be described
the writers mind.
A person who writes with wide space lines may live a life of order and system. These people have executive ability and reasonableness. But if the space between the lines becomes too wide it may indicate a person who likes to keep their distance.
Small spaces between the lines may indicate a person who likes to be
around other people. Overlapping lines may indicate an emotional disorder.
The margins: The width of the left and upper margins shows the amount of the distance a student wants to maintain from others. Wide margins are often in handwriting of proud or shy people. Pathologically self-conscious people will watch and control both the left and right margin.
On the contrary It may be said that narrow
upper margins betray informality. No margins is indicative of a person
who wants no distance between other people. They want to be one with
The slant: It may be said that the right slant is the most common and most natural slant.
The left direction is interpreted as the direction towards the mother as well as the past. Left slant writing is seen more often in girls than in boys. Writers with left slant are generally much closer to their mothers.
slant is found in young people who are very independent in life.
|Pressure in writing: The pressure against the paper
is called primary pressure. The pressure against the pen is called
The intensity of primary pressure indicates our strength and vitality.
The intensity of secondary pressure indicates our aims and inner convictions.
upper zone shows what a writer thinks,
how they think, what they strive for, imagination, pride and ethical ideas.
In the middle zone the writers daily routine is shown. The social behavior, relations, preferences and rejections.
The lower zone harbours manifestations of things not yet known to the writer. There we see what fills the unconscious.
is a measure of the writers sense of purposefulness. Legible hand writers
are generally good speakers
because they want to make themselves understood by their peers. They are
sincere and co-operative.
If a person's handwriting is hardly legible
the owner generally is afraid of letting people see inside themselves.
They don't like to be judged and are generally very insecure under a
mask of strength and self-confidence.
Size of letters: The size of a letter is indicative of the writers self reliance. A letter may be tall and wide.
Tall capitals are people who tower above the rest. Tall initials come from impressive people.
Small capitals are people who are modest in nature. They concentrate on facts, not ideas.
Wide letters are
extroverted people. Narrow letters come from loners.
|Connections of letters: The
connection of letters shows the writers attitude toward others. In writing
there are three mainly used links: garlands, arcades
Deep garlands indicate people who take things too tragically.
Flat garlands tend to come from the practical business man.
Square garlands tend to come from narrow minded people.
High arcades show artistic gifts.
Low arcades show hypocrisy.
General angles show people who have contradictions