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A collection of interesting handwriting samples of curious personality types


The following are not recognized personality types.  They are a fun way of looking at handwriting that I devised in order to illustrate certain points.  They are all excerpts from The Graphology Review.  

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Featuring: the following "personality types"



The Sad Bee

From The Graphology Review No 22


This handwriting has a sad, weak appearance.  It is lacking in energy and there is no dynamism whatsoever.




  • The tension of the writing is slack

  • The pressure is light

  • The upper and lower loops are so short that they are almost non-existent

  • T-bars are placed low on the t-stem

  • I-dots are missing 


The Worker Bee

 From The Graphology Review No 22

Notice the striking contrast.  This handwriting is dynamic, strong and cheerful.  This writer is an ambitious achiever.


Notice the following:

  • Firm, long downstrokes with good pressure - determination

  • High long t-bars that slant upwards - enthusiasm and ambition

  • Lines that slant upwards - more enthusiasm

  • Letters that slant to the right – desire for involvement and proactivity

  • A right margin that goes close to the right edge of the page - a certain fearlessness.



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Hippo Writing

From The Graphology Review No 20


Hippo writing is round and large. The round, large middle zone shows self-interest and often a disregard for the comfort of others.  Wide and expansive, the writing spreads out luxuriously like a hippo taking up a large part of the pool.

The hippo personality likes to wallow in luxury and this is reflected in the handwriting with its oversized ovals and rather careless structure. 

Complacency and a love of comfort and ease are to be found not only in the exaggerated middle zone but also in the extravagant use of space.




The Windmill

From The Graphology Review No 19


The windmill personality is scatter-brained, completely disorganized and therefore never in control.

In and out of situations not always of her own making, she seems to be continually at the mercy of the elements, long arms flailing about depending on the direction of the wind.

The windmill personality is quite easy to identify in handwriting.


A large, rather chaotic handwriting it has a very irregular appearance. The letters are uneven both in form and in size. Tall upper loops and long lower loops vary in length and slant.



The Uptight Personality

From The Graphology Review No 17


The following sample shows several uptight tendencies. We see independence, a critical, rather severe attitude and an economy of feeling. Notice too, how the words are separated by large spaces indicating that the writer has a feeling of personal isolation.



Here are some of the handwriting indicators for the uptight personality as discussed in The Graphology Review No 17;

  • Small to middle size handwriting

  • Upright slant

  • Narrow letters

  • Angular connections

  • Economical use of space on the page

  • Although the words here are not extremely cramped they are certainly not expansive. The spacing between the letters is very economical.



Hanging Loose  

From The Graphology Review No 17

This is in direct contrast to the previous handwriting sample. This handwriting is very comfortable and shows relaxation, confidence and a very much more casual approach.




The indicators that point to the "hanging loose" type of personality are:

  • Large size

  • Forward slant

  • Wide garland connections

  • Extravagant use of the page

  • Spread out horizontally

  • Somewhat untidy in appearance

  • Large lower zone where the lower loops are not completed.



The Hedgehog

From The Graphology Review No 16

This example is a good example of our hedgehog described in The Graphology Review No 16.

A hedgehog is a sensitive self-protective individual who hides his sensitivity by reacting to threatening situations with irritability, minor aggressions and short bursts of anger.

Prickly but not unkind, a hedgehog is never a seriously aggressive person, though he will respond with an effective show of irritation. Notice the curved t-bars etc which reduce the impression of real aggression.

You will find most of the following indicators in the sample above.

  • Some small angles especially in the middle zone – aggression or defensiveness.

  • Sharp spikes in upper and middle zone – more aggression or defensiveness

  • Stabbed i-dots, diacritics or sharp short t-strokes to the right of the t-stems – irritability

  • Long t-bars tapering towards the end - sarcasm

  • Some rounded letters – underlying softness

  • Small to medium sized middle zone – trying to be inconspicuous

  • Large spaces between words and lines – a desire to be left alone


The hedgehog test

Are you a hedgehog?

Tick off the following hedgehog features in your handwriting. How many do you have? More than 4 out of seven and you’re it!

  • Many small angles in handwriting – aggression or defensiveness

  • Sharp spikes in upper and middle zone – aggression or defensiveness

  • Jabbed I-dots and sharp short t-strokes to the right of the t-stems – irritability

  • Long straight t-bars tapering towards the end - sarcasm

  • Some rounded letters – hidden softness

  • Small to medium sized middle zone – trying to be inconspicuous

  • Large spaces between words and lines – a desire to be left alone


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A Cinderella Handwriting - 

From The Graphology Review No 14


I’ve always thought of Cinderella as a typical "Goody Two-Shoes." She does as she’s told. She never answers back. She meekly takes all the punishment that her stepmother and stepsisters can hand out.

She does nothing proactive. She does nothing to help herself. When her fairy godmother comes along to turn the pumpkin into a glittering chariot and create a ball-gown out of her rags, Cinderella is understandably delighted. But she herself has done nothing to bring on her new-found good fortune.

And then to crown it all, she obediently runs away from the prince at the stroke of midnight. No rebellion! No fighting spirit!

Now you will agree that a Cinderella personality can only produce a Cinderella handwriting. Here it is:



The small rounded handwriting which is rather static in movement shows that this writer does not extend herself beyond her boundaries. The conventional and soft formations show amenability. She is sweet and undemanding. Large gaps between the lines and words show that she feels isolated and lonely. She feels that nobody understands her!

Notice also how the lines slope downwards slightly giving an indication of depression. (This of course, was before she met the prince! Her handwriting will undoubtedly undergo some real changes when she starts to live in the palace!)


The Stepmother's Handwriting


Now here is a "perfect" contrast to Cinderella’s handwriting. This of course, is Cinderella’s stepmother in full tackle. It makes a lovely example of extreme incompatibility.




Notice how the dark angular writing, seems to tower over Cinderella's gentle and unprepossessing little offering. Large in size, its sweeping horizontal strokes dominate and completely dwarf the tiny self-conscious t-strokes so timidly submitted by Cinderella.

The pressure is much heavier too - you may be sure this Stepmother will lean heavily on our Cinderella. There are many other points of incompatibility too but this will serve to highlight the enormous potential for disagreement!


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