Famous handwriting expert Beverly East says, “The manner in which a man fills a blank page is a reflection of how he perceives himself functioning in his environment.” In other words, the space you occupy on a page corresponds to how you see your life.
For example, the margins on a page indicate the boundaries that we set for ourselves, how we look at ourselves, how considerate we are towards others and how connected or isolated we are from the world around us.
Because graphology is a vast subject, in this post I will restrict myself to just one aspect of handwriting: the left margin.
Generally speaking, one of the things the left margin shows is the writer’s comfort level with the past. So, now you know the answer to the question I asked in the headline.
If you keep talking or thinking about your past most of the time, it is possible that there is some anomaly in your left margin. Ideally, the margin on your left side of the paper ought to be one inch. The extent of deviation or departure from the normal reveals the degree of discomfort you have with the past.
I analysed the handwriting sample of a few people troubled by their past. One of them was a girl called Annie who persecuted by the failure in her past relationship in which she had invested a lot. In her case, the past took precedence over her present and the future.
Her handwriting showed she was utterly confused (uneven line spacing) because she had put herself into many things at the same time and was unable to give a satisfactory direction to her emotional energy.
See her handwriting and read her full story.
If you want to know a little more about the margins in handwriting, watch the video below.