In their emails, many people tell me: “Vishwas, my handwriting keeps changing. Sometimes, it’s big, sometimes small. Sometimes, it has a right slant, and sometimes it tilts to the left. In fact, it changes from pen to pen. Is it weird? Is it normal for handwriting to change like this?”
To all those people who think their handwriting changes (I see hands of everyone raised), I must say it’s perfectly normal to have a varying handwriting. There is nothing weird about it. The variations occur primarily in slant and size. In this post, we will restrict ourselves to changes in slant.
Once a girl called Anamika sent me two different samples of her handwriting. She wrote: “When I write a letter to my friend and the person I love, I write in a particular way and when I take notes in classroom, I write differently. Why?”
Before answering her query, let me ask you something:
How many of you have the time to sit and put all that effort into writing something as personal as a love letter, then go to the trouble of finding a stamp and posting it? Most of you will shake your head. The convenience of instant messaging has killed love letters.
These days many people avoid writing love letters, thinking it is an antiquated thing do. They do not want to be known as a “weirdo” who articulates the heart’s side of the story. Still, there are people like Anamika who prefers a handwritten love letter to an email in order to express her feelings.
When you write a personal note to someone, not only do you express your feelings but also subconsciously imprint your emotional state on the paper. That is why the writing looks different when you write to someone you love and when you take notes in the classroom.
Let me show you the two types of Anamika’s handwriting. The first was written with a right slant (above) and the second with a straight slant (below).
According to graphology, the right slant in handwriting means that the writer wants to reach out to others at an emotional level, and he thinks with his heart. While writing love letters, the subconscious desire is to reach out the the man you love. Therefore, her handwriting slants to the right.
On the other hand, she writes with a straight slant while taking notes in the classroom. Handwriting analysis says the actions of someone who writes with a straight slant are controlled by the head. The subconscious needs are apparent: the mind must rule the individual while studying.