“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
— George Bernard Shaw
A sense of responsibility, as evident in Bernard Shaw’s words, is an unmistakably desirable personality trait. That is why many wise men have laid immense emphasis on why one should inculcate a sense of responsibility into oneself. Even Denis Waitely, an American motivational speaker, once said: “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
We are all required to be responsible in some way or the other. While homemakers are supposed to be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the house and children, office-goers have to ensure that they work responsibly to earn the confidence and goodwill of their employers or supervisors.
Clearly, there is a demand for responsible people who exhibit perseverance and can carry out their tasks diligently. Everybody loves responsible people simply because they are reliable, dependable and trustworthy. Nobody wants any irresponsible people around. A strong sense of responsibility affects how we work and the amount of work we do.
For example, when an employee feels responsible for her job performance, she shows up on time, puts in her best effort and completes projects to the best of her ability. She leaves little or nothing to chance.
Are you a responsible person?
Now, the question arises: are you a responsible person? Look at your handwriting to find out
In handwriting analysis, a person’s sense of responsibility is seen in the curvy letter, S. It’s upper portion indicates the writer’s sympathetic views and his ability to be charitable. On the other hand, the lower part of the letter S reveals whether the writer is actually giving and whether he is responsible or not.
I give below four variations of the letter S, with each revealing the quantum of your sense of responsibility.
1. Skinny S
This type of squeezed letter shows lack of sympathy as well as lack of responsibility. Such writers cannot take responsibility. In fact, they shirk their duties more often than not. It also indicates gynecological issues and thyroid problems.
2. Top loop in S
This type of S reveals that the writer is a very responsible person. If such a writer takes the responsibility to finish a job, he rarely disappoints. Such writers are fit to become teachers. Also, they are suitable to work in the hospitality business because they have a desire to take up responsibilities.
3. Bottom loop in S
This kind of formation indicates that the writer is sympathetic and responsible. But at the same time he wants his sympathy or the sense of responsibility to be acknowledged. They are willing to help you as long as your acknowledge their efforts.
4. S with a claw at the base
This kind of formation, known as falcon’s claw formation, indicates that writer has a tendency to cheat with people with whom he has to be sympathetic. Interestingly, people who write like this get cheated by their servants.
“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud