I often face these three questions: Can you analyse handwriting in all caps? What does it mean if someone writes in all caps? Why do some people write in all caps? Before I answer, I must add that if a person has both cursive and all-caps handwriting, we will analyse only the former.
In order to understand all caps writers well, I need to tell you about handwriting zones. Handwriting is divided into three zones. Each zone is significant and it reveals something about the personality traits of the writer.
Although I cannot discuss in detail here what the three zones in handwriting stand for, the picture below makes it clear that all the three zones can be found in a handwriting only when there is a mix of both all caps and lower case letters.
But in all caps handwriting, the writer shows only the middle zone; the other two are missing (See the sample below). It is those missing zones that make an all-caps writer different. Now, you may ask what the missing zones indicate.
I will tell you about an ex-colleague who wrote in all caps. We worked together for about a year and we sat barely a couple of meters away from each other. But beyond his name and the fact that he worked there, I did not know anything about him. I still don’t. In fact, most people on the team thought the same about him.
So, here is the answer to what does it mean if someone writes in all caps: these people do not like to disclose anything about themselves to others. They are uncomfortable talking about their personal lives — at least in interpersonal relationships. They do not want others to know about themselves. Often, such writers do not express their emotions in public.
Usually, all-caps handwriting lacks connection between letters, which indicates that the writer does not like to relate to people at a personal level. Also, such writers are quite egotistic. They hold strong opinions and it’s very tough to get them to see another point of view. They emphasise a lot on their day-to-day lives, rather than spending some time planning their future.
I agree with what famous American graphologist Sheila Lowe says about all caps or print writers: “The writer’s [Block printer] energies are concentrated in the day-to-day area of routine and social interaction… her ego is central to all aspects of her life. She does not mind sharing her opinions, and expects you to agree with her. But if you don’t, it won’t change her mind.”
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