You Can’t Hide When You’re Crippled Inside; Handwriting Will Tell on You

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Your handwriting PPI may reveal if you face problems in expressing your sorrows.

You can shine your shoes and wear a suit,
You can comb your hair and look cute,
You can hide your face behind a smile,
One thing you can’t hide
Is when you’re crippled inside.

John Lennon


It’s true that for a lot of people around us, it is not easy to discuss their own pain. But their handwriting can reveal whether they face difficulty in expressing their own feelings, sorrows and pain points.

Let me introduce you to one such person who was crippled inside—just the way John Lennon says.

This person is perfectly capable of feeling other people’s pain and his heart goes out to those facing misery or misfortune. He even sheds tears seeing the hardships and sufferings of unknown people.

But the same person bottles himself up when it comes to expressing his own sorrow and distress.

The person I am talking about is a TV journalist. I remember how a few years ago, he broke down on a Live programme while reporting about the children rendered homeless by the severe floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

The rightward slant of his handwriting does reveal he is an emotional guy, who can easily interact with anyone, even with those people he meets for the first time and can actually feel their pain.

Handwriting PPI

But when it comes to expressing his personal agony and unhappiness, he is at a loss. At that particular moment, he may even behave cold, numb, reserved, withdrawn and even emotionless.

Emotionally repressed

His left tilted or reclined PPI (Personal Pronoun I) indicates that he prefers to keep his emotions repressed.

According to handwriting analysis, such a writer is empathetic and sympathetic towards others, but he cannot say what is actually bothering him inside or how he really feels about himself.

Here, the PPI (Personal Pronoun I) looks like number ‘9’. This numerical formation of the ego symbol may reflect an inclination towards numeric figures—be it figures of money, grading or marks achieved in examinations.

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So, does it mean this guy loves mathematical calculations? Quite possible.

I would also like to add here that this guy has a dollar sign ($) in his signature (not shown in the picture).

Together, these two handwriting features point to the possibility that this person was raised by parents who gave him in his childhood many expensive gifts, fulfilled all his materialistic demands, but not as much of their time or intimacy which this person deeply needed.

Instead of a warm hug, maybe this poor little kid was usually getting a ₹1,000 note or an expensive video game as compensation.

That emotional hunger from his childhood days still haunts him even at this stage of life and that may have led him to intermittent validation complex, being revealed by the stinger formation in letters such as ‘c’, ‘a’, and ‘d’.

Garland connection

In this whole sample, you will find circular forms of letters which are totally connected with rounded (garland) connections.

Here, the motivational factor is love, which is the main driver for this man’s achievements in life. But if checked carefully, you will hardly find any break in the connections.

According to the psychological principle, anything overdone is a compensation of the lack of the very same thing.

Perhaps this guy’s motivational factor is seeking true love. But what prevents him from getting it? It’s his PPI again. See the butterfly-shaped PPI formation in the second picture.

This formation indicates that the writer keeps his own counsel.

Foetal PPI

This type of PPI is also described as “Foetus I” by some graphologists. Just like his ego symbol, the writer himself may feel curled up like a foetus in order to protect himself.

This can be considered as a defensive stroke, probably formed due to fear or lack of self-confidence or just to shield oneself from getting hurt emotionally. Some heart-wrenching past experiences may be the reason behind such a formation.

If you notice carefully, you can also find that the PPI is placed quite below the baseline. This reveal that the writer somehow feels inadequate in relation to others.

His down-flung PPI signifies that the guy may be flooded with bad experiences in areas such as money, relationships and physical drive.

Final words

Just imagine the condition of this young fellow who is immensely sensitive, can feel others’ emotions but can never ask for a shoulder to cry on for himself, always buries his feelings deep down inside, but still acts like a happy person.

If you also locate such writers in your family or friend circles, just treat them with more love, compassion and care as because they need it. Badly.

(The author is a handwriting analyst based in Kolkata)

Disclaimer: One element of handwriting may be analysed at a time, but always look at the entire handwriting sample before arriving at any conclusion.