In Graphology, paper symbolizes life, and whatever happens on paper is relevant for interpretation of one’s personality. In addition to writing pressure, forms of letters, their height or slant, personality traits are also revealed by writer’s preference toward using scripted or PRINTED letters.
In handwriting, most people use scripted letters. Scripted writing is more practical; it is fast, and in most cases spontaneous, therefore thoughts in scripted writings are manifested automatically. In electronic correspondence PRINTED letters are used when a person wants to emphasize something, and quickly draw attention of the reader. Similar principle applies in handwriting.
Scripted or PRINTED handwriting?
People who use PRINTED writing in most of their hand-written messages, send very specific message about themselves, which is sometimes louder than the content of their message.
In PRINTED writing, lower pace of writing is inevitable. Graphologists claim that people who print may be slow in thinking. This might also be because they want to take some time to think before they act. They may be precalculated, less spontaneous or less flexible, perhaps even stiff – graphologist explain.
How you write shows how you communicate
Writing is also a form of communication, therefore writer’s preferences toward using scripted or PRINTED writing reveal how they communicate with the outside world, how they connect to other people, and in general, how they function in their relationships.
In scripted texts, letters are usually connected to one another by the so called connecting strikes. These connecting strikes reveal how they connect to other people through communication. If connecting strikes are fluid, the writer easily connects to other people and has fluid communication.
However with people who are stiff and inflexible, in communication, and in life in general, the connecting strikes are also stiff and inflexible.
The absence of connecting strikes can sometimes be noticed in scripted texts as well, which are manifested as breaks between some letters.
Breaks between letters may point to challenges in communication, and in general, challenges when connecting to other people. Such breaks are normally present in the handwritings of people with introvert personalities. The absence of connecting strikes between letters may also point to disconnectedness of a person from their emotions, giving value to logic and facts and mind ruling the heart.
In PRINTED handwriting, the connection between letters practically does not exist, therefore PRINTED writing may be interpreted in the similar manner as disconnected writing.
People who prefer PRINTING may be rather cold, formal and distant, sometimes even unpleasant in communication. Such people may relate emotions to weakness, and they try to avoid them. Behind such behaviour they usually hide their emotional scars from the early age, and by rejecting emotions, they actually want to protect themselves from being hurt again.
Nevertheless, among people who face challenges when connecting and communicating to others, there are probably many of them who want to open, but because of their subconscious fears (which cannot be managed by will), they are simply unable to do that, which is why they suffer a lot.
By applying the appropriate self-development techniques, with focus and persistence, this challenge can be overcome, thus the writer’s quality of life increased significantly. In that regard, graphotherapy, the therapy that enables changing undesired parts of personality by applying appropriate changes to handwriting can be great support.
Just as the handwriting reveals everything that happens in one’s brain, with appropriate changes in the handwriting one can reversealy transmit the desired message to the brain. By doing so, little by little, the undesired neuron connections become weaker, and the desired, supportive neuro-connections become stronger. This process gradually leads to changes in one’s brain structure which are ultimately reflected in changes of personality.
If you identified some of these issues in your personality and your own handwriting (scripted handwriting without connecting strikes or preference toward PRINTED handwriting), it is recommended that you start using scripted writing, with all letters connected by fluid connecting strikes.
For the therapy to work it is however important that you “train” your brain with the targeted handwriting, ten to fifteen minutes a day, within the period of thirty days at least. According to some research the period of thirty days is needed for the change in the brain structure to take place. However, if the problem is more persistent and more enduring, you may continue practicing the exercise for a longer period of time. Combining graphotherapy to some other techniques (e.g. hypnosis, self-hypnosis, etc.), will make the therapy process more effective and will significantly increase the speed of your transformation.