Handwriting Given 3 Zones: Mind, Soul, Body

Handwriting Given 3 Zones: Mind, Soul, Body

Graphologist Says Therapist Can Prejudge a Patient by His Scrawl

By Leo Louis Martello

YOUR handwriting is you! Every pen stroke is a reflection of a mental attitude, an emotional feeling, spiritual insight or the lack of it.

Handwriting is the mirror of your mind. No two persons write alike because there are no two persons exactly alike. Although we all learn from the same copybook, as we develop character and individuality, so do we alter our stroke formations. Persons who write EXACTLY as they were taught in school, with all the unnecessary initial and ending curliques, usually are persons lacking in any real character. They are not creative, original, or individualistic.

The more you develop in mentality and character, the more you learn to think for yourself, to this extent will your handwriting take on more character. "Bad" and "good" handwriting per se mean nothing. I've seen thousands of handwritings and often that of genius was almost undecipherable. And "nice" scripts -- especially conventional, copybook ones -- belonged to unthinking, characterless persons whose minds hadn't progressed far beyond the grade from which they graduated in school.

Handwriting analysis is a projective technique wherein one anatomizes the subconscious feelings, desires, phobias, traumas, and thought habits reflected in graphic symbols. One of my clients wrote each word ending in a downward zig-zag movement, so much so that the entire script took on a bizarre appearance. (There are three zones in handwriting: upper, middle, and lower, corresponding to the mind, the soul, and the body -- or mental (intellectual), spiritual (psychical), and material (sexual) interests. The upper zone includes such letters as l, b, d, t, etc.: the middle zone such letters as a, o, e, i, etc.; and the lower zone such letters as g, j, y, z, etc.)

Looking at this man's script, I felt that his subconscious mind was being directed constantly to the lower part of his body, his feet, and in my analysis I asked him if he had trouble with his feet. He wrote back: "I've had a rash on my feet for four years, and nothing I take makes it go away!"

Sexual anxieties, frustrations, and abnormalities often are indicated in handwriting. The lower zone is usually the clue but all other factors also must be taken into consideration. I remember one classic example of a woman who was crippled below the waist, but beautiful and even buxom above, who formed the first part of her initial like a well-rounded bust but the lower part of the letter was practically non-existent. This woman had undeveloped, child-like legs, but a pretty face and well-developed bosom. This traumatized condition unconsciously showed up in the way she wrote.

Sex cannot be determined by handwriting. A good graphologist usually requests the age and sex of an applicant for analysis. The soul has no sex! Today we have masculine women and effeminate men. There are men in what was once considered female occupations, and women in what once was considered "a man's job". There are weak, vacillating, nervous, passive, and modest men; and there are aggressive, active, boastful, self-seeking women. Your handwriting shows your CHARACTER, a thing on which neither sex has a monopoly.

Age cannot be determined because there are boys of 16 whose writings show the mentality of 30 or more. And there are men of 40 and 50 whose writings show their mental development to be that of a teen-age boy.

Anyone can spot the uneducated hand: misspellings, use of a small "i" instead of a capital "I" when referring to self, bad punctuation, schoolbook formations usually scrawled out, lack of any individuality.

Persons who are direct and to-the-point, efficient, and with the ability to