How to Use Handwriting Insights Portable Personality Test to Create a Personality Profile

Ask someone if they would like to know what their handwriting reveals about their personality. After they say yes, proceed as follows.

1. if you do not already have a writing sample, give the person a sheet of unlined paper and a pen and ask them to write a few sentences and then sign their name. It they give you a blank stare, then suggest that they write something like "Here is a sample of my handwriting. Please tell me what my handwriting says about my personality." followed by their signature.

Take a moment to look at the writing and see how similar the writing is to the signature. Remember from Basic Concepts that handwriting represents how a person feels privately (their true personality), and the signature represents the public image that the writer wants to project. Therefore, a big difference between a person's writing and their signature indicates a big difference between their private and public self. When the writing and the signature are identical, then "what you see is what you get" and the person presents themself identical to how they feel inside.

Also, note if the writing slants to the left. I have found that when their is a left slant to the writing, indicating the writer is less spontaneous and more self-conscious, that they will be less likely to engage in an open conversation with you about what their handwriting reveals.

4. Pull out your Handwriting Insights Deck.
With the person's involvement, go through each of the 11 categories (e.g. SIze, Slant, etc.) and pull to one side the card that most closely matches. If you are not sure, just skip the category. If you feel that two cards match (this often happens with Connections, for example) then pull to one side both cards. Then explain to the person that each writing characteristic is an aspect of their personality and that it is all of them combined together that create the personality. Then turn the Handwriting Insights deck over and hand it to the person. (I have found that this makes people more comfortable because they get to see it directly instead of you telling it to them.

5. From there, they may just start talking or you can ask them what they agree and disagree with. Listen an learn how this person sees themself.

6. If I know the person personally (as opposed to when I analyze the handwriting of relative strangers at parties) it isn't unusual for me to be surprised about a couple of the handwriting characteristics. For example, once I noted that the writer used very large capital letters (indicating he wanted attention) and yet I knew this fellow to be very quiet and shy. So I said, that really surprises me that your capitals are so large which indicate you want to be noticed and he replied "yes - I noticed that a lot of executives wrote that way so I decided to copy that style thinking it might help me get ahead." That's the kind of interesting insights you will get when you talk with people about their handwriting.


It is useful for you to keep in mind that most people are self critical, and that we live in a world that keeps telling us we need to improve - be thinner or more educated or richer or whatever. My goal in creating Handwriting Insights was to give a descriptive, nonjudgmental profile so that the person would get insight without any hurt feelings. For example, writers with tiny writing are described as "pays attention to detail" and not as "picky." Often when I analyze the writing of children in their early teans they will ask "is that bad" and I always reply that there are no bad cards. So this interaction with you gives the person the opportunity to talk about how they see themself in less of a judgmental way.

Each personality profile an opportunity to help people appreciate who they are, get to know them better.

If you find the writing is significantly different from the handwriting, you can use a phrasing like "you present yourself as -----------------, but inside you feel --------------." So for example if someones' signature is large, but their writing is very small, you could say "You present yourself as standing out in a crowd and enjoying attention, but inside you feel more introspective and are not seeking attention."

My favorite part of profiling someone's personality is when I find that I have made a wrong assumption about someone and in getting that corrected I learn something I would have not otherwise learned about the person. For example, I was analyzing my friend's mother of 75 years old, a lovely, quiet, reserved southern woman. When I got to her capitals they were HUGE (this means that she likes attention) and I thought - this can't be right! So instead of pulling aside the Large card for Capitals, I pulled aside the medium card. After looking at the cards I had selected she said that she agreed with all of them but the medium capitals card - she said "Oh no, that is wrong. I LOVE attention." My lesson - just look at the writing and select the cards and let the person tell you what they believe.

Sometimes the handwriting sample will be written with jerkey strokes, broken lines, uneven pressure, overall erratic. This can be a sign of significant health problems in the writer, and if you get a chance to look at the writer when they are writing the sample you will see the difficulties that they are having controlling the pen. When this happens, since you are just an amateur handwriting analyst doing this for fun and insight, what I suggest you do is to simply say that the writer is not feeling energetic right now, and focus on the writing characteristics that are not too impacted by the difficulty of writing. I was handed a sample like this once by a middle aged woman and for a moment it took my breath away as it seemed to weak and shakey and my overall impression was that she was quite ill (it turned out that she was in the final stages of a life threatening disease). So I focused on slant, capitals, size, and zones and said some encouraging words about what a people person she was. I skipped totally baseline and rhythm. In that way I could create a personality profile without talking about health issues.

Handwriting Insights is a high quality deck of 64 connected, illustrated cards that teaches you handwriting analysis as you use it. You'll have your first analysis 15 minutes after you open the package. After the first time, analyzing a hand writing sample just takes 5 minutes.

Developed by a mediator and an award winning professional graphologist, it produces an analysis that is accurate, but is worded constructively so that there are not hurt feelings.

We call it "Entertainment that's Insightful."

This is simply the easiest way to generate a basic handwriting analysis!

Handwriting Insights explains eleven different handwriting traits. Each trait has three to ten variations. For example, the trait of Slant, which represents a person's emotional interactions, has the following six variations: strong right, right, vertical, left, strong left, and varied. On the front of each card is an example of that particular variation, and a description of what to look for in the writing.
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On the back of the card is both a brief and a more detailed explanation of what that particular writing trait means. These explanation are descriptive, not judgmental. This means that people will get insight into what their handwriting is saying about their personalities without getting their feeling hurt.
Producing an analysis is a simple as going through the deck, seeing which of the variations most matches the writing for each of the eleven traits, and sliding the matching card to the side. You wind up with eleven cards, and when you turn the deck over, there is the analysis.

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If you want a record of the analysis, you simply check of the appropriate boxes on the Individual Insights Pad that comes with your kit.

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Here is a picture of the Kit - Handwriting Insights Card Deck, Individual Insights Pad, and a box.

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Handwriting Insights is handwriting analysis with the work removed, and the fun left in.