Mozart’s Handwriting

Mozart, the famous child prodigy and composer of the Classical era, is the winner of my poll!  Please have a look at my handwriting analysis of him.

1. Mozart’s writing seems (though it is hard to tell from a picture and not a hard copy) to be heavy, especially in his signature.  It is dark and would probably leave indents on the other side of the paper on which he wrote.  This is a sign of emotional intensity.  Writers with this trait tend to feel all their emotions deeply and intensely.  Their emotions last for a long time, whether they be feelings of anger, love, excitement, etc.

2. Mozart must have had a quick and analytical mind, as evidenced by his pointy and v-shaped ‘m’s and ‘n’s.  This is a mark of a highly intelligent person who picks up information easily and sifts through it logically and skillfully.  These types of people are also very curious.

3. The figure-eight ‘f’s in Mozart’s writing reveal fluidity of thought. This is a common trait in writers, speakers, musicians, and dancers.  People with this stroke formation move easily from one thought to another without losing track of where they are, how they got there, and where they’re going.

4. Mozart’s lower-case ‘d’s look like Greek deltas: they form a circle at the baseline, flow upward over and to the left and do not retrace back down.  This trait is called the desire for culture and those with this trait appreciate and enjoy the finer side of life – they eat finely, dress finely, and of course have excellent taste in music, literature, etc.  (For an example of this, see the middle of the third line in the longer sample or what seems to be the same word in the second to last line.)

5. Notice the ‘y’s in Mozart’s signature: their down-stroke below the baseline veers out toward the right before curving back up instead of coming straight down.  This reveals a need for variety, especially in material and physical activities.  Those with this trait will never be happy doing the same thing day in and day out.  They seek a life of adventure, change and variety.

Thank you for reading!  Please feel free to ask questions or make observations.  For handwriting analysis of more well-known figures, go here.

All the best,

Allie

J. K. Rowling’s Handwriting

Since the second to last movie is coming out this weekend, I’ve had Harry Potter on my mind.  I thought it’d be fun to analyze his author’s handwriting, so here it is – handwriting analysis of J. K. Rowling:

Rowling’s handwriting is mainly straight up and down with a slight slant to the right.  People with this type of vertical slant are judgment-ruled and rarely get carried away by their emotions (except in occasions of high stress or anger).  You may not know what they are feeling much of the time because they usually keep their emotions hidden.  Since there are a few slight rightward slants as well, we can deduce that Rowling does show her emotions sometimes, and she has the ability to be sympathetic toward others.  This type of slant, coupled with Rowling’s smallish writing indicates that she has a rather introverted nature.

The ‘f’s and ‘g’s in Rowling’s handwriting are more like figure eights than normal copy-book versions of these letters.  This indicates fluidity in thought, movement and so on.  If she’s writing or speaking and goes off track, she will know how she got there and how to get back to her original point.  Her thoughts are connected.  For example, see ‘glasses’ in the first line, first sample.

Rowling possesses the gift of diplomacy, revealed by the fact that her ‘m’s begin taller than they end, with the second hump being shorter than the first much of the time.  People with this trait have the ability to approach even potentially sticky situations with tact and grace.  They are careful not to offend others. For example, see ‘Molly’ in the second sample.

Many of Rowling’s ‘y’s end in a straight down-stroke below the baseline.  This indicates both determination and independence.  Writers with this trait are determined to get the results they want and rely mainly on themselves to complete the job well.  It’s not that they don’t like or need other people, but they enjoy time alone and often prefer to not need anyone (or have anyone need them).  This can be a very helpful trait as it indicates a strong, independent person.  For example, see ‘Lucy’ in the second sample, as well as many ‘y’s in the first sample.

Rowling’s ‘t’s, ‘l’s, and ‘h’s at the beginning of words have no lead-in strokes, but begin above the baseline, going straight into the word.  This is a sign of directness.  When this trait shows up, we know that the writer wants to be spoken to and dealt with in a direct manner.  People who want to talk with Rowling need to get to the point quickly before she loses interest in what they are saying.  For example, see ‘have loved’ in the first line of the first sample.

Rowling dots her lower-case ‘i’s very close to the stems, indicating an attention to detail.  Rowling is observant; not much slips by her. For example, see ‘Charlie’ and ‘Dominique’ in the second sample, as well as the rest of the names with ‘i’s.

From Rowling’s signature, we may guess that she is self-confident.  The capital letters in her name are large and bold.  She has faith in her abilities and a healthy ego.

For handwriting analysis of more well-known figures, click here.  I’ll be adding more and more.  Please let me know if you’ve got a special request.  Next up: Mozart.  Stay tuned!

All the best,

Allie

Lost in Translation…Very Lost

So, recently someone in Poland apparently found my analysis of J.R.R. Tolkien’s handwriting (click here to read it), appreciated it, and translated it (with some changes…do I approve? Not particularly, but oh well) into his own language on his Tolkien site.  This pleased me, and since people were commenting on his post, I wanted to read what they had to say.  But sadly the comments were in Polish.  I don’t know Polish.  I used Google Translate for the first time and was able to somewhat understand what was going on.  To get an idea of how rough the translator tool was, I tried an experiment today: I translated one of my recent blog posts from English to German, from German to Hindi, and from Hindi back into English.  This was the result:

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I hope this made you laugh.  Read the original (and actually intelligible) post here.

“Best of all,”

Allie

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Handwriting

If you know me well, you may be surprised that I haven’t publicly analyzed Tolkien’s handwriting before.  I’ve had a certain unmasked obsession with him for years, and I admit that I even studied Elvish in high school on my own time.  Strangely enough, it was my first foreign language, and it actually helped me grasp concepts in Latin and Greek when I began learning them in college.  Anyway, yes, I’m a huge follower and admirer of the creator of Middle Earth because of his incredible imagination and his ability to capture part of it on paper with his many stories, maps, illustrations, and even handwriting.  Below I’d like to pull some traits out of these two samples.  Please be encouraged to comment with further thoughts on how these characteristics of his personality come out in his life, habits, and work.

1. The first thing that strikes me when looking at this handwriting is the overall style.  The strokes are clean, heavy and attractive.  People who write this way have a strong sense of aesthetic.  They are drawn to things that involve their senses; they are attracted to beauty in what they see, what they hear, what they touch.  They are moved emotionally by whatever is aesthetically pleasing.

This really makes sense when we remember that Tolkien invented not only one or two languages but many, and each language and the sounds it incorporated revealed something about the people who spoke it.  The elves speak a lovely, melodic language reminiscent of Welsh.  The orcs speak a harsh, biting tongue with short, rough words.  The language of Mordor is rarely uttered as it causes its listeners discomfort and anguish – think of Gandalf speaking the words on the Ring during the Council of Elrond.  Much more could be said on this subject of aestheticism, and I could go on forever… but I won’t.

2. Tolkien’s ‘n’s and ‘m’s form v-shapes at the baseline, which reveal an analytical mind.  Writers with this trait analyze everything, from situations to people to words and languages.  They like to now how things work and why, and their reasoning ability is keen.

When Tolkien, on a whim, wrote on a loose piece of paper as he was grading “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit”, he didn’t leave it there.  He analyzed this statement, studied it, and discovered what it meant.  Again, SO much more could be said here.

3. Notice that although Tolkien is writing on unlined paper, his writing is perfectly straight.  If we were to put a ruler underneath his lines, they would be practically flawless.  People who write this way have perfectionistic tendencies.  They like to have everything in its proper place and may feel anxious when each piece isn’t “just so.”  They are thorough in what they do and will not be satisfied with shabby work.

As you probably know, it took about 12 or so years for Tolkien to complete the Lord of the Rings. He was so completely immersed in his history, his “myth” for England, that we know that this length of time didn’t stem from any lack of interest in his stories or writing.  On the contrary, the reason it took him so long was that he was never quite satisfied with the work that he felt so strongly about.  He would write and rewrite each sentence and chapter an unbelievable amount of times.  Perfectionists do wonderful work, but the downside is that actual finished products are rare because they’re never quite “good enough” in the eyes of their creator.

4. This fourth trait actually goes along with the one before it in some ways.  Tolkien paid a lot of attention to detail, as evidenced by his lower case ‘i’s being dotted extremely close to their stems.  People with this trait are observant, exacting, and scrupulous, rarely brushing over a detail.

Like I said, this rather goes hand in hand with Tolkien’s perfectionism, as he would scour each detail of his writing to see where there was room for improvement.  Because of this, the books he wrote are memorable for their detailed accounts of events, appearances, feelings, histories, locations, etc.  Tolkien made sure that any time even the moon was mentioned in a particular chapter, that it lined up with its appearance in a later chapter in which other characters were looking at the moon at the same time as before…this sort of thing makes me a little dizzy, but for him it was essential to the believability of the story.  And I love him for it.

5. Notice that Tolkien’s lower-case ‘d’s are written like a Greek delta, and that his upper-case ‘E’s like a lower case Greek epsilon.  These traits are especially common in readers and writers of high literature, and the trait name is “Desire for Culture.”  Those with this trait relish fine food, travel, literature, skillful music, and other things of that nature.

Tolkien, as a writer and lover of literature, clearly falls in the “desire for culture” category.  I’m not sure that he traveled much, but he walked a great deal and annoyed C.S. Lewis (close friend and frequent walking companion) by stopping at each interesting tree, flower, or plant for a closer look.  As for appreciating music, he not only made it a point to regularly attend concerts (especially in Oxford’s Holywell Music Room; click here for a post on it), but as we know, he also composed his own poetry for his characters to sing in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and elsewhere.  In The Silmarillion, the entire world’s formation begins with the Music of the Ainur, a great symphony of sounds conducted by Iluvatar, the creator.

6. The personal pronoun ‘I’ often reveals much about a person’s relationship with his/her parents or at least the father and mother figures in their life.  Tolkien’s ‘I’ looks rather incomplete, with neither the upper or lower loop fully present.  This would indicate a lack of presence of his parents, either literally or emotionally.

Sadly, both of Tolkien’s parents died when he was very young.  His father passed away in South Africa (JRR’s birthplace), and his mother several years later in England.  His father he barely knew since he was so young, but he long remembered the grief of his mother’s death.

7.  This last trait I will explain but will comment on hesitantly because I’m not sure how exactly it fit into Tolkien’s character, though I have some ideas.  Tolkien’s ‘y’s, instead of going down below the baseline and then curving left, actually go down below the baseline and form a v-shape out to the right.  This is a sign of aggression of some sort.  Writers with this trait may be physically aggressive, verbally aggressive, or sometimes it shows up in other areas and must be weighed against the writer’s other traits.

Here is my thought on how this does and does not show up in Tolkien’s personality.  From all the accounts we have of him, no one tells us that he regularly got into fist-fights or anything like that.  If he had other traits such as impulsiveness, anger, etc., then the aggression stroke might surface in that kind of behavior, but those other traits are not in Tolkien’s make-up.

I rather think that Tolkien’s aggression reveals itself in what he cared most passionately about and what shows up in other parts of his handwriting: literature and culture.  As an English professor at Oxford, he was familiar with and influential in the language and literature curriculum, and he found it outrageous that students’ choices in classes were very limited.  He especially disliked that linguistic classes focused completely on declensions and cases and had little to do with the actual literature these words were found in. And on the other hand, courses on literature had basically no emphasis on language.  Tolkien saw these two subjects as intertwined and co-dependent and fought for six years against most other men on the curriculum committee to have this system modified.  He never gave up, and in the end he got the result he wanted.  Read more about this by clicking here.  I have not read this whole biography, but I found this section helpful in understand this event in Tolkien’s life.  Even the fact that the author refers to this push for change in the curriculum an “Academic Crusade” reveals that she also notices a type of aggression in Tolkien’s behavior when it came to things he cared deeply about.

Wow, thank you to those readers who made it all the way to the end of this lengthy post!  I very much enjoyed delving into such a brilliant man’s personality.  If you’re interested, please check out this list of a few of my favorite books on Tolkien (below).  Also, please comment with any further thoughts on Tolkien’s handwriting traits coming out in his life or works.  I’d love to hear from you and discuss two of my very favorite topics – Tolkien and handwriting. :)

All the best,

Allie

The Road to Middle Earth by Tom Shippey

Author of the Century by Tom Shippey

Tolkien: Man and Myth by Joseph Pearce

Splintered Light by Verlyn Flieger

Get Your Giftalysis!

As the Christmas season approaches, we’re all trying to come up with that perfect gift for our father (infinitely difficult to buy for, isn’t he?), our mother (whom we always end up bestowing jewelry upon), our Uncle Bob (admit it, everyone has got an Uncle Bob), and our Aunt Agatha (okay, maybe that’s just Bertie Wooster).  Gifts are hard to choose, aren’t they??  That’s because we want them to be memorable, distinct, enjoyed, appreciated, and kept for a long time.  I have a solution…

You guessed it!  A personalized and professional handwriting analysis meets all of these criteria.  Your friends and family will be amazed and gratified by clear descriptions of their specific and unique personality traits, and they are bound to keep the analysis around for quite a while.  A friend recently hired me to analyze one of her former roommate’s writing and sent it to her as a surprise in a care package – what a great idea!  An analysis makes a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, or whenever you feel like sharing something fun and and fascinating with someone close to you.

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$100 $75- Comprehensive written analysis. 10-12 pages of personality traits named, explained, and interacting with one another to paint a detailed picture of the writer’s unique character.  Also includes grapho-therapy suggestions for unwanted traits (yes, you can change your personality by changing your handwriting!).

$65 $45 – Detailed verbal analysis. 40-or-so-minute conversation by phone or in person in which the writer and I can interact with all of the traits I see in the handwriting. This is almost the same as the one above, except that it’s not typed and permanent (hence, the significant drop in price).  I’d be happy to give grapho-therapy suggestions with this analysis as well, if that is wanted.

$25 $15 – One-page written analysis or 20-minute phone conversation.  If you’re interested in a basic overview of the  most prominent personality traits of individual, this is a good choice, as it’s inexpensive and concise.  The writer will get a paragraph on each of his/her most frequent traits (usually about 7-8 traits).

Gift analyses may be ordered in one of two ways: 1) Mail me a sample of the person’s handwriting you wish to be analyzed along with the appropriate payment and receive the analysis by mail or e-mail, or 2) Mail me payment and e-mail address only and receive a gift certificate via e-mail to wrap and put under the Christmas tree; recipients may take advantage of the analysis within the next six months.  The second option is best for verbal analyses.  For ‘best results’ sample instructions, e-mail me.

If you’re like me and racking your brain for unique gift ideas, you may want to consider a ‘giftalysis’!  E-mail me at alliemichelle@gmail.com for questions and orders.

All the best,

Allie

‘An Incredibly Eerie Experience’

An acquaintance of mine, Lauren Wear, recently hired me to write a one-page summary of her personality as revealed by her handwriting.  She wrote a very helpful review, and it is below.  Thank you, Lauren!

Reading the short-version analysis of my handwriting was an incredibly eerie experience.  Though generally skeptical, I trusted Allie’s skill especially after she was recommended by Pastor Wilson.  But I did not expect the level of accuracy I received back from her.  It was spooky to know that my handwriting gave away all my deepest personality traits, ones that most people don’t even know about me – and this was all coming from someone who didn’t know me at all!  Though still completely bewildered as to how she could possibly have known so much about me from my handwriting, I certainly am a believer now.   I recommended Allie’s handwriting analysis to anyone who is curious about their personality!

To read more testimonials, click here, and for more posts on handwriting analysis in general, click here.

All the Best,

Allie