Published on July 9th, 2015 | by admin
So What Does Your Signature Say About YOU?
The emergence of the digital landscape has reduced the need to put pen to paper and sign for things in many everyday situations.
Whilst technological advancements such as chip and pin, contactless payments and biometrics mean we are not required to provide a signature as frequently as before, we are nevertheless still required to sign on the dotted line from time to time. This is particularly the case when it comes to identity and licence declarations.
So the traditions of using signatures, which date all the way back to when the Romans did just that during the reign of Valentinian III in 439, are unlikely to be rendered completely insignificant anytime soon.
The study of handwriting
According to experts, the signature we use can give a fascinating insight into who we actually are. This is achieved via graphology, the study of handwriting which can identify our overall character, desires, abilities and experiences according to the latest research published by handwriting analysts.
So what does your signature say about you?
Here’s some common signature traits that give an insight into an individual’s personality:
Illegible letters = Quick mind, mental agility
Legible = Open and straightforward person
No underline = Prefers to let personal achievements speak for themselves
Underline = Sense of self importance
Sharp lines = Impatient and aggressive
Slant towards the right = Outgoing persona
No slant = Balanced
Nickname = Independent, confident in own abilities
Initials only = Private person
Pronounced capital letters = Strong sense of self-worth
No surname = Relaxed approach to business
Full stop = Strong character in business
Straight letters = Precise and meticulous attention to detail
Scribbled = Sharp intelligence and busy lifestyle
Highly stylised = Creative flair, likes to make a statement
Flamboyant first letter = Strives to make presence felt