Graphology: the study of handwriting, especially when regarded as an expression of the writer's character, personality, abilities, etc.
Many folks tend to forget that Graphology is, in fact, a legitimate science that has been used in many court cases to both defend and prosecute. To commemorate Presidents Day, along with creating a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the students studied some of the presidents signatures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Barak Obama and our now President Donald Trump. This exercise was one of the most engaging S.T.E.A.M. projects we have had so far this year! To get a taste of what the students experienced look below at a few example signatures and a brief handwriting lesson.
When you are done here, be sure to pop over to the "Gallery" and see the students impressive Abraham Lincoln portraits.
Graphologists look at many components of writing styles when analyzing handwriting. Use the list
below to learn about some of the most common handwriting trait indicators and use them to
analyze the handwriting of U.S. Presidents.
Heavy - serious, self reliant, bold
Light - sensitivity, honorable, kind
Right slant - assertive, confident, responsive, friendly
Left slant - loner
No slant - logical, practical
Uphill - optimistic, hopeful, energetic people
Downhill - pessimistic
Even lines - even-tempered, steady
Large - extraverted, outgoing
Average - practical, realistic, grounded
Small - a thinker, an academic