I’ve always been fascinated by handwriting. It’s weird, but sometimes after I’ve known a person for maybe a week or so, I start to wonder what his or her handwriting looks like, as if it’s going to give me some kind of insight into their personality. There are certain quizzes out there that say they can determine personality from handwriting, but I doubt they’re even true. They say that if you have messy handwriting, you must be disorganized, but I would consider myself pretty organized and my handwriting is horrible. Maybe I’m the exception to the rule. Who knows?
It’s a common stereotype that doctors have messy handwriting, but one of my dad’s doctors has the nicest handwriting ever. It’s so neat it’s like a font on the computer. Sometimes I wish I could put it into the computer and use it as a font on Microsoft Word. (There is indeed a computer program out there that can turn anyone’s handwriting into a font. Hmm…)
Supposedly people who handwrite a lot have bad handwriting – that’s definitely true for me. Even in elementary school, my handwriting was never that great. I had my best handwriting in seventh grade, then it all went downhill from there. I started writing by hand a lot in eighth grade, so that may have caused the deterioration of my handwriting, but I’m not too sure. When I was in college, I honestly could never figure out how I made good grades on all those handwritten essay tests – it’s a wonder my professors could even read it. I can write somewhat neatly, but it’s painfully slow and I end up losing patience, just scribbling my way through whatever needs to be written. That is why I end up typing most everything I write.
I love getting cards and letters from my older relatives because their handwriting is so perfect. In a way, I wish cursive wasn’t dying out because that beautiful handwriting just looks so much more professional and aesthetically pleasing than a hastily-scribbled print message.
So what are your thoughts on handwriting? Do you think personalities can be determined by handwriting? Do you type or handwrite more? Do you like your own handwriting? Let me know. 🙂