This information is from Handwriting Fundamentals, a course written by Paula Sassi and Eldene Whiting, and is included here with their permission.
Handwriting Interpretation Print and Cursive: What are Print Letters? Print letters are the ones that resemble computer letters or typewriter letters. Their characteristic is that they lack accessory traits. They are composed only by the essential parts that compose the skeleton of each letter.
They are disconnected, no decorations and no complex parts. They are the first letters children are taught during primary school, first as capital letters and then they incorporate lowercase.
Later on, they are taught the typical calligraphic model of the school cursive, which overtime is left behind to give room to particular traits of each individual. When a child begins writing, he tries to truly copy the model he is taught by the teacher, but it is noticeable.
Due to singularity present in human beings, typical and personal traits can be observed. Cursive is a succession of ascending and descending traits that are connected through angles or garlands that will change according to growth and maturity. Cursive Writing provides great Benefits Handwriting Interpretation: Print And Cursive Handwriting Interpretation.
We need to point out that cursive writing provides great benefits that we cannot even imagine, which are translated into stimuli for our nervous system. The act of writing is a complex act that combines three areas: The psychological through functions like attention, intelligence, concentration, decision or indecision of each one learning in the execution of the shape of letters.
Even though technology moves forward and we need to adjust to that, schools should not stop teaching cursive, transmitting the children the importance of clear and legible expression in their strokes. Differences between Print and Cursive Handwriting Interpretation.
Print is a mechanical and neutral adaptation similar to a machine, which turns out to be indifferent and passive.
On the other hand, cursive includes strokes that move upwards and downwards and connect with each other through angles and curves and expresses the emotions of the writer and is modified according to states of mind and maturity degrees.
Calligraphy learnt in childhood should evolve according to maturity of the personality. During adolescence, stage at which personality is reinforced and consolidated, it is very common that the young write print. The intention is to be understood and to understand themselves.
It is common to hear adolescents say they do not understand what they themselves have written, due to the fact that their handwriting has turned almost illegible. The reason for the use of print is to demonstrate clarity if it is illegible is unsustainable.
When a text is not clear, it is studies through the order of graphical aspects. In other cases, adolescents feel forced to please the model that the environment imposes and, before the impossibility of expressing their desire and their own identity, they restrict it using print.
What does Using Print Mean?
Hiding behind Print Using print also reflects personal characteristics of the user. The absence of connectors connected writing symbolizes difficulty to communicate and to talk about feelings.
Using print is not exclusive to adolescents. It is seen in adults with more frequency. Let us analyze the different variables.
Exempt from interpretation are those professionals who work in advertisement, architecture, IT, and activities that include a technical formation are usually asked to show clarity, a certain degree of esthetics, being print, on occasion, a must.
Also, those who sign in print, like in the case of some plastic artists, which is more associated to a fashion that suggests originality, expressing creative ability. Print and Cursive Handwriting Interpretation:Why cursive? Graphologists say it gives them a better read on a person.
Try writing the same sentence now in cursive (even if you usually print), then read on to see how graphologists might characterize you.
(Note: Each analysis corresponds to the handwriting sample to its right.) At a loss for words? See how to write the perfect note.
Although, graphology and handwriting analysis have been used for centuries to describe evaluating personality through the study of handwriting, a few distinctions have arisen in the past 50 years.
The term handwriting analysis is the umbrella term that describes all forms and theories about understanding character from handwriting.
The way you dot your "i's" and cross your "t's" could reveal more than 5, different personality traits. Learn what a writing analysis reveals about you. To interpret your handwriting, first we need a writing sample. Take a moment to copy the first two sentences of this article in cursive, like this: It’s best to use a ballpoint pen on unlined paper, though any pen with good flow will do.
Handwriting Interpretation: Capital print is typical in titles, is bigger and less spontaneous for the amount of interruptions that make it a slower type of writing.
Those who use this type of writing are self-controlled individuals, with a . PRINTING VERSUS CURSIVE WRITING In using the Handwriting Insights deck people have requested further information on Printing. This information is from Handwriting Fundamentals, a course written by Paula Sassi and Eldene Whiting, and is included here with their permission.