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Thank you very much for your note and handwriting sample.

Your writing is legible, rightward, rising, light, connected and quick.

By quick, I mean that you write fast, and you write fast because that is the way you think. Quick thinking and writing means that you are intelligent and have a lot of mental energy and vitality. You have many interests and need constant mental stimulation to keep from being bored, so you are ambitious, goal minded and have a lot of initiative. You are also a logical thinker with the ability to express yourself well, both verbally and in writing.

You are something of an enigma, Julie, in that you are generally an optimist; you try to see the brighter side of any situation, while at the same time you underestimate yourself and your abilities. You keep your goals low to avoid failure because you are afraid, and this shows a simple lack of faith and confidence in yourself. You are overly sensitive to criticism and sometimes are reluctant to try new things for fear of failure. You are also vulnerable to flattery. Another way you demonstrate your lack of self-confidence is by procrastinating and not doing things when they should be done. Again this is caused by fear of failure or ridicule.

Julie, your handwriting slants to the right and is light (you don’t press hard on your pen). This means that you are outgoing, sociable, enthusiastic, generous, affectionate, sensitive, feminine, adaptable, cautious, traditional and have a sense of stable values. At times you can be restless, irritable and easily influenced. Your feelings always influence your decisions and you are quick to react with elation or discouragement. You are compassionate and motivated to make social changes.

Your handwriting shows that you have a good emotional balance and your ego has inner equilibrium that helps you be a well-adjusted person, despite your fears.

In addition to these qualities, Julie, you are also honest, sincere, cooperative, dignified and have a taste for art, music and religion. You enjoy being observed and hate being overlooked.

I would suggest that you make your “T” crossings higher up on the “T” stem to remind you to set higher goals for yourself.

Good luck and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you would like to have your handwriting analyzed, send a sample of your writing on unlined paper. Please state your age and sex and any specific questions you would like addressed in the analysis. Send to: James Murray, Wednesday Journal, 141 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302. Your name will not be used.