Dear Kim,

Thank you for writing in and for the sample of your handwriting. I’m glad you had the conversation with your roommate and I’m very happy she convinced you to submit a sample of your handwriting.

Kim, your writing is legible, neat, rightward, connected and has extremely large lower loops.

These large lower loops are particularly obvious in your ‘Y’s’ and ‘G’s’ on the first and second lines. When the lower zone dominates, as yours does, it suggests that you are driven by powerful unconscious forces relating to survival needs, material things, and sensual drives. You are restless and need constant variety and change. Much of your time and energy is spent trying to satisfy your appetites for money, sex and variety.

Another good chunk of your energy, however, is used up exerting will power and self control over these basic drives. You spend much of your emotional energy resolving the conflict between what you feel like doing and what you believe you should be doing, and so you often feel conflicted morally and emotionally.

I believe you generally do a good job of managing your inner conflicts because your baseline is straight and this tells me you are emotionally stable, dependable, orderly and composed. I know your mind is usually successful in disciplining your emotions. I also know that you are a proud, sensitive and dignified person who has high expectations of herself and others. You always try to do the right thing, at the right time, as you see it.

You have traditional values and it is difficult for you to accept new religious concepts.

In addition to your strong will power, you are a good worker who accomplishes goals and objectives.

Your writing slants to the right and is fast so I know you are smart, enthusiastic, spontaneous, sociable, optimistic and generous. You are kind to others and tolerant of human weakness, as well as being sincere and honest. At times you can be gullible, restless, easily Influenced and immoderate, but that goes along with being an emotional person.

Tell your roommate that it is her turn to get her writing analyzed. Much happiness and good luck to you.

Dr. Murray is a certified writing analyst, graduate of the International Graphoanalysis Institute and a member of the American Association of Handwriting Analysts. He is also an experienced educator, school social worker and family therapist in Forest Park.


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.