Dear Patty,

Thank you very much for your letter and relevant questions.

Your T crossings are interesting. The straight short T bar in the word “to” means that you are practical, realistic and precise while the “cuplike” T crossing in the word “that” is a connecting stroke and it means that making personal relationships is very important to you and you are always trying to figure out how to “connect” with people even when it is difficult.

Your Ps are also interesting. The “cuplike hook” at the beginning of the P on your name is an acquisitive hook at it shows your strong desire to acquire things or qualities for yourself. Specifically, it suggests that you strongly desire to be a better person, so it is related to a desire for self improvement. The regular P at the start of a sentence is again a direct, practical stroke.

Therefore, the combination of the hook on the P of your name and the cuplike T means that you are trying hard to improve yourself as well as the quality of your personal relationships.

Patty, your handwriting is very attractive. It is legible, rightward, fast, thick, and has wonderful rhythm, so I know you have good coordination between your mind and your body. You are probably a good dancer and could do well at sports requiring timing and coordination.

You write fast and think fast so you are smart and have very good expressive abilities. You are (or could be) a good writer and/or good public speaker.

Patty, your writing is thick or shaded or pasty and this means that you are emotional, sensual, impressionable, optimistic, and enjoy the good life (food, music, art, sex and literature).

You are very loyal to your friends and family and are good at taking care of details. You have a well balanced outlook on life and are friendly, enthusiastic, affectionate, ambitious, energetic, conscientious, logical, honest, sincere and dignified.

You are especially independent in your thinking and repress a lot of your feelings, especially about yourself. Your mind disciplines your body and emotions so I know you are emotionally stable, dependable and well organized. You do have a temper, but you usually keep it under control, so you are a well balanced person.

Good luck and Happy Halloween.

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.