Dear Judi,

Thank you for your note and writing sample and thank your friend for suggesting it to you.

Your writing, Judi, is small, light, connected, legible and loopy (at least in the lower zones) and slanted to the right.

Your handwriting is light or fine because you don’t press very hard on your pen. This lack of intensity means that you do not hold grudges and you forgive easily. Although you feel things intensely when they happen, you soon forget. You do not have the capacity to suffer or brood for long and you are not likely to be prejudiced. You are sensitive, feminine, flexible, modest and sympathetic as well as being reserved, refined, spiritual and idealistic.

Because you lack emotional intensity, it is sometimes difficult for you to enjoy physical experiences. You are secretive, especially regarding personal things, so you frequently feel emotionally isolated and lonely.

Judi, the baseline of your writing is straight so I know you are emotionally stable, practical, dependable, persevering and persistent. Your mind disciplines your emotions so you are always in control. This is sometimes difficult because your imagination is very active, so your sensuality is more in your mind than in your actions.

You have a keen intellect and you are always using it to your advantage in creative and innovative ways.

You are pretty much a traditionalist, Judi. You try to do the right thing at the right times, yet you think independently. As a result, you are frequently conflicted between what you think you should do and what others expect of you.

The fact that your handwriting slants to the right means that you are friendly, sympathetic, kind and considerate, but you seldom become overly emotional.

Your letters are connected by garland (saucerlike) strokes and this means that you are sincere, optimistic, confident, patient and honest (while still being secretive).

You have a strong desire for self-improvement on both the intellectual and physical levels, so I would suggest that you make a couple of resolutions and seriously pursue them.

Accomplishing goals will make you feel much better about yourself.

Good luck and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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.