Dear Jennifer,

Thank you very much for your letter and writing sample. Yes, it is fun.

You have intentionally not included details of your age or occupation but regardless of your age I hope you are occupied in the artistic, creative field because that is where your greatest talent lies.

Your writing is filled with examples of showmanship like your ornamental capital I, your personalized J in Jennifer, and your long upstrokes on buy (line 2) and very (line 3). You love doing things in a decorative and artistic manner and being involved in creative and artistic presentation helps you resolve your great emotional hunger for attention.

You have many intellectual and cultural interests and you also have a strong desire for refinement. You possess an abundance of abilities that fit you into several artistic fields. You have a good sense of color and innate musical ability. You many not be a trained musician but the capability certainly is there.

You also have a talent for expression that gives you both writing and speaking talent. This fluency provides you with an excellent gift for expressing yourself but it also means that you can be cynical and sarcastic. Fortunately, you have strong will power which enables you to control your irritability.

Your very large capital letters, Jennifer, mean that you are very proud, ambitious, generous, and unafraid of challenges. You like being noticed and have a desire for personal greatness. You have a taste for spirituality, art, music, poetry, and literature and you have a lot of self-respect. You are intellectual and spiritual and believe that art can provide some answers to your spiritual quest.

Your vertical writing along with the wide spaces between lines and words tell me that you are independent, skeptical, calm, realistic, persistent, emotionally detached, cautious, reliable, and work well on your own.

While keeping your emotions under control, you are still aggressive intellectually and quietly enthusiastic, and you set high goals and expectations for yourself. You have a lot of initiative, and expect to be successful.

Jennifer, your baselines are straight so I know you are emotionally stable, composed, dependable and have a lot of common sense. Your mind disciplines your emotions so you don’t get out of control.

In short, you are an artistic, creative, smart, disciplined, and motivated person.

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.