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Handwriting Analysis . . .

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ivan Kipling, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever had your handwriting, analyzed? Recently, I had mine 'done,' once more. Always an interesting experience. The analyst did 'anonymous' readings, not knowing whose writing, he had under glass. My script is unusual, to say the least . . . I got a kick out of watching the analyst, trying to decipher what it 'said.' Have you had your script, analyzed? Were you impressed by the results?
     
  2. chrysalid

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    No but i'd like to. I presume the greatest application for handwriting analysis is within the field of forensics, a girl told me once the loop beneath my y's and g's suggested murderous violence.
     
  3. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's interesting! There is a difference between the analyses that I've been given, and what specialists look for, when attempting to 'match' two hands. Lately, of course, the Ramsey case has brought handwriting scrutiny, to the fore. This particular analyst concentrated on the speed with which I write; he was dead on. I can't write slowly, to save my life. He found my nature to be calculating, and 'thought out.' As to the sex of the 'seeker,' the man was pretty well, stumped. He wanted to say, 'female.' But then decided that a woman's hand, generally is more 'secretarial.' Not, so luxurious. He called me a 'perfect, forger.' Again, he was dead on. I can forge many, many hands, at least enough to keep a casual perusal from exposing my deed. Lots more, too: here's a sample of my script:

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  4. Thomas

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    I was going to cheapen this with a casual off-hand remark that - now that I reflect on it - wasn't so funny. Mrs. T did have her handwriting analyzed to find that she is headstrong and impetuous. I could have told them that.
     
  5. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    At least the analyst, knew she was a 'she.'
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  6. Fabienne

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    Very 19th century-ish.
     
  7. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    I agree!! Fabienne . . . would you assume that my writing was male, or female? Or 'neuter' gender?
     
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    I would say male due to the way the words are pulled in tightly.
     
  9. Stazy

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    Ivan, your writing is very sophisticated . I suspect that my writing would be very difficult to analazye due to my extremely messy style.

    If someone needs to read something that I've written, I almost always type it up on the computer.
     
  10. Thomas

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    I agree!! Fabienne . . . would you assume that my writing was male, or female? Or 'neuter' gender?

    I would have said male due to the compact lower-case letters, but the capital letters make it a close call. It's very orderly and well-delineated which, to my mind, excludes most women of my acquaintance.
     
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    At least the analyst, knew she was a 'she.'
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    I think Mrs T. actually signed it, so that was a clue. It was commissioned by a firm for which she once toiled, so identities weren't a secret in any case.
     
  12. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    Say, what interesting and expressive replies!! The 'pulled' in nature of my letters, and the 'logic or orderliness,' are most proficient observations! When I was in college, we used an honor code. I used to look forward to meeting professors, to 'discuss' an essay exam, just to see their faces when I turned up. Many, many of them, were surprised to see a male student. I noticed in a few cases, that my grades shifted slightly in either direction, after my identify was 'revealed.' I think one prof in particular, thought I was a great looking coed. Here's another sample. btw: have you begun to address your holiday cards?? I have . . . [​IMG]
    I wonder how many of your signatures, I might be able to forge . . .
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  13. LabelKing

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    I have a similar but more angular style as to Mercedes de Acosta: [​IMG] I've noticed many college-educated people have absolutely awful writing, using messy block letters, and inelegant flourishes better left unrevealed. Either that or as Orwell called it, "the neat handwriting of the illiterate".
     
  14. Thomas

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    I've noticed many college-educated people have absolutely awful writing, using messy block letters, and inelegant flourishes better left unrevealed. Either that or as Orwell called it, "the neat handwriting of the illiterate".

    I refuse to refer to my chicken-scratch as a "Style", thank you very much. Your best bet in copying my scrawl lies in gripping the writing implement with the hand opposite your dominant hand. Form a closed fist around the crayon, with the writing tip pointed out the thumb/index side of the fist, and then, seated at your desk, place the paper on the credenza behind your desk and scratch away.

    Pardon the exaggeration. Actually, LabelKing hit the nail on the head. The irony is that Mrs. T asks that I do the writing for us both, as she feels my penmanship is more legible. I feel it's a matter of degrees, but also I think she is lazy and puts me to work at every opportunity. [​IMG]
     
  15. Ivan Kipling

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    Oh, Label King . . . you have the straight up and down, 'slant.' That's rare. Means you're reluctant to conform! The unclosed 's,' is supposed to denote a loquacious nature. The exacting locales of the dots on your 'i,s' point to precision and neatness. Your pressure is heavier, than mine: you're driven and ambitious! There's an animation to your script . . . a sensuality and exoticism. Very, very beautiful. Thanks, for sharing!! btw: if I tried, I could do a reasonably forgery . . . I think.
     
  16. Fabienne

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    I agree!! Fabienne . . . would you assume that my writing was male, or female? Or 'neuter' gender?

    Based on my experience with 19th century script (mostly French), I'm not sure I could tell. This type of handwriting was very common for men.
     
  17. Ivan Kipling

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    How about that?? There's hope for me, after all! The American Declaration of Independence, was written in a similar, scripted style to my own.
     
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    Alexandre Dumas père.

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    Marcel Proust seems to have had a slightly less organized style.
     
  19. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    Both, amazing examples!! Thanks, LK!! Remember The Bad Seed?? Love that movie!! Remember how the heroine, the seven year old murderess, kills off her classmate Claude, because he won the penmanship medal?? Good-bye, Label King . . . curtains, for us both.
     
  20. Fabienne

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    Labelking: I should have said I am mostly closely familiar with handwritten documents from the first half of the 19th century, by authors born in the 18th century or at the very beginning of the 19th. Dumas' handwriting is tame, Proust's feels very modern.
     

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