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Barack Obama

Barack Obama's handwriting travels sharply uphill. This shows that he is upbeat and optimistic. You will almost always find uphill handwriting in the script of highly successful and popular people (this is true whether it is the top garbage collector or the CEO of a large company).

Obama's overly large signature shows he likes attention and is a bit of an egotist. Interestingly, whether he did it consciously or subconsciously, by intersecting the “O” and the “b” in his last name, Obama formed the Greek symbol, known as “Phi.” “Phi” represents the golden ratio or section – the “ideal” proportion recognized by mathematicians, artists and architects since ancient times.

Michelle Dresbold is a nationally known handwriting expert and personality profiler. Are you a doodler? Have a personal question or problem? Mail your doodles and handwritten letters to: The Handwriting Doctor, P.O. Box 1161, Monroeville, PA 15146.

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