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Letter from Paris

After the tears, the foot stomping, and the inconvenience of appearing in person before a judge, Paris Hilton went to jail. To pass the time, the celebrity jailbird wrote back to many of the thousands of people who wrote her while she was in the cage. Let’s look at the handwriting from a note that the 26-year-year-old socialite scribed to one of her adoring fanbirds.

Paris Hilton

The first thing you might notice in Hilton’s handwriting is that her middle zone (where you find the lower case letters a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, and x--- and the part of all the other letters that is between the upper loops and the lower loops) is dominant. Dominant middle zone writers are social creatures whose lives are centered on the here and now. They are emotionally focused on themselves and their social interactions. When they sing, it goes something like this: “do, re, mi, mi, mi, mi, mi….!” Most adolescent girls are dominant middle-zone writers. However, usually as a writer matures the middle zone will recede somewhat in size.

If you look at the word “letters” you will see that both “t’s” are individually and precisely crossed. This shows that Paris takes extra time to take care of itty-bitty details, but neglects to see the whole picture.


Also notice how large the “P” and the “H” are in Hilton’s signature. You will find exaggerated capital letters in the signature of individuals who crave fame and attention. Often actors, musicians, and politicians write their name with overly large capital letters.


And finally, I’m sure you didn’t miss the sweet little hearts that Paris puts above the “i’s” in her signature.  Those hearts show that Paris has the romantic notions of a young school girl. This blonde princess of the party set dreams of being carried off by some handsome prince.

Paris says she’s grown up a lot. That she’s ready to put her dumb blonde days behind her. When the jail door opens, little Ms. Hilton will be three weeks older, but will she be wiser?

As the blue bird said to the owl: “knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom; but knowing how to shake your behind for the paparazzi … that’s priceless.” To which the owl replied: “Whatever.”

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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