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Reader confirms he's male,
macho, and a mule!

Dear Handwriting Doctor,

Several of us in the coffee shop read the paper in the morning. The discussion about your abilities came up. Actually, it has several times. Most believe that you already know about the person that you write about in the paper. We want to know if you really can tell all about a person. I am the Guinea pig.

  1. Am I male or female?
  2. Am I married or single?
  3. Am I poor, medium, or well to do?
  4. Am I healthy or do I have a medical problem?

I want to thank you in advance for your consideration on this. We all want to see what my prognosis is.

Thank you, Testing You from La Grange, MO

 

This writer’s stubbornness is revealed in the base of his “t.”

Dear Testing Me,

Oh gosh...I freeze on tests! (I’ll just pretend that this is a pop quiz.)

Your first question is: “Am I male or female?” Well, if you don’t know…how should I? Actually, one of the cardinal rules of handwriting analysis is “never guess gender.” But, I’ve always been a rule breaker. So, here it goes. Your handwriting looks masculine to me. You could be a macho woman…but I’m going to venture that you’re a macho man.

Are you married or single? I can’t tell a person’s matrimonial state from their handwriting, only their state of mind. However, I can tell from your handwriting that you’d be a bear to live with. Or should I say a mule? I can tell you’re stubborn. The base of your “t” is split like the legs of a mule when it decides not to budge.

Are you rich or poor? I wish you were rich, so you could send me a bundle. However, I suspect that you’re neither very rich nor very poor, although you have one trait that appears in the handwriting of many self-made millionaires: uphill writing. But, your writing is inefficient. Notice how you cross some of your “t’s” twice? It’s as though you’re wearing a belt and suspenders. You’re upbeat and enthusiastic, but you’re not using your talents as effectively as you could.

The extra doo-dad in your “k” in “know” (above) and the tightness in your writing tells me you’re dealing with some health issues.

How about writing me back and letting me know if I passed my test?

The following column was published three weeks later… 

A few weeks ago a reader from La Grange Missouri wrote: “Several of us in the coffee shop read the paper in the morning. The discussion about your abilities came up. Actually, it has several times. Most believe that you already know about the person that you write about in the newspaper. We want to know if you really can tell all about a person. I am the Guinea Pig.”

As you may recall, the Guinea Pig tested me with a series of questions. After completing the test, I asked the Guinea Pig to please write back and let me know if I passed…

A few days ago, I received my test results...Turns out the coffee shop guinea pig, is a well-known citizen of La Grange named Jerry, who began the letter: “Boy! What a surprise to see my test in the local paper, the Quincy Herald Whig. Boy! What a greater surprise that you could even read my handwriting.”

Let’s review my responses to Jerry’s “pop quiz” (or should I say, “grueling test”?).

First of all, I told Jerry that his writing looked “macho,” and that although it might be possible that he was a macho woman, he was probably a macho man. Secondly, I told him that he was stubborn as all get up. The base of his letter “t” was split like the back legs of a mule that just won’t budge. Third, I told him that he probably was neither very rich nor very poor. Although, his uphill writing had traits that appear in the writing of self –made millionaires, his inefficient “t” crossings showed that he doesn’t use his talents as effectively as he could. And lastly, I told him that those extra doo-dads in his letter “k” showed that he was dealing with some health issues.

Let’s see what Jerry had to say…

“You are right that I am a male, and I do consider myself somewhat macho.”

“I am stubborn. I argued with the United States customs over four computer chips for over three years until they paid me the $16.20 they owed me for losing them…Yes, I am a mule, I don’t budge.”

“I have run two different business at different times to over a million a year in business, and I have spent two healthy trust funds And I have lived in a small 8 foot by 40 foot house trailer and was helped out by my father for a period of time.

“Yes, I do have a health problem. I get what you could call chest pains. But, after two medical exams….no one can tell me what is wrong.”

"You do know your stuff,” Jerry concludes. “Tomorrow I will let the paper know just how good you are.”

Thanks Jerry!  

Two years later, I received another email from Jerry... Click here to read it.

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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