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Fat Girl Handwriting – Fact or Myth?

Fat girl handwriting

I wonder why so many people keep searching my website for “fat girl handwriting!”  I have had so many visitors looking for this particular term that I feel it’s time to dispel the myth.

Let me start off by saying that there is no such thing as “Fat Girl Handwriting”

It’s a total myth.

I did write a post some time ago about fat handwriting and that may be the cause for some confusion.

Possibly some folk feel that there is a connection.

But let me point out there is absolutely no connection between girls who are overweight and what I call “Fat Handwriting!”

Let me explain.

Fat handwriting

Fat handwriting, to be brief, is a phrase I coined to illustrate handwriting with a middle zone that is round and wide. There are both mature and immature versions.

This is what I wrote about it in Fat handwriting and Personality:  “With the onset of maturity, this type of handwriting tends to change but the roundedness will probably remain to reveal a warm, emotional person who readily feels sympathy for others.”

Here is an example:

This type of handwriting is predominantly feminine handwriting and it usually shows a gentler type of personality as opposed to angular handwriting. It is often found among teenage girls who are clothes conscious and largely materialistic with a moderately artistic tendency.  It usually goes together with circular i-dots.

Graphologist Irene Marcuse had this to say: “An excessively rounded style with a rightward slant indicates an emotional and altruistic person, one who is understanding and in sympathy with human nature. Demonstratively maternal women write a rounded style with heavy pressure.”

Now let us turn to “Fat Girl Handwriting” and see what we can make of it.

Fat Girl Handwriting

A girl who is overweight is above all an individual.  She has a personality that could be complex or she could be easy-going. She could be outgoing and fun or she could be introverted and shy.  She could be honest or deceitful, generous or stingy.

The main point is that she is a person first and foremost who happens to be overweight.  Being overweight is not her personality.  She may choose to do something about it in which case she will be strong willed.  Or she may do nothing about it and give in to her problem in which case she is much less strong-willed.

Of course being overweight could possibly have some sort of impact on her personality over time in which case she could react by becoming insecure and shy.  On the other hand she may over-compensate and become extroverted and loud.

I am trying to make the point that being overweight is not necessarily a personality issue.  I have seen many thin, scratchy handwritings from overweight girls and many fat handwritings written by thin girls. So there is no correlation. An overweight girl does not necessarily have fat handwriting.

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  • Anki
    December 10, 2014

    I would appreciate an article and one more coming [if any] on why a person gains weight.I mean traits and their meaning. And how should one lose weight or inspire oneself to lose weight throught HW change

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      December 10, 2014

      Hi Anki
      There are no real signs in handwriting as to why someone gains weight. However a good way to become inspired to lose weight is by taking a look at the t-bar in your handwriting. If it is low on the t-stem start to raise it when next you write and give it more pressure by making it darker. This action helps you to focus on your will-power and should help to re-inforce it. Good luck and best wishes!

  • kategladstone
    April 15, 2016

    I have a question about t-bar height. When a t-bar is 95% of the way up the top of the stem, while the stem itself is short enough that this t-bar is at the top of the middle zone, how is this evaluated (as a low t-bar or a high one), and how is it known that this evaluation is correct?

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      April 16, 2016

      Hi Kate
      So much depends on the appearance of the handwriting as a whole. Factors that should be weighed are depth of stroke, slant, and even width and height of the middle zone. A t-bar on its own says precious little. But that being said, I would suggest that the t-bar you mentioned is neither high nor low but moderate.

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