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The Giraffe Personality

Giraffe Personality

In previous posts I gave you The Lion Personality and The Mouse Personality.  Well now it is time for me to give you The Giraffe Personality!

I doubt that anyone has  come up with a Giraffe Type Personality before – But when I first began this blog I promised that it would be fun.  So yes, it’s a little odd, I know. But you would be surprised to discover just how many people fit into this personality type category.

So let’s take a look!

The Giraffe Personality

A person with a giraffe personality is usually a bit vague because he is an inveterate dreamer. He doesn’t always see the big picture because his head is always in the clouds. As a result, he is not firmly grounded and he doesn’t always have a balanced point of view.

Because of his dreamy attitude he tends to be full of ideas – not always practical but definitely imaginative and once he has latched onto an idea he will run with it. Philosophical, rather other-worldly and often artistic he tends to work best when inspired.

The giraffe personality can sometimes appear to be vain or thoughtless as he tends to go overboard about his own interests and can be a trifle obsessive about them. To the extent that he talks about them without listening to the input of others.

Rather sensitive he does not take to criticism lightly – particularly if it is about something he has created. A bit of a loner, he is not overly concerned with the problems of others unless he is personally involved.

He seems to be above the realm of everyday problems and tends to ignore them until they become too pressing. But when he is brought down to earth by a problem that he simply has to deal with, he can be surprisingly meticulous and attentive to details to the extent that he can even be seen as something of a nitpicker.

 The Handwriting Sample

Now take a look at this handwriting of a typical Giraffe personality:


Some hints  about the handwriting

Here are a few hints that will help you to see why I  have classified this as a Giraffe Personality Handwriting.

  • Tall upper zone which shows a concentration of interests in the world of ideas
  • Sensitivity to criticism in the inflated d-stems
  • Inflated I’s and J’s which shows a touch of vanity

If you have any other observations about this handwriting feel free to add your comments below.





  • Sandra
    December 30, 2014


    January 7, 2013 at 4:55 am | #

    1.) The ballooned letter “L” small l in the word planned first line lacks closure, has high ideals which often “escape” him because he can’t reach them exactly. A giraffe can only reach for the stars just so far, or should I say reach for the trees?
    2) The hook in the small letter “h” in the word have, third line denotes acquisitiveness, acquiring things, such as a giraffe over looking a fence to reach a leaf, a bit like number one above.
    3) The infllated I’s and J’s as you point out refer to vanity, just as one might think of a stately giraffe strutting his stuff.

    Alan Levine

    January 9, 2013 at 6:35 am | #

    1. There is excessive space between the words and lines. This is consistent with an individual who requires lots of privacy, and often is a loner.

    2. The letters have a high degree of connectivity. This indicates persistence, strong focusing, and attention to detail. As you say, when he does come back down to earth he can be surprisingly meticulous and something of a nitpicker. Underlining of “1st” would also suggest that he can sometimes overemphasize the importance of elements that others would not consider particularly vital.

    3. The trizonal dynamics are out of balance, just like his point of view. The upper zone is too high and bloated, the middle zone too small and tight, and most of the lower zone too tight. He relies more on his dreamy thoughts and less on strength of firm grounding and positive instinctual energies.

    4. The wavering baseline and tendency to downward alignment reveal his uncertainties, and perhaps a leaning towards depression. This would represent a conflict for him between the loftiness of his dreamy attitude and the difficulties of having to deal with most real life situations.


    January 9, 2013 at 9:36 am | #

    Donald, Stephanie, Tanialee and Alan – some good comments so far.

    Interesting how much can be extracted from a small sample of handwriting!


    January 11, 2013 at 8:17 am | #

    1. T-bars mostly left of stem so he is a procrastinator who can work to a deadline but waits until the last minute so has to really pay attention to detail and usually messes up.
    2. Points at top of letters such as d, h, l, t shows he thinks someone is criticizing him and he goes on the defensive.
    3. Few ending strokes so he is very abrupt. That’s it I’m done go away don’t bother me.


    February 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm | #

    Thank you so much for utilizing time to post “The Giraffe Personality | Graphology World”.

    Thanks yet again -Keenan


    March 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm | #

    “The Giraffe Personality at Graphology World” was in fact a pretty awesome blog.

    I hope you keep writing and I am going to continue to
    keep reading! Thanks for the post, Christopher

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