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The Tight Bud

The tight bud

The Tight Bud

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

This handwriting sample is a perfect example of the tight bud personality. It’s very closed and introverted.

For this person it would take a lot of courage to move out of the tight bud stage. Because it’s so much easier to remain safe within the closed bud.

But then the day comes when you feel compelled to face the world. Though it takes great strength and a great leap of faith to blossom, the thought of forever remaining in that closed space can no longer be tolerated.

And now there is no hiding. Because to blossom is to show yourself proudly to the all world in all your vulnerable and naked splendour.

For having blossomed there is no place of retreat – no turning back to the safety of the unfurled tight bud.

Written for the Mini-series Graphology Gems


  • Ravindra Junagade
    November 14, 2018

    I fully agree with the conclusions. The writer will be very cautious in moving forward in life. He is likely to proceed for any activity after considering all pros and cons as well as planning each step. Naturally such person will be always stressed and if anything goes wrong due to any unforeseen situation, he is likely to get upset.

  • Sandra Fisher
    November 15, 2018

    Hi Ravindra

    Your comments are to the point. This person will indeed be very cautious. The problem is that the handwriting shows so much introversion that one wonders if he would ever be able to leave the tight bud stage!

    The handwriting is very closed and the tiny size makes matters even more difficult for him to come out of his shell. Also the wide spaces between the words shows that he feels isolated. You are quite right to point out that he often feels stressed!

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