Ugly handwriting needs its very own own post because it has always been the ugly duckling among writers.
There are several reasons why I’m featuring “Ugly handwriting” today – one of the most important being that these handwritings often have a lot to them and the writers of these handwritings are never boring or colourless.
In fact I have always found them to be the most interesting to analyze.
So if you have an ugly handwriting read on – there may be more to your scrawl than first meets the eye.
We all know what “ugly handwriting” looks like. It’s the exact opposite of those beautiful neat and often calligraphic-looking works of art that we all envy.
Ugly handwriting has poor rhythm and many inconsistencies. I was told as a child by an unsympathetic school examiner that my handwriting resembled a garden – a garden with weeds that went this way and that.
And so people with poor handwriting always find themselves having to apologize:
“Please excuse my handwriting as I’m in a hurry” or “writing in a moving car” – or “galloping in a horse and buggy” and so on.
(From Ugly Handwriting Secrets)
People with poor handwriting hardly received much encouragement from the classical graphologists either. They were a rather stuffy lot in those days who found it difficult to countenance bad handwriting.
Crepieux-Jamin, one of the founding fathers of French Graphology, when describing these unfortunate missives referred to their “multiple discordances” with much disapproval.
Ludwig Klages, a famous German graphologist was even more derogatory about this kind of handwriting which he dismissed with the haughty description of “poor form level.”
As far as he was concerned anyone who wrote with poor form level was the pits! He should have seen some of the handwriting of today!
Now I’m not trying to suggest that there is great virtue in writing “badly” – or that you should try to cultivate an ugly handwriting. Far from it. I am in a constant battle myself in this regard because my own handwriting, as I’ve mentioned, is far from beautiful!
Of course, every handwriting is different and generalities, especially in the field of handwriting analysis, can be dangerous. Besides there are degrees of “ugliness” too.
Nevertheless there are some interesting things that we can point out.
The Meaning of Ugly Handwriting
Ugly handwriting is rather complex and it can mean a lot of things. One of them is that it can point to a certain amount of emotional baggage.
Many ugly writers tend to be emotionally volatile and ugly handwriting can show a lack of stability or even bad temper as we can see in the sample above.
At worse, ugly handwriting can show hostility, belligerence or even cruelty as in the handwriting of Jack the ripper. But these are extreme cases.
Mostly, ugly handwriting can be an indication of low self-esteem or insecurity; but then it can also show autonomy and a desire to be judged on your own merits rather than conform to the standard way of doing things.
The Consolations of Ugly Handwriting
For those of us who are members of the club of ugly handwriters – and I’m right there with you – there are a few consolations.
Ugly handwriting is always individualistic because this type of writer is an independent thinker. You will notice that this writer does not always fit in with the expectations of society.
Ugly handwriting often goes with creativity too. In fact, many writers, authors and journalists have handwriting that goes in all directions suggesting that they seem to be scanning the skies with their antennae and pulling in ideas from everywhere.
Sometimes irregular handwriting can be a sign of eccentricity. Paganini the great violinist belonged to this category and he was certainly creative and undoubtedly eccentric.
So, if you class yourself as a writer with bad handwriting don’t despair! Some of the worst handwriting has belonged to writers who were highly creative or exceptional people in one way or another. Beethoven and Napoleon had awful handwriting and Freud’s handwriting was quite ghastly!
Ugly Handwriting. The Secrets finally Exposed.
The handwriting samples in the book belong to some famous geniuses and I show you how to identify the unmistakable signs of intelligence and creativity in their handwriting.
They may have had ugly handwriting but just think about what those people achieved. Picasso had very bad handwriting and look at what happened to him!
Pretty inspiring isn’t it?
That’s why you should never let your “ugly handwriting” undermine your confidence.
Don’t stick with any false perceptions about yourself. And don’t allow other people to make unfounded judgements about you based on your bad handwriting alone.
Take a look at Ugly Handwriting Secrets and find out how to take the myths and misery out of your ugly handwriting. It will give you new respect for yourself!