Handwriting quirks that represent insecurity


Did you know handwriting can be a giveaway for the writer’s insecurity? – Photo by Daphne Linn

Daphne L.

Everyone has their own unique handwriting style, and your style may show more about you than you think. If you’ve adopted these handwriting quirks, you may be insecure.

  1. Light Handwriting

I think light handwriting is a pretty basic example of insecure handwriting. Of course, the lighter your handwriting, the easier it is to erase and the harder it is to see. If you’re insecure, you might not want people to be able to easily read your handwriting and you’ll want to be able to erase it at a moment’s notice.

Lighter handwriting shows decreased confidence. – Photo by Daphne Linn

2. Low dots over the i’s

Placing your dots directly over the i’s, close to the stems, shows insecurity. It represents the writer’s anxiety with leaving their comfort zone and taking risks. Typically, this also represents self-consciousness and being timid.

The i on the right is a normally spaced i, whereas the left i might represent the writer’s insecurity. – Photo by Daphne Linn

3. Narrow or short letters

Someone who writes narrowly or short is giving themselves less time to round out their letters, which may be a sign of insecurity. They usually don’t show leadership and listen to others rather than doing the talking themselves.

Narrow or short handwriting is a good representation of insecurity. – Photo by Daphne Linn

Needless to say, not everyone who has these handwriting traits is insecure; however, this may provide evidence in that direction. If you’re analyzing handwriting, make sure to look at the whole sample and not just one or two letters. Learning how to analyze handwriting can give you psychological insights on others if done properly.