Give us a hand

5th January 2001 at 00:00
What does your writing say about you? Graphologist Elaine Quigley explains.

The strong signature and upright script show a confident personality, while the mixture of joined and unjoined script reveal someone both intuitive and logical. Once a decision is made, he sticks to it. Judging by the variations in the middle zone of his writing, this is someone analytical but also sensitive, and the simplified "i" indicates he is straightforward and doesn't put on an act. If he says something, he means it.

Closed ovals show he doesn't give much away about his feelings except when people don't get their act together. He prepares the ground and sets targets for others but gets annoyed when they don't meet them. The frustration evident in some triangular shapes indicate that he might be going through just such a situation at the moment.

A dominant signature and filling the page with script show independence is important to him and he doesn't function happily asa subordinate. Careful dots and crosses are the sign of a perfectionist in some matters. He is a busy person, who believes in doing things as expediently as possible. But he doesn't behave aggressively because he recognises that harmony is the most efficient way of getting things done.

Paul Miller is a mature NQT of English. He lives in Worcester.

This is a pretty good analysis. I think my handwriting is almost illegible; I always print when I'm writing on the board. I am busy - I'm doing three jobs at the moment - and I am impatient and not good at being subordinate. I don't show my emotions to strangers. I do set deadlines and get exasperated by other people not doing things - that's true of my whole life.

Does someone you know have unusual handwriting? Send an example of at least 100 words - with their signature - on unlined paper with contact details to Jill Craven, Friday magazine, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX

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