John Adams once said that “the only thing most people do better than anyone else is read their own handwriting.” In many ways, it is true. Our penmanship is so individual that regardless of the number of proper handwriting classes you attend, how you scribble down words is a unique, identifying quality of who you are.
But how about pharmacists who seem to have taken a class on hieroglyphics allowing them to decode the hard-to-read handwriting of physicians? How do you make meaning out of penmanship?
While finally cracking the doctor’s penmanship may take more time behind the pharmacy counter, deciphering what your handwriting says about you can be a little easier. Take this infographic below, for example. Are you a man of curves, or of closed letters? How do you cross your T’s and how much space do you put in between words? How we write can often be a close representative of our individual personalities. The shape of our vowels, the narrowness of our loops – often, they can be a window into another person’s soul.