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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Judith Mehl incorporates her experience as a member of the American Association of Handwriting Analysts and past editor of the organization's journal in her Kat Everitt Handwriting Analysis Mystery series. Today she shares a little about handwriting analysis and her latest release with us. Learn more about Judith and her books at her website.

A sample of your handwriting might get you off the hook for a murder, or make you a prime suspect, as it does in my Kat Everitt mystery series. Handwriting analysis is also a way to know more about the people around you. If you want to understand your troublesome boss, or assess that new man’s potential for a lasting mate, learn a little handwriting analysis.

Our handwriting reveals our inner selves because it’s a projection of personality. How we write reveals our potential at the time we write. Careful study is required of the hundreds of traits, but some characteristics stand out like a zebra in a lion’s den. Showing a particular trait increases the risk that someone will act on it, but not the certainty. Keeping all that in mind, you can improve the way you deal with people when you know more about them and yourself.

In the 1700s handwriting analysis became popular with such diverse writers as Balzac, Edgar Allen Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Charles Dickens. George Sand and Albert Einstein became known handwriting analysts. Come and join this august group by learning a little about the written word. Here are a few tips to start:

                A rightward slant is the most natural way of writing and signifies an expressive person. A marked, though not extreme, rightward slant suggests a person who wallows in sentimentality. A strong leftward slant shows caution and a degree of emotional withdrawal.

                Generally, the bigger the letter “y” lower loop, the bigger the sex drive.

                How a person crosses the lower case “t” can reveal level of confidence, dominance, and energy. A t-bar that slants down to the right can signify a very dominant and controlling person.

In each book in the Kat Everitt Handwriting Analysis Mystery series, the chapter beginnings highlight one handwriting clue that is expanded on in the chapter—helping readers guess which character is the killer. Readers can also collect these tips to help them learn more about themselves and people around them. Even more tips are available on my website: http://www.judymehl.com under the Tidbits section.

Game, Set, Murder
Amateur sleuth Kat Everitt pinpoints the killer of a tennis tournament manager through handwriting analysis. Readers can follow the written clues to learn more about the suspects, or more about themselves. As the story unfolds, the killer fears discovery and attacks Kat to deter her from pursuit in this mystery on a university campus in the Pocono Mountains. The journey, fraught with tension, takes the readers through the foibles of university life and tennis mania, and introduces new, unforgettable characters.

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Anonymous said...

"A rightward slant is the most natural way of writing" - for a right-handed person!

Andrea Cooper said...

Great post. I like the idea of changing your 't's will bring the positives of that writing style into your life. Don't know if it's true, but figure it can't hurt :)

Judith Mehl said...

To anonymous:
There is a lot to be said about left-handed writing--but the fact that it is natural for a left-hander to write slanting to the left, is a myth. I'm left handed so I have looked into this. I also happen to have a slightly right, though mostly upright, slant.

Judith Mehl said...

Thanks for your comment. If you speak with a handwriting analyst who work with children and education you will find there are many ways to bring positives into a life by having them change their writing. It's very exciting.

Gloria Alden said...

An interesting topic, Judith. Your books sound fascinating. Years ago one of my sisters started analyzing handwriting from a book she was reading. I don't remember what she said about mine, but my mother was either highly intelligent or insane from her capital letter I's.

From what you wrote, I'm an expressive person, but it's too bad I have such a strong sexual drive since I've been single for over 20 years, I'm 75, and I haven't been with anyone since my husband. :-) And no, I'm not looking for a man. Quite content alone.

Kathleen Kaska said...

My handwriting is so bad, I'm afraid to have it analyzed! But I will start crossing my Ts higher up on the bar.

Ju said...

There's a whole book on capital letter 'I's so I wouldn't worry too much about your mom's sanity. It takes an analysis from a certified person to get the full picture. There are simple clue's like the lower case 't' that beginners can look at to see a hint of personality quirks. Delve in, have fun.

Judith Mehl said...

Bad handwriting is a relative thing and the sloppiness gives different meaning to handwriting experts. There could be more consistency in your handwriting than you think. Take a look at my novels that include handwriting analysis and if you are intrigued there are many books on the subject itself.