March 31, 2013

Caitlin's Handwriting Assessment

Caitlin asked me to analyze her handwriting for her; she has been going through some challenges lately and wanted to see if my handwriting analysis could help her to pinpoint details about her personality that could help her to change her life for the better.

Though I speak for nearly 15 minutes about her writing samples, I neglected to say that Caitlin is a very loyal person as shown by her i-dots.  She is therefore very loyal with a few persons to whom she feels emotionally connected.  Her handwriting shows that in addition to being very private about her personal life, Caitlin holds the secrets of others close to the vest, too.  She shows much discretion in terms of not trespassing on the feelings of others.  Caitlin is a very sensitive person and she intuitively knows how to help others in their lives.  She must be careful therefore to not let others take advantage of her good nature.  Unfortunately, as a result of her extending herself for others she can neglect her own inner needs at the risk of losing her sense of self-confidence and self-worth.

Caitlin feels quite disheartened shown by the descending words at end of her sentences.  Depression and anxiety are present and Caitlin feels zapped of her energy.  In my professional opinion, Caitlin is very hard on herself and she represses her emotions as seen in her m's and n's and in other specific letters in her handwriting sample provided.  She holds her emotions in so tight that she re-circles her a's and o's and d's.  Her letter "d" indicates that she feels stressed in society and she does not feel safe.  I do not know why she feels this way however, her handwriting shows this distrust of the public and the standards that society sets.  Perhaps Caitlin has suffered from some sort of injustice in her life, whether that be an injustice served by a relative, employer, a stranger or an institution (such as a church, school, the government or some other authoritative body).

Caitlin shows that she has perfectionistic character to the point where she may suffer from being obsessive about performing tasks perfectly.  She can be very self-critical in demanding perfection from herself in performing daily tasks and routines.  She is a good planner and does this with relative ease. She is effective in looking ahead to the future and may get caught up in futuristic "what-ifs" which can internally generate unnecessary worry.  Professionally, she is the one in the workplace who can anticipate and make quick, intelligent adjustments to ward off unwanted outcomes.

Caitlin has an interesting desire to be both creative and unique while at the same time, wanting to have some structure in her life. She is practical and approaches problem solving with the need for a sense of order and process.  However, she has an internal desire to be creative and free spirited, doing her own thing as she desires.  This quality may lead her to unrewarding work in which too much repetition becomes stifling to her creative side of her personality. Above all, Caitlin needs purpose in performing her work and jobs that require simple maintenance bore her and are an insult to her intelligence.

Caitlin is a smart person who has an investigative mind and likes to communicate her ideas to others.  She has a good communication ability (very fluent in communicating with others both in writing and verbally).  But, Caitlin is self-conscious about giving public speeches and might feel very nervous about getting up and speaking in public. Frustrations about her financial income are perhaps due to her inability to overcome mood swings that take her in different directions thus diminishing her power of focus.

Caitlin needs to find stable ground, a personal calling if you will, from which to launch a new career for herself that includes new personal life goals.

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