All handwriting communicates, but underneath that communication is a story of behavior, deceit, illness and more. As a handwriting expert, we look at the trail of ink. As you write, you press the pen into the paper, the ink dispenses. Sometimes it "pools" or blobs. Sometimes the writer eases up the pressure so the ink lifts off the paper. How you wield your pen makes all the difference in detecting honesty or forgeries, which shows up in the trail of ink. Under high magnification, we can compare the trail of ink in the writing samples to make sure they were written by the same writer, or not!
Slant in handwriting is one of those characteristics that demonstrates about the way a person moves, how their emotions affect their judgement, and how much they need to lean on others.
However, in forensics, we need to rule out Slant in the writing because that is the first thing people will try when they attempt to disguise their writing.
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What do you see?
When looking at a handwriting sample, what do you see? Well, that depends on the purpose for examining the handwriting.
For example, if I am examining this sample for "authenticity" in forensic handwriting examination (Meaning if the person who said they wrote it was in deed the author), then I would be comparing it to other Known samples from this same author. We look to check the "line of writing" for consistencies in pressure, ink patterns, sizing, spacing, and more.
If you simply wanted to have your handwriting analyzed for behavior profiling, then we would be looking at how you write your letter forms, how heavy your writing is, how much retracing, angularity, and undergirding we see in the writing. This, and more, will tell us about the writer's personal preferences, activity level, intelligence, social skills, self esteem, motivations and defensive behaviors.
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