The imaginary line on which we write on a blank piece of paper is referred to as a “baseline.” Is the writing going up, down, level, or going up and down? This question’s answer describes a writer’s starting point. What is revealed by the baseline? Each line of text can be thought of as a road leading to a destination. We begin on the left, which represents the past, and proceed along the line, which represents the present, until we reach our goal, the future, on the right side of the paper.
Graphologists may notice a variety of things by looking at our baselines, including our overall moods, attitudes toward achieving our goals, attitudes toward the past, present, and future, and the mental energy we apply to life’s challenges. What is the origin of the baseline? What causes our handwriting to rise or fall, or to remain level? Is it the paper that’s to blame? What about the pen? Is it possible that it’s ours? Our brain? So, what is it that causes some people to slouch over while others sit up straight? Why do some people walk with their heads bowed or raised? What causes us to move rapidly or slowly? Why do we behave in the way that we do? All of these inquiries, as well as what causes our handwriting to go up or down or remain level, are answered by how we’re feeling. It is our brain that determines whether we are feeling happy or sad.
Let’s look at a few different baselines and figure out what they mean.
The straight baseline suggests someone who is even-keeled and stable in their outer demeanor. This is the starting point for someone who has some control over his external feelings. Writing straight across the paper requires a great deal of mental discipline, and this represents the writer’s constant and regulated behavior, at least on the surface.
Overly Straight Baseline
The tight, overly regulated baseline must be separated from a naturally straight baseline. A baseline that seems like it was written with a ruler (and possibly was!) is considered extremely regulated. If someone always writes with a ruler, it’s a red flag; if someone writes as if he used a ruler but didn’t, it’s a red sign; and if someone refuses to write unless he has lined paper, it’s a red flag. All of these people can be frightening because you can’t tell anything is wrong with them from the outside. They act as if they’re in complete control when, in reality, they’re on the verge of losing control. Those who write as though they used a ruler when they didn’t are probably in the worst shape of all. Writing in this manner takes a very long time. These authors believe that if they relax even little, they will come apart altogether.
A “genuine” rising baseline is one that continues uphill to the last letter and does not drop down at the lines’ ends. In all of graphology, this is one of the most positive attributes a person may have. Over 90% of successful people in all types of employment have uphill writing, according to studies. Uphill writing denotes a person who likes to keep busy, active, and continually on the go, participating in a variety of things at the same time. Someone with a truly ascending baseline is a fantastic addition to your ball team!
This characteristic does not always imply optimism. Even if you’re gloomy and pessimistic, you can still write uphill. It simply means that you will devote the same amount of energy to your depression as you do to your happy moments. It implies that you devote healthy mental energy to whatever you do.
False Ascending Baseline
The falsely rising baseline has lines that ascend but then descend at the ends. This is a sign of a quitter. It’s a depressing starting point. Here, the person begins with considerable zeal and excitement, only to give up near the end. This is the individual who can’t wait to get started, buys everything he needs, enrolls in the class to become this or that, and then quits before achieving his goal. This person is like a fire that burns brightly for a short time before extinguishing.
A level baseline could have the same quitting feature. This person, who appears to be in control of his emotions, does not appear to be overly enthusiastic while he works toward his goal. However, he, too, gives up before reaching his target.
The text begins to fall in the middle of each line on a convex baseline. This trait is much rarer than a false ascending baseline. The individual who writes in this manner is a classic quitter who abandons the project halfway through. It’s crucial to figure out where the person quits on the baseline. Some people give up halfway through (convex baseline), while others give up at the final possible moment (false ascending).
A partial ascension occurs when a word or phrase rises abruptly from the line. This denotes a heightened or emotional reaction to the word or phrase that rises.
When the majority of the lines are traveling downwards, this is known as a descending baseline. Downhill authors, with the exception of youngsters (who mostly write downhill till maturity), are usually pessimistic. They have a pessimistic view on the situation. Something isn’t right. These folks are frequently fatalists, persons who are “down,” cynics with a defeatist and disillusioned mentality, and those who are constantly disappointed.
A partial descension baseline shows a sinking sensation connected with the word that suddenly fell down. This sort of descension is distinct from the suicidal baseline, which occurs exclusively on the last word or words, or the last letter or letters of a word at the end of a line.
Remember, each line of writing may be viewed as a step toward achieving our objectives. So the individual with a concave baseline begins out with a lot of enthusiasm and then thinks to himself in the midst, “I’m not sure if I should have gone through with it. Perhaps I should just give up.” But, as the finale draws near, the writer achieves his purpose of “rising to the occasion.” He like the beginnings and endings of stories, but he sags in the midst.
Moodiness is indicated by erratic baselines. The more bouncy the baseline, the more moody the writer. These people have a tendency to laugh and cry readily, are temperamental, and are always up and down. These people may appear to be the most unstable, but since they display their ups and downs so openly, they’re really less likely to end up in a mental institution than, instance, someone who maintains a rigorously straight baseline. It’s better to let it all hang out than to keep it all inside until it erupts one day.
An incomprehensible baseline implies a mentally ill writer. Someone who can’t keep his lines in a logical spatial pattern can’t stay in any form of societal line or pattern. As they say, the person is “spaced out,” or out of it. A sociopath is someone who fits this description.