You’ll be astonished at how much information can be gleaned from such a seemingly trivial aspect of handwriting. i-dots, for example, reveal the writer’s capacity to pay attention to details as well as his ability to store and recall information, as well as his ability to pay attention to details. Well-developed powers of observation indicate a retentive memory.
We get the graphological evidence of a weak memory when the i is constantly undotted (in this case, we are likely to find many uncrossed t’s as well). We see this as an expression of blind spots on a deeper level. Because certain recollections of early events create anguish, the person filters them out. On a conscious level, this manifests itself as forgetfulness.
The dots we make over the little letter i should be thought of as a more revealing type of handwriting feature. The i-dot, like the t-crossings, tells us a lot about a writer because of the flexibility with which it may be positioned. It, like the t-bar, does not have to emerge from or merge into any previous or subsequent stroke formation, and it can be positioned low or high, forwards or backwards, depending on the subject’s personal sense of proportion.
Direction, precision (or lack thereof) in placement, as well as size, shape, and depth, are all important variables in evaluating i-dots. Individual writers’ scripts contain varying amounts of speed and pressure, resulting in uniquely personal solutions to the i-dot dilemma.
Precision is demonstrated by i-dots that are near to the upright stem – the type of exactitude that should be sought in occupations that require meticulous attention to detail. If it’s accompanied by indicators of dexterity, the patient could have a knack for highly skilled technical work. A retentive memory is usually associated with the capacity to concentrate on little details.
Over-emphasis on details may be indicated by dots that are too near to the stem. Anxiety or an excessive desire to fit in might cause this. It’s possible that such writers may come out as servile. If the dot is also unusually heavy, it might indicate depression (a mind which dwells too much on emotive details). The sloppy or incorrect placement of these dots, on the other hand, indicates a similarly careless or inaccurate attitude toward details.
Writers who don’t dot their i’s show a lack of attention to detail, which might be due to impatience in the case of quick writing or a lack of organizational skills in the case of sluggish writing. This can also be a sign of disease or nerve debility, especially if the t-bars that go with it are weak or lacking.
The circular i dot expresses a desire to stand out – it’s a strike for originality. These individuals frequently have obvious personal traits and may express their originality in various ways. If the trait is well-developed, the writer may extend this ambition to his jobs and projects, insisting on doing them in his own unique style, even if it is uncommon. This type of stroke could be a form of self-defense.
The circular dot writer has a tight relation to open arc i dots. Such open rings imply easy transmission of thoughts and wants; traditional graphologists have described this formation as a sign of openness and honesty, which is a pretty appropriate description of this writer’s outer behavior.
The circle i dot is commonly observed in the handwriting of persons who are drawn to fads or who are skilled with their hands, such as designers. It exhibits indicators of emotional instability when detected in handwriting with shifting angles and pen pressure. The circle i dot appears frequently in vertical writing with several letters, indicating aesthetic potential and a sense of design. When discovered in an average copybook hand, it demonstrates a desire to stand out. It’s a means of drawing attention to oneself, and the writer is distinctive in some ways.
Though aesthetically included, the people who make up the circle i dot are better suited to sectors such as adaptive or interpretive art than the fine arts. It is, in reality, an indication of artistic ability. Much relies, however, on other indicators in the circle i dotter’s writing, because, while it is an artificial manifestation, it can reveal an inner rebelliousness that the individual themselves may not be aware of.
Wavy strokes for i-dots, where the dot appears to be a part of a circle (graphologically referred to as “laughing lips”), show a sense of humor, which will be backed up by other signals of humor in rising terminals.
The meticulous i-dot in a heavy-pressure hand indicates that the writing is rather forceful, exact in detail, and generally lacks imagination. This will be supported by other signals in the writing. At times, the dot may appear to be in the shape of a club.
i-dots that resemble cubes imply intense but rigorous attention to detail. When it comes to changing tack in the middle of a task, this writer’s rigid approach to details may give him the external appearance of confidence and vitality when preparing ahead, but it makes him less versatile and less ready to compromise with others. Some graphology systems associate this sign with potential cruelty.
Another hand-on-the-brake indication is dots that lag behind the upright stem; this time, the meaning is procrastination in the details. This writer prefers to plot in broad strokes rather than minute detail because he puts off finalizing details. He’s more likely to conjure up a mental image of a completed project (which could be totally valid and achievable) than a detailed plan for achieving that goal. This tendency, according to stroke-by-stroke analysts, is the result of a subconscious fear of making poor decisions (the feared mistake is held off as long as possible).
i dots positioned to the right, which are common in quick writing, reflect the writer’s hurried approach to details. This writer isn’t afraid of making decisions; he merely avoids them in his eagerness to go on. The i dot to the right of the letter denotes enthusiasm and is frequently used in conjunction with t bars that fly in the same direction.
The writer who uses less pressure to dot his i’s may be more flexible than the dotter who uses a lot of pressure – he’s more tolerant and more willing to compromise – but if the pressure is very low, it could also indicate a lack of character strength.