Easy Going Intelligence Open-minded and open communication

Easy Going

Easy going is as much a lack of traits as it is a presence of them, including the trait of being argumentative. Look for traits like being willing to give in and showing only a little bit of emotion (no more than moderate right hand slant) Temper, irritability, and being very aggressive are things you don’t want to see. The list could be much longer, but the followings are the main signs of someone who is NOT easy going.

In both of these writing examples, the lowercase “s” is extremely soft and completely devoid of angles. This is the writing of a person who we would characterize as yielding, someone who will go along with other people’s wishes.

soft s

When used in moderation, this can have a positive social impact. However, when it is used excessively, it can have more detrimental effects because the writer becomes someone who is overly influenced by others and unable to stand up for themselves. 

Being moderately emotional expressive is also advantageous in this situation, whereas being withdrawn or completely objective will frequently be perceived by others as cold. However, having a propensity to lose control emotionally at the drop of a hat does not make interpersonal relationships simple either. As previously mentioned, moderate emotional expressive is displayed with a moderate right hand slant. Having the trait of easy going-ness are when one’s writing does not show temper, irritability and extreme aggressiveness. All three are displayed in the sample below.

temper irritability aggressiveness

Temper is shown in the t-bar to the right of the t-stem, but not crossing it.  The t-bar in the first “t” above is touching the stem; in the second, it is detached.  Both are manifestations of rage. Also, notice how the t-bar is pointing downwards. This is the person who is in charge.

Irritability appears in writing where there are jabbing strokes. This is most often seen in the i-dot, as in this example, but it can be any frequent jabbing stroke.

Aggressiveness can be seen in the “g,” which is written more like a “q” because the lower extender does not cross the stem at all on its way back to the stem.

Another, more common but less severe, indication of temper is shown below. The “temper tick” is so named because it is just that: a small, rigid initial “tick” in the script.

temper tick

Although the writing in this sample is not angular and angry, take note of the small, completely straight and rigid strokes at the beginning of the words. These are mood ticks. This author is not as hostile and aggressive as the previous one, but he has a temper.

Intelligence

The evaluation of intelligence is a subjective endeavor. Here, we will examine the various thinking processes, how they function, and how they manifest in behavior. The traditional IQ test has numerous flaws, one of which is its reliance on an individual’s education. A person who can read but has no other formal education is extremely unlikely to score well on an IQ test, although it is possible that such a person is a genius. Handwriting reflects the writer’s cognitive and evaluative abilities; therefore, as long as he is educated enough to write fluently, no other education is considered. Here, we will examine only the primary or fundamental characteristics of intelligence – the thinking process.

One type of thought process is cumulative or logical thinking. This person collects all the facts, building a wall of information with great care.  As a result, the completeness of the information will generate a sound and trustworthy conclusion. Thinking logically can take time. Therefore, logical thinkers are sometimes labeled as slow, despite the fact that their thought process is extremely thorough and reliable. In the example provided below, logical thinking is represented by rounded m and n tops.

round m and n

The investigate thinker is a type of intelligence characterized by the writer’s desire to discover the who, where, when, why, what, and how of everything. This is the investigator, the person who conducts research. Investigate thinking is revealed when the tops of the letters m and n form inverted V shapes.

inverted v shape m and n

The third type of thinking is keen comprehension. This is the writer who everyone thinks is smart.  The comprehension thinker appears to “know,” but she does not take the time to gather information or compile all available facts. She appears out of nowhere to provide the response. Keen comprehension thinker has the inverted V shapes of the investigative thinker becoming needle-like points.

needle-like points

Open-minded and Open Communication

Let’s think about open-mindedness first. This trait entails being open to hearing other people’s viewpoints, regardless of how different, odd, or incongruous they may be with your own. In addition to listening, give the merits of the ideas put forth to you serious thought.

I’m sure you can all identify with someone who simply won’t listen to anything that contradicts their own opinions. You have probably also encountered people who will listen politely, but you already know before you have finished speaking that there is no chance they will agree with what you have to say.

Then there is the person you can tell your wildest schemes and plans to, and they will seriously consider them and reply with what they genuinely believe are your plan’s chances of success. These people are open to accepting ideas that are entirely unlike anything they have ever considered before, provided they can see a way for it to work out.

They are the ones with an open mind. Looking at the lower case “e” will tell you what response to anticipate from a writer. Take a look at a few of them. Is there space inside the loop where the letter is looped? Or was the loop completely closed, making it more of a retracing than a loop?

narrow e

Notice the narrow “e” where there is no space showing inside the letter formation at all. This person may or may not pay attention as you speak, but the likelihood that he will accept any new ideas that do not closely resemble his own views is low.

Next, consider the word “week.” Observe the wide open space within the letter “e”. The person who will listen and evaluate what you say based on its own merits, rather than what they already believe.

large space in w

Open communication requires an open mind. But it also requires additional forms of openness. Transparency regarding their lives and selves. Everyone knows someone they would describe as “open.” This involves previously discussed characteristics and a new one. Clearly, secrecy and transparency are in direct opposition. However, it is possible to be open about the majority of things while remaining secretive about a few. Thus, writing samples may exhibit both characteristics. Since we are discussing open communication, we are also seeking a communicator.

Thus, we require at least a few open circles. Not every circle must be open, but a sufficient number must. So wide formations, lack of loops on the circle letters, and some letters with open loops. This demonstrates an openness to communication.

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