Handwriting size refers to how big or little the writing is. Size can be classified as huge, excessively large, medium, tiny, or overly small (microscopic). The simplest approach to tell if a handwriting sample is huge or little is to compare several different handwriting samples done on the same size paper and decide what constitutes “average,” “large,” and “small” by comparison. You’ll be able to tell at a look after seeing a variety of samples.
Is a person’s writing size always the same? Some people write huge all of the time; others write little all of the time; and still others, depending on their mood, write large occasionally and small at other times. As a result, size is a variable attribute. Consider the size of the paper a writer had to utilize when determining the size he or she uses. If you’re looking at a postcard, it’s conceivable that the writer is writing in a much smaller font than usual. This is another reason why graphologists prefer to observe multiple different writing samples across time and under diverse conditions if possible.
If the blank sheet of paper represents the writer’s entire world, then whether a person’s writing is expansive or confined indicates whether he reaches out to his surroundings and other people. As a result, the size of the writing tells whether a person is socially extroverted or introverted, as well as how he or she interacts with his or her surroundings. The size of the writing also reveals the writer’s current concentration capacity.
Large authors are typically gregarious in social situations, expansive in their movements, and unwilling to focus or constrain their energies to minor matters. Large writing necessitates the writer’s hand to make vast and sweeping gestures, resulting in a script that is immediately noticed and draws attention. Being socially extroverted entails a desire to be recognized by others, which large writing facilitates.
People who write in large letters that span the page demonstrate a need for space in their lives. These folks need to go to a lot of places and cover a lot of terrain, and they don’t want to be restricted to a small area. Large writing indicates that they are not in the mood to concentrate or confine their attention to a narrow region since they are interested in their environment and move around a lot in it.
Some people write large to earn the approval of others on a subconscious level. They make themselves bigger than life around them, striving to outperform others in achievement, in order to stand out from the crowd. This type of gigantic writer establishes an unintentional link between size and greatness. ‘This is what his enormous writing is saying,’ he writes “Take a look at me. I’m a huge and influential person. I want you to realize how impressive I am.”
Some of the world’s most famous writers are showy individuals who prefer the rich, ceremonial, and expensive. The amount of writing per line and per page is affected by the letter size. As a result, prodigality as a result of extensive writing is frequently a hallmark of a wasteful extrovert.
Some persons who write in large fonts do so because they have a proclivity for seeing the “big picture.” They have a tendency to see things on a big scale and may take on tasks that others would consider impossible.
Another motivation for huge writing could be a desire to impress others. Those who “bloat so that others may notice” are usually well-dressed individuals who make large gestures, take large steps, speak loudly, and appear to burst upon the scene. All they want is to be noticed!
Overly Large Writing
The person who writes in an excessively huge font has the same traits as someone who writes in a large font, but to a much greater extent. This individual demands to be seen and has a beard. The writer exceeds his limitations and has no bounds as he swallows the paper.
Always remember that when you overdo something, it’s to make up for a deep inner sensation of the polar opposite. The writer who overdoes the size of his writing compensates for an inner sensation of insignificance and/or insignificance by writing in large letters. Overly big letters, which unashamedly spread across the page, symbolically demand that you pay attention. This indicates that the writer is preoccupied with gaining attention and will go to tremendous efforts to get it. Overly huge writers are prone to exhibitionism.
The individual who writes in this style is frequently restless and rambunctious, with an abundance of vitality and a proclivity for hyperactivity. Send a large-writing person to the shop for a can of peas, and he or she will almost certainly return with three bags of groceries!
Anyone whose handwriting is consistently exaggerated will demonstrate a matching extreme in behavior. Obsessive thinking is usually the cause of this behavior. By needing to employ big writing and draw attention to himself, the individual with extremely large writing demonstrates compulsive tendencies.
If a piece of writing is neither “large” nor “little,” you’re looking at the work of someone who is generally social and can concentrate on a moderate level. The rule, not the exception, is to write in a medium-sized font. Most people write with a standard font size most of the time, changing only when their mood alters dramatically.
Introversion is commonly associated with small writing. To generate small writing, you must restrict your hand and finger movements to a narrow region. The person with the modest writing isn’t reaching out to others in a big way. Instead, he is confining himself to a little space that comprises only himself at the time of the small writing.
There are a variety of reasons why someone might limit his writing motions to a confined area, limiting his exposure to his surroundings and others.
Introversion is a personality trait that involves focusing one’s attention on oneself rather than on external objects, people, or events. As a result, both concentration and feelings of introversion require shutting off external stimuli, and both result in limited hand and finger movement. Introversion, on the other hand, does not always suggest that a person is unable to concentrate. Because he wants to be alone and is uninterested in what is going on around him, a person who is feeling withdrawn and inwardly directed may write in small letters. A hermit is someone who spends much of their time feeling introverted. As the hermit’s contact with the outer world diminishes, he symbolically confines his movements to the paper. He’s a self-contained “island.”
Because they are in the mood to focus, many people who have large or average-sized writing find themselves writing smaller than normal. When you concentrate, you block out external stimuli (such as your surroundings and other people), allowing you to focus on your current thoughts. As your mind narrows its attention, your hand’s actions are naturally limited, resulting in little writing.
Between 5% and 10% of persons whose writing is always little feel insignificant in some way. They perceive themselves as inferior, and their low self-esteem is expressed by small, sloppy letters. As a result of their feelings of inadequacy, they become shy and humble.
Only approximately 1% of persons who write in small letters do so because they don’t want to waste paper. These writers are often obsessively frugal in many aspects of their lives.
Overly Small (Microscopic) Writing
Keep in mind that an extreme in handwriting corresponds to an extreme in personality. Microscopic writing is a rare occurrence; few people write in this manner. People who confine their writing actions to a disproportionately tiny area on paper are retreating within themselves and/or concentrating excessively.
You can’t write microscopically and keep readability unless you concentrate very hard and block out all external inputs. The individual whose writing is microscopic, on the other hand, has nothing in his world except himself, his thoughts, and his writing at the moment. As a result, at the time of the microscopic writing, this writer is unusually introverted, immersed in himself and tuned out from the rest of the world.
Deep thinkers and troubled people are the two categories of people who write with extremely small writing.
In order to delve deep within oneself and satisfy a search for personal knowledge, the true deep thinker becomes highly introverted. The second type of tiny writer is depressed, unproductive, and reclusive. The difference between this sort of writing and that of a “deep thinker” is that the deep thinker’s writing is readable, whereas the disturbed person’s writing is usually illegible or deformed. The distressed writer withdraws into his own world and is unable to operate normally. He’s completely shut off from typical social interactions.
However, the concept of Big vs. Small can be applied to a handwriting in a variety of ways to provide us with a wealth of additional information. Big and Small, for example, might be analyzed in terms of the author’s self-image, intelligence, past or future direction, and more.
Scientists, composers, authors, and mathematicians make up a disproportionately large fraction of the population who write in small letters. This seems reasonable, given that these professionals spend a significant amount of time alone, concentrating. A disproportionately high percentage of actors, salespeople, and politicians frequently use large-sized letters in their correspondence. This makes sense because these professionals spend a lot of time doing things that necessitate extroversion and interaction with others.
People that write in large letters are usually lively extroverts who require a lot of room to move around in. You also discovered that, on average, the smaller the writing, the stronger the introversion and concentration capacity. However, some people who write with huge letters are able to focus on little details as effectively as those who write with small letters. In some cases, the central letters will be smaller than the other letters, or the lettering will be uniform and clearly legible as a whole.
If a youngster or adult has been writing normally but suddenly begins to write in microscopically little letters, this is a warning sign that he is deeply distressed and sad. He should get assistance right away. He is retreating into his own world and locking himself out of a normal lifestyle since life has become too much for him.
A small number of people will enlarge a letter inside a word without warning. This happens with the letters k and d, for example. This trait is related with resistance, and it also suggests extreme, uncontrollable feelings that frequently break into violence in highly unstable writing. When the writer’s head, and then his hand, lose control, he has no idea. This feature warns of the writer’s potential for unanticipated aggressive conduct in an otherwise stable writing sample.