Three Zones of Handwriting

Handwriting is divided into three zones. There are three zones: top, medium, and lower. In handwriting, we can think of the three zones in three ways: employing Freudian terminology, representing time, and portraying bodily image.

The three zones can be analyzed using Freud’s id, ego, and superego theories. The id is represented by the lower zone in graphology. According to Sigmund Freud, we are born with only an id, which houses the libido. According to the id, “I desire pleasure while avoiding pain. I don’t want colic, so please feed me and change my diaper.” The pleasure/pain concept is reflected in that message, and it is said to stay with us throughout our lives. The center zone is a representation of the ego. According to Freud, the ego emerges around the age of three. When the child views himself in the mirror and says, “Hey, I’m a human being. I’m a distinct entity. That’s me up there!” The child then becomes extremely “me, me, me-ish.” The higher zone is the representation of the superego. In Freudian psychology, the superego emerges around the age of seven. “Conscience” is another title for the superego. When the child discovers this, “Oh no. This universe isn’t just about me. I can’t always get exactly what I desire. I have to be concerned about other people as well.”

Three Zones of Handwriting

The three zones can also be thought of in terms of time. The lower zone, which is associated with the id, our basic drives, fades into obscurity. The present is created in the middle zone, which houses the ego and develops next. The future takes shape in the higher zone, which houses the superego.

Finally, we can project our image of ourselves into the three zones. Human beings tend to project their bodily image onto any vertical figure or symbol that may be split into three pieces. The lower zone corresponds to the lower body, while the middle zone corresponds to the waist, and the top zone corresponds to the head.

We may summarize the wider meanings associated with each zone using all three models. The superego, or higher zone, is the area of the mind in general. It is a symbol for thought, fantasy, imagination, ideas, illusions, philosophy, and religion. It’s what we think of when we think about the head. What is the function of your brain? It considers, creates, imagines, and hopes.

The ego, or the middle zone, is the platform that connects the top and lower zones, and it symbolizes one’s daily life. Graphologists can detect if a writer is happy right now by the way he or she writes his middle zone. The writer’s self-perception in connection to others is also revealed in the middle zone. It could make one individual appear egotistical while making another feel small and insecure.

The id, or lower zone, reflects the universe of impulses, wants, longings, and desires in general. The writer’s attitudes toward his home life, physique, basic drives for sustenance, money, health, and sex, and the world of his libido are revealed in the lower zone.

The majority of children’s writing is dominated by the middle zone. Adulthood, on the other hand, requires us to strike a balance between the three zones. Within a given word, the “ideal” balance of zones for a healthy adult is a center zone half the size of the upper and lower zones, with the top and lower zones equal in length. In other words, if the upper zone is one inch tall, the lower zone is one inch long as well, and the middle zone is around half an inch. Some people do not always have this “ideal” zone balance. Let’s take a look at what it means if one of the three zones is dominant or small.

Some people do not always have this “ideal” zone balance. Let’s take a look at what it means if one of the three zones is dominant or small.

A writing with a dominating top zone has upper zones that are noticeably taller, fuller, or more ornate than lower zones. This personality trait denotes someone who prefers fiction over reality. This individual has a very large upper body. He has a lot of big notions that aren’t backed up by much evidence. This kind of person prefers theory to practice. They rarely run out of ideas, plans, or schemes, but none of them are grounded in reality. Senator Ted Kennedy is the subject of the preceding example. The more the imbalance, i.e., the greater the upper zone’s dominance, the more theoretical the person becomes, or, in other words, the more he lives in a fantasy world at the expense of reality.

Studies on how LSD affects handwriting were carried out in the 1960s. LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a mood-altering chemical that is synthesized from a substance found in ergot. The more LSD was used and the higher the dose, the more the patient hallucinated and the upper zones began to dominate dramatically, according to the findings. When a subject is on a “head trip,” graphology makes it clear. A slightly dominant upper zone might be quite advantageous in certain occupations. Being theoretical rather than practical is advantageous in vocations such as consulting, creative writing, and advertising.

However, because the writer with the most dominant upper zones isn’t practical, he works best in a situation where someone else implements the ideas while he provides creative inspiration. When the upper zone becomes overly dominant, the writer is unable to function normally in life. He’s somewhere in the clouds.

Others often describe a writer with a dominant middle zone as egotistical and immature, as if they were a child. This personality trait indicates someone who is overly concerned with outward appearances and current events: “What am I going to wear today? With whom will I have lunch? What do you think of my hair?”

Self-centered writers have dominant middle zones. They see today, right now, at this precise time. They are like children in this sense, desiring immediate fulfilment of their desires. If a father promises to take his child to the zoo, but it rains on that day and they can’t go until the next, the child may throw a tantrum. Tomorrow is far distant, and the child has no concept of it. When an adult’s middle zone is dominant, it implies that he is immature and infantile, and that he may throw tantrums if he doesn’t get his way.

Companies who recruit people who write with a dominant middle zone frequently discover that these employees are hesitant to wait for a promotion or a raise; they’re not as capable of deferring pleasure, of enduring a bad circumstance now in the understanding that it will benefit them later. They want what they want right now or they’ll have to move on, which is where self-centeredness comes in. They also demand to be the center of attention and are too concerned with their looks. It’s a pretty infantile behavior pattern to care so much about how one looks in the moment.

The material and physical components of existence, as well as the basic desires, influence the writer with a dominant bottom zone. This person may be preoccupied with one or more of the following: his body, the physical in general, money or material things, and views about loved ones, family, or sexuality.

Remember that graphology follows the same principles as basic psychology in that anything that is overdone is usually done to compensate for a shortfall in another area. As a result, if you are unconsciously insecure or lacking in physical power in some way, you may inflate your lower zones, much as a weakling talks too much about his accomplishments. If the bottom zone grows too large, the writer is unconsciously aware of a deficiency in this area, which consumes his thoughts.

It’s a delusional projection onto paper if you observe abnormalities or any kind of distortion in the structuring of loops (unless you’re looking at calligraphy, which graphologists don’t evaluate). Writing that is twisted is the result of distorted thinking. The schizophrenic does not perceive his surroundings in the same way that we do. So, if you see handwriting that looks strange, with irregularly shaped loops, you’ll know this person isn’t viewing life normally (assuming, of course, that you’re normal!). His perspective is skewed and warped.

If there are gaps in a sample of writing just in one zone, such as the top zone, but all other sections have seamless loops, this indicates that the writer associates his upper body with extreme mental anguish. People with cancer in the top part of their body, for example, may reflect their feelings of disease into the higher regions of their handwriting. This isn’t true for everyone with an upper-body issue, but it does happen frequently.

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