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does your handwriting change depending on your mood?

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my handwriting is all over the place. sometimes its cursive, sometimes print, mostly a combination between the two. when i'm depressed i noticed that my handwriting is kinda slanted cursive but very messy and i write all over the place not adhering to the lines on the paper. when i'm manic my writing is bubbly and printed.

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Yes, I've noticed my handwriting changes with my moods! I haven't identified what the changes are but it's all over the place!!!

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my handwriting is all over the place. sometimes its cursive, sometimes print, mostly a combination between the two. when i'm depressed i noticed that my handwriting is kinda slanted cursive but very messy and i write all over the place not adhering to the lines on the paper. when i'm manic my writing is bubbly and printed.

A BIG YESSSSSSSSS

my messy writing turns into loops when I go Loopy..My neatest writing is when I have a major attack. very weird I think. Often thought of writing a book and then thought -who could read my writiing?? HAha thanks for the laughs.. I Need all of them :hearts:

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My handwriting is always different too. That's why I think that these "handwriting experts" are all bulls***. Like, when I watch court cases on television sometimes, and I see people's signature on paper, and they're like "that doesn't look like your/his/her signature" and blah blah blah..."bring out the handwriting expert".

It's so stupid because not everyone always writes exactly the freaking same!

OK enough of my rant.

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My handwriting is always different too. That's why I think that these "handwriting experts" are all bulls***. Like, when I watch court cases on television sometimes, and I see people's signature on paper, and they're like "that doesn't look like your/his/her signature" and blah blah blah..."bring out the handwriting expert".

It's so stupid because not everyone always writes exactly the freaking same!

OK enough of my rant.

I agree, I'd like to have someone try to decipher my handwriting. I doubt they could find similarites.

Though it is funny when you look at other people's handwriting, I dont understand how some people can write neat all the time. It just blows my mind.

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Mine is different too based on my state of mind...

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when im really agitated, i will write in dark, angular messy huge writing.. like serial killer writing ;)

my writing is never neat tho. =P

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mine is different all the time, it goes with my mood... it changes a lot... not one paper could be identified by the other... you'd think... 20 people have been writing in one notebook....

~adorabelle

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Mine changes with moods also....when I'm happy I have nice hand writting and when I'm anxious or depressed its messy and I just don't care if people can read it.

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yep....when i'm hypomanic i write so fast that it is much less readable and pretty big/all over the page.

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Definetly changes.

Since age 9, I've had issues with pushing too hard on the paper (I have wrist problems now because of it), so my moods HIGHLY affect how hard I push, and thus the look of the lines. I write in a mostly-print, but some letters flexing together, overall messy but readable style. Also, to reduce the strain I use fountain pens and softer pencils; each one/sharpening changes my writing DRAMATICALLY.

I think handwriting experts are dubious as well, but apparently certain criteria make certain things impossible and/or unlikely to the extreme, enough to constitute a "not the same guy" response; I'd love to see them try it on us. HAH! (I laugh in retrospect at a History Channel thing on this subject; modern handwriting "experts" even go so far as micro-graphing the lines for analysis)

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My handwriting is definitely affected by my mood. I had a terrible time signing Christmas Cards the other night... couldn't find the right words...couldn't write very good at all. Felt almost embarrassed to send a few of them. My GF just shook her head and sent them away.

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Iv'e tried it out since you mentioned it and your correct. If I have a Anxeity Attacks my writing is very sloppy all over the place. If I am Depressed my cursve is fairly good although if I have my manic side my writing is cursve and printing all in the same sentance. This is very interesting! I'm glad that you brought it up.

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Well, my handwriting is illegible all the time so I guess the difference would have to be in the degree of sloppiness. Lithium sure doesn't help by giving me a hand tremor.'

Katie :hearts:

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Yep, definitely. And like Ocracoker16 said, Prozac and Lithium don't help at all. Anyways, it was impossible to read, even before meds.

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my handwriting is all over the place. sometimes its cursive, sometimes print, mostly a combination between the two. when i'm depressed i noticed that my handwriting is kinda slanted cursive but very messy and i write all over the place not adhering to the lines on the paper. when i'm manic my writing is bubbly and printed.

I know this an older post...but *gasp*....I have the same thing.

If I showed you one of my journals :hearts: you'd swear that more than 1 person was writing in them. Depending on my mood, the handwriting can be distinctly different.

I'm not talking about sloppy vs. not sloppy, but totally different styles...bubbly, all caps, al la messy, super neat cursive, etc.

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Mine reflects my mood directly. When agitated or manic i use half print and half cursive script that looks more like an ekg reading than handwriting. If in a good mood my handwriting is fluidic script, almost old english style. Angry and its pretty much all print and in triplicate on the papers beneath what i have written. I have literally written holes in paper when angry.

Its interesting though, my wife is a psychology student at the university here and they did a short study on this very thing. I will have to ask her what they found out.

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ya if im on edge i write in more of a scribble

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my wife is a psychology student at the university here and they did a short study on this very thing. I will have to ask her what they found out.

Caddon, please do! I would be very interested to know what she gleaned from her study!

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Its interesting though, my wife is a psychology student at the university here and they did a short study on this very thing. I will have to ask her what they found out.

I second what Jenna said.. I would be really interested in hearing more. :)

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if you have a notebook from school, work or even a journal... check the handwriting out, you may be able to check for yourself if your handwriting changes depending on mood. In a journal, check a writing about a bad day and check to handwriting on a good day. I even noticed this in myself as well.

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According to their study, they took 50 people, 2 groups of 25, and exposed them to different situations, and had them take notes during thier participation. During periods of duress over 80% of the handwriting had visibly noticeable changes, +/- 1.5%. Both study groups were subjected to different shock as well as planned duress scenarios ie: one group had someone pass through the hall and toss in a flash grenade into the room, like a very large bright firecracker. The results were imediate and substantial in change. The others would participate in an impossibly timed test, in essay form, to visually monitor changes as the time progressed on the test subjects. It showed that as the end of the alloted time arrived, handwriting became noticeably changed in 100% of subjects tested in this method. This is just a basic overview, i will ask her to get their end study report if she still can or has it. She keeps alot of crap so i will ask her.

It does explain that under duress handwriting, and probably coordination as a whole suffers. Hmmm.

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I know when i am agitated my wrist starts to hurt after a line or two. It's like I am trying to poke holes in the paper while writing.

It's very very sloppy. When in a good mood (ha ha ha) my writing seems fluid and neat.

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Mine does change too according to mood, but not by as much as some have described on this thread. I usually write bigger when I'm feeling happy :hearts:. Smallish and ugly when the opposite is true.

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