Speed is my need, so I’m always on a steed

Fast Fast Fast

Fast Fast Fast

Many months ago, I had angered a girl by calling her Miss Better-Than-Google.com. Chill, you don’t need to be a hacker to understand why I drew the comparison. She probably got more hits in a day than the web search engine did: she was too pretty and a head-turner, people said. Thankfully, she did not kill me. She spared my life in exchange for the analysis of her handwriting. The sample reflected many of her good qualities. She was intelligent, sharp and a diplomatic person. She always moved with a target in her life (shown by a reasonably firm baseline of handwriting) and was very clear about her goals. She knew where she wanted to be as opposed to people who just bumble along without knowing where they want to be (for example, me). She set very high goals for herself. High, as opposed to average and reachable.

But the most striking feature of her handwriting was the speed with which she processed information. In other words, she was an extremely fast thinker (perhaps as fast as http://google.com). She was so quick that even if she spoke to you for five minutes, she would have a fairly clear idea what kind of a person you are and what you want from her. She was a fast learner.

In handwriting analysis, such ability to think quickly is reflected by connected writing with pointed angles in the upper zone as you see in picture A. (Because I don’t have the young lady’s permission, I am showing you just a replica of her handwriting.) Other indicators of speed are t’s crossed to the right of the stem, long t-bars, increased right slant, illegibility, neglect of detail (missing i-dots and t-bars), and words taper off.

Connected writing with pointed m's and n's

Speed is very important factor while analysing handwriting because it relates to intelligence and spontaneity of thought. In the forward moving handwriting (from left to right), we figure out how the writer approaches the world: passionately, spontaneously, or hastily, never having sufficient time to get things done.

The speed at which we write is affected by how we respond emotionally. The well-balanced person who expresses his emotions appropriately writes at a steady tempo. Someone who is tense and anxious makes many starts and stops. Speed in handwriting shows the writer’s pace in his day-to-day activities, and even reflects the way he speaks. Those who speak fast tend to write fast as well (one of my mishti doi friends exemplifies it). The slower speaker, on the other hand, is more deliberate in his writing as he is in his speech. Unsure of himself, he tends to speak and write hesitantly, starting and stopping numerous times before being able to express what is on his mind.

Immediate problem-solvers

Immediate problem-solvers

Ok… so we were talking about Miss Better-Than-Google.com, the Superfast Express. She was not always a fast writer: at times she was a hurried writer. Fast writers have legible handwriting and they possess the ability to get things done quickly and efficiently. They dislike waste and they use time and resources wisely and they are quick learners. Really quick. Handwriting of hurried writers, on the other hand, is mostly illegible. Such writers are always agitated, always in a rush.

Graphologist Sheila Lowe says: “He [hurried writer] feels the hot breath of Father Time on his neck and fears he won’t be able to accomplish all that he wants to do. But it really doesn’t matter how much time is available, as the need to hurry up is internal and unrelenting. Impatient and impulsive, the very rapid writer’s thoughts travel almost faster than his synapses can fire. Even when his body is at rest, his mind is never still…. In his haste, he may leave out letters, diacritics, (i-dots and t-bars, for example) and punctuation, all of which contribute to illegibility…. If you want to start World War III, put a very fast and a very slow writer in a small room and lock the door.”

Friends, before Ms Better-Than-Google.com seeks me out with a few sharp-edged weapons in her hand, let me crawl under a rock and talk to you from there. Ok, now I am safe and I can elaborate a little more on this speed.

Writing speed also gives a clear idea what kind of profession will suit the writer. Let’s see how: If for some reason, a fast writer with pointed ‘m’ and ‘n’ becomes a salesgirl in an apparel showroom, how soon do you think she will get a pink slip? Unless she has a generous and affable boss, it won’t be long before she is asked to make room for her replacement. The reason is that she would run out of patience while attending to customers and if she gets a buyer who takes time to decide which dress to buy.

Right slant

Extreme right slant

Fast writers are fit for professions that require them to take quick decisions. Graphologists say many CEOs and CFOs of corporate houses have similar handwriting because they need to decide fast, ensuring profit for their companies. It’s a desirable trait, no doubt. However, if the speed is combined with extreme right slant (see picture B), the writer will make impulsive decisions — mostly wrong.

I will tell you some other day how Ghanta Lal, a crockery shop owner in Dombilvli, made crores thanks to Lundroo and his wife Ghungroo — a loving couple nearby who ensured the sale at his store never dipped. When they made love, they broke vases; and when they fought, they broke cups and plates. (Excuse me! If you have stopped imagining how they broke vases, can I have your attention back to handwriting analysis? Thank you very much!) That’s how they found themselves in Ghanta’s shop almost every week. They fought because Lundroo was a slow writer and Ghungroo a fast writer.


In this post, I am analysing the handwriting sample of Karoona who sent me her handwriting via email. Let’s see what it says about her. You’re a friendly person who needs a lot of people in her life. Heart controls your action and mind (reason) takes a backseat when you make decisions. There is something going on in your mind, Karoona, about your excessive need for others in life. You are not happy with it. The reason is that more often than not, you end up in relationships, where you think you are not getting as much as you’re giving. You then fall into a dilemma as to how much of yourself you should be giving to others so as to reduce the let-down.

Karoona's handwriting sample

Karoona, you also have an inclination to take rejections and disappointments personally especially when you feel people didn’t give you as much as you think you have offered them — in most cases, it’s your feelings and emotions. This leaves you anguished and you want to pull away from others at mental level. But after a few days, or a few hours, it’s the same story! By the way, writers like you are the one eyes start brimming during emotional scenes in movies. Right, Karoona?

I also see some identity problems in your handwriting. You have not yet been able to find a niche for yourself in your world. Perhaps you don’t know what you are good at. But the good news is whatever your problems are, you’re fighting them and you’re optimistic that they will vanish soon.

Now that you know yourself slightly better, I’m hopeful you will be a little sympathetic to yourself and your needs as an individual. It will enable you to keep your expectations and disappointments in control.


Capital 'I'

Personal pronoun 'I'

Sample signature

First of all, please do not allow variations in the way you write the personal pronoun ‘I’ (see picture). And second, make your signature twice its current size, use your second name in it and don’t forget to underline it (see my sample signature in picture). All the best!



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9 thoughts on “Speed is my need, so I’m always on a steed

  1. Post was real good! both of Fast thinkers and Karoona…
    It was really good to read about fast writers as i used to assume a fast writer doesn’t care, but now i know they are fast thinkers and quick at decisions….

    God Bless…

  2. Hey,

    Can you please post Koorona’s hand writing If not, can you
    say how you came to conclusions about her nature I mean from which storkes or which letters you gave the conclusions about her nature?

  3. Dear Vishwas. thnx a lot for analysing my handwriting.was eagerly waiting for ur reply.u r 100 % accurate.1 more request, plz teach me handwriting analysis. :).

  4. Hey, even i want to get my handwriting analyzed but i don’t have a scanner 😦 Can u plz tell me ur address where i can send my handwriting ??? Your column is really awesome….And I read it regularly in MM….

  5. Wow! that analysis of Karoona was almost like reading my own personality analysis. I too tend to have a weird way of writing my I’s. And I too have the habit of thinking so fast while writing, that sometimes, the words in my head get skipped on the paper..and I continue writing..Its like the pen can’t catch up with my thoughts.

    It was a good analysis…I’ll send in my handwriting sample..but when I know its going to be analyzed, I tend to take care with crossing my t’s and dotting my i’s . so I have to wait for a random day to write..


  6. I am unable to imagine that one slow writer and another fast writer placed in one room can create a world war. My belief that handwriting does a lot to our lives gets stronger everytime I read your analysis. I suggest you could let us know of a few handwriting strokes which can make us calm and peace loving. We can practice such strokes in our handwriting.

  7. hi vishwas
    nice to c your mails and that keeps me update abt your self and your articles, anyway your article on speed is my need was informative hope i get to know abt myself some thing which i dont know thru your handwriting analysis.
    tk care

  8. hi,

    Every article of yours is worth reading twice.

    I know I said I meet you sometime for my writing analysis, let me know where you based at and then we can plan to meet(dont have scanner). Things are much better in my life now than it was 3 months back, thanks to you.

    Karoona is a pleased person I can see after reading it.


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