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Top Ten Success & Achievement Traits from Handwriting

Fiona MacKay Young, Handwriting Analysis & Personal Growth

Top Ten Success & Achievement Traits from Handwriting

Fiona MacKay Young, Handwriting Analysis & Personal Growth

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12 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. 1 How do you set your goals

    • 3. 2 How Much of a Self Starter are You

    • 4. 3 When the going gets tough, I

    • 5. 4 Do you put things off

    • 6. 5 Enthusiasm Always a Winner

    • 7. 6 Optimism

    • 8. 7 Are You Productive or Confused

    • 9. 8 Are you Organized

    • 10. 9 Do you show Initiative

    • 11. 10 Do you believe in yourself

    • 12. 11 Final Course Project & PDF Download

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About This Class

A very lively, interactive course in which you will learn to identify

  • How high you set your goals
  • How much of a self-starter you are
  • How determined you are
  • Whether you procrastinate (and how to stop it)
  • How enthusiastic you are
  • How optimistic you are
  • Whether you have confusion of interests (and how to remove it)
  • How organized you are
  • Whether you show initiative
  • Whether you believe in yourself

All from your Handwriting. You will not only learn how to identify them, but how to add them to your writing if they are not already there, and how to remove the negative ones.

The course has clear illustrations and instructions, a quiz with each lesson to check you've understood it well, and a class project to practice adding or removing each trait. There is also a PDF download of all illustrations.

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Fiona MacKay Young

Handwriting Analysis & Personal Growth


I've been involved for over 20 years in helping people move ahead with their lives through identifying their gifts, strengths and overcoming blocks or limitations. It is my goal to inspire those I meet to develop their potential to the fullest.

There are a wide variety of ways to do these things, and I love to explore, adapt and create new ways.

As a Graphologist and Grapho-Therapist (Handwriting Analysis),

And also as a Career Counselor and Personal Development & Law of Attraction Coach,

I love nothing more than to help people be the very best they can be, to realize their hopes and dreams and love their lives. 

I also love 'techie' things, and have worked as a Graphic Designer, creating websites (WordPress) and creating videos fo... See full profile

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1. Introduction: I'm feeling a Makhaya welcome to the top 10. Success and achievement treats from handwriting. In this course, you're going to learn how to identify these top 10 traits from your handwriting. Two of them are negative ones that you want to take out if you have them on the other eight are positive ones that you want to add if you don't already have, the trends are setting your goals. How good a self starter you are, how determined you are to keep going When things get tough. The two nuggets of ones are procrastination. Predict things off on confusion of interest, which is waived. But too many things going on in your life, and things are bumping into each other and you're not getting things done. Other positive ones are enthusiasm. Your ability to be well organized, your ability to take initiative on how much you believe in yourself. So these are really great traits to be able to either have or removed, depending whether the positive or negative on to be able to identify the problem on writing on from other people's writing. So let's get started on the top 10. Success on achievement tricks brought handwriting 2. 1 How do you set your goals: How do you set your goals? You've probably heard off the ladder off success, but did you know that it's literally true off how you set your goals? It all shows in a T crossbar. The higher the crossbar, the higher your goals, starting with the lowest T bar, when the T bar is level with the tops off the lower case letters or below them. As you see there, the 2nd 1 is actually slightly below the one and tough. The T bar is slightly lower than the top of the Owen, and the other one is just about level. This indicates day today are very conservative goals such a person, man, not be extremely successful, but we'll take it one step at a time when the T bar is above the tops off the lower case letters but below the top off a T stem. As you see there, practical goals are indicated. That means they can look at something and decide. It makes sense that I can do that. Okay, let's go. Will do it when the cross bar is at the very top off the tee stem in a lower case, T just like these ones these are lower case, although they do kind of look like capitals. But if you write a lower case T like that, this indicates that the writer has extremely high, ambitious goals. They stand at the bottom of the ladder of success and look way up there and say, I can get there, I can jump up there and a succeed Can you guess what it means when the T bar is floating in the air above the rest of the letter like there was once it means a dreamer. Someone who's goals are not necessarily attached to reality. Have your variety of tea bars is normal. It just means you have different goals in different areas of your life, and a few dreams are always good. Here's a summary. The dreamer is the head in the clouds. Hi, ambitious goals are the T bar at the very top of the tea stem Prats cocoles. They decide what's reasonable to try for, and they make their tea bar somewhere above the top of the top off the lower case letters on below the top of a tea stem on day to day goals who prefer to take it one step at a time tend to make their tea bars low around the height of the lower case letters, or sometimes even lower. Check out your tea bars. Are you happy with them? If you want to have higher goals, just start crossing your T's higher up. As with all changes to your writing, once a change becomes your natural way of writing, the associate trade will have become your natural way off being. And that goes for all the traits you're going to learn in this course. Can you identify what kind of goals or should be low? You composite video If you want to have a better look on the answers, air coming up on the very next slight. Here are the answers, so these ones are low there, just about the height of Lord case letters. So that's indicate, stated a goals in gratefully. The T bar is floating above the tea. It's not touching it. It's very long, but that doesn't matter for what we're looking at. Its above the teapot, the tea stem. So that shows the dreamer in this one. We've got practical goals. The tea bars are above the lower case letters, but below the top of a teach them on the last one has very fancy flourishes for tea bars. But again, that doesn't matter for this. All we're looking at is the height on the high tells is that this person has very ambitious , distant goals. Here's a lesson project. Write a few lines of writing in your normal writing or printing and choose to cross your teas at the height. You want to have your goals, then try to remember to do that every time you write a T coming up next. How much of a self starter are you? 3. 2 How Much of a Self Starter are You: not a lesson to how much of a self Starcher are you when you have to get started on something, do you get right down to it and get it finished? Or perhaps not, rush at it but still get it done? Or do you have a hard time getting started? Once again, we're looking at the cross bar on the lower case T, but this time we don't care. How high are Lotus? This time, we're going to look at how heavy it is. If you think about the heaviness off the T bar as the amount of Dr Put into getting started , you'll easily remember which is which. A T bar that is lighter in weight than the rest of the writing that is, it has less pressure off the pen on the paper. It's someone who is a hard time getting started, so we'll see. The T Bar affair is noticeably lighter than the rest of the writing, so that someone who has a hard time getting started when the T bar is the same weight or heaviness as the rest of the writing. It's someone who's about average in getting started on things they probably managed to get going most times, but not always with a strong drive. So there is one that the tea bars exactly say waiters the rest of the writing. So that's a moderate moderate. Will part moderate drive to get started Writing with a heavy T bar heavier than the rest of the writing is someone who is a strong self starter. When they decide to get going, watch out, they'll be on the move, and there is a very strong tea bar. It's noticeably heavier than the rest of the writing, so that's heavyweight T bar. Strong self starter To recap the heavier the T bar from or of a self starter. The writer is so there's light, moderate and heavy as before. It doesn't matter if you write or print. Want to try your skill at identifying self starters? Which writing do you think shows the best self starter? You pause the video. If you like to have a better look, the answers Air coming up in the very next site. Here's the answer. So this one has. The tea bars are the same weight as the rest of the writing, so it's an average self starter. This one is noticeably. The tea bars are noticeably lighter. They're very light so that someone who will have a hard time getting started some of the time they may be okay wants to get going, but will have a hard time getting started. And this one has the heavy T bars. It's heavy writing anyway, but the tea bars are heavier than the rest of the writing, so this is a good self starter. Here's the lesson. Project check. How heavy are your tea bars In comparison to the rest of your writing? Decide if you want to have more starting power. And, if so, practice writing or printing, making your tea bars heavier than the other writing. And if you're also raising your goals, remember to make your tea bars high at the same time. Coming up next, when the going gets tough, I 4. 3 When the going gets tough, I: number three When the going gets tough, I what? When the going itself, What do you do? Do you keep on going? Get less enthusiastic unless committed to finishing already. Just say what the heck and give up our change direction when the tail off the F G. Why J lower case is short, I said Thies ones. It's very short. That means that no matter how good the writer, maybe it getting started, they'll probably give up quite easily if things get tough. When the tale of F. G. J. Why is neither long nor short, but a medium length? It's an indication that this writer will continue trying for a reasonable length of time, but may then decide to give up so that one's average. And when the tale of F. G. J and why is long in comparison to the rest of the writing, I shall see there there really long. This means the writer will keep on going, not giving up as long as he possibly can. When the tail of the F. G. J Y is curved, whether it's long or short, as in that one, it doesn't have a look necessarily, but it's really curved. That diamond stroke is really curved. It means the writer may get to their destination more likely if it's long. But they may well take a teacher RAV oven going directly there. So in summary, the short down stroke it doesn't matter if is a loop or not for any of the ones. In this lesson, it's a stroke that goes down that we're looking at so very short in short lived determination. Average means average determination on really long means enduring determination on a curve being. See me take it, determine it won't go straight From point A to point B. They may take a teacher on route. Now it's time to test your your skills. Which of the writing below shows the most determination? You can pause the video if you want to have a better look and the answers air coming up on the very next site here, the answers in this one in the top left the does jokes are very, very short, so that means a short lived determination that liable to give up pretty fast in the 2nd 1 there but average the reasonable lamp. But they're not really long, so that's average determination. And in the last one, especially since if you look at the actual writing, it spread out. But it's pretty is not tile. It's pretty small. The details air really very long in comparisons of the height of the rest of the letters, so that one is very enduring. Determination. Lesson Project Jack, you're on writing to see how long are the tales or on your F g J and why, If you want more staying power, more determination to complete things, practice writing or printing with the long, straight tails on the F G. J. On why coming up number four. Do you put things off instead of guessing on with them? 5. 4 Do you put things off: number four. Do you put things off instead of guessing on with, um, procrastination can hold you back from success when you hold back instead of moving forwards, opportunities are missed. Procrastination is another trait that shows in the cross bar off the lower case T, where the cross bar is off to left off the tease them and doesn't cross it. That's when procrastination shows and all the teas in that writing has it off. The 1st 1 is touching. The other three are not touching the tea stem, but that doesn't matter. They're all procrastination, the further away from the stem off the tee. Attar's the stronger the procrastination, so the one on the left is touching, so it's not really far away at all. On the one on the right is further away, so Hitachi is has less procrastination. Information has more procrastination on the more often it appears in writing, the more often the writer is likely to procrastinate. So if you have a page of writing and it happens once, the person doesn't procrastinate very often. But if you have a page of writing and every single T is off to the left, then you've got a very strong procrastinator. His summary This one has won t bar touching off to the left. So that's procrastination. The other three T bars are often left and not touching, so that stronger procrastination. This one has just one site. Procrastination. That one has one that's got stronger procrastination and information has quite a strong procrastination as well. Chris Tine Which of the writing below did you think shows procrastination? You can pause the video if you like to a better look and the answers air coming up on the next slight. And here the answers. So the 1st 1 has three teas on the T bars are all off to left, so there is procrastination in that one. This one also has three teas, and they're also all off to the left there touching. But they're still off to the laugh, so it's still procrastination. This one has. Forties is only three arrows, but not if the teas are off to the left, so there's no procrastination showing in that writing. How did you do with up your lesson project? Check your old writing for procrastination. If you have it, practice writing and making the tea bar across the T Sam every time. And don't put it off if you don't have procrastination, you know, practice project for this lesson on procrastination is one you really want to get rid of if you do have it next up. Five enthusiasm. Always a winner. 6. 5 Enthusiasm Always a Winner: number five enthusiasm. Always the winner to court Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nothing rate was ever achieved without enthusiasm is Lucy has. It is a great trait to have enthusiasm shows like so many other traits in the lower case T it shows where the T bar is long and sweeping. That's where it shows. So there is too long sweeping T bars in that one. Two more in that one and two more in that one. So here is some more examples of enthusiasm. Now we see all the tea bars here are floating in the air above the tea stem. But that doesn't matter. All we're looking at here is the length, and they're all long. They're also all sign thing outwards. But that doesn't matter either. The in the middle line is a capital, which is why we're not using the T bar for that. It only applies to Lord case. Here we have two lovely, long enthusiastic T bars, and here we have lots of tea bars and they're all long so they're all enthusiasm. So that's three great examples off enthusiastic T bars. Here's a quiz for you. Which of the writing below do you think shows enthusiasm, impulsive video. If you like to have a better look on, the answers were on the very next site. Here are the answers. So in the 1st 1 there are three long sweeping T bars, so they do have enthusiasm in the word handwriting. The tea bars actually quite short, so there's no enthusiasm showing there in the one on the right, which says writing something is great. The T bars air not particularly long, so there's no enthusiasm there on where it says get better in the bottom again. We've got the long, enthusiastic T bars, so enthusiasm is definitely there. How did you do the lesson? Project Jack Your Lord, writing for the long, sweeping, enthusiastic T bars. If you don't have them, practice writing with them until it becomes natural for you. If you already have enthusiasm, just celebrate enthusiastically. Next up. Six. Optimism 7. 6 Optimism: number six is optimism. Keep looking up. Another great trait to have is the trade off optimism. Do you see the glass half full or half empty? The ultimate sees it half full. Big optimistic means you look on the bright side. You expect good things to happen, and as a result, in general, you are happier optimists and shows in writing in two ways. The first is where lines writing are slanted outwards upwards towards the right. Now you see it there there's our red arrows, showing you the direction of the writing. They're both going upwards towards the right. If you're writing online paper, it's actually quite difficult to show this optimism. So you really best to to write on unlike paper or look at writing, which has been written on unlined paper to identify optimism the second way. You can identify online paper as well, because it's where the tea bars signed outwards towards the right. So there's one there, and there were two in there, so the 2nd 1 obviously has some both. It's got lines of writing going up and T bars going up there, I believe, is just has it the one in the t Bar in positive. So here is a summary of optimism. One is where the lines of writing Santa words to the right and two. It's where the T Bar sent outwards through the right, and as I mentioned, that one has both his quiz time. Which of the writing below do you think shows optimism? You can punish the video if you like to have a better look, and the answers will be on the very next site. So here are the answers. This one has no optimism. The line of writing goes straight along the T bark or straight along. There's nothing slanted outwards to the right at all to try. 10 times the line of writing goes slightly upwards. The right not a lot, but sightly the tea bars who straight so that is showing a little bit of optimism to get into it. Has T Bar is going upwards to the right. The line of writing is straight so that showing optimism in the tea bars on the last one. Quite interesting slant slightly downwards, actually, and the tea bars do not go up to the right so that one does not have any optimism at all. How did you do on that? Here's a lesson project. Check your own writing for both off the two indications of optimism. If either are not already in your writing practice writing to include them coming up next. Seven. Are you productive or confused? 8. 7 Are You Productive or Confused: number seven. Are you productive or confused? It's hard to be productive when you are confused. Confusion in handwriting is described as confusion off interests. It means that when you have too much on the goal at one time is hard to give the focus and attention necessary to each item on the agenda. Confusion of interest shows in writing where the lines of writing are touching or overlapping each other as you'll see there. If farther, the overlap them or the confusion and the more often the overlap there, more often, confusion occurs. So here is the more examples off confusion of In trust. You see there the two, twice it run, the lines run into each other. And actually there's 1/3 time The p of perhaps runs into the t of today as well, and here we have a whole lot more, all running into each other. So lots of confusion going on there, and this one is very hard to read it all. But everything kind of runs into each other all over the place, so as lots of confusion that all of the's lines of writing So here's a quiz for you. Which of the writing below shows confusion, off interests. You can post the video if you want to have a better look, and the answers will be on the very next slight. So here are the answers. There's some writing that's running into each other in there, so there is confusion of in trust in that example. There's also some writing some lines of writing, running into each other here, but only once, where the arrow points is that all the time actually connects on the top line. The tales of the Why and the P managed to go in between the letter so that somebody who's actually drink quite a good job of balancing a lot of things going on at once. But there is a little bit of confusion happening. This one has lots of lines, right running into each other, the strokes. So lots of confusion in that one on this one very clearly has nothing running into anything else, so there's no confusion in that writing. Did you get those right Lesson project. Check your own writing for confusion off interests if you find your lines of writing your overlapping practice writing so there is clear, empty space between lines. If you have no confusion, there's no practice exercise for this less next up. Eight. How organized are you? 9. 8 Are you Organized: number eight. How organized are you? Your handwriting won't actually show If you are organized, is said, it will show to the extent which you have the ability to be organized. Some people have a natural ability to be organized whether or not use it on. Other people weren't really hard being organized, although they don't have the natural ability. So you're writing will show the natural ability to be organized. Organizational ability shows in writing where the lower case F is balanced. The crossbar is in the middle off the letter, so there is one that's not balanced. The pink line shows where the middle with me, that one is balanced that crosses right in the middle, and that one is not balanced. It's crossed too high. It doesn't matter if you print are. If you write to the script, it's still the same rule. Here is some examples of organizational ability and wonderful. The F is just the stick, but it's cuts exactly in the middle, so that ties organizational ability. This one also has has got a loop on the top, and the office count writes in the middle. So again, it's organizational ability. This one hustle upon the bottom, but again, they're equal in size. So organizational ability is there, too. On the last one has a loop, top and bottom, and it's beautifully cut right in the middle. So all of the's have good organizational ability, and you can see it doesn't matter how you write your F. It still works. Here's some examples of a lack of organisational ability just so you can see the difference so that half has a very large loop on top, and it's very small. Look below. So it's not organized where it says number off. It's much, much longer on the bottom. So again it's not organized, and this one has to looks, but it's still much longer on the bottom, so it's not organized. So these air lack of organization Which of the examples below do you think have good organizational ability? You can pause the video if you want to have a better look. Answers on the next site here. The answers. The one on the left has the F cut nicely in the middle, there on the F cut nicely in the middle there, so this one shows good organizational ability. Friend has a much larger loop on the bottom that it does on the top. So and it's much longer on the bottom than the top. So it does not have organizational ability. He Afrin far in the bottom, right is very nicely cut right in the middle. So it has excellent organizational ability. So how did you do? The lesson project is to check your own lord case AFS for organizational ability. If you find your after well balanced, then you have no project access out exercise for this lesson. But if you find you're after not well balance practice writing with them with the crossbar exactly in the middle Off the letter coming up next nine. Do you show initiative? 10. 9 Do you show Initiative: number nine. Do you Show initiative initiative means that you notice are identify opportunities, then move towards taking advantage off them. Initiative shows in writing where the upstroke off the lower case P, K or H swings out from the baseline. You'll see it does it in the H there and in both the p on the k there. But it doesn't. It's not initiative if it swings out from below the baseline. So there's the baseline there and that First pee on the Left shows initiative because it starts to swing out just above the baseline. The one on the right already has an extra it to show you it's not right, but you'll notice the P actually starts to swing out right from the base off API, so that one is not initiative. Initiative also shows in a lower case T, where there's no realty crossbar, but instead the stroke swings out from the bottom. So there is swing out from the boss for the down stroke there, and it does it again twice in there. Here's more examples of initiative, so they k and back swings out from the base. That accomplishment has some nice examples. It's got a P that swings out the h on the tea. Which examples below do you think show initiative? You compose the video. If you like to have a better look. Answers are the next site. So here are the answers. The 1st 1 has a T bar that swings out beautifully. So that one definitely has initiative. This one has a k that swings out. So again, initiative. This one is a P and the tea. So that pass initiative and the last one has doesn't have it in the tea, and it doesn't have it in h r. Any other letter? So no initiative in that one. Did you get these right? Nice. And project. Check your own lower case. T H P and K Far initiative. If you don't have it, practice adding it. You don't need to add it to all four letters, but choose one or two and add initiative to them. If you already have initiative in your writing, you have no practice project for this lesson. Coming up next number time. Do you believe in yourself? 11. 10 Do you believe in yourself: number 10. Do you believe in yourself? Believing in yourself means that you have confidence in your own abilities. On that you have good self esteem. Believing in yourself shows in writing in two ways. The first way is that it shows in the personal pronoun I when the I is slightly larger than the rest of the capital letters and you'll see there, the I they red lines go across the I the same height ists are, so you'll see the eye is actually larger and the gamma say with the M of the I there. So when the Capital I But it's a personal pronoun is larger than the other Capital letters than believing in yourself is showing. And number two it shows in the signature when it is slightly larger than the rest of the writing. And there you see, James Mason is slightly larger than the writing on the line above on likewise, with Rebecca Davis just slightly larger, not absolutely enormous. So here's a summary off. Believe it. Believe in yourself traits when the capital I, when it's used as a personal pronoun, is larger than the other capitals and when the signature is slightly larger than the rest of the writing. So which of the examples below do you think shows that you believe in yourself? You can pass the video if you like to have a better look on the answer beyond the very next site. So here are the answers in this one. There's the I, and there's this height of it on the J. Now we're not bothering about the lower loop on the J. Kasay doesn't have a lower look, but the J from the baseline up is still taller than the capital I. So that one does not show believing in yourself. And here we have the whole in on, which is quite a bit smaller than the eye and I enjoyed. So that shows it is show believing in yourself. And here we have signatures. So the signature is quite a bit bigger than the rest of the writing in that, so that show is believing in themselves. The fact that you can't read the signature is a totally different trait. It doesn't matter for this one, and here we have a signature, which is basically the same size as the rest of the writing, So that does not show believing in yourself. Here's a lesson project. Check your own personal pro time I and your signature for size. If they're the same size as the rest of your writing practice, writing them a little larger, just the little. If they're already larger, you have no practice project for this lesson. Next up. Number 11 the Final Course project and PDF download. 12. 11 Final Course Project & PDF Download: number 11 Final Course project and PDF download. So here's the Final Course project. Keep practicing all the new strokes you've added to writing throughout this course. If you keep writing this way, even just for a few minutes, every few days you will find it becomes your natural way of writing. And at that point, you'll also find thes personality traits are becoming part of your natural personality, so keep up the good work that you started on. Just keep putting these traits of these strokes into your writing. And to do that, you can download the PDF file from the resource section. It contains all the right see examples from the entire course to help you remember which joke means what so you can check with any time to see what stopped. You are adding and want to keep adding to your writing. That's it. Congratulations on completing this course