Tell Us About Your Handwriting and We'll Reveal Your True Personality

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Tell Us About Your Handwriting and We'll Reveal Your True Personality
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About This Quiz

Children have been complaining about handwriting since the dawn of the written word. We all moaned about how it was complicated, and we didn't understand how it all fit together. Sometimes it made our hands ache. These days, children have even more ammunition to complain about being expected to write cursive, as there are so many more devices on which to write and literally everyone learns to type. Indeed, with voice recognition, it's entirely possible that typing itself may one day go the way of the dodo.

However, handwriting will always be valuable. It helps to wire up parts of your brain associated with language, and there's a mountain of proof that it makes you smarter and better able to communicate. It assists you in developing excellent motor skills with your hand. It's also still true that there is absolutely no substitute for a handwritten note when it's time to mark a special occasion. It's also just one of those things that you have to be able to do to really call yourself a grownup, like cooking a basic meal or re-wiring a plug.

How you write is very personal, such that a person's writing is one way to tell which words are theirs. It also conveys a little about how they felt at the time - rushed, happy, angry, etc. - and even who they are inside. So tell us about your writing, and we'll let you know what you're secretly telling the world through your pen!

Do you hold a pen the "correct" way?
I hold it the best way for me.
I don't know.
Nope.
Of course.

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How fast are you?
Slow.
Very fast.
Slower than I would like.
As fast as necessary.

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Do you have any little curly extra bits on the letters?
Many, yes.
Depends on my mood.
Nope.
Not unless I'm doing calligraphy.

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Could someone tell that you're writing nowadays instead of in Ye Olden Times?
They would have no idea.
Probably.
Certainly.
They might know.

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How is your spelling?
Flawless.
Erratic.
I don't even know any more.
Pretty good.

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Do you make a lot of errors you have to correct?
Not one.
I do, but I don't correct them.
Annoyingly, yes.
Not anymore.

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How often do you smudge?
Any amount is too much!
A lot.
More than average.
Not at all.

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Does writing bore you?
Nope!
It frustrates me because my brain goes so fast.
So much.
Only a little.

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Do you use a lot of abbreviations?
Never!
Of course, I make them up.
I use shorthand.
Not unless people know them.

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What is a good reason to write it by hand?
It'll look best that way.
It's more freeing for the mind.
You have only a pen on you.
It's proper.

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Do you keep your old letters?
The important ones.
Somewhere, I think.
Only as long as required.
Of course.

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Did you ever keep a diary by hand?
Yes, for years.
On and off.
No.
My school made me keep a journal.

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Can you write neat lines on a blank page?
Of course.
Not really.
Definitely not.
I have a method that works for me, usually.

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Can you do math with a pen?
Of course.
Usually, yes.
No.
If I use the proper methods.

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How legible is your writing?
It's like print.
I can read it.
I can barely read it.
It's OK.

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Can you write with your non-dominant hand?
Yes, actually, but not well.
No, but I do anyway.
Not at all.
I wouldn't even try!

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Can you do mirror writing?
Yes!
I haven't in years.
I haven't tried.
I probably could.

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How uniform are your letters?
Mostly identical.
Somewhat.
No two are alike.
Exactly identical.

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What sort of pen do you prefer?
Fountain.
Something fun.
Biro.
Anything.

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Were you that kid who told the teacher there was no point learning this because you would use a computer?
Absolutely never.
Once in a while.
All the time.
I might have thought about it.

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Do you rather like how writing feels?
I love it!
Sometimes.
No.
I used to.

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Do people admire your writing?
All the time.
Once in a while.
Never.
Quite often.

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How distinctive is your writing?
Extremely.
Fairly.
Not very.
Not at all.

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How similar is your writing to that of the person who taught you?
Fairly.
Somewhat.
Not at all.
Identical.

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Are you proud of your writing?
Yes, very.
Once in a while.
No.
Fairly.

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Do you think it's still important for kids to write properly?
Yes, fairly.
They should write well enough to express themselves.
Not really.
It's paramount.

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Other than signing your name, what's the most common way for you to use a pen these days?
Diary.
Idea book.
Notes on business plans.
Thank you notes.

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Do you find that writing something down helps you remember it?
Yes, always.
Often, yes.
From time to time.
Not really.

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How do you feel about people who have bad handwriting?
I pity them.
I don't judge.
I think they are probably smarter.
I think they are lazy.

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How do you feel about people who have very good handwriting?
They are kindreds.
I admire them.
I think they're probably boring.
They are proper thinkers.

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