Graphology for Beginners. Page margins.

Graphology for Beginners. Page margins.

Let’s have a look at the way how the space of a page is used — which side the text shifts to, and how even the margins are. Due to the importance of this criterion during a thorough handwriting analysis our graphologists prefer to receive a text written on a blank unlined sheet of paper.

The concept of space was introduced by Max Pulver — one of the founders of a Swiss school of graphology in 1950s. The angles of margins, their curves speak about many personality traits.

In his theory, a left margin of a sheet means a personal, regressive and subjective origin.

A perfectly even, almost like drawn with a ruler, left margin shows the excessive meticulousness of the author. If the margin is even but still looks natural, the author of the text is fairly accurate but has no intentions to put himself into any frames, is a free person that likes order without extremes and has a good taste.

If a left margin goes narrow towards the bottom of the sheet, it might mean that the author is selfish, frugal and even scrimping. And otherwise, if a left margin is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom, the author of the text is generous and even wasteful. In combination with other signs, it can mean folly, spontaneity, low self-control.

Margins can be convex or concave — such margins show an inner battle with weaknesses. So, if a margin moves to the right in the centre and then back, it means a person fights his natural spareness and tries to be generous, knowing about his frugality.

If a left margin is wider in the centre, a person tries to be careful with money but most likely because he must hold on with his generosity due to some circumstances.

An uneven and irregular left margin shows an disorganised, careless and — in combination with other signs — somewhat promiscuous nature of the author.

A right margin is a symbol of connection with society, according to Pulver.

An even right margin means the author is reserved with others, cautious in communication, and is able to control his temper.

An uneven margin describes a weak self-control; such person shows emotions and often follows his own desires.