Graphology for Beginners. The direction of baselines.

Graphology for Beginners. The direction of baselines.

Nowadays we rarely handwrite, and almost never do so on unlined paper. Paper templates, squared and ruled notebooks, horizontal lines of typed text taught us that an ideally even line is a norm. What will graphology say about it?

Perfectly even lines on an unlined sheet of paper is a rarity. That’s why when we talk about an even horizontal line, we don’t consider small natural deviations from the horizontal line written with a rule.

The text with even lines handwritten on a blank sheet of paper can indeed tell a lot about positive qualities of the author.

An even line shows an inner confidence; this person is difficult to mislead, he doesn’t rely on other people’s opinion and can control his emotions. He doesn’t get upset over little things, is stubborn to a certain extent and self-disciplined. The more even a line is, the more pronounced these qualities are.

Baselines that strongly deviate from the horizontal line show either an optimistic or pessimistic mood. The mood can be temporary, or it can be a personality trait.

A falling line means depression, physical or emotional tiredness. If the angle is not too big, the author of the the text is easy to upset and discourage, he is worried about people’s opinion, and is easy to influence. A drastically falling line means a foul mood, a depressed state, this person is extremely pessimistic and expects nothing good from life.

A rising line is an indication that the author of the text is overall optimistic, adapts to circumstances easily, full of energy, positive and friendly. Depending on the angle of direction, we can describe the way how these qualities are pronounced.

If a line is wavy, the person has mood swings that depend on all little things surrounding him. Overall, this person is insecure, can be mislead from the way he had on his mind, he changes his mind and preferences all the time, and can hardly achieve good results — today he is interested in one thing, tomorrow in something else.