Handwriting Analysis: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Signatures
I was asked to analyze the signatures of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for a sidebar to a Dallas Morning News article, "Lefties leave their mark," which was published August 12, 2012. If you are wondering, Obama is left-handed and Romney is right-handed. Only two traits about President Obama's signature were used in the article (highlighted in yellow). My full analysis of each signature is located below the image.
A disclaimer about analyzing signatures:
Because a signature contains only a few letters of the alphabet, an analysis of a signature is a limited snapshot of a person's personality. Without full samples of handwriting to compare to the signatures, I cannot tell if the signatures are consistent with the rest of their writing. A signature is a person's symbol — a manufactured public image that a person wants the world to see, which may or may not represent who he truly is. The rest of the handwriting reveals the true self and how a person behaves in private. Nevertheless, that traits that are seen in the signature are part of a person's character.
Analysis of Mitt Romney's signature
Mitt Romney is a quick thinker with investigative and analytical skills. He thinks on his feet, solves difficult problems, and makes decisions easily.
Romney has a strong ego and believes in his ability to accomplish his goals. Because he crosses his 't's above the stem, he is a visionary with grand ideas that may or may not be based on reality or his actual ability to achieve them.
Romney is full of energy, drive and determination that keep him going until he accomplishes his goals. He has initiative and will aggressively go after what he desires.
Romney's enthusiasm attracts and sparks the interests of others, drawing people to him. He has strong diplomatic abilities and can get along with all types of people.
Romney is extremely loyal. He is committed to stand behind people and beliefs that he considers worthy.
Romney is emotionally responsive, occasionally impatient and impulsive when fueled by strong emotions. He can be moody, experiencing a wide range of emotional ups and downs. He has lots of self-control, though, so he can manage his behavior during times of stress and keep his emotions from public view.
Romney has a desire for knowledge and a willingness to learn. However, he is a selective listener who tunes out what does not support his current point of view.
Romney is a perfectionist. He sets long-term goals and is a high achiever. He can be rigid and inflexible when faced with unexpected situations that threaten his plans or when people do not do things his way. He values efficiency and does not like his time wasted with nonsense. When facing failure, he will cut his losses and find another way to accomplish his goals.
Because the letters of Romney's first name are printed whereas the letters in his last name are connected, we see that he protects his personal self or private life from the public. By printing his first name, he is leaving out parts of himself that he does not want others to see. He is more comfortable associating himself with his father and family connections because he writes his last name out fully.
Romney doesn't trust easily and keeps his inner feelings to himself. This makes it hard to get to know who he really is or to pin him down on anything that makes him feel vulnerable.
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