Brainnovations – The 3 Zones of Handwriting

Has it ever occurred to you that the loops, (or lack of), in your handwriting can be indicative of the imagination you possess? Check out the reference below. It indicates the three zones in handwriting. Usually, your handwriting will fall predominantly into one category, but that is not always the case.


What the zones mean:

The first zone, Philosophical Imagination, is when the loops reach high into the sky of abstract thinking. More mature writers write with upper loops, because their brains are fully developed after age 25. They can visualize an idea, establish their belief system, and emphasize. One can call it the “Thinking Zone”.

The second zone of Daily Activities is dominant when there is little activity above or below the baseline. Often this type of writing is seen in adolescents, whose brains are not fully developed. Emphasis in this zone relies on mundane things like: what to wear, where to go, or what to eat. But you can bet anyone with this mundane writing could be adept with “hands on” projects and its presentation.

The third zone, Practical Imagination, is when the lower loops of the f, g, or y extends down under the baseline, and returns to the baseline. The wider the loop, the more the person wishes to do a variety of activities and socialize. Another way to look at this zone is to call it the “Doing” zone. That’s where all the action takes place.


Sample Breakdown: 

Let’s take at look at Morgan Freeman’s handwriting.

Notice his wide, long g’s and y’s. Also, he writes high into the abstract range, making him a “thinker and a doer”. That may be why he can act in such a variety of roles such as, “Driving Miss Daisy” or “The Shawshank Redemption”.



Practical Application: 

Now that you have seen a sample, try breaking down your own handwriting and see what you can gleam about your personality.

On a piece of paper, copy the sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

Now answer these questions and refer back to the original article for help in learning how your writing can tell you more about your personality traits.

  1. How many loops reach up in the Philosophical Imagination?
  2. How many loops reach down into the Material Imagination?
  3. Do you have an absence of loops in both ranges?
  4. Do you have a balance of upper and lower loops?
  5. Which range do you think you is your dominant one? Why?


Congratulations! You have learned something new and by doing so, you have grown your brain young!

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