Trump, Clinton, Sanders: My CNN Interview

You may be interested in seeing the article published by CNN after they contacted me to analyze Trump, Hillary and Bernie’s handwriting.

 

You can read the FULL CNN Article here:  http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/11/politics/presidential-handwriting/
(Then come right back as there is extra information, below)

 

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Prior to this interview I had written a post here about Trump’s handwriting.

Here it is:

For years, graphologists have kept Donald Trump’s signature on our radar screen and in our files because we loved to comment on it.  Heck, this  was even before he was called “The Donald”.

 

PixDonaldTrumpandDog

And certainly decades longer before the idea of his running for Presidency was just a gleam in someone’s eyes!

The long standing old signature:

TrumpsFormerSignature

 

To the best of my knowledge the one below is a more recent signature than in all past years.   And yes yes yes…. I see changes.

 

TrumpNewerSignature

What hasn’t changed:  His writing is and always will be very angular.

Extreme angles in writing (especially in m’s and n’s) reveal an extremely rocket sharp, quick analytical mind.  One who is quick to size up a situation.  We’re talking lightening speed quick.  Exploratory thinker, dissect an issue into oblivion, quick decision maker…..but the more angles, the more harsh in judgment.  The more black and white thinking…  I’m right, you’re wrong judgmental thinking.

No one would ever accuse Mr. Trump of having soft, round or curvy handwriting.

To clarify, think Princess Diana for rounded handwriting.

 

Autographed writing and signature Princess Diana

The person with rounded handwriting takes a softer approach to problem solving, often harboring a philosophy of  Hugs not Drugs.   (Not to mention Princess Diana was a kindergarten teacher’s assistant and taught dance to the young.)

Back to Donald Trump:

What I immediately noticed about the newer signature were new secrecy strokes in the “o” and “d”.

He is not writing as carefully or perfectly as before. (You could place a ruler under the first signature) And the slant has changed.  Leaning right toward more impulsiveness.

Last but not least the p creates a larger phallic symbol than before.   I love how Michelle Dresbold coined it, “Me…big hunk of man.”

During this process, we make fun of  all politicians equally.  It helps us stay sane.

I was interviewed by print and live media in the last several elections.  In my online signature analysis course we had some fun with the candidates for the 2008 candidates.

ThreeStooges_Obama-McCain-Clinton

 

Handwriting analysis is an ancient science that has been around since the days of Aristotle.  The more you learn the more you want to learn, the more questions you have.  Understanding graphology takes you on a learning journey of a lifetime.

Kathi
Your “Write” Coach

To learn handwriting analysis at home, click here to find out more: http://kathimcknight.com/homestudy.html

www.TheHandwritingExpert.com 

 

Peyton Manning: Handwriting Analyzed

PEYTON MANNING’S SIGNATURE

(YOU WERE BORN A NATURAL GRAPHOLOGIST SERIES)

 Even though my home is 20 miles south of Denver, I was in Denver the morning of the huge rally and tribute to the Super Bowl Champions, our beloved Denver Broncos!!

To give you an idea of the turn out, here is one aerial shot that was taken.

Scroll down.  Can you see me? I’m the one in orange and blue.

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Swarm of fans at rally

aerial view of fans at rally

Just kidding.  I avoided the parade and watched it on TV back home.   It was amazing.  The crowd turn out was estimated between 650,000 and 1 million!  Out of all of that, only one arrest was made.

Let’s dive into Peyton Manning’s autograph.

PeytonManning

 

I like the shape of his P.  It reminds me of a partial football.

JohnElwaySigOnFootball

(Whoops, not yet John Elway, I’ll write about you in the next post.  For now folks,  just focus on the shape of the football…..Now let’s return to Peyton’s signature)

 

PeytonManning

 

A few of my  RMGA graduates gathered round the handwriting sample round table tonight and I let them do the analyzing.  They did an awesome job (of course).

Here’s what they discovered: The “M” in Manning is not nearly as large at the “P” in Peyton.  Peyton’s emphasis is on himself personally, more than his family.

The “M” is very rounded.  This represents a cumulative thinker. He doesn’t want surprises, he wants it laid out, in other words.  But then notice how the writing becomes illegible and looks like a piece of thread that has come loose?  In graphology, we literally call this “threaded writing.”  And it means, full speed ahead! Fast thinking, seeing the end result before one even starts! He combines methodical thinking with fast follow through.

The lower loops are slender (y and g).  He’s extremely selective in who he calls a close friend.

And he cannot escape a trait that I’ve seen in many a super celebrity’s handwriting.  The vanity stroke.  The “T” is “Mile High” tall.  This means he doesn’t just think he’s right, he KNOWS he is right.  My hunch is, it has to do with he knows he’s right that the “big man upstairs” had much to do with his success.  And you will never ever ever ever be able to tell him differently.

It is that kind of defies-all-odds type of knowing one is right that makes the upper zone shoot up more than 3x as high as the middle zone.

The middle zone includes letters such as a, e, i, o and u.  (Just to name a few)

Other indicators in the writing show he puts his whole heart into the game. (Psst its in the slant).

Hope you enjoyed today’s blog.

I’ll leave you with an unexpected twist and turn.  And hopefully ……a audible chuckle.

Want to see Peyton Manning dance?  It’s worth it to take the next 52 seconds and watch this funny video with 3,122,408 others who watched and enjoyed it too!  https://www.facebook.com/realnflnewsandupdates/videos/1758251174396331/?pnref=story

Til next time,

Kathi
Your “Write” Coach

www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

Bruce Jenner – Handwriting Analysis

 

You would have to live under a rock to not know about the changes that Bruce Jenner is making in his life.

 

 

Young BruceBruce Jenner signing autographs in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I was fascinated to take a look at his handwriting.  Let’s see if you can pick up on one of the most profound and current themes throughout his many autographs.

One thing that hits me square in the face is how he signs his pictures with an extreme upward slant.    Throughout all the years!

 

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Characature autograph

Bruce

 

 

When someone writes with such an extreme upward slant, these people can be fearless.   These are the people who climb Mount Everest, do or die, literally or figuratively.  They do not know defeat.    You might think it means optimism and it does, but it also means when they are deeply depressed they will courageously forge ahead, fiercely and with enthusiasm and dogged determination.  They bring all the energy they have to their game.

Our signature is the cover to our own book (our own lives).  It is who we are putting out to the world;  how we desire to be seen.

As the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover.

You are never getting the full picture when you analyze just the signature but boy-oh- boy, what does show up in a signature, yours, mine or anybody’s, packs a punch!

If you were to put a ruler under his autograph,  you would see that the handwriting fits squarely on it.

 

BruceJennerSignature

Handwriting that looks like it has been written on a ruler is a sign of  an absolute perfectionist!

The first letters to the signature are quite large, showing a BIG sense of self, a big “healthy” ego.   The J in Jenner is SO large however, it creates a sense of over compensation…….trying TOO hard and overpowering the rest of the name.  Notice how it creates a bubble around part of his first name- creating a partial protective covering.

But it slices through the middle of his name.  He has been covering and protecting half of who he is (half of his first name).  But now he is coming out to “her.”

The writing itself is so tiny revealing enormous, gi-normous powers of focus and concentration.  But…… it is indiscernible.  If you didn’t know who it was, you probably could not truly make out the name.  That is another sign of covering up who one really is.

There is a hook that is like a partial arrow point or even a bit of a dagger, on the lower part of the letter J, the downward stick.  That shows irritation and holding on to things.  Despite it all, the uphill slant will conquer and overshadow all.

 

When we look at this handwriting sample …..

BruceHWSample

 

We see the words, “Never ever give up!!”  but this time the words are not conveying what his autographs have always revealed.  These words are written downhill…….. which means the writer was feeling depressed or  could have been very tired.

He writes with a far right slant which means Bruce is going to wear his heart out on his sleeve.  This kind of slant shows he all heart and he is full of emotion.   When he started the Diane Sawyer interview, it was with tears that he simply could not contain.  The writing also shows an over indulgence in one or more of the senses and there is also some resentment present.  Well, he has been the butt of a lot of jokes but perhaps his resentment is because he has resented a life where he could not be who he truly was………until now that is.

Statistics show a staggering rate of 41% of transgenders between the ages of 15 and 25 have attempted  suicide.  He very well could be one of the most significant  trailblazers to help the world understand the souls who have felt so misunderstood all of their lives.

Kathi
Your “Write” Coach

www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

 

 

 

 

Holy Hutzpa! It’s National Handwriting Week.

Batman and Robin have got nothing on us!   Pen in ink well We are fast encroaching upon National Handwriting Week– this year it is January  19th   through January 25th and is centered around National Handwriting Day  which is  based on the birthday of John Hancock’s birthday, January 23rd.

John Hancock's Sig on Declaration of Independence

National Handwriting Day was formerly established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association back in 1977.  Thank you!  My hat’s off to you.

This morning I stumbled upon a simply delightful blog post by Barb Riley from 3 years ago about this national holiday.  I am pleased to share points from the delightful thread and embellish the ideas a little further from a graphologist’s point of view.

Barb shares that she had a “curious obsession hobby. I used to practice copying other people’s cursive styles until I morphed my own to look just like theirs….You might wonder if I had identity issues—if perhaps, secretly, it was some type of insecure desire to be just like my peers. A valid notion, and one with a very small element of truth, but really, the main reason was to satisfy my appetite for whimsy. Switching up handwriting has always been a fun way to express my mood de jour….I suppose my obsession with writing in different styles back then is what led me to a love of creating fictional characters today: a fun way to try on different pen caps for a while, to live out someone else’s story, and in turn, learn more about myself.

Whatever the case, writing by hand makes a much better connection for me than writing on the computer. It’s therapeutic, cathartic, and just plain fun for me. Like the days I used to sit and color with my toddler-aged kids, writing by hand comforts me. I wouldn’t give it up for the world, and I’m doing everything I can to encourage my kids to understand its benefits, too…..How about you? Do you like to write by hand, or have you abandoned the practice in this age of digitized communication? Do you have any stories about your love (or hate) of handwriting? Did you ever used to practice your signature over and over again like I did?”

And a lively thread ensued from there.    Naturally I feel compelled to add my 2 cents worth from a graphologist’s point of view.

When it comes to changing your writing, I caution people, “Do not try this at home!”  I’m being a little tongue in cheek, but not really.

How my handwriting has changed since kindergarten

There is a science to strategically changing your writing to change your life – it’s called grapho-therapy.  So when you “mind your p’s and q’s” it could be the difference of snarls of struggle or surprising success.

Do not worry that your handwriting is not as beautiful or even as legible as your grandmother’s.

Messy handwriting may simply mean you have a lot of interesting things going on.  Anyway, you are in good company as the world uses the computer more and more.

As Anonymous wrote:

A teacher told me once that my writing looks like it was written with my feet! To which I replied, ‘like a foot note’.  Badum.”

However I insist that human beings still write more than is commonly thought these days. And there are a few of you out there who still take pleasure in the craft and are even still proud of your writing.   In classrooms of all kinds,  I still see many putting pen to paper as they take notes and who bothers to pull out a computer to jot down a grocery list?  There is something romantic about receiving a handwritten note in a Valentine’s card.

I would love to hear your ideas of ways you’ve used or seen handwriting used in recent past.  I’d love to see if there is something I can add to my growing list!

Kathi

Your “Write” Coach

Dr. Oz and Kathi 2014   As seen on Dr. Oz, Kathi McKnight is a master graphologist.  For           more information visit www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

Robin Williams Handwriting- Nanu Nanu

A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven Then we'll all be together foreverWhat Dreams May Come

“A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we’ll all be together forever.”  What Dreams May Come

 

The world was shocked and saddened to hear of the quite unexpected passing of  Robin Williams on August 11th, 2014.

I wanted to find a special handwriting sample of one of the most beloved and well known comedians of all time and thanks to my unfailing and reliable source at Autograph Magazine, Steve Cyrkin delivered.

HWCourtesySheilaLowe

Admittedly, the “what” that someone writes is typically the last thing I look at, I’m far more absorbed in the “how” they wrote, when analyzing handwriting but I was taken aback by the heartfelt poem that Williams composed.

Take a minute to enjoy the full poem, then I’ll share a few findings about his handwriting when you return.

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Starting with the most obvious: his signature.  A signature is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to handwriting analysis but what does show  often carries 3-5 x the weight of importance compared to the rest of one’s writing.

The long “caution stroke” which trails out endlessly at the end of his name reveals the depth of trepidation, carefulness and caution for his own future, at least at a subconscious level.  Despite the fact that the  baseline seems to slant upwards (typically revealing optimism).

The tittles or i dots are consistently placed directly above the i stem, revealing Williams consistent loyalty to things of most importance to him.  And also his amazing memory.

Other structures in the handwriting reveal a man of sentiment, heartfelt compassion.  Friends and family meant the world to Williams.  He was honest to a fault perhaps, and prone to impulse but he was certainly feeling upbeat and optimistic as he shared his poem on paper.  (More on this in a future article)

I love that he wrote in cursive, revealing more of himself.    He would tenaciously, stubbornly stubbornly stick with a project or something important to him, and see it through to fruition.

When I looked at his writing I was surprised to see something that told me he was a gentle soul.  (Found particularly in the rounded tops of his s’s)   I discovered that others who knew, loved and respected him felt the same- Meryl Streep, ‘Robin Williams was gentle soul with unstoppable energy’; Michael J. Fox tweeted “Famously kind, ferociously funny, a genius and a gentle soul. What a loss.” 

And that mind that raced ahead of everyone also shows in his signature.  You don’t have to be a graphologist to see how speedily he signs his name.  So quickly that some of the letters are not discernible. When handwriting becomes ‘threaded’ it reveals a writer who can see the end result so fast that they can be impatient with the details and want to get to the punch line!  Even though at the end of the line he showed great caution.  I wonder deep down  if he knew he needed to be careful and not race to the end too- too soon.

Goodbye Robin, we just hated to see you go.

Or as they say goodbye in Orkan,  “Nanu nanu.”

Robin Williams July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014  R.I.P.

 

Kathi McKnight

Your “Write” Coach

As seen on Dr. Oz, Kathi is an internationally recognized graphologist, analyzing handwriting since 1991.  For more information visit www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Nixon- The Writing Was On The Wall

 “On Aug. 8, 1974 – exactly 40 years ago Friday – Richard Nixon made history by becoming the first (and so far only) president to resign from office.”  Nate Jones, People.com

Black and White Pix of Nixon

I’m in the midst of teaching a certification course in graphology (live and in person, here in Denver, Colorado) to my awesome students and am proud to say they are now able to analyze what I’m about to share with you all here, who are reading this blog.

You don’t have to be certified, or even certifiable (!) to read the writing on the wall when you see Tricky Dick’s signature and how it progressed or rather……digressed over the course of his political career.

Take a look!

Signatures 1968-1974

 

Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the U.S. was forced to resign in 1974 after the Watergate scandal.  It is  interesting to note that just as his time as President was flat lining,  so was his signature.

My graphology students learn that when a signature is illegible, the writer is not willing to be completely “seen” and known by others “out there”.

In essence, the writer is hiding or withholding something.   There is an X that slices  “write” through the middle of his signature and the line that is now his signature crawls along the baseline in one ginormous  caution line.   He slices through his name, which is an undoing of oneself.

The illegible scrawl is a desire for obscurity yet it also reveals the tremendous caution he was feeling.

On June 22, 1993, Pat Nixon, wife of Richard Nixon, died of lung cancer. He took her death hard and a mere 10 months later on April 22, 1995, Richard Nixon died of a massive stroke in New York City.

You can watch a comedic reenacted on YouTube  video by Harry Shearer in Nixon’s The One, “Nixon Prepares to Resign” Excerpt”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rD46pHpRVzo

To see more of  Nate Jones article visit here:  http://www.people.com/article/richard-nixon-harry-shearer

Until next time,

Kathi
Your “Write” Coach

As seen on Dr. Oz, Kathi McKnight is a motivational speaker, author and master certified graphologist  since 1991.  For more information visit www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz Time! Do you know how to analyze handwriting?

QUIZ TIME!

On my facebook page, my facebook friends love it when they see the words…….QUIZ TIME!

Anyone and everyone comes out to play.

Here is the most recent quiz…….I will post the answer below, you don’t even have to wait!

Which handwriting trait reveals the writer who is spread too thin and has poor time management skills?  


A. Missing i dots 

B. Missing T crossings

C. Entangled writing

D. A very narrow right margin 

And the answer is……………..

 

(C.)   ENTANGLED WRITING

EntangledSentence

 

Entangled writing means the writer literally entangles strokes, letters etc from one sentence into the one above and/or below it- throughout the writing sample. The writer is tangled up in their mind with too much coming and going, starting many new projects before finishing old ones; always on the go, some confusion going on inside the mind. This writer is wishing he could clone himself.  Will often avoid the real issue at hand because being busy feels more productive than taking a pause.

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Kathi McKnight
Your “Write” Coach
www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

 

The Bachelor Juan Pablo- Read Between the Lines

If you are female and watching this season’s show of “The Bachelor” you just might have a visceral reaction when you hear the new household name, “Juan Pablo”.

(Typically spoken in a breathy voice, while fluttering the eyelashes and fanning oneself under the chin pretending to be on the verge of fainting)

So who is this modern day Don Juan?  I mean really………?

Hmmm well  we know of his dreamy accent, his 6 packs, the adoring love he carries for his daughter Camilla, and how he can put his Don Juan/Juan Pablo spell over every female we’ve seen thus far on THE BACHELOR!

Being a handwriting analyst, I’m naturally always curious to see the handwritings of the bachelorettes on the show, especially when it gets down to the final last 2 or 3 or 4.  And I’m always curious about the handwriting of that season’s featured Bachelor or Bachelorette!

Handwriting reveals who the person REALLY is, deep down.  Keeping in mind we all have good and “ungood” in our handwriting everyone has strengths, vulnerabilities, flaws, genius that seeps through in their writing.

It takes more than chemistry to make a good relationship last.   And in the end, lasting true love is what we’re all seeking for.

I did a little digging and was pleased find a sample of Juan Pablo’s handwriting. You can see it here!

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fullpage/juan-pablo-galavis-fills-quiz-handwriting-21541989

It’s a wee bit more limited sample for what I’d really love to see, but we can still tell quite a bit!

I was surprised to see that (based on this handwriting sample only)  this season’s Bachelor is actually a VERY head oriented guy.  He may be seducing and kissing the neck of the bachelorette’s and driving them to the point of distraction but he will be extremely logical in his final decisions!

He will trust his head over his heart when it comes to what matters most in his life and when it comes down to the final decision to whom he will become betrothed.     (Which we all know often shifts and changes after the show is over and people are not caught up in the moments on cruise ships, moon beams, steamy hot tubs and exotic locations)

He does not like drama, nope, not at all!  Underneath all that oozing Romeo energy is a genuinely practical, logical and cerebral guy.   I understand why he was painfully drawn to Sharleen Joyng (the 29 year old opera singer).  Millions of tv viewers observed her to be “in her head” quite a bit of the time, intellectualizing the process, except of course, when she admitted she couldn’t think straight.  In the end, she trusted her head over her uhhhh…….phermones.

Nevertheless, Juan Pablo is the type of person who also leans toward trusting his head over his heart so I think he recognized a kindred spirit.  And that warmed his heart toward her.

He tried extremely hard to conceal it but he was visibly choked up when she decided to leave the show.  Even through his teary eyes, he was logical (and kind) in what he had to say about her leaving.

Who will be his best match?  Well I could tell you more if I had the bachelorettes’ handwritings but he’ll have his biggest growth spurts with someone who is extremely emotional.  They will be opposites.  And the way to win any argument with Juan Pablo is appeal to his sense of fairness and logic.  Not to emotional hissy fits or crying jags.

He will find his best match with someone with real brains to match their bikini.

And his lady love will need to put in some time because while he may be able to tear down your defenses, he still has his, in tact.

When it comes to intimacy beyond the bedroom, it won’t necessarily be easy for Juan Pablo to take down his own barriers.  There is a pretty strong protective mental shell he has in place that has probably been there for a long time.  He likes to be in control.

In fairness, I think the men and women on the show do end up growing as they are put in vulnerable positions, be it with their heart or in a bikini squeezing through the unlighted caverns in cold waters in a dark cave or jumping off cliffs holding each other with only a bungee cord between them and death!

I’m hooked on the show like the rest of you, and look forward to seeing who Juan Pablo chooses in the end.

Are you curious to know some insider secrets into your Mr. or Miss Write’s handwriting?  Take a peek now and see a free sample page of  my tips booklet,  Rate Your Date Before You Mate: 72 Handwriting Analysis Tips.

Just go to  www.RateYourDateBook.com.   While there you can enjoy my televised analysis of Jennifer Aniston’s handwriting.

Kathi
Your “Write” Coach

For free tips about little known handwriting secrets and to see Kathi’s interview on the Dr. Oz show, please visit www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seahawk’s Win – Was the Writing on the Wall?

 RUSSELL WILSON

Your handwriting is as unique as your fingerprints.  No two are alike.  Ever.  You were born a natural graphologist.  Can you tell what Russell Wilson’s writing say about him?  Let’s see what you think and I’ll give you some extra insights too….

Is it clear and easy to read?  You bet it is!  He chooses to print instead of use cursive in this short, but dark, bold  handwritten sample.

He uses a “Greek E” for the letter E.  (A backward looking number 3)  This and other traits in this sample (rounded W instead of a W with angles, points and wedges) reveal a softer side of a rough and rugged NFL football player.  He is more than muscle…………..the “Green E” represents a writer who takes significant interest in culture, art and refinement.   In cursive writing, when the Greek E is disconnected from the other letters in a sentence,  it reveals these passionate areas of interest in culture and refinement were self-learned/self-taught.  The fact that it shows up 100% of the time in this short sample, shows an intense interest that is woven intricately into his lifestyle.

Is football considered cultural?  See what Wikapedia has to say about it at the bottom of this post.

His slant is primarily a vertical slant:  He is head oriented, logical.  Objective.  Cool Hand Luke, baby!

However………..take a closer look at the word “GO“.  Do you see how the sudden strong forward right slant reveals his intense desire to go go go Go!!!   Does he feel emotional about this action verb?  You bet he does.  He put his heart into it in that very moment and let his feelings rule over his head.  (Right slanted writing reveals a far more emotionally expressive nature).

Being that I live in Colorado, of course I am a Bronco fan and am a big Peyton Manning Fan, in fact the next post will be about Manning.  But let’s give credit where credit is due.  Congratulations Seahawk’s. You were definitely yesterday’s big winner.

Kathi McKnight
Your “Write” Coach

For more secret tips and to see Kathi’s interview on the Dr. Oz show, visit www.TheHandwritingExpert.com

Wikapedia:  “Football culture refers to the cultural aspects surrounding the game of association football. In many countries, football has ingrained itself into the national culture, and parts of life may revolve around it. Many countries have daily football newspapers, as well as football magazines. Football players, especially in the top levels of the game, have become role models for people. The game has become glamorized, with many children practicing the game and aspiring to the wealth shown off by the top footballers. Football’s power runs deeper than the ninety minutes played on the pitch, it has held the power to unify nations, it has played out wars and it has brought people together from around the world. The FIFA World Cup held every four years is the quintessential football event, combining the greatest players in the world and the passion of the fans. Football has a long and glorious history, with which a vast and diverse culture has emerged. The culture of football can be easily divided into how the players, fans and clubs see the sport.”

 

 

 

 

 

Joni Mitchell -Not just Both Sides but all Sides- A Signature Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I gave a workshop in Maui in 2012, I met a lot of wonderful new friends. Recently one of them, a journalist, contacted me to see if I would do an analysis of Joni Mitchell for a Benefit she was putting on – the entire theme was a tribute to Joni Mitchell.

I am including Gaia’s full  article below.

November 13, 2013

Kathi McKnight shares information about Joni Mitchell via Handwriting Analysis.

There is no doubt in my mind having attended Kathi’s workshop when she was last here on Maui, that what she knows and does is the best of both worlds. Combining the art of and the science of graphology,  and being the ultimate authority on that subject, we were able to understand more about Joni Mitchell through her signature.

Here are the results in Kathi McKnight’s own words.

Kathi McKnight shares information about Joni Mitchell via Handwriting Analysis

As you can see, the first name, Joni, is legible and easy to read.
She is willing to be seen for herself.
The last name Mitchell is not so easy to read. Even to the untrained eye, you can see that the name Mitchell has more complications in it than the name Joni.
This translates literally. It was probably easier for her to be just Joni, (the singer, the painter, the artist, the woman)…….but there were complicated feelings about what the name Mitchell represented for her.

The slant to her writing is straight up and down. It doesn’t slant to the right or to the left. This shows she is a true introvert. “I never wanted to be a star. I didn’t like entering a room with all eyes on me. I still don’t like the attention of a birthday party.”

The strong musical influence is seen in the way she combines printing and cursive writing all in one word, with many breaks along the baseline.
The “o” in Joni is just one of the things in her writing that reveals how private and even secretive she was about her personal life. Wild horses couldn’t drag it out of her. Joni has always been a very elusive and somewhat reclusive artist.” (Quote taken from http://www.thesignaturelibrary.com/products-details.php?product_id=1037)

The bold, stand-alone, printed “T” in Mitchell is crossed with heavy pressure, revealing determination.
It stands out -a classic textbook printed letter smack dab in the middle of a word is clearly a sign of a rebel. She was a child of the 60’s after all!
You can see the i in Joni, but you can’t see it in Mitchell.
However you can spot the i DOT in both names.
i dots, or tittles as they are called, which are placed consistently directly above the i stem, tell me this is a writer who isn’t fond of clutter, but more fascinatingly it reveals someone who is loyal to what they believe in.
There are loops in the letter “M” where there shouldn’t be loops, revealing that there she was allowing herself to be walked on.
“My husband was different. He had an education, a degree in literature. Chuck always said that you couldn’t write unless you read. He considered me an illiterate, and he didn’t give me a great deal of encouragement regarding my writing.”

And even being taken advantage of- which explains the tangled up writing towards the end of her last name. Most artists have had pain in their lives and it is often the fuel for great creativity.
Notice how the 2 “l’s” in Mitchell seem to circle round and round upon one another?
It shows there were complications, worry and yet a complete softness to her problem solving.
Even just from the signature alone, Joni’s writing shows she is pragmatic, practical, logical.
Trusting her head over her heart. The slant shows her to be a true introvert; able to enjoy her own company.
The writing shows she is cerebral, poised, objective and fair.
And because of that, she will always ………….”look at life from both sides now.”

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Kathi

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