Meghan Markle’s Handwriting on Larry King Show

As Meghan Markle prepares to enter a new royal life, she is stepping into the spotlight and millions have taken a shine to her.

With good reason.

If you have not watched this video, separate from the Larry King youtube video…..prepare to be quite inspired AND impressed. She is winning over the hearts of millions.


Watch this inspiring and impressive video.   Then come back and I will show a screen shot of her handwriting from when she was on Larry King and say a few words about her handwriting.


I am waiting to hear back from multiple sources on the handwriting samples of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But in the meantime, I have taken a screen shot of this interview with Larry King. Meghan is a calligrapher so I am stretching to look beyond the calligraphy and peer into the handwriting.  The calligraphy strokes while they may look pretty, show some things that would reveal less than desired traits in one’s normal handwriting, for SURE.

This is why when it comes to grapho-therapy, I say with shivers, please do not try this at home.

(Without the help of a seasoned and well trained graphologist)
What you repeatedly impress upon your subconscious mind with your handwriting creates new neuropathways in the brain.  So in other words, it can create new patterns of behavior and beliefs.  So you want to make sure you are writing strokes that empower you, not disempower you.   For right now, I will presume this is not Meghan’s normal handwriting since she is doing a calligraphy piece for Larry King.


The handwriting itself, separate from all the flourish and other calligraphy strokes reveal she is all “heart”. From this sample and one other I have seen, she is a true extrovert (yet selective in whom she trusts and will truly open up to) but the (other) handwriting sample I’m waiting on permission to post, showed much more which I hope to comment on soon. In that sample the handwriting expressed to me she was feeling somewhat constrained and even some repressed. Stepping into the role of royalty, it would seem she now has a chance to step into the spotlight, the sunshine and let her true nature show.

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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!




Characature autograph




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.



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 …..



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.

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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!


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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.


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.


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

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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,

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”

To see more of  Nate Jones article visit here:

Until next time,

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Quiz Time! Do you know how to analyze handwriting?


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……………..





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


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
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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.”






Margaret Thatcher’s Handwriting

Recognized as a prime minister who transformed the face of Britain, Margaret Thatcher will be  remembered as one of the most important figures in modern British history.

After 11 years in power – and winning three elections, she had been  prime minister  longer than anyone else in the 20th century.

I love seeing what the “Iron Lady’s” handwriting reveals.  Margaret Thatcher had a reputation for being tough and sticking to her guns.
The handwriting  reveals the strength that comes from self discipline and focus.
Many breaks along the baseline, within the words, reveal an extremely developed “6th sense” or keen sense of intuitive perception.
Enormous sense of dedicated focus (small size of writing) and the bending of her will for improvement (mushroom shaped t crossings), the handwriting also reveals her huge dreams, goals and visioning for the future.  (The t crossings reach far into the sky, with nary a touch of connection to the t stem.)
Her very public image of strength and fortitude doesn’t mean that in the dark of the night or the private moments within her own Soul that she was immune from moments of feeling uncertain and downright cautious.   (Notice the long horizontal extension of the ending stroke in her first name in the first sample up above.)  Upon further investigation, the writing reveals she would channel those moments into creative tenacity.
Much like this picture I came across very recently.  Now I know why I saved it.  The picture is called “Tenacity”.
Thatcher’s writing reveals an instinctive, intuitive Lady – with a drive stemming from anger that she clearly used as fuel.
Some people call anger, potency.  I resemble that remark.  (*<*)
She was one determined woman.
In a presentation I gave last night, someone asked, “What does the reversed loop in her  letter f mean?”I”m glad you asked.

Someone from her past has disappointed her.  She turned her back from that person, shut the door…….and moved on.  Doesn’t mean she ever forgot about it.
While we’re at it……….notice the “g” in the word good that looks like a figure 8?  Prime (pun intended) example of one who possessed a natural talent when it came to thoughts, words and ideas flowing together with ease.
Give her elbow room or suffer the consequences.  For in the spaces, she could show up, powerfully.It brings to mind these words of  wisdom from the poet, Kahlil Gibran-  and I think the message is Universal, not just for Lovers.

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.  Love one another but make not a bond of love:  Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.  Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.  Give one another your break but eat not from the same loaf.  Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.  Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.  Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.  For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.  And stand together, yet not too near together:  For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak, tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
Special thanks yet again to Steve Cyrkin, Autograph Magazine, for all handwriting samples in this article.
All my best,
Kathi McKnight
Your “Write” Coach
Certified Master Graphologist
Owner and President, RMGA
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You may see this on your future $1 bills!

This morning I was contacted by a columnist for the Washington Post, Emily Heil, whose column is “In the Loop” and was asked to analyze the signature of Jack Lew, the new chief of staff for Obama who is about to be nominated for Treasury Secretary.  This would mean his signature would be on every dollar bill.  Here is the link to see his signature.  Here is that article:

I thought I would add a few more thoughts for you “write” here.

So first off John Hancock’s birthday is in January, and research indicates he was born on January 23.

As a result National Handwriting Analysis Week was born!

It is the week of January 19-25th. Yes there seems to be a national week for just about everything.

Our signature is our own personal branding or logo for the world to see. And we put forth an image, knowingly or unknowingly to the public when we write, scrawl or draw our name.

The character traits that show up in a signature carry quite a bit more weight than the rest of the writing, yet no one could or should be fully analyzed by just his signature alone.

When a signature is legible, the writer is willing to be “seen” for who he really is. When the signature is illegible…..well you do the math.

In other words, an illegible signature means the writer may be willing to be seen, but will keep who he really is, private.

He wishes to keep his true identity under wraps. Is there a little secretiveness, well yes.

***When you find big circles in one’s signature it means the writer has a philosophy of “Hugs not Drugs” They are going to have a softer approach to problem solving. ***

It is the rounder circular handwriting that reveals this tendency.

Another prominent political public figure who also had very rounded handwriting was Princess Diana. But she did not have a a signature that looked like a slinky.

You have people who write with a lot of points, angles and wedges, and these writers are going to approach problem solving in a very different way.

This signature doesn’t have the visual clarity and ease of reading as the strong yet flamboyant signature of John Hancock 


and some may look at this signature and say he could be setting himself up to be called Chief Yo Yo only because his signature seems to resemble a yo yo or at least a doodle.

Anyway NOW can we make cursive handwriting mandatory in schools again??

Kathi McKnight
Speaker, Author, Master Graphologist
Explore Your Core: Unlock the Magic the Write Way
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Genies and Demons: Larry Hagman’s Handwriting



We have lost a lot of celebrities this year!  I chose this autographed picture of Larry Hagman from his early years when he was about to let the cat-out-of-the-bag….er the genie-out-of-the-bottle!  (I Dream of Genie)

As is often the case with Artists (with a capital “A”)  who have honed their craft extremely well, it would seem they have much fuel they are puling from with their own personal dreams and demons.

It doesn’t take a trained eye to spot the circle around or mostly through his name. When one draws a circle in one’s name, it is a sign of self protection.

Typically for this to be true, it must hover above the name at the very least, covering the signature like an umbrella protects from the elements.  Unfortunately he writes this stroke in such a way that he crosses through his own name.

That’s just never a good idea.

When we cross through our own signature, it’s a form of self sabotage covering up an inferior feeling of unworthiness.   He shows a dichotomy with his large first initials which reveal a healthy ego.  One needs that to survive Hollywood!


The drive and ambition is obtuse!  Looooong lower loops travel well beneath the baseline revealing Hagman’s intense drive and ambition.

I’m betting he could memorize his lines well and quickly!  The speed of his writing shows he thinks fast, eats fast and probably loved to drive that rocket fast!  🙂  He just must be careful not to gloss over important details.

The threaded writing especially in his last name, (see the structure that looks like a piece of thread has come unraveled?) is multifaceted and shows complexity.   The threaded writing turns into a caution stroke yet with an up-slant, revealing optimism or at least the drive to overcome any obstacles thrown his way.

What drive to be working right up to your death bed, and fighting cancer along the way.  These traits were in his signature decades before his passing.  But they seem to be woven into his character, for all time.

R.I.P. Larry Hagman.  Thank you for the memories and entertaining us so well for so long.

Kathi McKnight

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