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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Kathi McKnight  is a professional inspirational speaker, author and trainer.

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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