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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Joran van der Sloot- High Profile Murder

Earlier this week I was contacted by the editor in chief at Vice Magazine in Amsterdam to give my thoughts on a “mystery” handwriting sample.  All I was told is that this was the writing of a famous Dutch person (no gender or any other information was given)  and it would not be revealed who it was until after I gave my analysis.

I was game.

As it turns out, the mystery person is Joran van der Sloot and the article just came out.  However the article is in Dutch and much of what I said was lost in translation in the article so I’m posting my original thoughts here.

Here is the letter: 


Here were my findings, some of which were left out of the article:

When I looked at the writing of this “mystery” person,  several things jump off the page at once.   I’m focused on “how” he (or she) writes far more than “what” he writes.  The writing indicates he is going to be very careful with what he is saying and how he comes across.  Control is very important to this person; it is as important as breathing. Much is at stake.   Multiple indicators reveal he is coming across one way, but much is going on behind the scenes that he is concealing.

He will go bonkers if he is thrown into a cell with even one other person.  He must have, craves, personal space around him to hold it together, and yes he is thinking a lot, absorbing everything.  He is a planner- one wonders if he is planning an escape route.  He is cerebral, logical, head oriented, mental activities are important – he prefers to be perceived as poised, calm and collected but is prone to impulsive and erratic mood swings.  Although much of the writing appears to be written with a vertical slant (revealing poise, objectivity, reasoning abilities, and a reserved nature) upon closer inspection there will be sudden thrusts to the right in the slant of the writing, showing bursts of emotion and impulsiveness. At those times he will express warmth and the desire to connect with others.  However the personal pronoun I is often written with a left slant, revealing what is going on deeply personally with him is anyone’s guess.  He won’t be revealing it.   These multiple slants reveal mood swings that could give someone whiplash, ultimately.

Much more is going on beneath the surface, including some anger as is revealed in the t, where the t-bars are crossed to the right of the t-stem only.  The precisely planted i-dots reveal this writer has a memory like an elephant.

The printing and other structures reveal the need for control is a very high priority and will come before the need for intimacy and relationships.

You can read the full article here along with 2 of my esteemed colleagues comments.  That is, if you can read Dutch.

More about this young man at:

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