Posted on: 30 July 2016Share
During an election year, power has the potential to change hands and you get to decide who is going to represent you. This can be a difficult decision, especially if you don't agree with any candidate entirely. One thing that you can do to get to know the candidates a little bit better is analyze their signatures. This will allow you to get to know the candidates' personality. Here are some tips for your analysis.
1. Look at the Legibility of the Last Name
The first thing that you want to do is look at the legibility of the last name. If the last name is extremely legible or slightly larger than the first name of the politician in his or her signature, then this is a sign that the politician is depending on voters recognizing his or her last name or that he or she is very proud to be in the family that has that name. If the last name is illegible or very small, then this is a sign that the candidate wants to distance him or herself from his or her last name. This could be because the last name is associated with something less favorable or because the last name belongs to politicians that have held office in the past that the candidate doesn't necessarily want to be influenced by.
2. Look at its Legibility
The next thing that you should look at is the overall legibility of the signature. If a signature is entirely illegible, it likely means that the person who the signature belongs to is hard to read in general and will try to obfuscate his or her private life from the public eye. A politician with an illegible signature will likely not shed a lot of light into his or her family while he or she is in office. A person who has an extremely legible signature will likely not be as closed off.
3. Look at the Slant
If a politicians signature is straight and vertical, this means that he or she has a lot of control over his or her handwriting and a lot of control in his or her life. If the handwriting is slightly slanted, then the candidate is more relaxed. If the signature is very slanted, then this could mean that the candidate is more reckless or willing to get a little bit out of control.
For more information, talk to a handwriting expert such as David Liebman.