Placement of Signature
All through our lives our handwriting will change, just as the signature will. As we mature, we change and our circumstances change. Our social metamorphosis can be seen in the signature as it evolves through the years.
The horizontal position of the signature provides information about the writer’s readiness to assume responsibility, his attitude toward working as a member of a team and his willingness to establish contact with others.
Copybook, or what is taught in school book models has us placing the signature just to the right of the center of the page. Sometimes also, if the letter pertains to business, the signature might fall to the left margin. It is important to know what kind of document or sample one is interpreting, as this needs to be taken into account.
With the sample shown here, this would be considered a far right placement. Notice how the signature extends to the right of the right margin of writing – almost all the way to the edge of the paper.
This is a leadership type of personality. He assumes responsibility automatically. Confident and self-sufficient. Able to handle problems, should they arise. Aware of personal strength and potential. This person could be impulsive and impatient.
This would be a desirable placement for someone that is in, or is interviewing for, a leadership position.
As with all of handwriting analysis, or graphology, it is necessary to take into account the totality of the writing sample, to see how traits interact – possibly intensifying or diminishing – certain indicators.
While the signature tells us much, it is only a small part of what handwriting analysis – or a crystallized, expressive gesture, can reveal.