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August 20, 2006

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Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 10:24 am

Charlotte Bronte Handwriting Analysis

I have been looking through the archives of my private journal- which in 2004 was already swamped by Bronte posts. Among them is this: an internet-generated analysis of Charlotte Bronte’s handwriting based on a manuscript page of Jane Eyre. I have only included exerpts because the analysis is rather long. Some observations seem very like CB and others are just silly. (This was generated based on my description of her handwriting):

Charlotte has a very unusual lower zone y loop. If the data input is correct, Charlotte’s y or g is large and opens up to the left side of the page. This is not a common trait, but the implications are very interesting. As you begin to study handwriting analysis, you will learn any loop indicates imagination. This lower loop indicates the amount of imagination Charlotte has regarding sex and physical things. So, her lower zone stroke is large, so her sexual imagination is large and open. Furthermore, because the loop is incomplete and extends to the left, this indicates a particular fascination with certain aspects of sexuality that have not been fulfilled, yet. In a nutshell, Charlotte is open to some very new ideas sexually and is willing to try anything once.

Something is incomplete in Charlotte’s life. She feels frustration relating to her physical needs and desires. Somewhere in her life there is some disappointment, non-fulfillment, and interruption. This is very likely to relate to Charlotte’s sexual needs.

Charlotte has a temper. […] One way Charlotte punishes herself is self directed sarcasm. She is a very sarcastic person. Often this sarcasm and “sharp tongued” behavior is directed at herself. […] Charlotte is capable of seeing far into the future. She plans two, three, even ten years in advance. Charlotte has high goals and can literally see them being reached. She is very self-confident and has a high self-esteem. Charlotte will reach whatever level of success she desires. Charlotte has the self-concept that is possessed by less than two percent of the population. That two percent contains the most successful people in the world. […]

In reference to Charlotte’s mental abilities, she has a very investigating and creating mind. […] She has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. Her mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. She can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Charlotte can then switch into her low gear. When she is in the slower mode, she can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. She is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.

Diplomacy is one of Charlotte’s best attributes. She has the ability to say what others want to hear. She can have tact with others. She has the ability to state things in such a way as to not offend someone else. Charlotte can disagree without being disagreeable.

Charlotte will be candid and direct when expressing her opinion. She will tell them what she thinks if they ask for it, whether they like it or not. So, if they don’t really want her opinion, don’t ask for it!

Charlotte is moderately outgoing. Her emotions are stirred by sympathy and heart rendering stories. […] Charlotte will be somewhat moody, with lows and highs. Sometimes she will be happy, the next day she might be sad. She has the unique ability to get along equally well with what psychology calls introverts and extroverts. This is because she is in between. Psychology calls Charlotte an ambivert. […] When convincing her to buy a product or an idea, a heart rendering story could mean a great deal to her. She puts herself in the same situation as the person in the story, yet she will not buy anything that seems overly impractical or illogical. Charlotte is an expressive person. She outwardly shows her emotions. […] Charlotte is a “middle-of-the-roader,” politically as well as logically. She weighs both sides of an issue, sits on the fence, and then will decide when she finally has to. She basically doesn’t relate to any far out ideas and usually won’t go to the extreme on any issue.

Charlotte tends to write a bit smaller than the average person. When a person’s letters are small and tiny, this indicates an ability to focus and concentrate. This character trait is a huge asset in careers like math, science, race car driving, and flying planes. However, if Charlotte writes tiny all of the time, she will also display characteristics of someone who is socially introverted. Charlotte will often sit on the sideline and watch others get the attention at parties. she might be willing to open up and be warm, but only in small groups or a select group of people. When she is busy working on a project, it is common for all other noises and distractions to just fade away and her ability to focus is incredible. When she says she didn’t hear you… really, she didn’t hear you.

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4 Comments »

  1. hmm
    There seems to have been some bias in the internet-generated analysis.

    Comment by mysticgypsy — August 20, 2006 @ 10:54 am |Reply

  2. Are you refering to the suggestion that the ‘frustration’ would probably be of a sexual nature?

    It was sometimes contradictory. How can you be diplomatic, telling people what they want to hear AND voicing strong, frank opinions (even if people don’t want to hear them?).

    I like the idea that Charlotte, had she not written novels, would have been a race car driver or a pilot! (with her eyesight?!) 😀

    Comment by Brontëana — August 20, 2006 @ 1:52 pm |Reply

  3. I meant that the analysis seems to have been biased: would these results have turned up the way they did if it was not known that the handwriting belonged to Charlotte Bronte?

    Comment by mysticgypsy — August 21, 2006 @ 7:31 am |Reply

  4. Oh, no, I didn’t make it clear- they didn’t know whose handwriting it was. I only told them it was a woman named ‘Charlotte.’ And then I had to answer very detailed questions based on her manuscript.

    Comment by Brontëana — August 21, 2006 @ 9:51 am |Reply


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