Sexuality, of course, plays an important role in our lives. The zone that represents it is the lower zone, and the letter that reveals its quality most effectively is the letter g.
Though the letters f, j, p, q, y, and z also reach into the lower zone, for purposes of exactness graphologists concentrate their analysis on g and use the other lower-zone letters for back-up corroboration. Often other letters are useful only in certain specific areas, whereas the writer’s method of forming the g is always revealing. It is believed amongst graphologists that, of the lower-zone looped letters, the g most nearly reflects sexuality.
The Palmer method is the kind of writing we were taught to write in school. Normally, as people mature, they in one way or another drop parts of the system they learned in school and acquire their own form of writing, which reflects their particular personality. People who still write in their later years the way they did in school are usually immature and fearful of change, but naturally this applies to the handwriting as a whole, not just to the formation of a single letter.
The g, which can pass for the number 9, shows an obvious feeling for figures. People who write like this are often accountants and mathematicians.
A g that extends far downward, shows concentration and fatalism. This g and the previous one both lack the loops of the Palmer method g. As we will see, the upstroke of the g is what we use to measure sexual completion. ‘g’s that have no upstroke at all (or, as many graphologists call it, a return stroke), reflect a rejection of sex on the part of the writer.
Concentration is explained in this way: Since materialistic and/or sexual preoccupation can interfere in the thinking process, these factors are here avoided, and the power of concentration is thus freed from being blocked. So in addition to the negative personality we see in this writer, there is also a positive factor.
Where there are open bottoms on ovaled letters (a,d,o, etc.) it shows avoidance of sexual responsibilities. It shows the embezzler, obviously one who avoids responsibility. Since this open oval is at the bottom of a “sexual” letter, we see avoidance of sexual responsibility. As written here, this open oval can be viewed as a circle, which is lacking something-the same part that is lacking in this writer’s personality.
When the upstroke does not go through the downstroke, it is a sign of masturbation or of virginity, a sign of no really strong sexual fixation.
The downstroke indicates the amount of sexual strength in the writer, the upstroke, how much of the downstroke is being completed. When the downstroke measures 8 millimeters, and the upstroke measures only 2 millimeters, the gap is tremendous. The writer is very sexually incomplete, considering the amount of energy he is putting out as compared to the amount he is taking in.
When the upstroke crosses quite low on the downstroke, it shows completion-to a certain extent. However, since the downstroke is larger than the upstroke, it shows a gap in the completion-therefore, frustration. As a rule of thumb, since the g is supposed to be in two zones (middle and lower) and each zone’s normal size is 3 millimeters, the part of the g in the lower zone should measure an average of 3 millimeters for the downstroke as well as for the upstroke. When the downstroke measures more than the upstroke, regardless of whether it crosses the upstroke or not, the amount of frustration can be measured by the difference.
If, for example, the downstroke measures 5 millimeters-2 millimeters longer than the “normal” downstroke-then the upstroke should measure 5 millimeters, too. A “normal” 3-millimeter upstroke would represent 2 millimeters of frustration.
When the g is a closed triangle, it indicates someone who can be a tyrant in his own home, usually because of sexual disappointment. All angles hint at rigidity. When these angles are found in the lower zone, they show that the writer’s rigidity is caused by what the area represents, the sexuality.
Graphologists refer to this g structure as the “henpecker.” Whenever a triangular shape appears in the lower zone, it probably means argumentativeness, bickering, et cetera. Whenever a triangle appears, as is the case here, with the point at the bottom, we see the writer, whether male or female, as having a strong interest in the female body. When this sign appears in a woman’ s writing, it does not necessarily mean that she is a lesbian, for many clothing models and women in the fashion field write like this. It simply implies a preoccupation with the female figure. However many lesbians do write g’s with downward-pointing loops, and some women write “masculine” symbols along with the triangular (female) loops, showing bisexuality.
The g with double loops is found among people with strange habits. It is associated with drug usage, and it shows confusion, perhaps a drive so strong that the writer has succumbed to it. Although many physical drives are difficult to control, this one is doubly so.
When both the downstroke and upstroke are distorted, they probably represent the sex pervert.
An extremely large loop shows a tremendous sexual imagination. Since the lower zone reflects the sexuality of the individual, its size indicates that sex dominates the writer’s thinking.
When the g loop is sharp at the bottom, we see a piercing, penetrating one who does not give up easily, one who wants his own way. This writer will also be revengeful. He takes a hardened, rigid approach to sex, as is indicated by the sharpness of the angles. (Notice how the shape resembles a knife blade.)
The flimsy-looking g shows a person who is weak and/or shy sexually. A certain amount of physical strength is necessary for normal relations. This writer is lacking in this area, as reflected by the feebleness of the loop, which is an indicator of the physical (sexual) strength of the individual.
When the g has a large, triangular loop with a horizontal base in the lower zone, it shows materialism, and the fact that it is set on a base shows that the writer needs a solid basis for this materialism.
This bears a superficial resemblance to the triangular ‘g’ we discussed above, but they mean different things graphologically. That one has the point at the bottom, reflecting an interest in the female form. Here the bottom is flat, horizontal.
The g in the form of an open 8 is often among lesbians. This structure can appear as the female anatomy. The female form is on the mind of this writer.
When the loop comes up, around, pointing back to the left (the self) and the underlength is inflated, it shows materialism. That, combined with the self-pointing loop, adds up to greed and egotism.
When lower loops entangle themselves, it shows hypersexuality. This person lives for pleasure, regardless of what may come of it.
As a rule of thumb, if the lower zone is either equal or smaller in size to the upper zone, the sexual drive will be under control.
When the underlengths are short, we see a person who, if he is not a physical weakling, lacks drive and sexual strength, one who becomes weary easily. His situation is not a healthy one. He has aborted natural sexual energy, and it would be advisable for him to get counseling.
When the upstroke and downstroke both meet at the point where the downstroke begins-this being just under the oval part of the g, the same basic amount of strength is used in the upstrokes as in the downstrokes (we call this even-pressured). Usually the downstroke is a bit heavier, but that does not matter as long as there are no marked differences. Here we have a writer who started and finished with the same basic amount of sexual strength-a healthy sex life.
Where the upstroke does cross the downstroke, but either somewhere in the middle or toward the bottom, the writer does complete the act, yet he habitually finishes before his partner. This often leads to frustration in the relationship. There is selfishness in this writer’s makeup, since he lacks consideration for his partner.
The downstrokes can have much more pressure than the upstrokes, though the upstrokes do cross the downstrokes at the “proper” place. This trait shows that whatever strength the writer has is used in the beginning, but he somehow manages to complete the act.
When the upstroke is hardly an upstroke at al, the action was started, but it was not finished. Or perhaps the person does often “finish” with masturbation.
What is classic romantic writing? His writing leans to the right, showing warmth, and his long lower loops indicate strong sexual feeling. We generally find a man writes with heavier pressure than a woman does.
If you look closely at ‘g’s, yet they can pass for a’s, due to their extremely short underlengths, we frequently find sexuality that has gone haywire. There is no natural outlet (as indicated by having virtually no underlengths), so the writer gets his pleasure from unhealthy forms of expression, such as inflicting pain. It is the writing of the sadist.
The Marquis de Sade (from whom we got the term “sadist”) wrote similarly.
When writing is significantly inclined, it shows a dependency on others. If this writing is combined with an extremely pastose, smeary hand, as if an ink blotter were used on it, indicating very strong sensuousness, the extremely short underlengths of which we spoke above now tell of masochism. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (from whose name is derived the term “masochist”) wrote similarly.
Whenever there is extremely pastose writing, we are dealing with a sensually abnormal individual. Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy’s assassin wrote in such a fashion. His writing also has many angles and hooks, showing a rigid, pigheaded approach. Rigidity, coupled with abnormal sensuality, can trigger the possessor into a most barbaric act.
Examination for Lesson 6
1. Which zone represents sexuality?
2. Which letter most effectively reveals its quality?
3. When the ‘g’ lacks a return stroke, what is indicated?
4. Should the downstroke (of the ‘g’) be eight millimeters, whereas the upstroke
measures only two, what is reflected?
5 What type of (lower zone) loop is associated with drug abuse?
6. What writing indicates tremendous sexual imagination?
7. Which type of writing discloses a piercing, penetrating personality, one who does not give in easily?
8. What does the underlength that is inflated and points back to the left (the self) reveal?
9. Marilyn Monroe’s writing shows hypersexuality. Explain how this is indicated.
10. The Marquis de Sade shows sadism in his writing. Explain how this is noticed.
11. What is pastose writing? What does it reveal?
Answers for Lesson 6
1. The lower zone
2. The letter ‘g’
3. A rejection of sex on the part of the writer.
4. Sexual frustration
5. Double loops
6. Extremely large loops (in the lower zone)
7. The g loop that is sharp at the bottom
8. Greed and egotism.
9. The spacing between the lines in Marilyn Monroe’s writing is quite large and still the underlengths choke into the line below it.
10. The writing is excessively muddy and ink-filled, which indicates sensuality. It also contains piercing end strokes, and since the end strokes represent his relationship to his fellowman, this indicates the pleasure he took in cruelty.
11. Muddy, blotchy, unclear writing. Sensuousness is revealed.