Recently I asked Paula Sassi, Certified Master Graphologist to analyze the handwriting of my Paternal Grandfather, Robert N. Shane. I had only a limited sample, a signature on the probate record for his Mother, Bridget (Hogan) Shane who died in 1896. Even with such a small sample Paula was able to provide fascinating insights on Robert, and since I never knew him it gave me a better understanding of his personality traits and how he interacted with his world. Here’s the sample and Paula’s analysis:
“The following handwriting analysis is based upon the signature of your paternal grandfather, Robert N. Shane. The signature represents the public self image of the writer or how he wants to project himself to the outside world.
Robert Shane’s signature indicates that he was a down-to-earth individual who had a moderate degree of self confidence. As the oldest son in the family, he was willing to take on responsibility for others. His t-cross shows that he could be domineering and willing to take charge when necessary. His a’s and o’s show that he was discreet in his communications and could even withhold information if he felt that it was not necessary to reveal certain points. He could be logical and quick minded and was responsive and somewhat extroverted, but anxiety and skepticism may have held him back from being too overtly open to others. He writes his first name larger than his last indicating that he saw himself as an independent individual. The loss of his father may also be the reason that his last name is not written as large or as clearly as his first name. The ending stroke of the “e” also shows that he was feeling sad and depressed at the time of this signing which is not surprising due to the nature of the document.
From these indicators, we can infer that he was a responsible individual who most likely assumed leadership as the oldest male child. He had a dominant nature, but probably was not harsh or overly requiring. He kept his secrets and used common sense to get him through life.
Paula A. Sassi, Certified Master Graphologist”
If you’re at the point where you’re interested in finding out about an ancestor’s personality traits I’d highly recommend that you contact Paula Sassi at her website or via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll benefit by what you learn and might have a surprise or two in the process!
*Analysis reprinted with the permission of Paula Sassi, Certified Master Graphologist
Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, WA, 98252 December 28, 2009, All Rights Reserved.