The write frame of mind
What handwriting reveals about your personality
She uses seven lines on the top of page 10:
"I can and will help
myself and work on
things analytically no
matter how painful — if I
forget things (the unconscious wants to
forget — I will only try to remember)
Discipline — Concentration."
The words slant slightly to the right, and there are wide-open spaces between each utterance. Some words start off with a heavy hand, while others fade into light at the end.
On page 11, just two lines at the top are used:
"my body is my body
every part of it."
The t's are sensibly crossed in the middle, and the i's are dotted directly above their stems. The tops of the m's are rounded, and there are no loops on the y's.
A graphoanalyst, a person who studies handwriting to analyze character and personality traits, would most likely say the author of this notebook entry has trouble relating to others as evidenced by the large gap between words. They also may say this is a caring person who tends to follow their heart because of their right-slanting sentences.
And what about only using the tops of the pages? Well, that's the area of goals and ambitions, so it would seem that the author is consumed only by what she plans to accomplish.
Do these personality traits sound like those of a certain blonde bombshell who gave us "The Seven Year Itch" and told the world that "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"?
Yes, the analysis you've just read is one of Marilyn Monroe's notebook entries from about 1955 when she worked with acting coach Lee Strasberg.
But graphology is not only a fun hobby for those looking for a window into the inner workings of their favorite celebrity — or their significant other — it also has practical uses, from hiring a new employee to battling a court case.