Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mixed printing

Printing that mixes upper case and lower case letters should give you more information than the other two styles because you do have zones. It is also more likely this style could have a slight slant to the writing.
Any style of printing can have a superfluous stroke acting as a lead-in, connected letters, or a slant but it is most likely to appear on mixed printing. Even in printing when letters connect it is an indication the writer is able to connect his or her thoughts together. Also that they are friendly and outgoing needing contact with other people.
As with cursive writing the three zones and their size show the focus of the writers life. If the upper zone is larger they have more mental activity and often use this as a defense that keeps other people at bay. They steer clear of personal discussions preferring to talk business, philosophy or other non-personal issues.
A large middle zone indicates the writer focuses on the day to day life. They seldom have plans beyond the immediate future.
The large lower zone indicates a person who is more physical. They may watch sports if unable to participate, crave more material possessions, and be more in tune with their instincts.

4 comments:

Marie DeVries said...

You talked about upper, middle, and lower zones... what are these zones/ where on the page are they? does each zone repeat on each line of paper?

hwexpert said...

Remember the paper used by children learning to write?
that is a good example of zones. Where the letters sit on a line real or imaginary is called the baseline. The letters that fill that area between the lines is the mid zone, the parts of letters that go above the dotted line of kids paper are upper zone letters and those that go below the baseline are lower zone. I did some on zones in Jan 2007. So yes, zones repeat on each line of writing. Mixed printing using upper and lower case will have these zones.

Karena Friedman_Erickson said...

What about when someone writes in both upper and lower case within the same word or sentence? For example,
SOn
FoR
CAsh
BRAYDen
DAvid
What does that indicate?

hwexpert said...

Good question and there are several things involved. For example in the names you listed this is often caused when children get in trouble on a regular basis at home or school and this is the way they most often hear their name pronounced (DA vid or BRAY don). But it also is found in the writing of a person not really focused and they have trouble making up their mind. They want to be special in some way but have no clue how to reach their dreams. Letters that are capitalized like this normally have some extra meaning to them and their imagination takes over if just for an instant. As usual it take the original writing with much more letters to give a full answer.