Handwriting Analysis: California Legislators

Assemblyman Rudy Salas

Assemblyman Rudy Salas

Having recently read a couple articles on handwriting analysis (like this one, this one, and this one), I was pleasantly surprised to see the recent release of a February 19th letter from several state legislators to the Franchise Tax Board that included the signatures of most of the new class of legislators. As you take a quick look at the signatures, take these two points into consideration:

  • The article at atozhandwriting.com says that large signatures indicate high status, while small signatures indicate “the writer expects little esteem from other people.”
  • The divinecaroline.com article explains that “Right slanted writing signifies someone who freely expresses emotional feelings, is affectionate and passionate. A vertical slant is used by people who are always in control, level headed, and show no emotion.” It appears to me that all but one of these signatures are either right-slanted or vertical. So what does that say about Nestande?

To compare some older signatures, check out this 2009 letter from Assemblyman Pedro Nava (who had one of the most creative signatures I’ve seen).

I’ll let you read the rest of the articles (and study the various signatures) for yourself.