We were taught to keep our writing between guidelines, upper and lower and to keep to this discipline, particularly in the middle zone. As we grew to adulthood, regularity in our writing depended more on our control over emotional feelings.
The height of the middle zone letters (same size or do they fluctuate) is representative of the writer’s attitude toward day-to-day routine.
The distance between down strokes (equal distance or are they inconsistently placed) represents the writer’s reserve or friendliness, restraint, or freedom.
The variation of slant (writing points consistently in one direction or going in all directions) represents the writer’s introversion or extroversion – a willingness to share social experience.
The distance between lines indicates a mind that is tidy or confused.
Regular writing (especially in the middle zone letters) is a product of discipline: self-control, willpower, and muscular co-ordination.
Regular and natural writers have a good degree of balance and self-discipline with a sense of harmony and organization.
Rigid regularity indicates a disciplined sense of duty and obligation. These writers tend to be dependent upon their work and do not develop many outside interests that allow themselves to relax . They can create a self-imposed loneliness.
Irregular script shows variation (disproportion in at least two of the four factors mentioned above) and will include the middle zone letters. Irregular writers are adaptable but because of poor self-discipline they do not have the same degree of control over their emotions as the regular writer. They are sensitive to their own and other’s feelings.
Slightly irregular script writers (one or two of the four factors) are in control of their emotional response to exciting stimuli and possess a balanced expressiveness of personality. They also have the flexibility to enjoy life and their varied interests.
Irregular writers (three or four factors, including noticeable variation in the middle zone) tend to possess a superficial control over their emotions. They are excitable and easily thrown by awkward situations. The irregular writer needs the constant variety of stimulating friends and ideas. They can become moody and restless when restricted in any way but do not easily stagnate.
When irregularity is evident in a particular zone, that zone represents the dominant area of restlessness – the upper zone represents intellectual dissatisfaction or restlessness; the middle zone represents emotional and social restlessness, and the lower zone represents strong natural drives and sexual sensitivity.
Source: Graphology Explained by Barry Branston.