Understanding A Child’s Emotional Traits Through Graphology

Understanding A Child’s Emotional Traits Through Graphology

The increasingly fast pace of life that we have developed has both its advantages as well disadvantages. The fast pace offers us exposure, growth and allows  more agility.

However, this life also brings along its own set of challenges. While stress is  increasing, there is an apparent challenge faced by young parents when it comes to bonding with their children.

The pace of life is also an important factor why many parents face a large disconnect between parents and children. While adults are finding it difficult to analyze, children due to their youthful exuberance are not much easier to understand.

Sudden changes in eating habits, excessively distant or clingy behavior and 180 degree changes in likes and dislikes stumps the most earnest parent. This makes parents on the constant look out for newer ways to understand their children.

Although there are the tried and tested measures, parents are looking at newer ways to understand their children and are also getting a lot more aware of the smaller aspects and behavorial habits regarding their children.

To bridge this communication gap, many parents are now turning to the role that graphology plays in helping parents learn of their children’s emotional traits and requirements.

What is graphology?

Graphology is the study of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting which can be used to identify the writer, indicates psychological state at the time of writing, or understanding personality characteristics.

Everything from the thickness of the alphabets to the spacing between letters, words and lines are indicators of unique personality traits.

The manner in which a person holds a pen or pencil in their hand is all under the control of the muscles of the hand, palm and fingers, and as we know, all the parts of the body are directly connected to the brain.

The way ones breathing patterns change based on the person’s emotional, physical and psychological status is also seen in the writing patterns which vary in each alphabet.

What emotional traits does ones handwriting express?

Emotional traits such as loneliness can be observed in one’s handwriting. Graphology can even be used to Identify when a child is feeling misunderstood by teachers, parents, coaches, friends, relative, etc. Below are two examples of how graphology can help in understanding a child’s thoughts and frame of mind.

Handwriting Indication

The above kind of handwriting is an indication of a child suffering from lot of irritation within himself/herself and their surroundings. Such children have lot of stored anger within themselves.

Handwriting Indication

Children around the age of 10-12 years whose writing is usually left slant are holding their feeling and emotion from people around them. They prefer to be aloof and will not show the spontaneity in their reactions to varying degrees.

They have a tendency to remain emotionally distant as they hold back their feeling from people around them. The seeds of such personality traits begin through childhood and are expressed in the form of a cold attitude.

One of the reason behind such behaviour is every time he or she expressed themselves before their parents, they snapped at them or just ignored them.

Why is it important to invest in graphology for children’s emotional well being?

As rightly said “Health is a state of wellbeing and not the absence of disease” So psychological and mental stress experienced by the mind is represented by the physical body.

In so many given instances, a child is unable to express verbally or confide to his parents or teacher about anxiety, sexual abuse, depression, low self-esteem, fears and many more.

Graphology helps in the diagnosis of these problems in children and helps them to overcome these setbacks.

When parents start taking graphology as a medium of healing, they are giving their child a bridge to overcome fear. This enables a child to showcase their talents, providing the right direction towards one’s goals, nurturing the child’s abilities and allowing them to work and improve on weakness.

For instance, when a parents comes to know the child is interested in playing cricket, few changes in their writing can help them improve their stamina power, ability to focus and improve their performance. The child will be in a better position to perceive and attain their own goals.

Concluding thoughts

Graphology is a useful tool for parents in identifying and understanding their child’s emotional issues. It can play a critical role in ensuring a child’s emotional well-being in the short and long term.

Over the years of experience in interacting with children, I do believe that parents need to be vigilant and alert to understand what emotions running through their child’s mind.

Also, it is important to know that the responsiveness of every child differs from one another. While one may casually overlook a few instances, if certain aspects come to the forefront at an early stage, parents are better equipped to make more informed decisions that can help their child grow into a happy and strong individual.

Lastly, I do believe the signs are all out there for us to see, it is what we choose to see and what we make of those signs that help us grow and develop ourselves. If nothing, let your handwriting do the unsaid talking.

Khevna Joshi specialises in occult sciences and is an expert on tarot card reading, vastu and graphology. Practicing since 8 years, Khevna regularly helps clients deal with their personal, emotional and professional challenges through tarot;  vastu; crystal healing, graphology; colour therapy; word switching; graphologist; reiki; water therapy and numerology.



  1. Handwriting analysis can be so interesting! I never even think about it, but there is so much truth to it even for children.

  2. How interesting! I would want to learn more about graphology. My eldest son’s handwriting is so tiny, like microscopic. I don’t really know how he can even read it! Could it mean that he lacks confidence? But he is such an extrovert. Puzzling!

  3. I feel like this could really help if your child bottles up their feelings. You could see if they are feeling distressed without them even telling you!

  4. I have read articles over the years about handwriting analysis but this is still very much enlightening. I don’t know what my handwriting will say about me now since I seldom use anything more than a keyboard or smartphone for my writing requirements and I have noticed how ugly my handwriting looks these days.

  5. We had heard about graphology but just something very basic. this was so interesting !

  6. This is a really interesting post indeed. It is really fascinating how one can recognise an emotion through handwriting!

  7. Oh wow! I have heard of handwriting analysis before, but never like this. It’s amazing that it works in children to see what they are feeling. Interesting!

  8. Ok it’s a lot to take in. But honestly speaking I still write in that way. I never though knew the exact word.

  9. That’s really interesting about how you can tell stuff and changes in people down to their handwriting. You’re right about things moving and changing so quickly though x

  10. I knew that you could tell a personality as well as an emotional trait with writing like this but I had no idea really how and such. Super cute.

  11. I am not sure how strongly I believe in graphology but it is a good place to start with addressing your child’s emotions. I’m interested in getting my handwriting analyzed!

  12. Ok, I still write like that and what you wrote for a child is actually true for me at this age as well!


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