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Graphology (Handwriting Analysis)/Unusual form of letter Y


Is there any significance or can anything be determined from handwriting with a letter Y that is formed in an unusual way?

The formation I refer to is where the top of the Y is formed with a single curve, like a 'c' pointing upwards (or a curved v) and then the lower bar is added with a vertical downward stroke.

I imagine that this is highly unusual way to learn to write the letter so perhaps the writer has another first language.

Dear David,
Thank you for your inquiry.You would have to see how the letter fits in with the rest of the writing. It may be that the particular style has a lot of soft strokes, in which case it's just a typical formation. If the writer is artistic, it would be part of the person's artistic expression. If the writing is of poor form level, the writer may have difficulty forming certain letters. You'd want to check for other unusual formations. On it's own, the one letter really has no significance. Of course, if this person first learned to write using a different set of symbols, the alphabet we use may be a challenge.  

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I can answer questions regarding personality traits, talents and abilities, character, state of mind, mental and to some degree, physical health. I can answer questions about intelligence, compatibility with another person, honesty or deceptiveness. I can not answer or determine a writer's age, race, sexual identity,religious affiliation, guilt or innocence in a particular crime (except in cases of forgery), although I can determine the likelihood of writer's being capable of committing a crime.


I have been practicing in the field of graphology since 1976, having been privately tutored by Judith Ballard, the only known professional graphologist in the area at the time. I was certified by the American Association of Handwriting Analysts in 1978, after completing and passing their examinations. Most of my work has been on a volunteer basis, but I've been hired for various purposes on a case-by-case basis.

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I taught a non-credit course in graphology at Highline Community College in Washington State, where I earned an A.A. degree in psychology.

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