Many say you can tell a lot about a person by the pen they carry, but did you know the way we use a pen can reveal subtle clues about our personality?
The hands are often accredited for holding the most information about our lives, so it comes as no surprise that our writing techniques and pen habits can provide insight into our psyche.
Ahead of National Handwriting Day (23rd January), Pen Heaven have researched and observed our pen behaviour, revealing what it means when we chew that pencil and store it behind the ear!
Starting with the basics, left-handed writers are often regarded as better creatives, have a shorter fuse and scare more easily than their right-handed counterparts.
Those who favour the ‘power grip’ with a tight fist, applying plenty of pressure to their written word are perceived to have deep emotion and are afraid of getting hurt. Other attributes include a desire to be treated sincerely and a yearning for protection.
Looking more closely at the implement itself, signs of wear and tear, chewing, or overuse of the ballpoint clicker, also concede further insight.
A sufficiently worn pen exposes a well written hand, perhaps an author or professor who favours the use of paper and ink. They are methodical thinkers, preferring traditional tools over modern day gadgets.
Those who are in the habit of chewing and/ or nibbling on their writing implements are generally nervous souls. Other than not wanting to borrow their pen, this person needs to be handled with care as they are often anxious, thin-skinned and take offence easily.