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CASE REPORT – 14002

INTRODUCTION

2 samples of writing from the same author, some notes were made on the original sample handwriting however the sample used for this report was written in blue on 2-sides of a pink A5 sized card and headed Dear Chris. The author is female, aged 53 and educated in the UK.

THE WRITING

An initial impression is of imprecision in the size, form and spacing. The absolute size of the writing varies from 16mm – 7mm with total inconsistencies in the zonal sizes but in general with a larger lower zone and no regularity to the discrepancies in the zones. The upper zone showed variances from 6mm-3mm, middle zone from 5mm – 2mm and the lower zone from 8mm-3mm.

The layout showed a narrow left margin, with a generally wider word spacing than was dictated by the size of the lettering. The signature placed in the centre of the page measured an absolute size of 15mm and was consistent with the style of writing.

The writing shows a mixture of stick and loop with some loop in the lower zone but also left tending lower zone finals and some abrupt lower zones. The upper zone is in stick formation with left tending ‘d’ strokes.

Many of the middle zone letters are elliptical in shape and form of connection is mainly arcade. There is a mix of total connection of words and disconnection with no consistency showing in the breaks.

The baseline is variable and some rising tiles. The personal pronoun is of stick formation and the diacritics are mainly above the stroke and the crossbar on the letter ‘t’ is variable in height and has some triangular movements.

The slant of the writing is mixed, generally upright but with many left and rightward movements. The tension in the stroke is slack and obvious problems signified with form and movement although showing signs of some vibrancy.

CHARACTEROLOGY

The author’s writing is showing strong signs of emotivity, activity and primary response – thereby being reactive, confused, spontaneous, but being participative in the present.

Elements: She is a Fire type – showing signs of mental restlessness, agitation, digestive issues, inflammation, and potential poor long term memory.

Planet Type: Moon type showing confusion of mind, some capriciousness, lack of discipline, a strong imagination and unconscious with inadequate organisational capabilities.

Psychology: She is interested in the new and unusual, doesn’t like routine, interested in people and feelings, can act impulsively starting many things. However, she needs her own territory, appearing to others as reserved and thoughtful with current emphasis on necessities of life like security and money.

ANALYSIS

The author is showing strong signs of emotivity and fragility. Recently having left her husband, there are indications of swings between dependence and independence in her writing therefore highlighting problems of insecurity, anxiety and unpredictability in her psyche. The author wants to escape but doesn’t know where to, she gets distracted easily and has difficulty in concentrating on any one thing.

There are personal questions she wants answers to and inner conflicts; she is vulnerable but her driving force is to gain some security in her life however she has a habit of evading the problem and doesn’t want to dwell on the situation and face up to the reality of it.
Generally she appears reserved, quite shy and thoughtful, she can be happy on her own as she likes the quietness of the wide open spaces. She is interested in the new and unusual, doesn’t like routine and interested in people and feelings. Acting impulsively1 she can start many things but is normally inadequately organised.

There are some questions around who she is at present but the current desire is to protect and free herself so that she can have control over her own environment.

Over the years there have been some issues with her mother which spring from her earlier life around connection and relationships. The author has endeavoured to take a neutral role between her parents but still seeks understanding and nurturance from her mother which isn’t always available.

The nervous anxiety that the author is currently undergoing is causing a passing state of ill-health. She is showing signs of an inability to relax and poor impulse control which has led to a dopamine imbalance. Her digestive system is not good.

The ages of 4/5 and 52 were significant times in her life.

CONCLUSION

My considered opinion is that the divorce is giving my client some personal discomfort and causing nervous anxiety around where she wants to be and who she wants to be. There are currently problems around her ego and basic energy with many signs of depression which she is endeavouring to combat. I recommended that she see a naturopath that could perhaps help with some re-balancing.

This lady is spontaneous and has an excessive instinctive energy but this is being depleted by her zapping around all over the place not knowing what to do next to achieve her latest ambitions.

One of the issues showing in the writing is an imbalance within the body – the emphasis being on the limbic system in the brain which can react before the cognitive brain, the part that governs reason. 2

The limbic system is the seat of many functions: breathing, heartbeat, libido, appetite, sleep and hormonal stimulation and commands a large portion of the body’s physiological balance. But it is also the source of any psychological disturbance such as nervous anxiety which is apparent in this writing.

There are also signs of a stomach dis-order initially caused by relationship issues, this in turn is causing heightened activity whilst looking for solutions and ideas as a way out but the result of all of this is greater creativity. In an emotional sense the stomach reacts to the social life of the writer so for example a loss of social support compounded by parental pressure can cause stomach problems. This writer wants to show what she can achieve and become her own person possibly attributable to low self-esteem in childhood and a need for recognition not for whom she married but in her own right. The phrase to have guts or a strong stomach means to take action, plan for future and show boldness, determination. However because of the problem of dependence/independence that she is exhibiting this writer is having problems with continuity. She will only feel well when she is in constant action; needing to achieve more, so she is looking ahead to the future and trying not to dwell on herself but always with a new project. Living in this mode could be interpreted as a headlong flight by people that do not understand, but can also be considered a therapy that allows her to temper the deep-seated anxiety which haunts and hinders.

FEEDBACK

As a result of my verbal report the client saw her regular therapist who has diagnosed the dopamine imbalance using a VEGA test. She is currently wearing a stoma bag having had a number of operations. The author’s father died of Parkinson’s Disease.

Notes

Impulsivity is viewed as being driven externally, by outside stimuli such as social interactions and environmental changes.1
An over-used or dysfunctional organ can block the entire metabolism and exhaust the person. It affects the energy output and sensitivity “Every individual has a general energy potential, along with one organ that is more reactive or sensitive than the others, that infamous weak link.”2                                                                                                             Ancient Bridge