Linda Spencer, MS, CGA
All About Handwriting
|Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM|
More people are writing in print script everyday. How does this fit with communication in a high tech world?
People who print and prefer to print are preoccupied with the accurate communication of facts unaltered by imagination. Printers are visual learners, and they constantly strive for efficiency. They like speed in performance. They are direct in their communication, they do not beat around the bush, and they expect the same approach in return.
Printers prefer simplicity in their lifestyle. They often are artistic and intuitive.They do not mind working alone on projects. It is important to printers to have control and they tend to leave their emotions out of situations. For these reasons it can be difficult to get to know them. In fact people who print all in caps do not want others to know who they are. Many anonymous notes are printed in all caps.
Handwriting is shaped by the era in which one grows up. Today we live in a stripped down, fast moving world. Our styles of handwriting have changed over the decades and handwriting from the time periods reflects our cultural changes.
Tamara Plakins Thornton has written a book, Handwriting in America /A Cultural History,published by Yale University. Her book is an excellent review of the history of handwriting and the cultures in which each style was written. As an extreme contrast, it is interesting to compare the ornate handwriting from Victorian times with the increase in print script in these high tech times. You can literally see the changes.
Categories: Print Writers and High Tech