Imagination: are you a New Ideas Person?

The dictionary describes “Imagination” as: The process of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.

Put another way, imagination is coming up with new ideas.

Like most things related to personality, imagination shows in handwriting.

In fact it shows in 3 distinct ways, and all three operate differently.

Where do your ideas come from?

One of the most imaginative people of the 20th century, Walt Disney once said “It is fun to do the impossible.”  And to some people, following through on really one-of-a-kind ideas can seem impossible.

But Disney and his “Imagineers” did just that. They created the impossible. They demonstrated all three types of idea-creating.



They came up with totally innovative, different, amazing ideas.  They made them work.

  1. Abstract Imagination

The ability to come up with a new idea:

This is the natural inclination to create a new idea from, apparently, nowhere.

You ask the question “What can we do?”

And the writer with abstract imagination says “We can do …” and suggests something completely innovative and original.

The ability to come up with new conceptual ideas shows in writing with upper loops on l, k, h, b and f.  The larger the loops, the more the imagination.abstract imagination

With only abstract imagination a writer may be a fount on new ideas, but never actually put any of them into action.

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  1. Practical Imagination

The ability to take an idea, whether yours or someone else’s, and provide practical suggestions and ideas for how to make it work effectively.

This can be a problem solver.

The question is asked: “We have this, this and this … how do we create this?”

And the writer with practical, material imagination comes up with a unique solution or suggestion.

Practical imagination shows in lower loops on g, y, j and f.

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Someone with no abstract imagination but strong practical imagination may not be so great at creating something out of nothing, but they will have great ability to suggest creative ways of implementing others ideas.

Partially closed lower loops

Lower loops which are left open, partially looping but not completing the loops, show latent imagination.

This writer may come up with great ideas but fail to implement them effectively, and in this way may miss great opportunities.


  1. Intuition

Strictly speaking the third type of imagination is not imagination at all.

Intuition is the unconscious knowing.  It is a feeling, and understanding that this writer gets without consciously having thought the matter out.

It can go against logic or common sense, but the strong intuitive trusts this sixth sense, and it can be a great source – often the main source – of their creativity.

It can be difficult for an intuitive to “sell” their ideas and get others on board, because they have no reasoning to back it up.

They just “know” it will work.

Intuition shows in gaps between letters within script. This is called printscript.  Printing does not show intuition.

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Many very successful novel writers, for example, show no actual imagination in their writing at all, but they do show great intuition.

So are you an ideas person?

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Which type of imagination is yours?  You can of course have all three.

By knowing your own strengths and the strengths of others, you can work together to create amazing things.

Treat your imagination with respect and love.  It’s a gift.

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