Sign your name with confidence

Just as people can tell if you are confident by meeting you, they can also tell if you are confident from looking at your signature. Often without any handwriting analysis training, too!

But the nice thing about confidence is that it is one of the “fake it till you make it” traits. You can make yourself feel and look, and write, with confidence at least over the short span, even if you don’t feel very confident most of the time.

Let’s say you are going to put your signature to an important document and you want to show confidence. It could be the cover letter as you apply for that all important job.

Get the letter all typed, printed out and ready for your signature.

Now sit back, relax, close you eyes, and think confidence. Tell yourself how confident you are. Visual the results of you being confident, of your confidence being rewarded (in this scenario it would be getting the job). Keep visualizing and thinking confidence, and when you feel you have achieved it, open your eyes and write your name, without taking time to allow your doubts to return. Write your name thinking how proud you are to be you, to be the possessor of all the great traits and abilities that you have.

This should make your signature more confident in general.

One of the ways confidence shows in a signature is when it is slightly larger than the rest of the writing – but not too big, that would indicate arrogance.

So sign with confidence. And then having seen what difference there is in your confident signature over previous versions, keep doing the confident one from now on. Soon it will be part of you.

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What to put in your signature

What to put in your signature! Is it best to write your full name? First and last names, plus middle initial? First initial and last name? Does which you do mean anything?

The less you write the less you are giving away in the way of information. When you write your first initial and last name only, you are giving away the bare minimum of information you can give in your signature, and for that reason it usually denotes a more formal approach.

Of course, if you write you signature 100 times a day, you probably want it to be as short as possible, so here we are considering what you would write if you only write your signature a few times a day, or less.

The first name written out in full followed by the last name shows someone who is more friendly and open. First name, middle initial and last name can be an indication of a bit more “show”. It creates some importance the more names and initials you can put down.

However if you’re name is John Smith, you might want to include your middle initial for purely practical reasons of identification, since there are probably few more John Smiths out there.

Women who use their maiden surname plus their husbands are showing independence in that they didn’t give up their own name. Women who retain their maiden name alone are showing even more independence.

So, yes, what you put in your signature is significant. Consider how you want to come across as you sign your name next time.

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Signatures, signatures, signatures – what’s special about how you write your name

How you write your name is very significant. It is, if anything, more significant than how you write the rest of your writing. It gives different information about you than your other writing does.

So what’s does it matter whether the writing is in the signature or elsewhere? What difference does it make?

The body of your writing – in other words, all your writing that is not part of the signature – tells about the person are at heart. This is the real you.

Your signature is your “on show” personality. It is the face you show the world.

If the two are the same, then you are a “what you see is what you get” type of person. If they are different, then the difference has to be analyzed to see in what way your public personality is different from your private one.

Some people have an understandable reason to put on a show. They are in a “show business” such as actors and musicians, also politicians at all levels and anyone who’s work or life has them constantly in the public eye.

This can also apply to people who’s work requires them to be very outgoing and make many personal connections, when in reality they are quiet and retiring.

These people often develop a signature that fits who they want the world to see them as.

For the rest of us, it’s generally better to just be ourselves. To let others see who we are and take us or leave us, based on that.

So the first thing to look at in a signatures is whether it is the same or different than your other writing.

For more on signatures, visit where you will find a free “Analyze Your Signature Quiz” and where the “Signature Analysis Workbook” is also available.