National Handwriting Week Jan 23-29th Brings Attention To Your Signature

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Why your handwriting might determine your success. Handwriting Analyst offers Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires during National Handwriting Week (Jan. 23rd-29th)

Why your handwriting might determine how much money you make (or don't make) this year. Can success potential really be revealed through the stroke of a pen?

Handwriting Analyst offers Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires during National Handwriting Week (Jan. 23rd-29th)

"Mind your p's and q's," the old saying goes. It could mean the difference between success and struggle.

According to Bart Baggett, one of the nation's premier handwriting experts and Director of, the only online training institute for handwriting analysis, the way you cross your t's and dot your i's can determine your chances for success. In his new book, The Success Secrets of the Rich & Happy (Empresse Publishing, 434 pages, ) Baggett explains the "success traits" found in the handwriting of people like Michael J. Fox, Martin Luther King, John Glenn, Michael Jordon, and Oprah Winfrey. You may recognize Baggett from his commentary on CNN and Court TV, relating to the psychological profiling of criminals and suspects such as Scott Peterson, the John Benet Ramsey case, the Washington Snipers, the Anthrax letters, and Timothy McVeigh. He was also featured in a USA Today article which profiled the handwriting samples of corrupt CEOs. (

Special attention is drawn to Baggett's works each year during National Handwriting Week January 23rd - 29th this year, which marks John Hancock's Birthday (Jan 23rd). National Handwriting Week focuses attention on the benefits of handwriting analysis and its use as an important tool in business, education, social relationships, and even self-help. Hancock's handwriting and that of other American heroes may offer lessons of character and untapped achievement.

Baggett said in a recent Biography Magazine feature interview, "It is inspiring to look up to men and women who have accomplished great things. America loves heroes. However, most of us don't really believe we can accomplish what they accomplish. My approach is to inspire people to be more like their hero's character. It is the personality, beliefs, and values that moved the person to achieve great things. We can teach our kids how to build great character. From that, people will do great things."

"I have researched the handwriting of thousands of successful people around the world and the success traits are extremely consistent," said Baggett. "The traits are easy to spot once you learn them, and what's even more exciting is you can actually program your own handwriting to include the success traits and see positive differences in your life."

Seven Success Traits

Baggett has identified seven personality traits and the corresponding handwriting strokes commonly found in the handwriting of successful people:

•High Goals and Ambition (t-bars crossed on the top of the stem)

•Strong self-esteem (Large signature and high crossed t-bars)

•Determination (heavy downstrokes below the baseline)

•Persistence (not picking up your pen when you cross the letter t or A)

•Strong Physical Drives (large and heavy y and g loops)

•Long Lasting, Enduring Emotions (pressing very hard on the paper)

•Enthusiasm (extra long strokes to make the crossing of your t)

Handwriting Analysis has seen a rise in popularity in the last few years thanks in part to Mr. Baggett's frequent media appearances and his internet website,, which offers online training, discussion boards, free reports, books, CDs, and video courses that make what used to be complicated, simple. Baggett evens promotes one website which offers visitors a free written handwriting analysis e-mailed to them. (

One title, called "How You Can Analyze Handwriting in Ten Minutes or Less" is designed to walk a total novice through the basic steps to get an accurate, although not in-depth, analysis from a sample of writing, using a deck of Handwriting Flash Cards called The Grapho-Deck. Baggett's programs have become so popular, he now has programs available to install on the the Pocket PC and Palm Pilot for instant access to the Grapho-Deck Handwriting Trait Cards and their definitions, as well as an online Handwriting Analysis basic course, with audio elements that can be downloaded onto your MP3 player, or played on your computer.

"The trick to helping the average person get value from handwriting analysis is the ability to make this 'psychological profiling method' easy to understand and entertaining to learn," said Baggett. The science is what the stroke indicates based on research. The art is being able to communicate that personality trait to the person and describe the corresponding behavior accurately.

Handwriting isn't just an American trend. This topic of personality profiling and self-improvement even has an audience halfway around the world in India, where Baggett delivered his new seminar " Success Secrets of the Rich & Happy" live to thousands of enthusiastic Indians in Bombay, New Delhi, and Bangalore. Currently, his home study course and Grapho-Deck have been translated into Chinese and are being distributed throughout Asia. In France, up to 80% of French corporations utilize graphology as an employee screening tool.

"When I explain the many benefits of the science of handwriting analysis, people line up to learn it. Anyone interested in self-improvement, psychology, or improving their relationships will naturally find the concept intriguing," Baggett said. Baggett went on to say, "Of all the ways to understand yourself, this one is the most personal. You can't help but wonder what your handwriting reveals."

Boosting Children's Confidence and Grades

Baggett believes handwriting analysis can be especially beneficial to children through the use of a technique called "grapho-therapy." According to Baggett, changing a child's handwriting can improve their grades, their behavior, and their self-esteem. "I changed my handwriting at the age of 14, and it changed my life," said Baggett, who published his first book on the subject when he was only 23 years old. Change Your Handwriting, Change Your Life in 30 Days Workbook. (Empresse Publishing)

Biography Magazine and Family Life Magazine recently ran articles featuring Baggett and explaining how kids are changing their own handwriting to improve not only their legibility, but to actually influence their personality. "Sure, Ryan's handwriting is a bit easier to read, but what really impressed us was his increased level of confidence and grades," said Craig Waton, Plantation Florida, father of 12-year-old Ryan Waton, who completed Bart Baggett's Handwriting Analysis Workbook for Kids. A number of teachers have reported noticeable improvements in attitude, concentration and confidence in students instructed using Baggett's methods.

In celebration of National Handwriting Week, Baggett is encouraging everyone to put down their pens and take a second look at the trail of ink they leave behind on paper. He suggests taking a few minutes to learn a few of the key handwriting traits to understand what your handwriting is unconsciously revealing, and to even consider incorporating some of the success traits into your own handwriting.

For more information about handwriting analysis, training, finding a qualified handwriting expert, or to order available books or CDs, call 1-800-398-2278 or visit or

The Special Reports (Free) can be read on-line at:

Editors: PDF copies of "Success Secrets of the Rich & Happy" available - call for more information.

Interviews with Baggett and local handwriting experts available.

If Bart Baggett is unavailable for an interview, his Lead Faculty and Director of the School of Forensics Taylor Morgan is available and has 8 years of radio experience.

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To locate a qualified handwriting expert in your area, visit:

To schedule an interview with Mr. Baggett, call Anita at:

(949) 981-1107 or 310-614-6593. Available in Los Angeles and nationwide.

About Us: Handwriting University is the only worldwide school offering certificatin level training in graphology and forensic document examination.

Media Contact: Anita at (949) 981-1107 or 310-614-6593, available in Los Angeles and nationwide.


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