Dishonesty is a sensitive topic that requires great caution. Let’s remember that all these signs could have other causes, so let’s make sure the person doesn’t have any physical or motor issues and that they actually write regularly. The lack of practice can lead to some imperfections in writing.

The first manifestation of dishonesty in handwriting is the lack of coherence between content and expression. In other words, a person may write praising or positive phrases, but their handwriting reveals strokes indicating insincerity or manipulation. This may include regressive movements, illegible or distorted letters, or sudden changes in stroke pressure.

Another trait that denotes dishonesty in handwriting is a lack of clarity and transparency. Dishonest individuals tend to write in a confusing manner, with poorly defined letters, overlapping or blurry words. These elements reflect a person’s tendency to conceal information or not want to be fully understood.

Furthermore, an excessive inclination towards ornamentation and exaggeration in handwriting can indicate dishonesty. Dishonest individuals often adorn their writing with unnecessary embellishments, excessively decorated letters, or overly large font sizes. These elements reveal an intention to draw attention away from the true intention of the message.

It is important to note that these traits are not definitive and should be interpreted in conjunction with other aspects of handwriting. However, they can serve as useful indicators for identifying potential signs of dishonesty in individuals. Graphology provides us with an additional tool to understand and assess the sincerity and trustworthiness of those with whom we interact in our personal and professional lives.

Main Signs of dishonesty in handwriting

The main signs that constitute the general negative level are:

  1. Disorder, confusion, illegibility, inequalities in spacing and movement.
  2. Disproportions and inequalities in dimension, pressure, direction of lines or parts of letters.
  3. Regressive movements, sinuous lines, ring-shaped ovals, bottom-closed ovals, filiform writing.
Signs of dishonesty in handwriting
Signs of dishonesty in handwriting

It is important to remember that these traits are not definitive evidence of a person’s dishonesty. However, some traits that have been associated with dishonesty in handwriting are as follows:

General traits of dishonesty in handwriting:

  • Illegible handwriting will indicate a lack of sincerity, the need to intrigue or generate doubts, and a lack of moral sense that leads to evading responsibilities. Illegibility due to letter deformation will mark the hiding of the true personality with the intention to conceal or cover up, which can be caused by feelings of guilt, lack of adaptation, or insecurity.
  • Closed or multi-layered ovals: Ovals that are excessively closed or have multiple strokes may suggest a desire to conceal information or a reserved attitude.
  • Filiform strokes: Filiform writing will indicate an evasive self. The tendency to surround things with an aura of mystery. Opportunistic intelligence. The need to intrigue or create doubt. The lack of moral sense that leads to avoiding responsibilities. The tendency to not always tell the truth. It will reflect insincerity, lies, ambiguity, and simulated adaptation. It will be a sign of questionable trust and adaptation according to circumstances, also pointing to an individual who skillfully can penetrate and grasp the needs of others and deceive them, commonly found in scammers and forgers. It will also indicate a tendency to evade responsibilities. Intentional filiform endings within the context of slow handwriting will indicate cunning, evasion, and lies, where the inclination towards fraud, hypocrisy, disguise, and deception will be a permanent mode of operation. It will denote an individual who promises things they know they won’t grant or fulfill.
Signs of dishonesty in handwriting
Signs of dishonesty in handwriting
  • Sinuous or serpentine writing: Writing that exhibits exaggerated curves or undulations may reflect a tendency to hide information, lie, be cunning, false, or hypocritical.
  • Excessive use of arches: Excessive arched writing will indicate a tendency towards concealment, hiding, and simulation, reflecting the concealment of true personality and insincerity. Here, the predisposition to lies and skillful management of appearances play an important role in deceit, fraud, or scams. Hypocritical kindness, concealment, simulation, selfishness, and cynicism will be other characteristics of this sign. It also indicates a predisposition towards appropriation and hoarding.
  • Sudden size reductions or gladiolus-shaped writing: They may indicate skills for persuading, convincing, deceiving, and pretending.
general traits of dishonesty in handwriting
general traits of dishonesty in handwriting:
  • Illegible or unclear signature: A signature that cannot be read or is unclear can be interpreted as a lack of transparency or an intention to conceal one’s true identity.
  • Discrepancies between text and signature: When there is an evident contradiction between the writing style of the text and the signature, it may suggest a lack of integrity or an intention to deceive. It is necessary to rule out professions in which the individual must sign many documents per day or cases of doctors who, due to tradition or haste, use filiform strokes or illegible signatures.

It is important to bear in mind that these traits are only indicative and should not be used as conclusive proof of a person’s dishonesty. They should be compared with other tests and assessments.