Wading through the overcrowded pool of Republican hopefuls, let alone all of 2016’s presidential candidates, can get dizzying but according to one too legit handwriting expert who trained with the U.S. Secret Service, a John Hancock is worth a thousand words when it comes to figuring out hopefuls like Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Jeb Bush, among others.
Michelle Dresbold, graduate of the Secret Service’s Advanced Document Examination training program, is using her elite skill set for this national matter. Here’s some of her insight based on candidates signatures. (Note: We haven’t included every candidate she analyzed.)
Dresbold notes the Baby Bush writes his first name (sans exclamation point) larger than his famous last name, which he sort of scribbles. She says this is him trying to “stand on his own two feet” without his family name. Despite him saying Big Bro George W. Bush is his top foreign policy advisor.
“Chris Christie’s handwriting leans upward, expressing a positive, upbeat personality that is success driven. He runs his “J” into his last name, demonstrating his quick and fluid thinking...” said Dresbold. No mental blocks (or road blocks, in Christie’s case) here.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton's handwriting is straight up and down. A vertical slant takes a lot of control. It appears in the handwriting of people whose heads rule their hearts,” Dresbold says. But not as much control as it takes to Whip and Nae Nae.
Bernie Sanders, however, is led by his heart according to Dresbold, "Bernie Sanders’ handwriting slants sharply to the right. Right-slanted writers are emotionally driven; their hearts rule their heads. 'Sanders' is easy to read, meaning that he states his views clearly and hopes for the best."
"Curves in handwriting show softness, nurturing and a maternal nature," Dresbold says. Something we can all agree on. "When a script is completely devoid of curves, the writer lacks empathy and craves power, prestige and admiration." The most telling of Trump's signature Dresbold says is its over-sized “p” in “Trump.” “This large phallic symbol shouts, 'Me … big hunk of man.'” Or, you know, that he's an actual dick.