Signature

Can Joan Rivers' Signature Help Us Understand the Separatists?

Annette Poizner | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

As a psychotherapist, I'm always intrigued by the question of what makes people tick. It's always most important to listen and to ask, but the truth is that people tell a lot about themselves indirectly. Two signatures -- Joan Rivers' and that of former Bloc Québecois leader Gilles Duceppe -- gave me food for thought, as I pondered the psychology of the Separatist.

Barbra Streisand's Signature: The Mark of Success

Annette Poizner | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

I'm a graphologist and a clinician; I tend to get to know a little bit about people by peering at their handwriting. Looking at Barbara Streisand's signature, we do find the theme of duality. Barbra's first name (representing the private self) is scripted in one style of writing whereas her last name (representing her professional self) is scripted in a completely different style of writing.

Does Katie Couric's Signature Reveal Her Eating Disorder?

Annette Poizner | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

Note how she loyally reproduces the copybook script she learned in school and, in so doing, shows us that, first and foremost, she values fitting in. Such writers, amiable and good-natured, easily lapse into people-pleasing. And they often harbor secret self-negating habits designed to help them keep insecurities at bay.

What an Athlete's Signature Says About Olympic Psychology

Annette Poizner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png What do we know about the psychology of an Olympic athlete? The signature of Mark Spitz is worth examining. We can learn something about what it takes to excel in sports; also, in life.

What Handwriting Says About You (And Seven Celebrities)

Annette Poizner | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

What does your handwriting reveal? A lot. It reveals unique facets of your personality, but more importantly, if you are of a certain age, its trace attests to the care and sustained efforts of those who taught you how to write.