Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting Analysis

Abraham Lincon, the Sixteenth President of the United States of America was born on February 12th 1809, and died April 15th 1865 at the age of fifty six. His party was Republican and he was president for four years from 1861-1865, when he was assassinated. As president, he led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis—the American Civil War. He was the first president to be assassinated. According to a personal friend, Abraham Lincoln dreamed of his own assassination shortly before his death. I have a letter that he had written to his son’s  teacher and would like to share it here. It may have nothing to do with handwriting analysis, but I request everyone to read it once.

Letter  Abraham Lincon wrote to his Son’s Teacher.


My son starts school today. It is all going to be strange and new to him for a while and I wish you would treat him gently. It is an adventure that might take him across continents. All adventures that probably include wars, tragedy and sorrow. To live this life will require faith, love and courage.


So dear Teacher, will you please take him by his hand and teach him things he will have to know, teaching him – but gently, if you can. Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. He will have to know that all men are not just, that all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero, that for every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader.


Teach him if you can that 10 cents earned is of far more value than a dollar found. In school, teacher, it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to learn how to gracefully lose, and enjoy winning when he does win.


Teach him to be gentle with people, tough with tough people. Steer him away from envy if you can and teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Teach him if you can – how to laugh when he is sad, teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success. Teach him to scoff at cynics.


Teach him if you can the wonders of books, but also give time to ponder the extreme mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hill. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if every one tell him they are wrong.


Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone else is doing it. Teach him to listen to every one, but teach him also to filters all that he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.


Teach him to sell his talents and brains to the highest bidder but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patient to be brave. Teach him to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind, in God.


This is the order, teacher but see what best you can do. He is such a nice little boy and he is my son.

A person’s handwriting is a perfect way of finding out what he is, what his success potential is and how he can improve to fulfill his dreams and aspirations. In most cases, self-made men and women from all walks of life have certain personality traits in common.


Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting Analysis


Abraham Lincoln’s writing tells us that he was a person who had a right hand slant. People like these are  kind, friendly ,affectionate and considerate of others.  They have the ability to put themselves in other person’s shoes. They are somewhat moody and have highs and lows in a day. Meaning that at one moment they feel like singing and dancing and the next moment  feel very let down. These writers  emotions keep swinging from bright to dull. They have an exceptional ability to get along with both introverts and extroverts. While making a decision they will weigh both the sides of an issue and make a decision only if they have to.


Lincoln also has very high t-bars which indicate a person with high set of goals and also the enthusiasm to complete them.  His baseline is straight and even. This shows a person who spends time putting everything in its place and reviews work trying to make it precise. Though his t-bars are high they not only show self-control but also signs of self-castigation, Shown by the backward crossed t-bar (right to left). This signifies the need to punish oneself. If the t-bar shows sarcasm (pointed), the writer tends to be critical and sarcastic of himself.


Lincoln’s signature is a slight bit larger than his handwriting. Both the text and the signature, are very well organized and meticulous. A similarity between the handwriting and the signature shows that the person we see outside is exactly the same person in the inside. Usually it shows honesty and high integrity.


Looking closely at his m’s we find that the first hump is bigger than the second one indicating high level of diplomacy. This is one traits that I wanted to have in my writing and did so to with the help of Grapho-Therapy.  The diplomatic person has the ability to say things in a way that their work is done and the other person doesn’t feel bad as well. We can also see how well connected his writing is, showing that he would be a good orator or speaker. We have already seen this as an example in the letter which he has written to his son’s teacher.


This is my analysis of the Abraham Lincoln and I thank you for having the patience and interest to read it. Please do leave your comments as to how the article is.

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Farida Bharmal

Award Winning Graphologist (Handwriting Analyst), Certified Councillor, Business and Mindset Coach

I am a counselor, Graphologist, Handwriting Analyst and Life Skill trainer. Read to connect and know more about me.

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