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Monday, 5 September 2016

For those of you who have atrocious handwriting

Ha! I was right after all!

Always thought it was so intuitively.

Mind you, it does not mean we are smarter. It just meant our brains are faster than our hands.

I'm the man with the slow hands. And easy touch.


  1. Faster doesn't mean smarter. Sometime it is wiser to be slower

    1. CW,

      Hee hee.

      Pre-empted you ;)

      Already said it does not mean we are "smarter".

      But deep down, smiling with a silly grin :)

  2. Faster is relative,

    I super stupid, but my hand even slower MUhahahahaha

    1. Sillyinvestor,

      We are not comparing between 2 persons.

      It's just our brain's processing speed versus the hand writing speed of our hand.

      And that's not "relative" :)

      My handwriting is so bad that often after taking down some notes, when I refer to them some days later, I often have no clue what I've written down?


      Its like 草书...

  3. Hi SMOL,

    The pic/research did not say anything about smartness leh; just handwriting and brain processing speed. :/

    Brain process faster = wittier? Rather than smarter?

    1. Unintelligent Nerd,


      You are thinking in the right direction! Well, almost there ;)

      The question is to VERIFY what studies?

      Anyone can type out what's written and paste it on any pic :)

      Bei kambing should never do investing on their own.

  4. Ha! I had a suspicion that my mind was rather fast .. at processing useless and meaningless stuff :p

    1. Kevin,

      It's a man's thing.

      We have a need for speed!

      Hence we are suckers for fast cars, fast computers, fastest runner, fastest swimmer; etc.

      What's the purpose? It's not as if we are running away from lions or swimming out of shark infested waters...


      The only thing I can think of where men do not want to be "fast" is in the bedroom :(

  5. Hi SMOL,

    I've two modes of writing. One is quite bad, that's when I'm feeling impatient. Like you, intuitively I know my brain is doing work faster than my hands can write. I verified that if I'm using pencil (which has a lot more friction on paper than ball point), it'll get uglier as I get more impatient.

    On the other hand, I can write very nicely on pencil when I slow down and have plenty of time to write. My mind is not rushing and the same pencil that used to slow me down becomes calligraphic (the pencil tip gets worn off because of the same friction and it becomes 45 degrees instead of just pointy) like a fountain pen.

    Same pencil, different minds = different results

    That being said, using a ball point makes my writing more neutral and less 'emotional'. Just flat, exam grade, fast but emotionless.

    Sorry for the longish comment, I tend to analyse writing a lot more due to the nature of my work. People look at content, but I also look at the writings to see what kind of mood a student is at.

    1. LP,

      When I'm patient, its hard to read.

      When I'm impatient, its illegible; even to me at times!


      During my late 20s, I did pick up a book on how to decipher handwritings.

      Along with other voodoo arts like reading body language, Man from Mars and Woman from Venus; etc.

      All part of the repertoire of a snake-oil salesman to quickly size up competitors, clients, partners; etc.

      Who knew it turned out to be quite useful in the arena of trading?


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