Margins signify how we comprehend time. Left margin says about our past while right margin signifies our future. Where the handwriting is placed on the blank sheet of paper is one of the vital traits that reveals in-depth about how we look into the future and our past.

Would you recruit a candidate who writes near to the left margin, with wide right margin?

When you find this style of handwriting on her handwriting sample, this means that the candidate is more comfortable to be in her past than being in the present or moving towards the future. Normally this type of candidate will be uncomfortable doing things that are new to her or being in places that are unfamiliar. She limits herself to do things that she feels uncomfortable.

So, would you select this candidate to go through the second stage of the interview? Well, you can select her for the selection stage or even select her right away if the position does not require this candidate to move around, or if your organization does not foresee that the candidate needs to grow for that position.

This type of candidate will experience opportunities for growth but she will not be into it. She is comfortable to be in a position which she need not go out of her own secured zone.

Do glance at other traits like self-esteem and fear of success. There could be synchronization relating to all the traits with this type of margins.

I had analyzed a graduate’s handwriting who wrote with this type of margin. After sharing with her the analysis, she instantly told me that actually she do has fear in going towards the future to embrace her goals and her interests. She mentioned that her parents were the one who chose the course of her studies while on the other hand she prefers to do something else.

Therefore, human resource practitioners could simply identify the strengths and limitations of the candidates even through the placement of writings on the page. Remember, your aim as human resource is not to source and select the ‘perfect with no flaws candidates’ in the market. Frankly, there is no perfect candidates out there. If you find one, that could be the imperfection. So, select wisely with intelligence the type of candidates that will meet the requirements of your organizations which will also fit the culture and work environment.

S. Sulianah has been practicing the art of handwriting analysis while engaging in her role as a human resource practitioner in organizations she had worked in.Recruitment by understanding her candidates’ personalities had assisted her to choose suitable candidates for the organizations. Work performance is not only measured based on technicalities, it is also about personalities.