What shapes our handwriting and can it be changed?


Throughout school my handwriting changed frequently as I tested new styles. It baffled me that everyone just had their particular style and stuck to it. But during exams and under pressure I’d revert back to one style which has now stuck through into adulthood. What shaped this? At what age does our handwriting cease to change and can it be changed?

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I can’t answer anything but the last question.

Yes it can be changed. I went from writing in all cursive to block style capital letters in jr high (because I liked how that looked) and it only took me about a week of writing to switch, so at least in my case it’s possible and while actively trying was a pretty quick process.


That’s the primary thing that shapes handwriting. If you practice making different letterforms enough, you can become better at it.