If eyes are a mirror to your soul, then handwriting must be a window. It might sound funny, but our handwriting tells so much about us, that a skilled professional might see through you only by looking at your lettering. Cursive handwriting can tell about your personality, state of mind, traumatic events, hand-eye coordination and even bone structure that affects the way you hold the pen. It can be determined by analyzing the way we dot our I's and cross our T's, how you write the lowercase and uppercase letters and many other factors. Also, incredibly neat handwriting might not mean that you are at peace with yourself, but also that you might have an OCD or are a pedantic person.

Science and psychology aside, it is always very aesthetically pleasing to marvel at someone's nice handwriting, especially with the modern technology forcing us to type, rather than write, thus lessening our penmanship skills. To celebrate these rarely seen masters, we've put together this list of exceptional calligraphy and handwriting styles from the penmanshipporn subreddit. Which one is the most exquisite? Vote or submit your own photos below--otherwise, if you're looking for more perfect symmetry, check out this perfectionists' list. And don't forget that mastering good handwriting can impress people as much as a firm handshake.

#1

Neat Handwriting

Neat Handwriting

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Melissa P
Community Member
5 years ago

I absolutely love this handwriting!!!

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#2

Tidy Handwriting

Tidy Handwriting

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

Handy tip - Don't shave your pubic hair over your notebook...

David Soares
Community Member
5 years ago

once seen , cannot be un-seen

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Huong Bi
Community Member
5 years ago

How to read this? It hurts my eyes

Peg Benson
Community Member
5 years ago

It's pretty, but I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to actually read.

Maximilien A M S M C
Community Member
4 years ago

It's easy enough to read it... but maybe that's because I'm adapted to my own handwriting which is long, loopy, and *cursive*.

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Kara Foster
Community Member
5 years ago

This makes me dizzy..

Умеджон Куйбагоров
Community Member
1 year ago

Хотели мы с Вовкой пойти в кино. Мы это решили давным-давно. Но тут Серёжка позвал его, И Вовка бросил меня одного. А как же я, А как же я? Ведь он говорит, что мы Хотели мы с Вовкой друзья! в поход пойти, Уже собрались мы с ним почти, Но Петька его позвал гулять, И Вовка бросил меня опять...

Khushee Dev
Community Member
4 years ago

it's good but i can't understand a word ;)

Craig Skoney
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful strokes, but it's a mess to read.

Heather Kennedy
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow. This is beautiful, but also looks like hypergraphia.

Kat Kaczmarz
Community Member
5 years ago

i love it, so pretty <3

Riaz Hussian
Community Member
2 months ago

عوج فاطمہ

M. M.K
Community Member
4 months ago

iWRITE | Students Factory iWRITE is the International Handwriting Competition in two Languages, English & Arabic. Competition is classified into two categories; School and General Category. It is freely open to all from anywhere in the World to submit their entries online in our website. Participants are requested to write the same quote published by us every year in our website. iWRITE is the first step Students Factory takes towards gamification approach, other activities are coming soon.

uday dilip
Community Member
5 months ago

iWRITE | Students Factory iWRITE is the International Handwriting Competition in two Languages, English & Arabic Competition is classified into two categories; School and General Category. It is freely open to all from anywhere in the World to submit their entries online in our website. Participants are requested to write the same quote published by us every year in our website. iWRITE is the first step Students Factory takes towards gamification approach, other activities are coming soon. https://studentsfactory.co/iwrite https://studentsfactory.co

uday dilip
Community Member
5 months ago

iWRITE | Students Factory iWRITE is the International Handwriting Competition in two Languages, English & Arabic. Competition is classified into two categories; School and General Category. It is freely open to all from anywhere in the World to submit their entries online in our website. Participants are requested to write the same quote published by us every year in our website. iWRITE is the first step Students Factory takes towards gamification approach, other activities are coming soon. https://studentsfactory.co/iwrite https://studentsfactory.co

Brutal Human
Community Member
9 months ago

How did you hold a pen?

Hiebsiva Ghebray
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW I LOVE THEM ALL 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Умеджон Куйбагоров
Community Member
1 year ago

Привет Умар, пишу тебе чтобы ты мне сделал массаж сегодня надеюсь ты скажешь да

Omi Gupta
Community Member
2 years ago

Very small words can't understand a thing

Stefan Counts
Community Member
2 years ago

First Tiny Dynamine... ewww and hahahaha. SECOND, I would very much like to know what kind of pen was used, please and thank you.

M.A.D.
Community Member
2 years ago

Would love to write in ancient elvish.

Robert Hill
Community Member
2 years ago

What style of writing is that, please??

Jennifer Younge
Community Member
2 years ago

What type of cursive is this?

Eve Skatrud
Community Member
3 years ago

um...

Craig Skoney
Community Member
3 years ago

unreadable

Del Kenealy
Community Member
3 years ago

We had copy books at school to teach us to write properly.

Richard Carr
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG

Dolores Tazmon
Community Member
3 years ago

ha

Sam Chua
Community Member
3 years ago

https://everything2.com/title/Chinese+words+for+female+beauty She has beautiful handwriting means 'I think I'll run away screaming'

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

this is the writing of an elf ...

Nebojsa Jovanov
Community Member
3 years ago

Lord of the Rings...

Luna Clara
Community Member
3 years ago

woaaaa!

Sandor Alex
Community Member
3 years ago

Any relations to Tolkien?

Annette LaPiana
Community Member
3 years ago

no no no, just no

Micaella Sannda
Community Member
4 years ago

Great Handwriting!!

AshlynT_101
Community Member
5 years ago

It doesn't even look like words just curvy lines

Kathy Black
Community Member
5 years ago

Too much like " All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" for me, also a Lot like Lovecraft's work.

Abbie Perkin
Community Member
5 years ago

Not really liking it :/

Sally Matthews
Community Member
3 years ago

What Tiny Dynamite wrote is quite offensive. How can that comment be allowed to be kept on for others to read. I thought things like that were censored. Obviously not.

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#3

Handwritten Text

Handwritten Text

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Heather Ball-Parks
Community Member
5 years ago

Cursive typewriter font. Still have

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#4

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Psotny Puk
Community Member
5 years ago

I am happy by just looking at this. And reading this makes me excited. :D

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#5

Cute Handwriting

Cute Handwriting

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Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

to gether... was pretty much where I stopped...

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#6

This Is Real Penmanship!

This Is Real Penmanship!

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Kenji Takabayashi
Community Member
5 years ago

This person is 167 years old.

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#7

Perfect Whiteboard

Perfect Whiteboard

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Nikole Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Who writes that well on a whiteboard?!?

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#8

Perfect Example Of Calligraphy

Perfect Example Of Calligraphy

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Caroline Carlyle-Price
Community Member
5 years ago

R.I.P. Alan Rickman :'(

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#9

Homeless Man Handwritten Sign

Homeless Man Handwritten Sign

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David Soares
Community Member
5 years ago

has this man been helped? prayers brother

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#10

This Is Real Penmanship!

This Is Real Penmanship!

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Sue Robertson
Community Member
5 years ago

Good hand writing can definitely be an ART FORM... I hate watching it disappear.....

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#11

Handwritten On The Snow

Handwritten On The Snow

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Julia Wolfe
Community Member
3 years ago

When form and function perfectly align.

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#12

Sidewalk With Handwritten Sign

Sidewalk With Handwritten Sign

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Marika Aeon
Community Member
5 years ago

whoaaaa

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#13

Minimalist Writing

Minimalist Writing

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G.
Community Member
5 years ago

minimum

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#14

Perfect Example Of Non-English Calligraphy

Perfect Example Of Non-English Calligraphy

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Marius Jan
Community Member
5 years ago

except it's Pushkin actually

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#15

Single Page Compact Writing

Single Page Compact Writing

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Deborah Rutenberg
Community Member
5 years ago

easy to read

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#16

Left Handed Handwriting

Left Handed Handwriting

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Dráusio Tronolone
Community Member
5 years ago

OCD Detected

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#17

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Kimberly Ramsay
Community Member
5 years ago

Oops I meant hi-tec-c :)

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#18

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
5 years ago

Those drawings!!!! So perfect! Oh yeah, the writing is great too. But seriously, the drawings?!? Even thought of the shadows to make it look more 3D. This is... wow!

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#19

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Anushka Kc
Community Member
5 years ago

This gave me chills. More so because it's written in a math copy and it's all the more beautiful.

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#20

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Sandra Taylor
Community Member
3 years ago

my lovely dad used to win prizes for his handwriting, it really was art, just beautiful

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#21

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Jessica Russian Sifontes
Community Member
5 years ago

I have no idea what it says, but it looks beautiful

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#22

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Psotny Puk
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the material to my exam, now this is fucking crazy, I feel like I am blessed today. Not because I don't have my own notes. Because those comfort me. Perfection. <3

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#23

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Mümpfäli
Community Member
5 years ago

These pens are for writing italic letters.

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#24

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Qwerty65
Community Member
5 years ago

This person's handwriting makes math look beautiful, even relaxing. And I hate math.

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#25

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Nur Aida Zulkefli
Community Member
5 years ago

Woww..good handwriting

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#26

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Agnes Auxiliatrix
Community Member
5 years ago

The font is beautiful, but I'm more impressed by that very realistic portrait *o*

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#27

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Pamela Beuret
Community Member
5 years ago

omg! its so perfect it lokks like it is printed!!! <3

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#28

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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PaintingSparrow
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel like this would be a book page

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#29

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Neelabh Gupta
Community Member
5 years ago

you forgot mine 11205094_1...13db4d.jpg 11205094_10206220364885661_6488683396873129397_n-572b67913db4d.jpg

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#30

Beautiful Handwriting

Beautiful Handwriting

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Candace Formosa
Community Member
5 years ago

Organized life with an organized handwriting.

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