Tracking Handwriting: Should I be a Little Depressed?

Just a thought.  If a person’s handwriting is individual to them and if a person’s handwriting also reflects their current state of mind, then I, who grade handwritten student papers every week, have been looking at a time series sampling of my students’ psychological states.   If I were sensitive enough to recognize and remember subtleties of handwriting, could I predict whether a student would drop out of school for example. And maybe my subconscious seeing all those various expressions of emotions gets a little depressed sometimes?

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About jrh794

I am a sixty-five year old math instructor at Southern Oregon University. I taught at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed California for twenty-six years. Prior to that I worked as a computer programmer, carpenter and in various other jobs. I graduated from Rice University in 1967 and have a MS in Operations Research from Stanford. In the past I have hand-built a stone house and taken long solo bicycle tours. Now I ride my mountain bike and play golf for recreation.
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