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Graphology and Sportsmanship: Ever wondered How they are Connected?

We have all played some sport as a child, and no matter what sport we played or are still playing, what is most important, is the attitude of sportsmanship.

So, what is Sportsmanship all about?

Sportsmanship implies playing the game not just for winning, but for enjoying the game and taking part well with a positive, co-operative and fair attitude. 

As said by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, ‘The important thing in sports is not winning, but taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering, but fighting well.’

These words are a ringing reality for any sportsperson, or an individual who is looking forward to develop leadership skills, as a true sportsman will know that it is not the victory that matters, but the grace with which one takes part in the game.

In today’s increasingly competitive world, it becomes easy to lose sight of this spirit and focus only on the competition. But it is vital for us to take a back seat at times and take note of our actions and attitudes that contribute towards a good sportsmanship spirit.

As with any other field, Graphology can help you identify and maintain a healthy sportsmanship spirit.

Read on to know how!

Let’s look at the various qualities that a good sportsman holds, and how we can identify these through Graphology:


No matter what the game, no matter what the chance, and no matter what the end looks like, a good sportsman is one who is optimistic. He is one who knows how to celebrate his victories and introspect on his defeats. His optimism helps him to have a healthy attitude towards what has come or what is going to come next.

A living example that can be considered here is of MS Dhoni.

They do not get majorly upset by defeats, rather they use them as lessons for the next game. 

You can identify optimism by checking the ascension of the writing. If you find that the writer’s baselines, are going in the upwards or ascending direction, he has a positive attitude and is an optimistic thinker. In spite of whatever challenges may come up, they keep up that positive attitude.

However, this is just one of the traits to identify optimism through Graphology.

Finishing Line

We all would remember our first race as a child, when maybe we did not know what a finishing line was, but we were motivated to go and touch it. 

That’s life! 

A good sportsman is motivated to finish the game, and makes sure that he pulls through, irrespective of the journey to get there. This can be identified when the writer completes the letter forms.

A look at Delhi Skipper Shreyas Iyer’s signature will tell you how integral the importance of finishing line is in building the character of an ideal sports person.

And more importantly his right margin, that is the right side of the paper, is well used.

Energy Levels

Now, this is must. How can a sport afford to have someone who runs out of energy fast? 

A good sportsman has to be healthy, determined, and have a good storage of energy. This can be understood by how much pressure the writer exerts on the paper. 

Good pressure that can be felt on the back of the paper (be careful that it is not tearing the paper), indicates good stamina, energy and strength.

Will Power

It is only good will power that can help one sustain both good and bad games. 

There’s a lot that happens in a game, and all of it does not move as per your plan. 

Always remember the opponent party has their plans too! 

A good will power will not only help you sustain the uncertainties, but also deal with everything with grace and poise.

At a time when Steve Smiths form at the game was not going great, he had taken the change of events in a very positive way with his creative coping skills and this trait of him clearly shows in his signature too.

You can maintain good will power by placing your ‘t’ crossbars at a higher position on the stem. 

To understand how you can maintain your will power and self esteem with ideal way to write your letter ‘t’, click here.



Another very important aspect in any sport. Identifying this also requires close observation in the handwriting. Writers who put their dots on the small letter ‘i’ just above the ‘i’ are the ones that maintain good focus. 

Straight baselines also indicate that the writer knows what they are going to do next. Such writers are good strategists as well.


Players who write fast are the ones who think fast. Their mind mostly runs ahead of time. They quickly want to see what’s coming next. 

The more speed the writer has, the faster the writer will run into decisions. It is tough for him to keep pace with a slow writer or a slow thinker.

Take a look at David Warner’s signature to understand how his speed reflects in his signature!

Although, it must as well be noted that as much as he could do good to the team, if some other stabilizing qualities are not found, the whole game can go for a toss with a handful of fast writers.

Team Spirit

No matter how good a player one is, if he does not have a healthy team spirit, he shall not be able to travel too far. 

A good team is one that is made up of players having different qualities. 

That is exactly how the most beautiful things are born – as a perfect blend of different flavours. The best way to maintain a healthy team spirit is to understand what you are good at, rather than trying to develop something that the other person has. A team that can recognise, appreciate and support each other’s qualities is the one that happily sails together. And this depends a lot upon the captain of a team. 

Harmony, good decision making, mutual respect, leadership qualities, being able to sense the needs of the team, striking a good balance, and building a healthy sportsmanship attitude, are some qualities that are an absolute must, and these can be found in the sequential balance and rhythm of the writing.

Graphology and Sportsmanship

Graphology helps in every area of life, and similarly it also helps in developing sportsmanship. 

It helps not just in revealing and understanding the trait, but also in building the traits if required. To know more about how Graphology works and where Graphology can help you, click here.

Now, we all feel the Cricket Fever in India right? 

It is the one sport that is played globally, and has been enjoyed by several people in their childhood. In India, cricket is practically considered as a religion! Well, now that you know how to recognize these sportsmanship qualities through the handwriting, it’s time that you go and look for them in the writing of your favourite players on our Instagram Page! 

Happy Seeking!

  • Ravi Mandelia


    October 13, 2020
  • Swati Baheti

    Thanks, as it help me for revision

    October 13, 2020
  • Sarita Jain Jain

    I vill learn

    October 15, 2020

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