• Question: Why do people have different handwritting?

    Asked by eliskabonich01 to Pete, Kate, Mark U, Tess, Yue on 1 May 2012. This question was also asked by cheese2000.
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      Pete Etchells answered on 1 May 2012:

      Great question! One of the main reasons will be due to the structure of your limbs – everybody has slightly different hands, fingers and arms, and the muscles that help you move them will be of different strengths in different people. That means that everyone will hold a pen slightly differently, and move it on a piece of paper in a unique way. All of this put together means that everyone has different handwriting!