Exclusive: Graphologist explains what Princess Diana’s handwriting reveals

Emma Bache is a London based graphologist with over 20 years of experience analyzing the handwriting of royalty, politicians, and celebrities. Bache says you can discover, “Long held personality traits in handwriting as well as the more fluid behavioral aspects… to an astonishing degree of accuracy and insight.”

Bache explains on her website, “In this day and age of social media we are losing our ability to judge people by innate instinct and intuition but graphology is able to help us understand an individual above and beyond a CV, an interview and certainly the number of likes on a Facebook page.”

Bache has studied several members of the royal family and specifically Princess Diana over the years.

“Diana’s handwriting shows a very rounded style with a notable absence of angles highlighting a need for communication with others and a generally non aggressive personality,” Bache tells To Di For Daily‘s Kinsey Schofield. “The small spaces between her words indicate her need for attachment and connection with others. She is not a person who would have relished time on her own. It was vital for her to be loved and needed.”

What an accurate description of the lonely Princess that once said, “I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved.”

In Bache’s book Reading Between The Lines, she explores how some traits found through your handwriting can be contradictory to other, “This is normal as no one is black and white, straightforward or clear-cut.” You see these contradictions in her exploration of Princess Diana’s handwriting.

While she describes Diana as “non aggressive” she also senses that the Princess could become manipulative “when under stress.”

Based on multiple handwriting samples, Bache believes, “She [Diana] showed a need to be maternal and ‘look after’ others. Others would have found her beguiling and she had a gift for empathy. However this same trait would have made her an expert in understanding others’ motives. Not academically blessed or intellectually curious, she was however emotionally intelligent and her charm would have had the capacity to turn into manipulation when under stress.”

Well, it’s certainly not the first time we’ve heard her described as manipulative! (Although, it’s one of my favorite Diana qualities.) Below is a sample of Diana’s handwriting thanks to Butler Paul Burrell

“The open ovals on small letters such as ‘a’ and ‘o’ show a speedy hand but also a need to chat with others. She could be easily distracted and at times, indiscreet,” says Bache.

“The long lower zone strokes on ‘y’ and ‘g’ form rounded cradles, again highlighting her need to ‘mother’ others. Her children and indeed all children would have been of utmost importance to her and she would have felt a further connection through her own vitality and youthful spirit.”

Bache believes that the Princess of Wales was clever… “Diana was kind but in no way a pushover and the rigidity of her baseline show a need to control herself but also others. She enjoyed having her own way and she was quick to learn through her emotional intelligence, how to get others to bend to her needs.”

Isn’t it amazing that this was all picked up from her handwriting? “Diana’s handwriting shows a complex character pulled between her need for reassurance and love but also her need to control her environment,” Bache shares. “This is likely to have made her feel insecure and unsure of her own feelings. She is likely to have come across as perplexing to others at times due to a mercurial set of emotions.”

Read Emma Bache’s Reading Between the Lines: What your handwriting says about you now!

Thank you to my friend Nick VinZant of the Profoundly Pointless podcast for the introduction. Listen to Emma’s episode here.

Kinsey Schofield is the Founder of To Di For Daily and you can follow her on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook.