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Between the Lines
This column was printed in U.S. 1 Newspaper on March 25, 1998).
When we first reported on DevCom, the company featured
on page 46 of this issue, our reporter noted a motto on the office
wall of the CEO, Steven Gross. "Great minds discuss ideas,"
the wall plaque read. "Average minds discuss events. Small minds
Our reporters — great minds that they are — certainly have
some ideas to discuss in this issue. The quartet of pharmaceutical-related
companies featured in this issue raise lots of ideas. See our section
beginning on page 43.
And our Survival Guide offers the usual number of events. One, in
fact, is co-sponsored by this newspaper: It’s the New Jersey Entrepreneurial
Network’s forum on "Leveraging New Jersey Resources" to be
held next Wednesday, April 1, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Forrestal.
In addition to a panel discussion, representatives from 18 organizations
will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on how to take advantage
of the resources and services available to businesses.
Our Survival Guide section documents many of these resources each
and every week. But if you don’t believe that central New Jersey offers
a wealth of resources for business, then you might want to attend
this meeting. A story about the forum appears on page 10 of this issue.
An ad with additional information is on page 13.
And if you have an event that would be of interest to other area businesses,
please let us know. We almost always preview them, we rarely review
them. So send information in advance to our Survival Guide section.
So much for the great minds and average minds of our operation. Now
the small minds come into play. We are still receiving comments about
our March 11 cover story on "Tales from the Script." One letter
writer, human resources consultant Niels Nielsen, noted that the only
valid observations he would make about the handwriting of our staff
was that several of us were barely legible and that all of us should
see an astrologer for more insight.
But other readers take this handwriting business much more seriously.
The following letter is a little long by our standards, but we will
make room for it. And why not — it’s about people and our minds
delight in it.
Thank you for your March 11 issue featuring Renee Martin
and her contributions to graphology. Your column "Between the
Lines" invited readers to comment on the signatures of contributing
staff members, so — off the top of my head — here goes:
to detail. Rightward slant is conventional, traditional; tends to
emotional reactions rather than intellectual ones. High ambitions
or aspirations (religious or spiritual?). Highly intelligent. Pride
in self/family. Writing is connected rather than broken up; logical
deductive reasoning rather than intuitive or hunches. Tends to be
socially inhibited or shy. Critical, sharp, can be impatient. Rapid
Fox, but can react even more emotionally to a given situation. Sensitive
to criticism. Rapid thinker. Can use intuitive thinking processes
as well as deductive logic. High aspirations.
Interested in making an esthetic statement at all times (art ability
may or may not be used), adding extra little touches for decoration.
Slight case of teenage rebellion, probably directed against mother.
Outwardly nice, going by prescribed social forms. Might be a secret
rebel. Introverted, although appearing to be outgoing. Hard to get
to know. Dramatic ability? Self-dramatization? Self-protective.
I saw her title. Creative, original forms. But still connected, showing
logical thinking instead of intuitive breaks in writing. Looks as
if it’s been drawn rather than written (like Stuart Davis). Cool,
introverted, angular, formal — not easy to get to know. Independent
be anything. Not one to communicate, wishes to appear as important
executive, and be inscrutable rather than very accessible. Dramatic,
high energy level.
sensitive to criticism. Quick-thinking, action oriented. Very intelligent.
Intuitive, hunches. Attention to detail. Warm, somewhat emotional
attitude to others. Cares what people think of him. What does middle
initial K stand for? Either a name that he doesn’t like too much,
or a family name not as important as Rein?
Simplified capitals — esthetic, good judgment. When entering new
situation, stands back and observes before rushing in. Keeps secrets
well. Some letters not completely formed — plays cards close to
the vest? Good natural rhythm.
thinking. Starts out with traditional right slant which becomes left
leaning at end. Moodiness, changeability? There seems to be more space
between Joseph and Riley than between Diana and Joseph — if Joseph
is original family name, she seems closer to that than Riley? Insufficient
information, no writing sample.
Conscientious, legible (wishes to communicate). Amiable, pleasant
to get along with, but can be sharp. On an even emotional keel usually,
although may have been slightly depressed or tired when this signature
was made. Can keep secrets, hers as well as others!
of salt, since I have no adequate samples, no capital I’s for analysis,
no margins, no way to measure pressure or the quality of the pen strokes
— all of which would be very meaningful.
Incidentally, who is the person whose handwriting is part of your
cover illustration? He’s probably male, probably right-handed, and
looks like a real somebody. The script is high level, creative, original,
intuitive, definitely executive. (Editor’s note: It was Bob Hillier’s
hand in the background on the cover.)
The lower loops (small g’s) are so inflated that they run into the
line below, which might impair clear judgment. The loops would indicate
lower zone prominence: the material world, acquisitiveness, sports
or other physical interests.
much to say without more of a sample. Sort of loose, observant, tendency
to procrastination, generous, open. Probably intolerant of traditional
School). I’ve been a volunteer graphologist for Curtain Calls for
many New Years’ eves, and always had a great time. Since I am self-taught,
not accredited, I have never charged. So — if you have any other
interesting handwritings, please feel free to send them along to me
and I’ll tell you how I see them. Thanks for listening.
Dorothy B. Rubin
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