Monday, 25 June 2012

I was analysed at Brit Mums Live

BritMums Live! 2012 

I'm sure you've already read a dozen or so posts about this weekend's Brit Mums Live conference at the Brewery in London. I won't bore you with more tales of how wonderful it was (it was!) or how amazing it was to finally meet the lovely peeps that I've been chatting to virtually for up to two years (Rachel from Mid 30s Life, Michelle from , Louise from Team Lloyd, Hayley from Downs Side Up, Spencer aka , Fran from Mother Venting, Tinuke from Circus Mums, and so, so many more - squeeeal!) or how scary and then releasing it was to finally 'come out' in the blogging world and allow people to put a face to an anonymous blog (eeeeek!). I won't mention how brilliant Sarah Brown was *nods* or how sad I was to miss Ruby Wax and the Brilliance in Blogging Awards ceremony on Friday as I didn't arrive until Saturday *sniff*.

Nope, none of that from me.

In fact, I skipped one of the sessions that I was planning to go to (accounting for bloggers - can I steal the notes from anyone please?) and instead had my handwriting analysed by the fascinating Ruth Myers on the Cuticura stand. Ruth is a Forensic Handwriting Expert who has worked for the crown prosecution service analysing suspect documents - coo! - and check out her celebrity signature analysis. Interesting stuff.

First Ruth measured my emotional foundation and how I react to life (gulp). She studied the paragraphs I'd penned and summised that I'm logical, non-judgemental and fair. So far so good. She said I had rather large writing which shows a broad perspective on life and on the repercussions of my decisions, a low boredom threshold and a need for variety. That is SO me. Repercussions? I study them for hours people, hours. Drives OH insane.

Next she looked at the slope of my writing, it's angular apparently, which shows that 'yours is the reason why', I have an investigative mind. True I suppose, I'm always interested in the background to things (Marmite for example, how the heck did that come about?).

In terms of my goals she said they are practical to high, although my willpower isn't always 100%, and I have an optimistic attitude to success. I like to take control and lead others (in other words I'm bossy, correct) and appear to be extravert while keeping things hidden. I'm guarded and secretive too apparently, but shhhhh don't tell anyone.

She also told me that I'm not competitive (also true) and assertive without being aggressive (yes I was particularly assertive with the guy who cut me up the other day). 'You don't want to succeed at the expense of others' she said. Quite so.

The way that I write my 'd's' shows that I'm stubborn despite all attempts at logic and reason (am not!). I'm apparently also determined, reliable, conscientious and individualistic. Who knew?

And guess what, I'm a people person. Well, one look at me randomly hugging people I've never actually met before on Saturday could have told you that.

So who am I really? Am I the sum of all these things? Yes I suppose I am. And more, I hope. It was fascinating having my handwriting analysed by Ruth. Thanks to Cuticura for bringing her along.

Finally I'd like to share with you a nugget that I took from the wonderfully 'real' and honest Sarah Brown who did the Keynote speech on Saturday. It really struck a chord with me and with the rise of cyber bullying or 'trolling' it's a keeper:
"However the world tweets you, don't let it change the way you tweet the world."
Wise words indeed. 

See you at Britmumslive 2013. I'm already planning my trip.

Images courtesy of britmumslive and Ruth


  1. Notmyyearoff25 June 2012 08:41

    Wow, I wish I'd gone to that stand too. I kept getting distracted by people and saying hello to everyone :). Was really nice to meet you. You are completely glowing in pregnancy! I loved that quote by Sarah Brown too.

  2. Louise Lloyd26 April 2013 10:55

    A great round up of a great weekend! I am regretting not being analysed as it sounds really interesting! X

  3. 26 April 2013 10:55

    I'm really enjoying these Britmums posts, and I really like your take on the whole experience. I wish I'd had my hand writing analysed - very interesting. I really enjoyed Sarah Brown too! Great nugget at the end of your post!

  4. mid30slife26 April 2013 10:55

    Hi love! Meeting you was a definite highlight - so glad you found me!! Sorry rushed off like that but have to say it was AMAZING seeing dad after 2 years. Lots of love to you and will see you again before the end of the year. x

  5. 26 April 2013 10:55

    So disappointed I didn't meet you! But then I have no idea what you look like. And you would only have half a dodgy photo of me from my blog to go on, so what would be the chances of knowing each other in a room of 500 people?
    Next time please!

  6. thefamilypatch26 April 2013 10:55

    Ooh, I was wondering how the handwriting analysis went for people! I missed that opportunity, but BritMums was awesome all the same :) Isn't it interesting how someone can get so much about you just from the way you write?

  7. 26 April 2013 10:55

    It was really interesting actually, no idea how she got so much from just a couple of paragraphs though!

  8. 26 April 2013 10:55

    I'm loving them too - almost like being there all over again!

  9. 26 April 2013 10:55

    Oh you to lovely lady, hope you're having a lovely time with your Dad. And YES to meeting up again - let's set the date!

  10. 26 April 2013 10:55

    He he that's the trouble with these types of events isn't it? I spent most of the day staring at people's chests to try and see what they're name badge said! Definitely next time - I'll have a 7 month old in tow though!

  11. 26 April 2013 10:55

    I know, I'm still astounded how she managed to get me to a 'T'. Apparently some people use the analysis in relationships... scary stuff!

  12. MsXpat26 April 2013 10:55

    It's a shame we didn't meet. I should have tweeted to meet up, it got manic in the lead up to the conference. I'm still shocked by my analysis! She's soo spot on. And truly lovely to chat to.

  13. 26 April 2013 10:55

    Super chuffed to have met you, as now when I read this, I hear and see you speaking it - makes things far more real. Mich x