Analyzing Writers’ Personalities From Their Handwritten Manuscripts

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s manuscript for The Great Gatsby

In one page, Fitzgerald moves from keeping his margin open on the left (“interest in future, ambition, socially oriented”) to letting it drift over to the right (“interest in past, works best behind scenes, introspective”), so he may either be good at everything or mildly schizophrenic. His long lower loops suggest a strong physical drive, but his wavering downward slant could indicate fatigue. So maybe, too much physicality today?