Here is a
short excerpt of Elizabeth's Fritzl's Handwriting written before
she endured the extended trauma of over 24 years of imprisonment and abuse by her
marks of acute suffering from her later imprisonment are not yet in the
writing but there are already signs of distress - undoubtedly due to the
fact that she was already in a tragic and untenable position. The
abuse had already started when she was a young girl of 11.
Take a look at
her early handwriting:
Sample from Bild at http://www.bild.de/
Note the soft roundedness of the handwriting which
indicates a very malleable and submissive disposition. Temperamentally
she was unable to fight back or resist.
But the writing is also restricted
which shows that her personality was not given the opportunity to
branch out and grow.
The lower zones of her letters are feeble and
truncated which suggest that at this stage she was already suffering from abuse which
she felt powerless to avoid.
Where we should be seeing lower zone loops, we see
instead, backward arches - these are particularly noticeable in the
Although the handwriting as a whole shows an
inability to resist, there are several straight lead-in strokes
particularly before the "s's" which show her growing resentment.
Also, the lines are close together indicating the
lack of space in her life. She was already overwhelmed by the many
burdens that oppressed her.
The lines droop as they approach the right margin -
a clear sign of emotional depression.