Al­lan Con­way analy­ses Boris John­son’s hand­writ­ing to of­fer him some good news — he’s not the fool he can ap­pear to be

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

NEWLY ELECTED Lon­don mayor Boris John­son is a free-spir­ited, in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic per­son, who is con­stantly on the look out for new op­por­tu­ni­ties and has the abil­ity to get oth­ers to act on his own ide- as. So says graphol­o­gist Al­lan Con­way, who has just an­a­lysed a sam­ple of the mayor’s hand­writ­ing.

Mr Con­way, 69, has been study­ing peo­ples’ hand­writ­ing for more than 30 years. He says the sam­ple also in­di­cates that Mr John­son is suited to the world of eco­nomics and cul­ture, but could get bored if some­thing doesn’t suit him.

“Boris John­son does have the lead­er­ship qual­i­ties needed to be mayor,” Mr Con­way tells Peo­ple. “He may act like a fool but he is no fool. The writer’s sig­na­ture [Mr John- son’s] is larger then the hand­writ­ing, in­di­cat­ing that you what you see might not al­ways be what you get. He is cour­te­ous with good, agile tech­niques.”

Mr Con­way is em­ployed by com­pa­nies in re­cruit­ment and to help de­tect fraud­u­lent sig­na­tures. He has ad­vised en­gaged cou­ples not to get mar­ried based on what he claims their hand­writ­ing says about their com­pat­i­bil­ity. Things to look for? “The big­ger you write, the more ex­tro­verted you are. The smaller you write, the more in­tro­verted you are. Writ­ing let­ters close to­gether shows you need com­pan­ion­ship, whereas leav­ing spa­ces be­tween let­ters and words shows you are in­de­pen­dent,” says Mr Con­way.

He has scru­ti­nised the writ­ing sam­ples of for­mer US pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton, easyJet founder Sir Ste­lios Haji-Ioan­nou and Sir Alan Sugar .

The find­ings will be re­vealed in Mr Con­way’s forth­com­ing book, They Made It. So Could You, in which he picks out com­mon char­ac­ter­is­tics of the world’s most ac­com­plished en­trepreneurs. Mi­crosoft chair­man Bill Gates de­clined to have his writ­ing an­a­lysed.

Mr Con­way lives in Stan­more, Mid­dle­sex, and is a mem­ber of Stan­more Syn­a­gogue.

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