De gedachte dat artsen slecht en onduidelijk schrijven wordt weerlegd door een studie in Amerika.De verrassende conclusies zijn :
* Only 10% of the surveyed doctors were found to have a truly illegible scrawl. According to Ms. Kurtz, “those doctors who scrawl do not take mental control or focus sharply enough to probe beneath the surface of a problem.”
* Doctors are more subservient to authority than we ever knew. The “compliance trait” was found in almost 65% of all doctors’ handwriting samples examined in the research — and it cut across all boundaries of nationality or medical specialty. Those doctors demonstrated thought patterns indicating their willingness to yield to authority, accepting information with little or no effort to analyze or investigate it.
* Not all MDs pursue Porsches, 10am tee times and the almighty dollar. Their handwriting actually indicates that spiritual and intellectual needs outweigh the average doctor’s desire for material goods. The handwriting traits for greediness (“initial hooks” at the beginning of letters) are just not there.
* Many MDs are more comfortable talking … and not listening. Many handwriting samples demonstrate this trait — by the open o’s and a’s within words, says Ms. Kurtz.
* Cardiologists — fast thinkers, open-minded, positive high energy.
* Neurologists — forward thinkers, quick, interested, intuitive and “elegant.”
* Orthopedic surgeons — Surprisingly, only 15% display handwriting signs that indicate manual dexterity.
* Male OB/GYNs — the most depressed, stressed and disheartened among all specialties. When asked why, many pointed to greedy, ungrateful families and aggressive malpractice lawyers.
* Female OB/GYNs — Optimistic, energetic.
* Anesthesiologists — Clear thinking, objective, not impulsive — good traits for the operating room.