Primary Danger Indicator
Dangerous imagery is implied when the writer makes weapon-shaped letters. This may be an unconscious representation of hostile impulses.
Structures which resemble knives, daggers, harpoons, clubs, guns, whips, etc. These structures are often angular in shape (the more angular the more threatening) and they stand out due to their distortion. These signs, when seen in the personal pronoun I and/or signature, are especially significant.
John Wilkes Booth: Popular stage idol who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865.
Heinrich Himmler: Nazi official whose militant and intense signature was often affixed to medals.
Mental Hospital Inmate: Charged with seven counts of attempted murder with a .22 rifle. Probable organic brain dsyfunction. Hears voices, is afraid people will force him to take medication.
Criminally Insane Inmate: Shot both parents.
Paranoid schizophrenic, psychotic.
H. Judd Gray: With Ruth Snyder, killed her husband with whom she had unsatisfying relations. Gray, who had a weak character and a mother complex, came to be dominated by Snyder, calling her his "Queen, my Momsie, my Mommy," she responed with "Lover Boy." After taking out an insurance policy on her husband, Gray and Snyder bashed his head in with a sash weight and completed the act with cloroform and a picture wire around the neck. "She had this power over me. She told me what to do and I just did it." Gray and Snyder were electrocuted within four minutes of each other at Sing Sing, January 1928.