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Jordan: A perfectionist
who worries a lot

Special to Page 2

Michael Jordan is known as one of the most dominating and supremely confident athletes in sports history.

But what does Jordan's signature say about his personality? We asked handwriting expert Bart Baggett to analyze MJ's autograph and tell us what it says about the NBA legend.

Here's what Baggett found:

General notes: Jordan's round fluid stroke in his writing indicates fluidity of thought and movement.

  The loop at the bottom of the "M" is a "worry loop." It shows he spends time worrying about things that often never happen.

  The downhill slant of the "M" indicates diplomacy.

  The aggressive hooks on the bottom of the "M" and "J" -- plus the long downstrokes -- indicate determination and physical endurance.

  The straight baseline indicates perfectionism. He wants structure and follows habits. He is very intolerant of sloppiness.

Bart Baggett is one of the leading experts on handwriting analysis in the nation. You can learn more about Baggett's analysis at The autographs in this package were provided to Page 2 by The Sports Collectors Digest Standard Catalog of Sports Autographs by Krause Publications, 2000.

Page 2 sees the handwriting on the wall

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Gretzky: Optimistic but wary of trusting others

Knight: Plenty of anger immediately apparent

Woods: Very concerned about his reputation

King: Flexible, aggressive and a tad bit mean

DiMaggio: A desire for both attention and sex

Tyson: Resentment going back to childhood

Simpson: Not the handwriting of a killer

Rodman: Obnoxious with a desire to be noticed

Kournikova: Impulsive and emotionally driven

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