When I was still in Junior Primary, a new handwriting standard was introduced into schools by the state government educational department. Students in my year level were the first to be taught the then-new standard, South Australian Modern Cursive, and the first to not be taught old-fashioned loopy cursive.
In primary school we were expected to adhere more or less to this standard (though I won’t say this policy was enforced strictly), but when we reached secondary school we were free to write as we wished.
Being educated right at the point of change, I developed an interest in the idea of a personal standard handwriting. Take your handwriting, and abstract away from it things like wobbliness, slantiness, the precise proportions, and other aspects that aren’t under your conscious control. What you’ll have left is the essence of your handwriting, something that could hypothetically be taught to students if you became Emperor. It can be interesting to compare people’s handwriting at this abstract level.
Here is an illustration of South Australian Modern Cursive, the style we were taught. (I’ve left out the number zero from these illustrations because it’s not significantly different from the letter O.)
Now here’s a representation of my personal style. There are a few idiosyncracies, such as the lower-case ‘f’ without a rise. (Note: I sometimes draw the capital “I” with serifs and sometimes not, depending on circumstances.)
Below is a dynamic representation of the same; it shows the direction in which the pen moves as I draw each letter. You might like to see how many letters are drawn differently from yours. One thing I consider significant is that almost every letter begins either near the very top, or else near the top of the bit which isn’t the stem (the numbers 4 and 8 are exceptions).
(Don’t try to take in the whole image at once. Just focus on one letter at a time.)
Finally, here is an actual photograph of some of my handwriting from when I was nine years old. People would often complain about it.