As an aspiring academic, I have to read pages and pages of online journals, word documents and PDFs. In my other role as a consultant for certain charities, I have to read pages and pages of governing documents, constitutions and briefing papers. Whilst not really noticing it, I have realised that I start to judge people by the typefaces that they format their documents in - thinking deeper about the judgments that I make, I have decided that the font does in fact give us very subtle clues about a person's personality. I have decided to make a new personality classification system (let's call it the 'Nichols typeface measure of personality' for now) which defines a personality by the font that they use 70% of the time. I have so far decided upon 6 types: 1) 'Times New Roman' - I am incredibly lazy, and tend to rely on Microsoft Word to format my document. The Paperclip is God to me. I like authority figures and tend to keep in line with societal norms. 2) 'Arial' - I like my writing to be easily accessible to all readers, even dyslexics. I have a liberal bent. 3) 'Tahoma' - I'm a bit like an arial user, but tend to ignore authority and guidelines. I roughly agree with the ideas of equal opportunities, but don't quite respect them enough to completely follow all the rules in the guidelines I get given. 4) 'Book Antiqua '- I am a person of traditional tastes and like my life orderly. I own a fountain pen and am possibly a barrister. 5) 'Wing Dings' - 2 readings may be apparent. 1) I wish to be a cryptographer but can't be bothered to learn the trade. 2) I'm a little zany and prefer to leave the formatting to other people, I don't know how to change the formatting on my PC, so I guess and hope for the best. 6) Helvetica - I am a mac user, and hence I am more than slightly smug. I do, or want to, work in the creative arts and like to use photographic software. I don't use a word processor enough to have any inclination to change my default. Anyone else want to add to my measure, or want to suggest changes to my 6 personality types?