I sometimes just want to write something because I like to see my beautiful handwriting. Is there a word for love of one's own handwriting?

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    I'd say vanity, but that would be too broad I'm sure. – Mr Lister May 31 '16 at 7:15
  • You "love your calligraphy." But there is no single word for it. – vickyace May 31 '16 at 7:34
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    @vickyace since it is tagged neologism, can we construct a word? I was about to suggest 'autocalligraphelia'. – Spagirl May 31 '16 at 7:40
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    I think I got my spelling wrong, 'autocalligraphilia'? – Spagirl May 31 '16 at 7:46
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    I don't think there's even a word for loving the sound of one's own voice, and there are a lot more people like that. – Hot Licks Jun 30 '16 at 11:47

vanity comes close.

1 [mass noun] Excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements - ODO


The handsome actor's vanity was well-known.

Also try narcissism.


Calligraphic Narcissism?

That seems like a good way to describe the love looking at of one's own handwriting, with an implication that it's an unhealthy obsession.

I'm not sure if I've come across the word "calligraphic" before but it seems legitimate.




Logophilia from Wiktionary and Wikipedia:

n. love of words.

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    How is "love of words" appropriate? – vickyace May 31 '16 at 7:18
  • Hit us with your alternate suggestion and I will give you an upvote. – Matsmath May 31 '16 at 7:21
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    "Narcissistic logophilia"? – Max Williams May 31 '16 at 7:35
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    @MaxWilliams that would be loving the words, isn't the OP more infatuated with the form of his letters than the words they make? – Spagirl May 31 '16 at 7:41
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    That's right. This is more about the love for "handwriting". – Anoop Dixith May 31 '16 at 20:04

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