Is your handwriting neat or messy? Perhaps you might not be able to change your handwriting skills because they are inherited from your parents.
Many people often feel that handwriting is a genetic trait due to the similarity of handwriting features between family members. There is some evidence that one’s handwriting style is inherited from parent to child.
Studies have shown a strong similarity in handwriting features between parent and child, and among siblings in an experiment. A valid explanation could be that people learn their handwriting abilities from their families.
But, handwriting depends heavily on one’s hand-eye coordination and cognitive skills.
The best explanation between a genetically inherited component of handwriting is the bone structure of a person’s hands. This would affect the ability of the person to hold a pen, which would impact handwriting.
But, it appears that handwriting is mostly a learned trait. So, perhaps it is a combination of learning and physical structure of the hand which changes the appearance/features of a person’s handwriting abilities.