Going through the Boggs tag I found the signature on the left, in a master post of MU student signatures posted by tumblr user madamemadness and saw a definite change in Randall’s handwriting between his college years and ten years later in the workforce (the photo on the right, taken by myself from the pamphlet in the MU DVD case) and decided to apply graphology to the two signatures.
1. Slanting to the right: You are open to the world around you and like to socialize with other people
No Slant: You tend to be logical and practical, and guarded with your emotions.
This can be applied easily to Randall’s personality change between the two movies: In college, he was looking forward to making a lot of new friends, happy to go to the Fraternity/Sorority parties and meet his peers, but in MI we see that he’s very reserved with cut and dry logistics leading him.
2. Larger letters, large personality, bigger R in front - rest of the handwriting is average sized, adaptable.
Randall had a bigger personality in MU - he wasn’t angry all the time like he was in MI, could be significantly happy, and we saw some of his hobbies, baking and the what have you. Apparently ten years took a lot of that away from him…
3. L loops full in first, spontaneous and relaxed and find it easy to express yourself. Thinner loops in the second one, indicating stress. No e’s.
This one’s rather self explanatory. Even though being a college freshman is stressful, it’s still nothing compared to the stress that Randall faced at work trying to beat out Sulley. The loops in his l’s become significantly more restricted.
4. Underlining: Need for responsibility and importance. Betrays a lack of self-confidence and a need for recognition and status
One thing that didn’t change.
I don’t even think this one needs commentary.
My overall point here is that Pixar pays attention to things most people might not ever even think about, like subtle changes in signatures over the period of ten years, and what those changes mean in relation to a character’s personality.