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A writing can rise on the line if submitted to an euphoric movement pushing upwards. Apparently, such an energetic excess – actually lifting the writing from the line – should elicit a greater willpower than in Stable on the Line; whilst Moretti, with a very original – as usual – intuition, sees this movement as “an unmeasured up strength which does not consider the value of fighting”, of a will that “not taking account so much of obstacles, it could lose all its strength. ” (T, 121)

In this way it is pointed out the real weakness of the ardor which, coming from a kind of ambition, uses an initial strength that is very intense, but in fact changing into an escaping movement because the Ego is not at the same height of the obstacles it has to face.  Moreover, from an energetic view, such a push lasts much less as it is not nourished by the contact with reality.
Mathematical measure of this sign allows a maximum value of 10/10 in the case the ascending movement overruns the upper line. The other values are calculated according to this one. (G. Moretti, Graphology Treaty)

The psychological meaning ranges from the mere ardor, understood as a fervor, as a disposition to improve in a specific field (5/10 of the sign Rising) to a tendency to conceit (above 5/10 of the sign).

Conceit affects all qualities directly or indirectly, as it shows exceeding presumption, easy promises at the time of euphoria, intrusiveness, apparent courage or courage in easy cases, according to Moretti’s remark.

The sign Rising, as already mentioned, does not imply a greater strength than Stable on the Line, as conceit (above 5/10) or a disposition to improve (to 5/10) are psychologically weaker than firmness because they are based on lack.

Actually, conceit is nothing but a claim of the Ego to go beyond its real capacity, so that it becomes a foundationless, baseless strength; in the same way, disposition to improve contains a part of anxiety, just a pinch of worry to weaken the personality. (Att, 74)
Conceit, moreover, by forcing feelings to be more than what they really are, pushes them to exhaustion. (Sc, 5)

This sign – a substantial sign of the will – acquires a more precise meaning only inside the whole personality structure it expresses itself in.