What is Handwriting Analysis / Graphology?
Graphology is a science based on years of study of spacing, form, movement and intensity (ductus and pressure). It's not just what you write, but how you write it that makes the difference. Handwriting Analysis being able to interpret the manner in which something is produced whether in cursive or printing, Sketch drawing, Doodles, and more, to understand behavior, potential, defenses, motivations and more. It is pen stroke on paper.
A good Graphologist will have an understanding of the bio-neurological and physiological movements to produce handwriting. They understand the motivation and compulsion involved in making specific marks on paper, whether they are drawings or handwriting. They have studied psychology, behavioral assessments, and personality. They will understand statement analysis as well. And, they have learned Handwriting Analysis from a variety of schools, sources, methods, and theories. I am an amazing graphologist.
Handwriting is as unique as the person who wrote it. Hidden clues in the way they writer held the pen, the forms and movements they chose, the pressure, and the words they say are left in the trail of ink as it moves across the page. They have Expressed in Writing more than just words on the page. They have expressed who they are, their personality, their experiences and traumas, their aspirations, fears, intellect, and more.
Like a snapshot in time, everyone's handwriting does change from moment to moment. But, the basic and personal elements of pen stroke drawn on paper do not change. Handwriting is "Brainwriting." It is not just drawn by the hand. If you were to change hands, write with your toes or mouth holding the pen, the strokes are similar. That's because your brain is telling you how to write.
Validity of Graphology
Graphology has been challenged a by those that do not know as an invalid science. Graphology is a Human Science that is prone to multiple variants of the human subject. Psychology and Medicine are also arts that are "Practiced" because they don't have all the answers to the human elements. They do, however, have a great handle on what works and why...just as Graphology does today.
For example, the Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator has been challenged by many associations within the professional Psychology field, yet it remains the most widely (88%) used personality test in corporate business today because it does have value and level of accuracy.
However, Graphology has proven itself over and over in the courtroom, in the testing of children and adults alike, in Human Resource selection and Career Counseling.
Like a good doctor, your Handwriting Analyst is only as good as:
Limitations to Graphology
You obviously cannot tell height, weight, profession, or financial status just from a handwriting. And, although you can see signs of how a person reacts, you cannot predict their future. For example: you may see signs of hostility and aggression, but that does not mean that person is going to commit a crime. It just means they were angry at the time of the writing.
You cannot tell sex, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation from a handwritten sample.
And that is what makes Handwriting Analysis the perfect tool for psychologists, physicians, teachers, social workers, lawyers, officers, and even human resource directors.
Because it is not biased, it is professionally used for:
• Jury selection
• Police for statements, letters, graffiti
• Lawyers for authenticity, depositions, and more
• Human Resources applicant acceptance, and team building
• Career guidance
• Private investigators
• Banking institutions
Handwriting Analysis does not stop with Cursive writing! Any pen strokes on paper reveal a lot about the writer, printer, or doodler! Drawings offer a projective exploration of the human psyche, too!
For more information, or even a demonstration on how all of this works, please contact me!
I do believe in the neurological benefits of connected writing. In the decline of Cursive in the Classroom due to Common Core practices, I ask that you please teach your children to write. It really does help them to become better thinkers, provides neurological impulse control discipline (yes, it helps with ADD, ADHD and dyslexia!), and enables our children to develop, enhance, and use memory compartmentalization for a lifetime!