+ How does handwriting analysis (graphology) work?
Your handwriting is specific to you. The forms, pressure, spacing and movement of your script is as individual to you as your fingerprints. Handwriting can actually be consider “brain writing” because it is the neurological impulses that determine the individuality of the script.
+ What does handwriting analysis reveal?
Your writing identifies your potential, resistance, temperament, weaknesses, compatibility and vocational aspirations.
+ How is it used?
Handwriting analysis is used for behavioral assessment, jury screening, investigation profiling, vocational guidance, compatibility, self knowledge, and insight through misleading surface impressions.
+ Who uses it?
Attorneys, investigators, investigative journalists (for the New York Times, Dun's Review, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal), law enforcement, therapists, business owners, teachers, dating services and more.
+ Is it like astrology or palm reading?
There is no comparison to handwriting analysis and these studies. The findings of handwriting are based on documented empirical research. Since 1981 graphology (handwriting analysis) has been categorized amongst the other credible social sciences, by the Library of Congress.
+ Is there more than one approach to analyzing handwriting?
There are many approaches to handwriting analysis, and basically if you are good at what you do, you end up with a similar assessment than do the other methods. There is gestalt, trait stroke, and individualized form methods such as the psychogram and Wittlich and Moretti methods, and eclectic approaches.
+ Is handwriting analysis an art or a science?
Graphology is a blend of both worlds. Writing can be specifically measured and assessed, but it is also an intuitive process. Spacing and movement have been scientifically researched and are able to be specifically analyzed to personality aspects.
+ Does handwriting change?
Yes. Writing muscles become mature around the age of eighteen, making the writing forms more stable. As the character of the writer changes, so does the writing. Stress, illness, medication, drugs and age can also impact writing. These aspects, however, are mostly superficial. The basic structure of the writing remains.
+ Can printing be analyzed?
Printing, print-script and non-English writing are easily analyzed – by the capable analyst. There are basic tenets in graphology, which include rhythm, movement, form, spacing and symmetry. These aspects show up universally in writing.
+ Do you have to be licensed to analyzed writing?
There are certification processes by various groups. Typically, they are reasonably strenuous tests, over-viewed by a number of knowledgeable analysts. To date, there is no licensing.
+ Is handwriting analysis legal?
Handwriting analysis falls under the category of public behavior, according to the EEOC. Because it does not expose age, sex, religion, handicaps, or race, it is a non-bias hiring tool. It does define behavior and aptitude ofr any particular job.
+ Where does on go to learn handwriting analysis?
Correspondence schools are numerous, as are individual teachers.
+ How does someone find a qualified handwriting analyst?
There are various venues. Handwriting Associations, the phone book yellow pages, the internet. The most important thing to evaluate to Graphological Certification by established organizations.