Graphology (noun). The art of judging of a person’s character, disposition, and aptitude from his handwriting.Webster
The art of interpreting character and personality from the diagnostic peculiarities of handwriting.Funk & Wagnell
Simply stated, handwriting is a form of behavior, emanating from all portions of the brain. The study of handwriting can be used to determine personality traits, natural aptitudes, “motivators,” and “limiters” among other things. It would be more accurate to call it “brain-writing” since the brain actually controls the hand … or whatever part of the body one is using to write with!
A trained analyst can give an accurate profile to help individuals understand themselves and others. Compatibility Studies which compare and contrast individuals are extremely helpful both in personal and business circumstances.
The European masters of this science did most of their work in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but its earliest origins can be traced to Socrates who stated, “You can know a man by his mark” more than 2,000 years ago. Many European companies utilize handwriting analysis in their hiring process.
In 1980, Graphology was re-classified by the Library of Congress as “Applied Psychology.” Since then, a rapidly growing number of individuals and businesses world-wide have recognized its value. Graphology does not predict the future or have any connection to the occult or paranormal. It does help us understand who we are and why we function as we do.
The odds that two writings will be identical: about 1 in 64 Trillion; that’s 1 in 64,000,000,000,000 (in other words: virtually impossible)!
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