Training in Graphology familiarizes a graphologist with the intricacies of the writing process and the various ways in which handwriting factors can be produced by different writers.
Writing is a personal symbol, and handwriting analysis is a key to access and better understand a person’s character and general psychological structure through his or her handwriting.
This can be summed up as “Character within a Character“. A person’s handwriting reflects his or her character traits, encompassing mentality, personality, temperament, vitality, equilibrium, strengths and weaknesses.
To analyze a person’s character, a Graphologist must examine carefully and review thoroughly his or her written text and signature:
- formation of text (like the cover of a book) shows how a person would like to present himself or herself in public, while
- signature, (like the contents of a book) reveals a person’s inner attitudes
As the saying goes, “Do not judge a book by its cover”
Everyone has their individual character, which together with education, work and experience in life, form the uniqueness of their handwriting.
Handwriting Analysis can also be considered as an effective tool for a prompt assessment of a person’s character and personality through his or her signature and writing, without actually meeting or having a conversation.
Thus, this can save much time and/or embarrassment in asking too many questions, or probing, or interacting deliberately.
Purposes of Handwriting Analysis
A Graphologist’s services will only be engaged, when we would like to know more or better understand a person of concern or interest to us. A few examples are stated below:
While growing up, some teenagers tend to drift away from their parents, who might then resort to review their children’s signatures and writings – for ‘updating’ themselves on the mental development of their children, and adjusting to their acquired preferences and dislikes over years.
Or, married couples would care to better understand each other’s likes and dislikes – shown in their signatures and writings – for reinforcing harmonious relationships.
Some students do need counselling, but are reserved and not expressive. After understanding their inner feelings and anxieties, as shown in their signatures and writings. Counsellors would then give them relevant guidance and advices, and further help build their strengths and address their weaknesses.
While academic results serve mainly as a basis of vocational guidance, handwriting analysis can also be useful in this respect.
It could be helpful to better understand the mentality, likes and dislikes of bosses and colleagues, and clients, from their handwritings and signatures – to facilitate smooth working or business relationships and to foster efficient teamwork.
Also, employers might like to have a deeper insight into the character traits of short-listed candidates – for deciding who would best fit a position in middle or senior management. To analyze their signatures and handwritings, can provide useful information for further consideration.
If equipped with knowledge of the mentality, likes and dislikes of a new friend or a business prospect or new contact, from his or her signature and handwriting, this could help smooth conversation and better impress others.
For a long-term partnership to last, would also depend on: both parties know how to complement each other’s strengths and to cope with each other’s weaknesses – with reference to their signatures and handwritings.