Graphology is the study of handwriting to reveal the information about writers personality traits, behavior and way of thinking. It is sad that we find in bookshops next to pseudo-scientific subjects, like astrology and tarot. Actually, graphology is closer to psychology and psychiatry. Similar to the body language,an individual’s handwriting can communicate character traits. However, since handwriting involves small, exact, handmade gestures, as compared to the large, sometimes ambiguous, movements made by the body or its parts, it is more precise and revealing than body language. Handwriting tell how the author’s brain functions.For eg. People who think quickly will write accordingly while the people whose thought processes are slow and deliberate will write in the same way.
Similar to the body language, an individual’s handwriting can communicate character traits. However, since handwriting involves small, exact, handmade gestures, as compared to the large, sometimes ambiguous, movements made by the body or its parts, it is more precise and revealing than body language.
The way of writing reveals information about the author’s mental as well as his physical state at the time of writing. For instance, a tired person’s handwriting will slope downwards on the page, the shapes of the letters may look weak or unfinished.
The personal character traits are revealed through handwriting as well. Like clothing, it is visible sign which communicates information. When the style is elaborate, big it tells us the author’s wishes to attract attention. This kind of handwriting frequently belongs to public figures. This type information is important for any entity be it choosing some one for job position, in personal relation or choosing one’s own career.
One can learn about the writer’s intelligence and special abilities, character, social and emotional adjustment, and more. This assessment is made possible because the brain dictates the movement of a person’s hand. Therefore, when the graphologist reads and interprets a subject’s handwriting, s/he is really learning about the writer’s mind
Graphology is proffered in variety of applications.
- In personnel selection
- In aptitude determination
- In studies of effect of certain mental health condition
- As a psycho diagnostic tool, any many other …