Graphology is the study of handwriting and how it relates to personality. It’s not an exact science. Is it reliable at all in telling you anything about the person who wrote it? I don’t know. From the examples on one of the websites I found it says I’m broad minded and procrastinate. At least they got those right.
So why would anyone want to study someone’s handwriting? Some businesses use it for potential candidates in order to do a personality profile. They can then see what job be right based on the candidate’s personality. Handwriting analysis has also been used as psychological analysis. Some of the more interesting and areas that don’t make sense to me are the marital compatibility and medical diagnosis. Unless there is a medical condition that makes you write a certain way I just don’t get the medical diagnosis. It’s also been used in jury screening.
The only one that makes sense to me is the use of handwriting analysis to determine the authenticity of documents. Forensic document examination. But because this is actually determining if the person thought to have written the document actually wrote it, it isn’t part of graphology.
Some interesting sites to check out for graphology: