G is for…Graphology

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:

Graphology on Wikipedia

Handwriting Pro

MD Consulting

Until tomorrow…


11 thoughts on “G is for…Graphology

  1. Jeremy Bates

    I took one of these at a state fair once. The result reminded me of a horoscope, so broad so as to not be 100% true or wrong. It was fun though.

  2. Kimberlee Turley

    I have many hand writing styles. I use one for airplane travel when I don’t want the nosy lady next to me to read the story I’m drafting.

    I have one that I use for writing in my journal (printed, legible, letters evenly spaced.)

    Then I have the crazy mix of cursive and printed letters for everything else.

    And I don’t think I’ve ever signed my signature the exact same way twice. I can tell if my husband signed something on my behalf though. He’s lousy at copying my signature, but when I copy his–he can’t tell which is the original.

  3. donna galanti

    This is fascinating…and its also interesting how our handwriting can change over time and how we change along with that – and what it says about us. Nice to be in the A to Z with you!

  4. Pam

    I am interested in the study of graphology and in addition to the hidden aspects of someone’s personality I believe you can tell a lot about their intelligence and creativity by the way they write as well. Perhaps we shouldn’t, but you can easily judge somebody’s level of intellectuality (if that’s even a word!) by the way they write.

    Great post.

  5. Sylvia van Bruggen

    My handwriting has morphed over the years and it is also very different depending on what pen I write with. I also find that I don’t write as much as I used to, I have a smart phone and a lap top, so most of my writing is in the typed variety 🙂

    Greetings from the A to Z trail,
    Sylvia @ Playful Creative

  6. Cindy

    I am really interested in the study of Graphology, I actually had one of these done at a fair and they were spot on with the analysis of my personality, I couldn’t believe it. Thanks for the links, will check them out now

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