You are what you write - Handwriting Analysis
Handwriting can reveal more about a person than you normally notice. Graphology is an amazing technique, which unfolds the hidden and unknown characteristics of a person by interpreting the features of a person's handwriting.
Graphology - the study of handwriting and its analysis was first developed by the Chinese 3,000 years ago. It is believed that the Romans, and various cultures and civilizations after them also used graphology. However, the modern approach to handwriting analysis was established by a group of French Clerics, led by Abbe Michon, who defined the key aspects of the science in the 1870s, after 30 years of study. This work formed the basis of modern graphology, and the science is still being researched and expanded.
Graphology uses at least 300 different features of handwriting in its investigative approach. By understanding and interpreting a particular blend of handwriting features, an expert Graphologist would be able to accurately assess the personality of a writer.
Professional Graphologists operate on a strict code of ethics, and they usually carry out a complete assessment of all the features of the script, before they come up with the results. This study is an extremely useful tool in identifying the quality and capacity of an individual's talents and potential. Graphology is now being increasingly used in career guidance, employee assessment and also in improving relationships.
|Here are a few basic features that could get you started on interpreting handwriting.
Right - A right slant indicates a response to communication. For example, the writer may wish to be friendly, manipulative, responsive, intuitive, supportive or may be inclined to sell, to control or to be loving.
Upright - Upright handwriting indicates independence.
Left - A left slant indicates emotion and reserve. It denotes that the writer needs to be true to self first and can be resentful if pushed for more commitment.
Large - Extrovert and outgoing, the writer appears confident, though he may be hiding his fears and inhibitions from strangers.
Small - Could be a thinker or an academic, but other features in the script need to be studied for a complete analysis.
Small and delicate - Introvert - Not a good communicator, especially with strangers.
Excessively heavy pressure - High-strung, can get very uptight at times. Reacts quickly to what he/she sees as criticism, even though none may have been intended. These people react first and ask questions later.
Heavy pressure - Indicates commitment and taking things seriously.
Light Pressure - Is sensitive to surroundings and empathises with people.
Uneven Pressure - Lacks vitality.
Upper Zone (as in l, t, and h)
Tall upper strokes - Reaching towards goals and ambitions. If the upper portion is very extended it could mean that the person has unrealistic expectations of personal achievement.
Reasonably proportioned upper zone loops - Indicates someone who likes to think things through and use their imagination in a sensible way.
Wider upper zone loops - Indicate more of a tendency to dream up ideas and mull them over.
Up-stroke - Here the stroke goes up and returns on top of itself. The writer is squeezing out imagination and is focusing it down to the job in hand.
Middle Zone (as in a, c, and e)
The middle zone in the script represents the ego. It provides particularly interesting information about how the writer feels and acts in public. It could also reveal what makes them tick - socially and at work.
Following are the various styles in the middle zone. But it must also be kept in mind that most people have a mixture of various styles in their handwriting, while some have a single style throughout their script.
Arcade - Humped and rounded at the top like a series of arches. This is a basic copybook style, taught most often in schools. It indicates loyal, protective, independent, trustworthy and methodical nature - though negatively, these writers could be secretive, stubborn and hypocritical when they choose. They also maintain strong group solidarity against outsiders.
Garland - This "inverted arcade" style is a people-oriented script. These writers tend to shape their m's, n's and h's like cups or troughs into which people can pour their troubles or volunteer information. The Garland writer likes to be involved and enjoys helping others.
Angle - An analytical style, the sharp points create an impression of probing. The angle writer is the right person for employing talents at work and for business or project purposes, rather than nurturing - which happens to be the strength of the garland writer.
Thread - Looks like unraveled wool, waiting to be made into something fresh. These writers are mentally alert and adaptable, but can also be elusive and lack patience. They are responders, rather than initiators and can be very clever at drawing together strands of information and making sense of it. These people observe and bide their time and are good at making timely decisions.
Wavyline - An amalgam of all or most other styles, a wavy handwriting belongs to people who are mentally mature and skilful. These people are adaptable and resourceful - and are capable of coming up with a variety of responses, to suit each occasion. They also have good coping mechanisms.
Lower Zone ( as in g, y, and p)
Straight stroke - Impatience in getting the job done.
'Cradle' lower stroke - Suggests an avoidance of aggression and confrontation.
Full loop with heavy pressure - Indicates possibilities of energy / moneymaking / sensuality, in relation to the other features in the script.
Full lower loop with light pressure - Indicates a need or wish for security.
Many and Varied shapes in the lower zone - Indicates that the writer is emotionally unsettled and unfocussed. Other features in the script also need to be considered.
The width of a single letter in the person's handwriting can be taken as the benchmark to determine if the spacing is "wide" or "narrow".
Wide space between words could mean - "Give me breathing space."
Narrow spaces between words could indicate a wish to be with others. If the writing lacks finesse, these people could be intrusive and prefer being part of a crowd.
Wide space between lines indicates a wish to stand back and take a long view. Closely spaced lines could mean that the writer operates close to action. In such writers, whose writing is also loose in structure, this trait could indicate that the discipline of having to keep cool under pressure brings out the best in them.
The space allotted by the writer on all four sides of the page, indicate a particular quality. The left side margin denotes roots and beginnings or family. The right side indicates other people and the future. The top margin is for goals and ambitions while the foot of the page is the place for energy, instincts and practicality. The manner in which the writer balances these spaces could imply a lot about the individual's personality and aspirations.
Wide Left Margin - Indicates that the writer wants to move on.
Narrow Left Margin - Implies that the writer is cautious and wants to avoid being pushed or hustled around.
Narrow Right Margin - Could be interpreted as an eagerness to get out there, or as impatience to get on with things.
Wide Right Margin - Indicates a fear of the unknown.