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Introduction to Graphology

This article was written by Ruth Gardner on May 31, 2002
posted under Graphology

Of the many disciplines available to those who seek self-awareness and improvement, graphology is one of the most informative and enjoyable. Although it will take more than this simple little book for you to be able to discern all of your personality characteristics, an hour or two will give you many insights. Most of you will certainly see many positive traits that you previously ignored. You may also see a number of characteristics that obstruct success in your life.

One of the truths about handwriting analysis is that it is a science and a skill. Ability to analyze is not a "gift." It is a learned skill, usually accomplished by study, research and hard work. Anyone who has the desire, motivation and persistence can become proficient in this field. Another truth is that handwriting analysis is not fortune telling, psychic or occult. However, the word "occult" means "hidden," and if one doesn’t bother to delve into or study graphology it is indeed hidden from them.

You may want to change your writing or some of it to a style that is more satisfying to you or to one that influences you in a more positive way. You may want to leave your writing just as it is, having discovered it fits you perfectly. If you are dissatisfied with your signature, you may want to design a new one that feels more appropriate to the image of what you aspire to become.

Handwriting is often called expressive, and indeed it is. All handwriting expresses the writer and the writer’s past. The experiences that are part of the past all make an impact on the writer. Some experiences make a deeper or more lasting impression than others. All that happens to you is part of who you are. It is by interpreting how these past experiences affect the way one writes that gives graphologists insights into how a writer behaves.

Handwriting has also been called "mind writing" or "brain writing." All that is part of the mind is reflected by an individual in many ways, writing being but one. We can attempt to disguise our feelings and thoughts and often succeed to some extent, but to disguise ourselves totally is impossible. Given adequate samples, time, expertise and purpose, there is very little that a writer can disguise from an expertly trained graphologist.

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