Handwriting Analysis and the Secrets of Graphology

Handwriting analysis, or graphology, can help us discover secrets hidden in the depths of personality. The art of analyzing handwriting is so popular, that employers may use it when making choices about who to hire, and who to stay clear of in the employment field.

Graphology can reveal a persons fears and desires. It’s invaluable tool in helping uncover areas of personality we may need to work on, as well as telling us aspects of others, which would normally take us years to discover.

The following are basic tips to show how to read handwritten words between the lines of our normal, conscious understanding of them.

1. Pressure. When beginning a graphology reading start by turning over the paper on which the writing’s placed, in order to observe the pressure exerted on the opposite side. A heavy handed person will exert more pressure when writing, leaving a deeper line than a lighter handed one. Those who leave a deeper impression on the page, tend to be more energetic and outgoing. They may also be more physically active than those who leave a lighter mark. A light mark is usually left by those who are either physically weak, or introverted and shy.

2. Size.
The size of letters can reveal whether a person is gregarious and outgoing, or timid and thoughtful. Small letters are often penned by especially intelligent people.

3. Flourishes and embellishments. People who hope to be seen as special, are likely to use dramatic swirls and curls that are unnecessary. They’re often dramatic and demanding of attention. They will sometimes go out of their way to make their presence known.

4. Slant. Writers who slant words to the right may be said to be conventional and sociable. Those who slant to the left are more introspective and less sociable. If writing slopes upwards, it’s an indication of a positive outlook and demeanour. Downwards sloping writing is an indication of depression and negativity.

5. Sharp or rounded letters. Rounded letters come from friendly, sociable people who are kind. Sharply pointed letters come from those who are sharp in nature just like their letters!

6. Spacing. People who are well balanced produce well balanced letter forms and words. Spacing between the words are even and neat. Those who are less well balanced produce words which intermingle with each other, and it’s hard to tell where one word ends and another begins.

7. Formations. Where letters are well formed, the individual is sensible, whereas ill formed letters are an indication a person is scatty. This is a result of thoughts running faster than they can produce their writing, so is not necessarily to do with intelligence. It can, however, be an indication the writer is impatient.

The above information will give you a basis from which to begin graphology, but keep in mind that the health of an individual can affect their writing ability. Both illness and poor eyesight may result in awkward or badly produced writing, so do take this into account where necessary.

If this has sparked your interest in learning further then there are many books available to help you continue with learning. You may find that graphology becomes an invaluable skill as you learn who is trustworthy, kind, or highly unusual from their handwriting.