Sunday, July 4, 2010

First impression

What would I do first when I look at a handwriting ?. I may sound a little strange here, but I would give importance to what my intuition says. That is, what would be my first impression of the handwriting.

I think, it is important to pay importance to your gut reaction. At this point, I would like to stress that I am no graphologist, all I have learnt is from some good books of graphology which I happened to get my hands on and I am writing I am writing all this just out my own interest.

Coming back to the subject, what I have noticed is that quite a few aspects of handwriting analysis is based on nothing but common sense. For example, when I look at the quality of the sheet of paper, I can infer something about the quality of his environment and most times those inferences would be correct. If I look at a person always writing on an expensive, very high quality sheet, I can assume that he is from a very well to do family. Rich people don't like to use low quality goods especially when they know that they can afford it and would make no big difference to their financial position, will they!!, and at the same time neither can I expect an average middle class person to use a very low quality papers all the time.

Next what I would look is, how pleasing to the eye it is. By 'pleasing to the eye', I don't mean how neat the handwriting is, but how balanced it is. Is the space between the words uniform ?, Is the space between the lines uniform ? How the margins are built in the page? Are the lines well placed or are loops hanging down between two successive lines ?

If there are some disturbances in the above mentioned questions, then there is definitely a lack of balance somewhere. What can these mean ? Think over, I shall answer these in the next post.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

How much can you analyse using a single stroke??

Whenever someone analyses handwriting, it is important to get the whole picture. One cannot conclude about personality on the basis of just one stroke.

First of all, the frequency of the manner of writing should be taken into account. Usually if a particular stroke is found which repeats less than 4-5 times in a page, then it could be an occasional characteristic of the writer. If it repeats for, say about 5-7 times, we can call it a trait, but if it repeats for more, it can be inferred as a habit.

But the bottom line is one just cannot conclude about the writer even if a particular stroke repeats for many times in a page.

For example, it is generally said that if t bars are crossed high on the stem, the person will have high self esteem and theoretically sets very high goals. The difficulty is, we cannot tell anything about the writers willingness and commitment to meet his goals, and we are also not sure if the writer has the energy to go on and complete his goals. Information about these is extracted from other parts of the handwriting. Hence, what is preferred by analysts is an holistic approach.

Analyzing based on a single trait would be like playing a team game, but only individually,and not as a team. For a team to do well, all its components(players), have to do well, and work as a team. There is no use if the players give excellent individual performances, but the team doesn't do well. Just like that, the analysis will be effective if one considers all different possibilities of a stroke and looks at them objectively.

I guess this is enough to convince you of the importance of the need for a holistic approach 

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Intuition from Handwriting !!

Your handwriting can give a measure of how much you follow your instincts, or you take a decision based on your instincts. Intuition means " Derived from or prompted by a natural tendency or impulse. " It could also be called instinctive.

Intuitiveness can be seen in handwriting (graphology) by the breaks given between letters, that is the words are partly in cursive and partly disjoint. These people have unique intuitive abilities

So, are you intuitive?? It sometimes does help to be, and remember never ignore your gut feeling, who can tell, you may be right. Its personally happened to me on a number of occasions.