"Among the projective methods now in use, handwriting analysis has found a place as a 'refractive projective' method in which 'retention of common means of communication are evaluated.'"
"Chapter 1. Graphology: A Reflection of Your Inner Self. Graphology is the evaluation of handwriting to determine character, disposition, and aptitudes. Like facial expressions, bodily movements, and other mannerisms, handwriting expresses personality: as a series of highly personalized gestures, it reflects the thoughts, feelings, and habits present at the movement the writer puts pen to paper."
"Every person is uniquely different from every other, so personality may be defined as an individual's characteristic pattern of more or less enduring behaviour and thought, as distinct from those of others. Personality is therefore a concept derived from behaviour and so is observable."
"... to make an evaluation of your personality ... use your intuition as well as what you've learned to get an overall impression of your personality profile. Look for harmony and balance. Look for traits that contradict and check if controls have been developed. Remember, the frequency with which traits show up is an important evaluation factor.
"A tidbit journal is another kind of collection box for ideas ... as a place to jot down images and phrases seen and heard during the day. ... not just for remembering details, but to pay attention in a sharper way to what was happening all around."
"Personality is the final piece in the puzzle. It's the 'style' that defines each of us. Your personality is a result of your preferences, such as your inclination to introversion or extroversion. ... Personality traits appear early in life, and they don't go away."
"I suggest that you have a pen and paper handy so you can capture any thoughts or impressions that might come up."
"Your personality style is a kind of map of both your inner geography and the outward direction of your life. You follow its pathway every day of your life. You seek and react to experiences and people according to your own style. You change, or stay the same, according to your own style."
Library of Congress
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
Consistency of Writing
Writing of Identical Twins
Graphology Degree Status
Fine Motor Control Study
"GRAPHOLOGY: A Reflection of Your Inner Self."
"Handwriting analysis is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle or baking a cake -- you need all the pieces or ingredients to create the whole from the parts."
"What really matters is the traces of minute, unconscious writing movements, those inconspicuous features which are typical of the writer's personality, which are beyond his control ..."
"Master of the skill of handwriting analysis is generally acquired in three stages: first exposure, experience, and synthesis."
"Our handwriting is far more than a succession of words put together to create a means of communication. It is a map of our attitude toward life, a labyrinthine pathway to long forgotten hiding places inside, a diagram of our unconscious mind."
" ... the examiner focuses upon the sample as a whole, totally eliminating its contents from the field of observation and allowing the latter to turn into a pattern of movement trails. ... by virtue of it, the examiner not only can gain an overall impression of the sample but can allow single or recurrent characteristics to catch his attention ... The phenomenon here approached is clearly not one or the other 'trait' but personality as a functional unit ..."
"It cannot be repeated sufficiently that handwriting is movement, not a series of static forms. To express it differently, letter forms are static: their size, slant, width or ratio change when the creating movements change."
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