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Old 06-05-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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Of course graphology is fading in terms of practicality since these days most everyone is employing a keyboard rather than writing. Therefore I think we should introduce a new quackology, "Typology", the "science" of uncovering character traits based on the clues radiating from their individual keyboard eccentricities. We could call the personality profile which emerges "Typecasting."
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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What, no one wanted to stick their neck out and analyze me through my handwriting?
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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What, no one wanted to stick their neck out and analyze me through my handwriting?
well i just thought "regular person"
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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Go to [url=http://www.YouTube.com/HandwritingExperts]HandwritingExperts - YouTube[/url] to learn OR [url=http://www.WrittenEscape.com]Welcome to Written Escape Clinics[/url] and check out "testimonials".
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Do you believe in handwriting analysis as a window into someone's head? I do. Mine "reads" me to a tee.

Sure, every knows their basic astrological sign. It's entertaining. Rarely, if ever, do professionals use it for profiling or employment purposes. On the other hand, handwriting analysis is used for forensic profiling. I've even seen ads, about 20 years ago, asking for the typical resume package that included a hand-written statement in major newspapers.

What do you think of handwriting analysis/graphology? Do you think it holds any validity?
I think handwriting is an extension of our personality for sure, but how general or specific in 'reading' a person, I'm not so sure about.

My handwriting changes all the time, sometimes from paragraph to paragraph.
I could write the same paragraph at three different times and have three different styles. I wonder if a graphologist would know it was the same person.
Now, astrologically, my placements stay the same forever....and indeed it is used in hiring. Knowing the make up of a team astrologically and choosing someone who will fit in saves everyone a bunch of headaches.
So, 'rarely' I can agree with...however, out of the 8 jobs I have had in my lifetime, 2 considered astrological dynamics. So I can say 'if ever' is not the case.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:31 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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There are seven signs of dishonesty in handwriting. I used to have to do a quick study before letting a patron walk out of the place I worked with sometimes hundreds of dollars worth or items. I don't remember what they are anymore since I don't do the job anymore, but I looked very carefully at the persons signature and writing when they were filling out the application card needed to get these items.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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In my experience. Right-brain dominant: messy writing, Left-brain dominant: neat writing. Tends to be a generalization.
So, right handed, then? Yes. As left-brain as the day is long!
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:21 AM
 
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No, my sister's and my handwriting are good plus I 've seen plenty of ''chicken scratch'' writing .
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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No one writes with pen and paper anymore. In a few years the only thing graphology will tell you about a person is "probably finished kindergarten".
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I've read a bit ( a looong time ago) about graphology. I suspect there is something to it, but I don't know about in depth psychoanalysis.

I have had to scan employment apps that had handwriting on them. I felt that I could judge state of mind and neatness from the handwriting. Handwriting that was all over the place, in one case I remember, did seem to belong to someone who seemed volatile and unbalanced. And since I felt that for the job opening I was filling, neatness and attention to detail was important, I noticed when I saw small, neat and precise handwriting.

Beyond this sort of thing, I don't know.

One thing I hated to see on an app was a signature that was needlessly complex and obscured by many lines. That is a signature I mistrust.
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