Graphology: The Science of Recognizing People's Traits and Characters Through Handwriting

Whether we realize it or not, we often find handwriting and even signatures that are not exactly the same so that it seems that the handwriting and signature are fake. This is something that is natural. If the line of the hand can change due to the development of life (such as a lot of charity or doing good), handwriting can change because of a person's psychological condition. For example health factors (good or bad), physical (sad or happy), body cycle (fit or tired), weather (cold or hot), and air temperature (air-conditioned or stuffy room).

To see a person's handwriting, there are several main things that are the benchmark for graphologists. It really depends on the problem faced by the client. Generally a complete analysis includes zones, margins, slopes, pressures, and inscriptions. Usually writing therapy is done on blank paper without lines and the number of writings that the client must write is about 8-10 lines.

The first information is seen from the writing zone. The writing zone itself is divided into three, namely the upper zone (eg the letters h, k, and l), the middle zone (eg m, n, o, and s), and the lower zone (eg g, j, p, and y). The upper zone shows spiritual aspirations, dreams, hopes, and ambitions. The middle zone expresses practical attitudes to everyday events, friends, family, and home. The lower zone expresses attitudes and emotional responses to the physical aspects of life, including sex.

After that, the writing margin is seen. In general, the margin of writing informs how far a person's educational and social quality is. In this case, the width or narrowness of the top, bottom, right, and left margins is observed. In the hands of a graphologist, of course, each margin has a different meaning.

Next, see the slope of the writing. Basically the slope is divided into several parts, such as to the right, to the left, upright, and varied. This too has its own meaning. The pressure and thickness of writing, such as heavy, light, medium, and very light pressure, are often the next consideration.

So is the size of the text. People with large letters, for example, are said to be expansive, enjoy being the center of attention, and need an active social life to be happy. People with intermediate writing are logical and adaptable people. While the small writing shows educated people, including scientists and researchers.

Another thing that becomes the standard of analysis is the space between letters and between words. Also strokes at the beginning and end, including connecting strokes. The nature and character of a person can also be seen from serialized and uncontinued writing.

Of the many letters, the most interesting to graphologists are the details of the letters i and t, such as the location of dots on the letter i or the short length of strokes on the letter t. Likewise, whether or not there is a loop (a kind of hole) in the letters b, d, f, g, j, k, and l.

Another thing to be analyzed is the signature, is it real, contains pictures, is illegible, partially legible, or just chicken claws. A complete analysis includes the shape and size of each letter, how fast or slow a person writes, whether or not the writing is neat, the color of the pen used, and the way the numbers are written (Mystery of Your Future, 1993; Mystery of Your Body, 1995; Mystery of Handwriting , 1996).

Use of Graphology

Handwriting analysis can be a positive tool for both self-understanding and self-development. In practice, the use of graphology has covered various fields of life, including to analyze criminal acts.

The country that uses the most graphology services in the legal and criminal fields is the US. There are many cases of crimes that are difficult to uncover, even more clear thanks to graphology. For example against embezzlement of 62,000 dollars in a clinic. At that time there were three people who were suspected.

Immediately, the three were asked to write a few lines of sentences on a blank piece of unlined paper. After doing a graphological analysis, it turned out that there was one person who wrote "with the last line of the initial word starting further to the left than the initial word in the line above it". These traits indicate "he loses spontaneity and has a tendency to lie".

One of the major Watergate cases involving President Richard M. Nixon was uncovered thanks to careful graphological analysis. On one of Nixon's signatures was a "long line with an x ​​going through it". This is an unusual Nixon signature and means something is being covered up (Let the Handwriting Speak, 2004).

Currently, graphology is widely used to choose a career, diagnose disease, reduce child delinquency, and detect deviant behavior. If—for example—it is known that the child's character is lazy or naughty, then what is usually done is to change the form of writing so that negative things can be minimized.

Graphological examination results are widely trusted because handwriting is a result of conscious and unconscious human aspects. Therefore, through handwriting, both fixed and variable characteristics can be seen. Graphology is believed to be able to provide a deep understanding of three human aspects, namely physical (body), mental (mind), and psychological (spirit).

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