Graphology or graphologie simply means character reading. It is the interpretation of a person’s character and personality through the analysis of his handwriting.
Graphology has another part to it, which is graphotherapy – influencing or changing a person’s behaviour by changing handwriting. The science of graphology is steadily gaining fame and people are gradually accepting the concept. The fact that the human subconscious expresses itself with music, art and other forms is undeniable. It is in this vein that graphology analyses this manifestation with the handwriting, which is one of the commonest human subconscious-world interface.
One example of how this is done would be looking at long final strokes used by some persons when writing. According to the experts in this field, long strokes can convey messages. For instance, long final strokes translates that the writer is a very careful and cautious person. This means a reduction in the tendency to be impulsive and a minimization in the risk involved in making decisions.
Another illustration is the use of graphology to get into a person’s subconscious. A left ward slant style of writing indicates an introvert. This means the writer prefers to keep to himself and rarely expresses feelings. It also says that he makes decisions that are logically unemotional. All these could only be known thanks to graphology.
Even as regards trusting or not, graphology helps to differentiate as it reveals that the size of the loop on Y’s and G’s reveals the amount of trust and imagination with a narrow loop revealing some trust with such people being selective about who they accept in their inner parts.
Graphology also helps to analyse a person’s temper. A person that writes with the t-bar predominantly crossed on the right of the stem indicates an individual with a hot temper. The more it is to the right, the easier it is get the person annoyed. A combination of that with a rightward slant means a person that loses his temper very quickly.
Graphology even goes as far as telling us that a person’s libido and level of energy can be determined from the size of his/her Y’s. According to graphology, ones sex drive and level of energy can be determined from the depth of the person’s Y and G down stroke. A huge Y indicates a strong and very physical person and the reverse is true.
Basically, thanks to graphology, the personality and character of persons can be determined from the way they write. Graphology can also be used in determining a person’s aggressiveness, level of analytical thinking, loyalty, and other behavioural traits.