Archive for Thursday, March 10, 2005

Handwriting Analysis

March 10, 2005

The history of handwriting analysis in print dates to 1622, shortly after the invention of the printing press. Statements attributed to Aristotle indicate that he was sensitive to the connection of a man's writing to his character.

I was first introduced to handwriting analysis in 1955 when a certified graphoanalyst knew I did oil painting and wanted to see if those traits were evident in my writing. That opened a new hobby for me because it was so exciting and answered many questions. The hardest thing we do in life is to try to figure ourselves out, and the second thing is understanding others.

The first trait I found out about myself was that I had too many interests - something I have had to guard against ever since. Before, I thought there was something wrong with other people when they were not interested in the things I was interested in, such as sports, arts, things mechanical, water witching, walking on 10-foot stilts, riding bicycles backwards and other things I may talk about later.

There are two methods of handwriting analysis. Graphology is the oldest; the second is graphoanalysis. I have studied both methods. The only differences in the two are terms used to explain the different traits.

The best way to use this analysis is to find a person's positive trait and encourage that trait. It is a good tool for parents and teachers to help children. It is so exciting for me to go to museums and read letters written by famous people. It gives insight to understanding the decisions they made.

There are 300 known traits and thousands of combinations of those traits. People are always fascinated by this, but I have only met a few folks that have the time it takes to learn all about it.

If you want to know more about it, talk to me sometime. Lesson No. 1: If you want to make plans for the future, raise the height of your "t" crossings. This is your graphotherapy for today.

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