Archive for Thursday, September 8, 2011

The study of handwriting

September 8, 2011

Last week I went to a party in Kansas City and met eight people that I had never met before, and what interesting folks they were. They were all successful people with diversified lifestyles. During the evening we got into a discussion that triggered my knowledge of handwriting analysis. Then the fun started.

Handwriting has been a serious interest of mine for more than 50 years, and it never ceases to catch the curiosity of everyone who learns about it. There is a lot of study involved and it takes constant learning. It is amazing what we can learn about people we do not know, and by the end of the evening I had briefly analyzed every one of them, even several who were rather reluctant and dubious at first.

The fun part is when I would say about one, “you are after facts and have to have everything proven to you.” Since they all knew each other they all laughed and said, “you got that right.” This went on and on, and they all had a good time learning about the talents and artistic and literary traits of each other.

Graphology is 2,000 years old. A Roman historian had analyzed the writings of Caesar Augustus in 99 B.C. William Shakespeare said, “Give me the handwriting of a woman and I will tell you of her character.” In 1915 Dr. Milton Bunker began his study of handwriting and established the American Grapho-analysis Society in the United States. This is the version I studied first, and then went on to learn more about graphology. They are similar but have a difference in the terms.

All of us have strengths and weaknesses and if the traits can be identified, there is “grapho therapy” to fall back on to help. What I learned from this years ago is that I have too many interests and have had to guard against that.

If you have any concerns about yourself or of a family member, give me a call and maybe I can help.

Comments

KateGladstone 2 years, 5 months ago

You assert that Shakespeare said: "Give me the handwriting of a woman, and I will tell you her character." When and where did he say that? What's your source?mThere is no evidence that he even wrote it, because the sentence doesn't appear anywhere in his works — neither does anything similar.

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