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Thursday, June 17, 2010

What does your handwriting say about you?

Handwriting analysis is interesting.  I started to wonder about some particular things with my own and so I pondered and searched as I usually do about topics, LOL.  I don't know what a lot of it means, but I have learned some interesting facts from this page.


Handwriting on the wall.  I see where the phrase gets its meaning.  Our handwriting is as telling about ourselves as our physical actions and expressions. 

"Handwriting reveals hundreds of elements of the person's "personality and character," which include glimpses into the subconscious mind, emotional responsiveness, intellect, energy, fears and defenses, motivations, imagination, integrity, aptitudes, and even sex drives and issues of trust. There are over 100 individual traits revealed and an unlimited number of combinations."

How does this work?

"Handwriting is often referred to as "brain writing." Research scientists in the fields of neuro-science have categorized neuro-muscular movement tendencies as they are correlated with specific observable personality traits. Each personality trait is represented by a neurological brain pattern. Each neurological brain pattern produces a unique neuro-muscular movement that is the same for every person who has that personality trait. When writing, these tiny movements occur unconsciously. Each written movement or stroke reveals a specific personality trait.
Handwriting analysts identify these strokes as they appear in handwriting and describe the corresponding personality trait. Handwriting is like body language, but is more specific and is frozen for a more detailed analysis of our unconscious movements."

A signature isn't necessarily a good indicator for analysis: people sign their name in a particular way to present to the public.  An illegible signature could mean that a person wants to hide their inner self.

Handwriting analysis is only as accurate as the person reading it.  Most are 85-95% correct, which is actually more accurate than many other tests!  This practice is also actually credible clinical social science, since1981. It is not a hard science like chemistry. It falls under the same category as psychology.

Q Can I really change my personality by changing my handwriting? 
A:   Grapho-Therapy is one of the most modern and effective behavioral modification tools available today. It works for two reasons. First, neuro-muscular connections have a direct impact on the neuro-pathways to the brain that hold patterns of behavior. Secondly, it gives the subject a clear and visual representation of the change she is making on a daily basis... reinforcing the belief system and cementing the change in behavior consciously and unconsciously.