7 Ways Your Handwriting Might be Revealing the Hidden You

man analyzing handwriting
Image created by author using tools inside Canva

Take a moment to examine the unique swirls, slopes, and spacing of your handwriting. Just as your voice has a distinctive timbre and tone, graphologists believe your penmanship reflects your personal story. It’s not an exact science, but the study of writing — and its psychological implications — offers intriguing insights into our personalities.

Graphology vs. Forensic Document Examination

Graphology is the study of handwriting and what it might show about an individual’s personality, character, or traits. The scientific community broadly categorizes graphology as a pseudoscience, so it’s not usually admissible as evidence in a court of law, because it’s too subjective and lacking in empirical support.

Forensic document examination, however, combines graphology with an investigation of papers, inks, and writing instruments — and document comparison — to determine authenticity, forgeries, and authorship. Experts in this field use analytical methodologies and specialized tools such as microscopes, computer software, and chromatography. The conclusions are a combination of objective measurements and subjective comparison by trained eyes. While the reliability of investigative document analysis can still be subject to human error, misinterpretation, and bias, it is…



Elizabeth H Cottrell-Heartspoken.com

Guidance to embrace the four essential connections of your most Heartspoken Life: with God, Self, Others, and Nature ◆ Handwritten notes and letters matter