Function of Handwriting Analysis

I am often asked where one would use handwriting analysis. Handwriting analysis has several applications. The most frequently used application in South Africa is in human resource selection. However, as handwriting is really a response of the hand to the brain impulses, handwriting analysis can be done

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Can stress be revealed in handwriting?

STRESS AND YOUR HANDWRITING   Stress and burnout have become a part of everyday life for most people as work and family demands constantly increase. Stress can be defined as the response to what the individual perceives as challenging events in his/her life. Stress varies with the

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Characteristics of a Good Handwriting Analyst

What are the characteristics a good handwriting analyst should strive after? Well perhaps one should start with what a good handwriting analyst is not.  A handwriting analyst is not someone who tells the future, attains training through reading a book from a bookstore or indulges in ‘over a

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Evidence in what you say

Statement Analysis is a valuable forensic technique in the detection of deception or otherwise in a statement and an important crime fighting tool. Yet, in South Africa, statements are taken in the clumsiest of ways by police officers who can only speak or write basic English. A

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Oscar Pistorius’s Handwriting

Coming across a so-called analysis of Oscar Pistorius’s handwriting on the worldwide web, concerned me greatly as I believe the ethics which any graphologist worth his or her salt holds dear, has been compromised. Firstly, analysing such a brief note written several years ago cannot do justice to a professional

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Personality is not a list of handwriting features

Regularly I stumble across articles by irresponsible handwriting analysts who spend an entire article discussing one graphological feature and building a complex personality profile around that, e.g. I have just come across an article discussing the variations of the letter ‘d’ in a handwriting and what it says about your

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