Since mid-20th century, graphology has been used in different areas of human activity. Let’s check some of them:
HR. In many developed countries, graphology is now irreplaceable when recruiting staff.A handwriting analysis helps recruitment agencies find the most suitable candidate for a vacancy, as a graphologist can quickly and correctly identify abilities and personality traits of a candidate. You can get a quick and clear answer regarding development of certain qualities necessary for a specific role.
Education and career guidance. A handwriting analysis of a child helps to early identify his skills and understand the area of work he would perform to the best of his abilities. It will help with choosing a high school, additional classes and a university. The handwriting analysis of employees can help choose candidates for promotion or transfer them to different roles — and be sure the person would be coping with new duties perfectly fine.
Psychology. Graphology is widely used in psychology as one of the types of psychological testing. A handwriting analysis helps understand the current emotional state of a person, identify any psychological disorders and choose a suitable therapy if necessary.
Family psychology. Very often married couples or singles looking for partners ask graphologists for help. Analysing handwritings of two people, a graphologist can identify the cores of problems and give advice on how to resolve them, tell how compatible personalities are, warn about possible issues in a relationship and advise on how to avoid them.
Medicine. Medical graphology studies how a disease affects handwriting, which can help to identify an illness early. As a rule, this helps diagnose disorders related to the brain activity.
Forensics. In Russia, this area of graphology is called forensic graphology. A forensic graphologist can establish authenticity and genuineness of a signature or a text, tell about circumstances and a state of an author of the text — whether he was drunk, anxious, was writing at the desk or somewhere uncomfortable for him. Results of the handwriting examination are used in courts and during criminal investigations.