You see four most frequently asked questions about graphology and its possibilities. With answers.
Handwriting shows a personality.
A well-known Russian physiologist Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov noted that «any image that appears in the mind, any tendency related to this image, end up and are reflected in a movement».
The thing is that there is a connection between a nervous system, brain activity and movements of a person, including those that require fine motor skills like handwriting. That’s why the shape of letters, line spacing and other characteristics of handwriting can tell a lot about the personality of a person, his abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
Handwriting can reveal the age of a person.
In reality, handwriting has definite features that are typical of certain ages. Handwriting analysts, for example, can determine an approximate age of a person, based on the way letters are written. It’s because in schools, they teach writing letters a little bit different depending on a period of time..
But it won’t be a 100% exact result. The same refers to the psychological age of a person. For example, handwriting can describe a person as circumstantial, orthodox, slow — typical of people of old age. But, most probably they will turn out to be personality traits.
Handwriting can reveal a sex.
We all know what is «sex» and what is «gender». Sex is a physical phenomenon, and gender is social and psychological. A graphologist will be able to identify gender rather than sex. A handwriting analysis will show emotional, soft, indecisive, accommodating traits in a person.
But let’s face it, such traits are typical not only of women. Sometimes we meet men with these qualities. And women can be rude, tough, with strong leadership skills. Handwriting can reveal a character rather than a physical sex of a person.
Handwriting can show illnesses.
Both true and myth.
Because we know that handwriting is closely related to the brain activity in the first place, diseases that can be found during handwriting analysis are also related to the brain and mental state. Obviously, we can make assumptions regarding any physical disorders, but if we need an exact conclusion, then it will be related to psychology, psychiatry, neurology.
A graphologist can define such disorders as autism, emotional distress, a burnout syndrome, depression, etc. Please do not ask a graphologist about kidney stones or a varicose.