is a brief Graphoanalysis report for Beau Blackstone dated
April 11, 2001
CGA from samples written
Graphoanalysis is a trademarked name used by the
International Graphoanalysis Society in Chicago,
is a form of handwriting analysis.
Graphology, or Handwriting Analysis, has been around for
centuries. Aristotle observed in the 4th century that
"Spoken words are the symbols of mental experience and
written words are the symbols of spoken words. Just as
all men do not have the same speech sounds, so do all men
not have the same writing." The first surviving
study of handwriting was written by Camillo Baldi in
1625 under the title "Treatise on a Method to Recognize
the Nature and Quality of a Writer from his Letters."
In succeeding centuries many persons followed through on
this, namely: Goethe, Madame de Stael, Balzac, Edgar Allen
Poe, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning,
as well as, Thomas Gainsborough who used writing samples to
capture the personality of the subjects he painted.
Handwriting analysis is an excellent tool for people to
learn about themselves, to get more insight and ease within
their relationships (that is business, romantic, friendship
and family). You can get information about vocational
skills, protective mechanisms, social skills, thinking
processes, emotional responsiveness etc. It does not
matter if you write with your hands, teeth, or feet;
handwriting is your personality on paper. The
first thing I look at in handwriting is the rhythm, then the
margins, spacing and depth. All of these things tell me
something about the person's emotions, how they frame life
events, and their consistency. The definition of rhythm is
"Regular recurrence of strokes to the baseline. This
also may be slant, in connectives with the baseline or in
any repetitive movement. Rhythm influences both thought and
your handwriting has become much more legible over the last
10 years. Congratulations,
clarity of writing indicates more clarity of purpose and
feeling easier in the world.
Lets start out with the traits in your handwriting
that pop out first. The
traits that jump out are:
strong ‘physical mindedness’, prevalent
‘rejection’ and ‘regression’, fluctuating energy
level, consistent ‘rhythm’, and ‘color
Beau so your rhythm is excellent, see above for the
rhythm allows you to be good creating timelines and in
organizing your priorities.
You know, when someone asks you to do something, if
it will take 30 minutes or 30 days.
‘Physical mindedness’ is shown in the loops of
the letter ‘p’ and means that your mind wants you to use
your body to release stress and tension.
Sitting behind a desk for 8 hours at a stretch is not
for you. You
need to be up and moving around.
Your current job is good for that.
Combining your physical mindedness with your color
appreciation shows your interest in movement as a
philosophy, which can include tai’chi, yoga, and dance,
Pilates, martial arts, walking and any other movement.
‘color appreciation’ is shown when you like to write
with wider nibs, stronger ink colors and stronger depth of
appreciation means color sense it is an appreciation of
anything that appeals to the senses.
Not only does it exist in pigments but also in tones
of music and colorful words.
Heavier writing indicates it.
It is often an aspect of literary efforts.
now, you want to know about the regression and rejection.
This is the area in the past where I said you would
make a good criminal. I
still think you would make a good cat burglar, stealth,
black garb and all of that.
Of course your ethics and belief in karma would
prevent you from doing it but go ahead and include it as a
character or plot in one of your books.
“Regression is a reversion to an earlier mental or
behavioral level. The
person reverts to the past to times where there was more
is indicated by lower extenders that revert to the past and
do not return to the base line.”
I don’t know that there was ever a lot of security
or stability in your life, but I do see where you return to
the past on certain subjects, such as, ethics, courtesies of
a past time, history, qualities of people from the past etc.
in Graphoanalysis, describes one who has experienced
emotional trauma strong enough to bring about rejection of a
loved one or a cherished hope or belief.
The writer also may have been disappointed,
disillusioned or rejected.
Shown by the reversal of a lower loop in the g, j, q,
and y.” This,
I truly believe, is a core issue for you Beau.
I also find it interesting that the only place in
your handwriting where you have ‘defiance’ is in the
name Robert, the letter ‘R’ buckle shows defiance which
is “open resistance to authority or opposition.
The defiant person frequently shows such traits as
independent thinking, resentment, stubbornness, etc.
I find it interesting only because a person with
strong ‘rejection’ often compensates with ‘defiance’
and you are not doing that.
I also think it is interesting that it is only in
your birth name first letter – you can deduce some things
there even better than I can – you know where the name
came from and all associations with the name through your
school years. You
also have some ‘self-consciousness’ which means feedback
is very valuable to you.
Positive feedback can allow you to feel less
I mentioned on the phone, you have more ‘frankness’ or
‘honesty’ in your writing now then you did years ago.
You would be very good as a drama teacher or a
movement teacher. Your
intuition is also very strong.
You can do details at times and it depends on what
kinds of details, you would have to enjoy them to do them
for any length of time.
Overall, you are not that crazy about detail work, so
this is something that you would be better off delegating
elsewhere if it is something that is part of a project you
are working on. The
examples that we talked about are:
photography, interior decorating, accessorizing etc.
Yes, you have the color appreciation, the philosophy,
and the strategic planning ability to do all three of these
professions, however, because of your boredom with details
and the fact that you need to be moving around, these career
tracks need to be done a little at a time instead of all at
once for long periods of time.
have a natural enthusiasm for life, and quite often your
energy level is up to any task required of you, but your
current handwriting sample is showing a bit of fluctuation
in the energy/will power department.
So make sure you are taking your B and C vitamins as
well as your minerals. Drink
lots of water and be around green.
You have an excellent sense of humor and of the
you are open to new ideas and sometimes you are not, it
depends on your time availability and your energy level.
You also do not suffer ‘fools’ gladly (your
definitions of ‘fools’) so make sure you are assessing
everyone and everything for the right reasons so that you do
not miss out on opportunities.
You are acquisitive which allows you to collect
anything that interests you, people, objects, information
etc. You have a
sense of style and dignity.
Dignity is a protective mechanism that keeps us from
being embarrassed. You
prefer people to be straight with you and not beat around
the bush. You
have a dry sense of humor, which allows you to enjoy
have empathy for others.
You have very good manual dexterity and that is with
your hands and/or feet.
is a little bit of social isolation going on in your
writing is showing more action in the middle and lower zones
and a shyness of the upper zone.
Upper zone is where the philosophy and spirituality
lies; middle zone is the here and now, and the lower zone is
the physical level. I
find this interesting because yes, your job requires a lot
of action in the physical zone and the here and now zone
because you are managing a small resort in a resort town, so
you are dealing with the mundane, immediate needs of guests,
employees, and owners. However,
there is so much of you that speaks in the upper zone, so I
am surprised your handwriting is not correlating to the
upper zone. Unless
you have integrated your philosophy so well into your
day-to-day life, but that does not resonate for me.
So what I am sensing is that the core issue of
rejection is inhibiting your colorful philosophical life –
keeping you from going out into the world to sell your
think it is time for you to go forth Beau.
Sell your ideas; you have gone through the wringer
learning everything you have learned so pick a safe avenue
to sell on. You
can write fun books, using astrology, philosophy,
bully/victim psychology, science fiction, regular fiction,
science, etc. It
is time to bring that philosophy out of the mundane and have
fun with it. Honestly,
you would make an excellent drama or movement teacher.
You have a tremendous amount of creativity.
You are very good doing what you are doing now, a
barkeep without the alcohol.
The fact that so many lives cross your path everyday
will keep you in plot lines for a long time.
time you find yourself going to the past, create a bridge to
bring it into the present and then into the spiritual or
into the future. Is
there any social group/activity happening in
South Lake Tahoe
that you would
enjoy participating with?
You need a bit more social life with people who
appreciate and enjoy the things you appreciate and enjoy.
Are there astrologers there?
How about starting a book club or an art appreciation
club? If you
don’t like those ideas it is fine, create your own, but it
would be valuable for you to be less isolated.
laugh, play, write, create, color, draw, paint, build, drink
water and socialize. Ask
me any questions that you have.
Good luck. J