The Pen Is Mightier Than You
by Kathleen Dickinson, CGA (© 2003 all rights reserved)
the study of handwriting analysis, and has existed 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."
centuries many people of historical note continued the study of
handwriting. Included amongst these were Goethe, Madame de Stael,
Balzac, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett and
Robert Browning. Artist Thomas Gainsborough used writing samples to
capture the personality of the subjects he painted. Handwriting
analysis established itself as an excellent tool for people to learn
about themselves, to get more insight and ease within their
relationships (business, romantic, friendship and family).
provides information about the inner person. It does not matter if
you write with your hands, teeth, or feet; handwriting is your
personality on paper. It is best if you write from your heart. You
can write about your goals, career, or issues you would like to
focus on. The more you write, the more you become comfortable, the
more shows up in your handwriting.
I personally use
handwriting analysis in personality profiles to encourage people to
better understand themselves, their employees, their family members,
and their friends. It is also useful in career counseling, to create
classes and seminars, to encourage better cooperation amongst
colleagues, for customer service, and for teachers and students. 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 personís emotions, how they frame life events, and their
graphologists find handwriting analysis valuable in employment
selection; jury selection; police work (forgery and crime
investigation); and brain rehabilitation.
(handwriting analysis) is a "soft science", as is psychology, of
which it is a derivative. It will not tell you your future, who you
will marry, or help you find your lost car keys. It will help you
know yourself better, allowing you to make informed choices in order
to better shape your future.
handwriting analyzed provides you with information about your
vocational skills, social skills, protective mechanisms, thinking
processes, wants, needs and fears. All of this information can give
you power when making life changes and it can give you insights into
what can help you succeed.
Certified Graphoanalyst Kathleen Dickinson uses
her training in handwriting analysis to bring to light hidden facets
of personality with a goal of optimizing both the personal and
professional In her capacity as owner and proprietor of Dynamic
Impressions, Kathleen offers her breadth of experience to both
individuals and organizations with the goal of facilitating personal
and professional success. For information please visit
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Impressions- Kathleen Dickinson, CGA