The word Graphology is taken from the greek word wherein Graph means 'writing' and 'Ology' means study. Studying a person's handwriting to find out the characteristics of his or her personality is known as Graphology. Camillo Baldi, an Italian Physician in 1622 was the first person who wrote a book on graphology. Three thousand years ago Nero stated that he had no trust for an individual whose handwriting showed him to be treacherous. Aristotle once wrote, "Spoken words are the symbols of mental experience and written words are the symbols of spoken words" . The Psychologist Carl Jung was one of the first to realize the significance of handwriting as an aid to character and personality and many universities in the USA, France, Germany and Israel include graphology in their psychology and criminology courses.
Graphology is a beautiful art of reading emotional, personal, mental as well as physical state of a human being. Your handwriting prominently speaks volumes about your nature, character and life style. It takes a creative turn right from your childhood covering your youth and finally reaching old age due to your nervous system which act as wires. Stimulation of brain and co ordination of muscular system changes the movement of our writing patterns and our very own existence is strongly folded in our strokes.
For detailed analysis Graphology is sub divided into following segments:
(a) Handwriting Analysis.
(b) Signature Analysis.
HAND WRITING ANALYSIS
Handwriting characteristics include various factors like zone, baseline, spacing, speed, slope, size, margins, pressure and also mood swings. The shape of a single letter or word if analysed properly can be a guide to hidden character and appearance of a writer. It indicates the nature of one's present and past growth giving a true picture of one's personality.
Your signature is purely your trademark. It is the image you project to the world and it is the way you want people to see you.It shows hidden as well as unseen emotions. This signify the facade you puts up to the world. Change in signature can bring a lot of change in your personality and life style. Objective of handwriting is to convey something but objective of signature is to create personal graphical symbol. It comes naturally from within therefore known as sign of nature.
This section deals with diagnosis of diseases by studying your handwriting. Late Alfred Kanfer, a noted graphologist who studied the hand writing of cancer patients for many years quoted "The pen stroke of the normal,healthy person is reasonably smooth and continuous, If, however, cancer or precancerous situation exists in the person, his pen strokes are not smooth. They look like the zigzag-edged body of a caterpillar". The Metropolitan Insurance Company requested Kanfer to do a large scale study of 935 handwriting samples,of which 88 had cancer. A sample of handwriting is studied for health ailments.
Doodles actually refer to a figure, design or a scribble drawn or written to kill time or may be absentmindedly. It is an abstract thought wrapped in symbology. They are surprisingly done to release tension, anxiety and frustration. Doodles may project your appearance, mind setup and behaviour. They are purely self-portraits. Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples are produced during long telephonic conversations if pen and paper are available. Popular kinds of doodles include cartoon versions of teachers, famous comic characters, landscapes, tic tac toe, geometric patterns, textures, banners with legends and animations made by drawing a scene sequence.