Handwriting FAQ


WHAT IS GRAPHOLOGY?
Graphology is a highly accurate method of evaluating handwriting features to determine character, personality, disposition and aptitudes.


HOW IS HANDWRITING ANALYSIS USED?
As an accurate Behavioral Profiling tool, handwriting analysis is highly useful in any situation involving people.

  • Business and Industry: Personnel selection, employee promotion and review, counseling and motivation of staff. Time and money are saved by choosing the right person with the right skills and personality for the job.
  • Document Examination: Signature verification, anonymous letter evaluation, detection of forged or altered documents.
  • Law: An effective method for attorneys in screening prospective jurors and understanding clients, jury members, key witnesses, opposing counsel and judges.
  • Criminology: Determination of dishonesty and potentially dangerous behavior.
  • Psychology and Counseling: Detection and understanding of emotional problems, fears, inhibitions and general social traits.
  • Education: Analysis of children’s thinking styles, aptitudes, potential, and mental or emotional problems. The value of graphology to instructors and teachers far surpasses any other projective test.
  • Relationships: Compatibility for marriage, social, or business arrangements, understanding significant others, family members, co-workers and friends from the inside out.
  • Self-Understanding: Graphology can give a very accurate and objective look at who you are–your strengths, weaknesses, and special skills.

WHAT DOES GRAPHOLOGY REVEAL?
Thought patterns, social traits, emotional makeup, integrity, goal orientation, fears, defense mechanisms, aptitudes, and a host of other personality traits. It is an accurate reflection of character to those trained to understand it.

HOW DOES HANDWRITING REFLECT PERSONALITY?
The act of writing is a complex series of actions involving the writer’s nervous system, physical state, emotions, and disposition. When we pick up a pen or pencil to write, the brain sends messages to the hand and arm muscles, directing the marks left on paper. The lines, curves, loops, and dots that result are all graphic indications of the inner self, a record of the psychomotor impulses of the writer. Although the writing instrument is held in the hand (or sometimes in the mouth, foot, the crook of the arm, etc.) it is the brain which impels us to write. Handwriting is brainwriting. Like facial expressions, bodily movements and other individualized mannerisms, handwriting reflects the thoughts, feelings and habits present at the moment the writer places pen to paper.

BUT MY WRITING CHANGES FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT…
Your writing changes from day to day because you are a living being with variable thoughts, moods, and physical states and because writing is highly sensitive to these variables. A letter to your mother might be in a different style than a shopping list, for example. The basic features of your writing are not likely to change much from one day to the next, but the analysis will be more accurate if you provide writing samples from different situations. The more writing you provide, the more of your true nature will show through.

HOW DO I GET A HANDWRITING ANALYSIS?
Mail your writing sample (at least one page, with signature) to Reed Hayes at P.O. Box 235213, Honolulu, HI 96823. Please enclose a check or money order for $200. For faster turnaround, fax the writing to 808-356-0811 or scan it (at least 300dpi, please) and email the sample to reed@reedwrite.com. Contact us for information regarding making your payment via PayPal.