Handwriting can say much more about a person than a thousand well-chosen words. Every time we write, whether it's a letter or just a scribbled note on a scrap of paper, we are betraying our inner selves in a variety of ways.
It is not what is written, but how the letters are formed. Handwriting can be more informative than any biography, and is almost always more revealing. It can say things about the writer of which even they are blissfully unaware.
Writing is a habit. We do not have to think very hard to transform thoughts from our heads into words on a piece of paper. But although this act is nearly automatic, considerable demand is made of the brain and muscles. Because the body takes control of the writing process, it can say things our brains may not be consciously aware of.
From the early attempts at writing as a child, when each letter was slowly and painfully printed out, through endless practise the ability to write becomes increasingly effortless.
With maturity, factors such as personality and even health begin to take more influence on the character of the handwriting than the early classroom-taught methods. The result is a unique style of handwriting that distinguishes each individual like a fingerprint.
Many muscles are used to produce a piece of writing, some quite large, others as fine as a cat's whisker. These twenty or so muscles must function in synchrony to write effectively. Any tremor, caused by temporary or long term stress, anxiety, illness or disease will manifest itself in the form of unintentional strokes or jerks of the pen. Letter formation itself, and even the amount of pressure used, can reveal many things about the writer. It is these disturbances in the electrical signals from the brain to the writing muscles, and the way each individual writer has put there own identity stamp on their handwriting that helps the experienced Graphonomist gain so much insight into their personality.
Whether your interest in handwriting analysis is personal or professional, the information provided will be an invaluable insight into the inner personality and emotions of the subject.
Here's just one example of a handwriting characteristic which is looked at in Graphonomy.
Do you dot all of your 'i's?
If the answer is 'no' then you may be interested to learn that someone who consistently fails to dot their 'i's tends to show an independent personality.
Here's a snippet of what the Graphonomizer™ has to say about independence:-
"You are more likely to be cheerful, resilient and placid, and will also be less concerned about the opinions of others. You will be a self-sufficient, resourceful individual who prefers to make your own decisions and resolutely stick to them. You are unlikely to be a great joiner of a group or movement and is even less likely to be a follower of others..."
This is just a small part of the full description for this trait.