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Graphology

and Grapho
therapy
It is the study of
how an
individual’s
handwriting
indicates their
characterattribut
es.
Graphology is
brain-writing.
Handwriting is
unique to
every individual.
Used of
Graphology:
Psychological
Assessment
Tool
Forensic
Profiling
Behaviour
modification
Forgery
Detection
Development
of
Graphology
It was known
that graphology’
s origin was at
India and China
in 2,000 BC.
In 1622, ”How to
recognize from
a letter the
nature and
quality of a
writer”
,

the first book in


graphology was
written by
Camillo Baldi.
1875, Jean
Michon coined
the term
“graphology”
from the greek: “
Graph”meaning
“to write” and
“Logos”
meaning “study”
Crepieux-Jamin,
who spent his
life collating
and improving
upon
Michon'sobserv
ations, is today
credited with
founding the
"Societé
Francais
deGraphologie".
He defined the
various
elements of
handwriting
which todayform
the basis of the
French school
of graphology,
and divided
theseelements
into seven
categories:
Dimension,
Form,
Pressure,
Speed,Directi
on, Layout
and
Continuity
.
In 1897, the 2nd
"Graphological
Periodical" was
founded
in Germany by
HansBusse
(who also
formed
the Association
for
Graphological
Research).
Thechief
contributors
were Dr Georg
Meyer and
Busse's
assistant editor,
DrLudvig
Klages. Meyer's
work was
important, but
even his
greatestcontribu
tions were
overshadowed
by the
eminence of
Klages. Later,
Klagesmoved to
Switzerland
where he was to
continue his
research work
and createthe
first complete
and systematic
theory of
graphology.
Also in
Switzerland, Dr
Max Pulver, a
renowned
psychologist
who had a
deepinterest in
graphology, was
to make a
further
contribution, in
terms of
thesymbolism in
handwriting,
both in direction
and in
symbolism of
space.
Hisdivision of
the handwriting
into the three
vertical 'zones'
explains
aspects of the
handwriting
previously
misunderstood,
with his
formulation of
the
'ThreeDimensio
ns' -
vertical
movement,
horizontal
movement,
and depth
-providing an
integral
understanding
of graphology
as we know it
today.
It can be argued
that, the most
significant single
breakthrough
in graphologyha
s been made in
the United
States.
HRC's CHAPS
(Computerize
dHandwritin
g Analysis
Profiling
System)
HRC's mission:
To develop
avalid system of
handwriting
analysis which
would
accommodate
the high-volume
personnel
assessment
needs of
employers by
utilizing state-of-
the-artcomputer
technology.
Elements of
Graphology
Slants
Zones