Another perspective when applying the principles of graphology from Certified Master Graphologist Paula Sassi.
When providing a writing sample for a full analysis of the personality as seen in the handwriting, a graphologist will request at least two paragraphs of writing or printing whichever is the normal script of the writer along with a signature. The body of the writing reveals the true personality of the writer while the signature represents the public self-image or how the writer wants to be viewed by others. The signature may be similar to the writing sample or may vary depending on the mental, emotional and physical state of the writer at the time of writing.
In a signature, the capital letters reveal how confident the writer feels at the time of the signing. The legibility of the signature may show if the writer is being genuine and honest in their initial presentation or feels the need to be evasive or self-protective in his/her initial presentation.
The signature can change over time due to age, maturity and health along with the writer’s personal desire to project different images depending on the immediate needs of each situation. For example, someone who must use a signature several times a day may develop a more speedy and illegible style.
An example of change due to maturity and station in life is that of our first president, George Washington.
His signature displays good form and control even at the young age of 12 years old. Later in life at the age of 25 he connects the capital G to the capital W which indicates leadership and management capabilities. His elaborated t-cross later in his life reveals his ability to be creative in his thinking and assertive in his leadership style.
Signatures can also reveal how a writer changes in his level of confidence and personal demeanor which is evident in another former president’s signature, Richard Nixon.
His confidence and pride can be seen in the size and form of his capital letters in his first signature. However, due to the Watergate incident, a change had begun as seen in the cover strokes he creates with his R and N indicating a desire to protect himself from attack or blame. He essentially was “covering up”.
His final signature when it was necessary to leave office in 1974 his signature took on the appearance of a heart monitor signal when someone “flatlines” and reveals the amount of personal pressure he was experiencing.
This is just a small sample of what signatures can reveal about a writer, but this form of public projection may help when considering to do business with someone in order to find out how trustworthy they are and how they will represent themselves in important ventures and interactions.
Graphology can be a dynamic tool in getting to know both the public and private persona of each individual.
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