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graph·ol·o·gy

(graf-ol'ŏ-jē),
The study of handwriting as an indication of temperament, character, or personality.
[grapho- + G. logos, study]

graphology

(gră-fŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of handwriting, especially when employed as a means of analyzing character.

graph′o·log′i·cal (grăf′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
gra·phol′o·gist n.

graphology

(grăf-ŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason]
The examination of handwriting, used to diagnose or analyze personality.
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I personally did some testing by taking (my own) writing samples to different graphologists.
Graphologists insist theirs is a "positive science", looking for "positive nature traits" rather than flaws, but the thought of leaving your character in black and white for all to see would be enough to make most people head for the computer keyboard.
But I encountered even greater madness when I returned to Blighty, and had to endure a taxi driver's wireless, on which Libby Purves was giving a graphologist a far easier ride than I was getting.
The affair went to court in 1993, and the perpetrator, a 45-year-old woman from Milan identified by a graphologist was pardoned.
A graphologist analysed the handwriting and the results were conclusive - Fairbanks was the man.
Sue Pope has more than 20 years' experience as a graphologist and has worked with police in the United States as well as with recruitment agencies, businesses and private clients.
After 30 minutes of questioning, during which the graphologist stuck to his view that the Rs were identical, the judge had had enough and told Cohen that she saw no point in him pursuing the matter any further.
A top graphologist was then instructed to analyse the script.
Cloaked in anonymity - assuming FA does not employ a graphologist to study the handwriting - the players will be able to unleash their frustrations.
A handwriting analyst, or graphologist, can gain an insight into someone's personality and state of mind by studying various aspects of their writing style, such as the size, slant, speed, pressure, letter formations and spacing.
In a welcome distraction from the one-way traffic out in the middle, Test sponsors npower hired graphologist Gordon Astley and asked him to decode England players' character by studying their handwriting.