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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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The fact that your handwriting has changed since your childhood helps to explain graphology and why it can be used to interpret a personality," Abdel Maksoud explained.
Phrenology and Graphology were shown as appropriate to serve the 'detectivesque' model; and it is exactly what is taken up in The Case of the Science Master and in The Case of the Quadratic Equation, respectively [.
In some cases, a graphologist is also a psychologist, because it is believed that graphology - handwriting analysis - provides insight into personality, mental state, and nervous system health.
Without plumbing the mysteries of graphology, this is not the mark of a man apologising for anything.
Many aspects of what is ordinarily called graphology are sound.
The extension of the "h" in "John" and the "d" in "Edwards" soars into the upper zone, which, in graphology, is the area of ambition, creative fantasy, and idealism.
Patricia Leeson, a founder of the British Institute of Graphology, will be talking about the study of hand-writing and how it can be used to determine their character and personality.
Twice in the first three paragraphs the words "Also Georgiana Wife of the Above" occur, once with word-initial capitals and italics, as if imitating the graphology of the gravestone, and once without: "and also Georgiana wife of the above.
This is good news for graphologists because writing produced by a fountain pen is not only aesthetically pleasing, it is also very much easier to analyse,' says Monica O'Hara-Keeton, author of the book, Graphology, A Guide to Health.
This note does not address graphology and only focuses on handwriting experts who compare known and unknown documents to identify the author.
The job interview is still the most widely used recruitment tool, in spite of the increasing interest in other techniques such as the use of biodata, graphology, personality tests or assessment centres.
Petrarch's control of the song book's transcription underscores the fundamental role of both graphetics and graphology in the poet's intellectual and literary orientation.