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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]
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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.
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graphology

(grăf-ŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason]
The examination of handwriting, used to diagnose or analyze personality.
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"Graphology is used as an aid to draw a behavioral profile and gain insight into mental and emotional states of the writer," said marital and family counselor and graphologist Dr.
Ms Quigley, who chairs the British Institute of Graphologists, stressed that everybody's handwriting was different but pointed to a series of distinct features in Mr Moore's latest letter, which was sent from his cell in Wakefield prison in West Yorkshire.
Monika Zorner is a licensed graphologist and a member of the Swiss Graphologists Association.
The spontaneous sketches were given to a graphologist for the purpose of handwriting-analysis.
Wirral-based graphologist Monica O'Hara, who has worked for firms in Liverpool, Wirral and Chester, says: ``I always make sure the firm still use other forms of selection alongside graphology to ensure fairness, but it is stunningly accurate.
You don't have to be a graphologist to know that the handwriting on the wall is the work of a woman.
To support his position, he used students in a psychology class to compare the diagnosis of a graphologist with the results of a psychological test.
Harrison's extended use of a graphologist's report and astrological evidence weaken rather than strengthen her argument.
Graphologist Meryl Bolin has examined the two samples, and provided the opinion that the writings are from exactly the same person, with deterioration in physical and mental health over the ensuing years.
He was among a host of celebrities asked to copy out a favourite piece in their own hand, so their writing could be analysed by a graphologist.
Salary: The average graphologist can earn anywhere from $35,000 to $65,000, says East.