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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.
Monika Zorner is a licensed graphologist and a member of the Swiss Graphologists Association.
A review of the research on graphology suggests two general classes of variables that graphologists may try to predict: personality traits and performance outcomes (Fowler, 1991).
Erik Rees, a consultant graphologist and founding member of The British Institute of Graphologists, claimed that the change held hidden meanings about society.
The crude marker was for sent for forensic tests and graphologists will assist detectives as they try to establish who planted it.
A member British Institute of Graphologists for 15 years, she said his meticulous writing revealed a cold, calculating personality.
Graphologists say the quick fire sketches can even reveal if you are a music lover or a maths whizz.
Having obtained handwriting samples from 12 volunteers from among the ranks of racing's best-known faces, we employed the services of one of the Britain's leading graphologists.
Rees, chairman of the British Institute of Graphologists, picked out Eriksson, skipper David Beckham, Paul Scholes, David Seaman, Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler - and even Nicky Butt - as the men to lead England to the World Cup finals.
(This usually means that they are going to use graphologists to examine your handwriting and you need to ask yourself whether you want to work for a firm that believes in graphology.)
By implementing a specially designed computer system known as CHAPS (Computerized Handwriting Analysis Profiling Systems), greater reliability, accuracy, and speed were achieved than seen previously using graphologists. The results are largely attributable to increased objectivity and consistency through a more exacting measurement of handwriting shapes and patterns, which a computer program requires.
In one study, twenty graphologists assessed 103 subjects with two handwriting samples each.