Did You Know Your Handwriting Is as Unique as a Fingerprint?

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While the art of writing longhand seems to be dying in this age of personal computers and smart mobile devices with miniature and virtual keyboards, writing the good old fashioned way with a pen and paper still has many benefits and uses today. 

Handwriting analysis or graphology, together with knowledge of human behavior, for example, has many applications that are made possible because each person’s handwriting is actually unique to them in a similar way as their fingerprint is.

Even identical twins who share appearance and genetics do not have the same exact handwriting. Each person has their own unique style of handwriting, whether it is everyday handwriting or their personal signature.

People may have a few writing characteristics that are the same, but the likelihood of having any more than that is not possible. That means analyzing people’s handwritings can tell you a lot and have many applications.


Handwriting Analysis & Applications


Handwriting analysis or graphology is a tool used to analyze business and personal relationships. For example, for anlyzing recruitment, personal and business compatibility, career, guidance, team motivation and just to gain a deeper insight into your own personality type.

Graphology was reportedly used so extensively in Europe, particularly in France where 90% of all recruiters were said to turn to handwriting analysis to place the most compatible and suitable candidates. The recruiters looked for small differences between the writing that can reveal something about the writer.

In most of Europe today, graphology is still used fairly often in about the same measure as it is currently in the US. This trend can only grow as HR managers have less and less time to assess the huge number of apparently similar applicants for each position.

According to The Wall Street Journal and other leading publications, including Forbes Magazine, many big US corporations have joined the fray and are also using graphology. But graphology is not limited to the corporate world alone.

Demand for the input of handwriting experts is also growing in other fields too, including sports and small businesses.

A personal or business handwriting analysis can determine the writer’s:

  • Physical Material Stimuli
  • Emotional Characteristics
  • Intellectual Style
  • Personality Traits
  • Social Behavior
  • Vocational Aptitude


A personal or business handwriting analysis.


Development of Handwriting


We all start out with copybook writing. As we go through life our experiences change our writing; the further we go from the copybook style the higher the degree of originality, the closer to the copybook style the more conformist we are.

No two people write in the same style, each will form their letters quite differently, and each will show variation from day to day.

Stress and emotional upset also make a huge impact on writing. A handwriting analysis points out the good and bad points of the writer. It can help to make life easier for a person by developing their good points and correcting the bad points.

Handwriting is controlled in the same area of the brain where the personality develops. Up to 40 different elements of handwriting are measured, assessed, analyzed and compared; each symbol is then interpreted as a personality characteristic.

Because no two handwritings are alike, just as no two people are alike, every handwriting is as unique as a fingerprint.

Your handwriting can help to change a personality trait or correct a bad habit. When you change a specific letter in your writing it helps to alter a corresponding personality trait. This is called Graphotherapy; the science of reprogramming your subconscious mind.


Handwriting can help to change a personality trait or correct a bad habit through a process called Graphotherapy.


Reprogramme Your Subconscious Mind


Graphotherapy can make either a small adjustment to a person’s life or it may change it very significantly. It involves in-depth analysis of the handwriting AND the person.

In 1875, the French Abbot, Jean Hyppolyte Michon, coined the phrase “Graphology”, from the Greek “Graph” meaning, ‘To write’ or ‘I write’, and “Logos” meaning ‘doctrine’ or ‘theory’.

Although the term ‘graphology’ is relatively recent, it’s thought that the subject dates back many centuries, originally having been taken from Southern India to China and from there to Greece, around 2,000 BC.

Since then many great minds have commented on handwriting, including Aristotle who wrote: “Just as all men do not have the same speech, neither do they all have the same writing.”

So, handwriting analysis can help you understand all of the things mentioned above and discover your strong and positive characteristics. You can then set realistic relationships and professional goals, improving your daily life beyond expectations.

Sara Santos works as a content manager and a professional writer for The Word Point translation agency. Her writing path is full of high-quality experience, different types of articles, dissertations, informative pieces for newspapers, etc.