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graphology

the study of handwriting and its associations with character types. There is some evidence that certain writing styles are associated with certain character traits. For this reason graphology is sometimes used as a quasi-PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST in RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION.
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Harsha Gala, Indian graphologist and counsellor, was recently in Muscat as a guest of the Indian Social Club's Kutchi Wing recently.
Sherlock Holmes also displayed his expertise as a graphologist in some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories.
Mr Walker, a shop owner from the south of the city, hired two of the UK's most respected forensic document examiners and graphologists to study paperwork which he claims was used to authorise a mortgage he did not ask for.
Graphologists are involved in the check, independent local and international observers monitor the process, the CEC press service said.
yet according to my friend loveday, I'm naturally better than most graphologists. if anything, what I do is akin to psychometry -- feeling the vibe of the person and mirroring it back at him.
The psychologist and former chair of the British Institute of Graphologists fears he seeks attention through violence and is showing no signs of stopping.
The SNP leader's signature reads as 'alex SAlmond', which one of the UK's leading graphologists insists is a tell-tale trait of a master spin doctor.
This chapter ends with a reference to the work of the document analyst and makes an insightful distinction between graphologists (grafologos, in Spanish), not equivalent to phonologists as the term seems to imply, and handwriting analysts (caligrafos, in Spanish), which is useful in the Spanish context to understand which of these areas falls within the scope of Forensic Linguistics and which is less scientifically grounded.
In February 2005, the BBC reported that graphologists were invited by the press to analyze the doodles on a sheet of paper; the scribbles were said to have been done by former Prime Minister Tony Blair during a meeting at the World Economic Forum.
"After all, graphologists discern character from the way a person signs a check.
Twenty Remarkable Women Seen Through Their Handwriting is a most enjoyable read especially for amateur graphologists.
By contrast, graphologists can obtain their designation through home study courses.