The elaborate science of graphology is not new to the human race and has been around from the times of Aristotle. Its genesis is deeply rooted in ancient times and interest in this field has been recorded since the year 1622. Concrete measures to explore this field have been underway since 1872 with French graphologist Hypolite Michon and his companion, Jules Crepieux-Jamin initiating the development of the school of isolated signs. This school made an informed attempt at establishing a correlation between specific human traits with distinct styles of handwriting.
Later in 1910, Milton Newman Bunker, a teacher from Kansas City, initiated a wave of interest in this field by assessing his own handwriting in great detail. Five years later, he came up with remarkable observations and results after having studied the handwriting of his students.
In today’s times, we have the Graphoanalysis- American System of handwriting analysis- to help us understand what lies beneath this unspoken form of expressionism.
What researchers look for in your handwriting
It is common practice to carefully analyze the handwriting while determining the presence of a disease or a normal physiological condition such as a pregnancy inside your body. Graphologists look for the following:
• Upper zone letters such as f, t, l and I with intense focus on the placement of i-dots and t-bars.
• Middle zone letters such as a, n, o and w
• Lower zone letters such as f, g, p and y and how their loops are executed
Graphologists pay particular heed to word spacing, breaks in the line, consistency in the execution of letters, pressure applied while writing and the forms of dots used to characterize letters.