I’m so excited to have Linda Green here to talk about handwriting analysis!



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I’m excited to have one of my best friends, Linda Green, stopping by today to talk about her passion and expertise in graphology.

Could you explain what it means to be a graphologist?

Graphology is the study of the graphic features of handwriting to gain insight into personality, character or aptitude.

You’ve studied graphology for a long time, so what was it that first attracted you to the field?

In the 70s I came across an ad in a magazine for the study of handwriting analysis.  It intrigued me and I couldn’t keep myself from pursuing it.  When my husband said, “No, you’re not going to do that”, I said, “Yes, I AM.”  That little bit of resistance from him was all it took.  I delved in and haven’t come up for air since then.

When you instruct courses in graphology, are your students more interested in career goals or personal growth goals?

It depends on the nature of the class.  In basic courses, students start out being interested in learning about themselves, so their study of handwriting analysis may be a hobby.  That interest usually turns into something more serious, and they begin to want to pursue a career using graphology.  In the international online sessions that I conduct weekly, there are all levels of expertise with participants pursuing a variety of goals; some are hobbyists, some are experts who make a living with graphology, others are working toward a certification in handwriting analysis.  All are devoted to what they do and take graphology very seriously.

Do you feel handwriting analysis is purely scientific, or do you believe it has some spiritual properties to it?

Handwriting analysis has been scientifically validated by many studies, both experimental and empirical. Graphology can also be used to assist in helping individuals understand themselves better, thereby leading to spiritual growth. Spiritual qualities in a personality are apparent in handwriting. Some choose to lessen their stress or enhance certain personality characteristics by using graphotherapy, which can aid in smoothing out negative characteristics and enhancing more positive aspects of personality, which may be conducive to a more spiritual mindset.

Can you analyze your own handwriting?

Certainly.  To be certain  the analysis is as objective and all encompassing as it can be,  you may want to have another professional graphologist do the analysis.  There is accuracy in graphology at all levels of expertise, but the more experienced a graphologist is, the more the expert will be able to explore, in depth, the personality of the writer.  It’s the same as with any other profession, the more experienced the analyst, the better the analysis.

Could you explain some of the practical applications of handwriting analysis?

Handwriting analysis is used in personality assessment, jury selection, human resourcing, team development, education, psychological profiling,  personnel selection, relationship compatability, counseling, questioned document examination,  detection of dishonesty, detecting forgery, poison pen letters, disguised writing, vocational analysis, career guidance and handwriting therapy to change personality.

In other words, there are many uses for handwriting analysis. That’s something I didn’t quite realize.

In many schools, cursive writing is being eliminated. How do you feel about this?

The elimination of cursive handwriting in school is tragic.  I am on a national committee, the Campaign for Cursive Committee, that is trying to reverse this trend.  In short, many studies show that cursive handwriting promotes brain development.  To see details and documentation of these important findings go to campaignforcursive.com.

What is the one take-away on graphology you’d like to share today?

Graphology is a very reliable tool for personality assessment when performed by trained, competent graphologists. The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (ahafhandwriting.org) lists Certified Graphologists in their professional directory.  Visit the AHAF website to learn more.

Could you give a couple of examples of unusual experiences you had doing a handwriting analysis?

 One of the most unusual experiences I’ve had analyzing someone’s handwriting was many years ago, when the writer wrote her signature about six totally different ways.  I was blown away!  Upon analyzing many further samples of her handwriting over time, I was certain that she was either a multiple personality or possessed and was very troubled and emotionally distressed, in need of serious psychiatric help.

Another interesting experience was the time I was seemingly off the mark on specifics about the writer’s personality.  He kept saying he wasn’t like that. He then related that he had “channeled” that writing, which was an insightful story, just for me.  I informed him that the writing was not him, gave him his money back, and asked for many more samples to analyze that were not “channeled”. LOL

Wow! Those are some very interesting experiences. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. If anyone has any comments or questions for Linda feel free to post them.

 Thanks for stopping by!







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