In researching a recent article “7 Ways Your Handwriting Might Be Revealing the Hidden You,” I came across some terrific resources and wanted to keep them in case anyone reading that article might want to dig deeper into the topic of graphology: the study of writing—and its psychological implications—offers intriguing insights into our personalities.
- Handwriting Analysis: Putting It to Work for You by Andrea McNichol with Jeffrey Nelson: This book is an excellent introduction for those new to graphology. McNichol provides a comprehensive overview of handwriting analysis with real-life examples.
- Handwriting Analysis – A Beginner’s Guide by Vrinda Garg: This is a beginner-friendly book that introduces readers to the basics of handwriting analysis.
Several platforms offer courses on graphology. Always check reviews and ratings to ensure the course’s quality. Websites include Udemy and Skillshare frequently have beginner to advanced courses on the subject.
- Handwriting Analysis Courses through the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation
- Expert certification through Udemy
Join a Graphology Group or Association:
There are various associations, like the National Association of Graphologists, that cater to professionals and enthusiasts alike. Joining these can give you access to journals, seminars, workshops, and a community of like-minded individuals.
- American Association of Handwriting Analysts (AAHA): This is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in handwriting analysis. They offer training, events, and have a library of resources.
- British Institute of Graphologists: Another esteemed organization, the BIG offers training, a journal, and resources on the subject.
- The International Graphoanalysis Society (IGAS). Based in the U.S. with a focus on the specific method of graphoanalysis, a trademarked system of handwriting analysis.
Universities and Colleges:
Some universities and colleges offer courses on graphology as part of their psychology or forensic departments. While these courses might not lead to a degree in graphology, they provide a more academic look at the subject. Universities with strong programs in forensic science include:
- Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
- University of Central Florida (UCF)
- Texas A & M University
Workshops and Seminars:
Depending on your location, there might be workshops, seminars, or conferences on graphology. These events provide a hands-on approach and often allow attendees to analyze their own handwriting or that of others.
There are numerous graphologists and handwriting enthusiasts who post videos analyzing celebrity handwriting, explaining basics, and debunking myths. It’s a more visual and often entertaining way to understand the subject. Click Here to find “Graphology for Beginners” videos.
Graphology is an interesting tool and can offer insights into personality and behavior, but without additional tools and knowledge such as those used in forensic document analysis, it’s not considered a hard science by the broader scientific community.