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Is there any link between handwriting and personality?

Graphology is not recognized as a science

Graphology is not recognized as a science
  • Handwriting analysis, or 'graphology,' has its modern roots in the theories supported by a group of 19th-Century French Catholic clergy.
  • Claims are made about a person's writing style and personality, but contemporary psychology views graphology as a joke. They even listed it as one of the great myths of popular psychology.

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Is there any link between handwriting and personality?

Is there any link between handwriting and personality?

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Graphology is not recognized as a science

  • Handwriting analysis, or 'graphology,' has its modern roots in the theories supported by a group of 19th-Century French Catholic clergy.
  • Claims are made about a person's writing style and personality, but contemporary psychology views graphology as a joke. They even listed it as one of the great myths of popular psychology.

Analysing signatures

Specific claims linking aspects of handwriting to personality continue to emerge.

A 2016 study that looked at personality tests and signatures reported that, among men, a larger signature correlated with having more social bravado, while in women, a more prominent signature correlated with having narcissistic traits.

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