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Career in Graphology


Who is a Graphologist?

Graphology is the art and science of analysing handwriting to identify, evaluate and understand a person's personality. The word Graphology is derived from the Greek word 'grapho' which means 'writing' and 'logy' meaning 'study'. The graphic manifestations via the strokes and patterns of a person’s handwriting reveal their thought patterns, behaviour and a glimpse into their subconscious mind. Thus, can provide an insight into one's personality such as character, temperament, the present state of mind etc. even if only a few words are scribbled hurriedly on a piece of paper. Graphology is built on the scientific method of conclusions drawn on common sense, universal concepts, psychological interpretations and empirical research. 


What does a Graphologist do?

Graphologists are trained specialists in handwriting analysis who carefully studies the various intricacies of a person's handwriting to interpret his/ her character, behavior, mindset, emotions, creativity, likes and dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, fears and future potential. They are skilled at analyzing one's signatures and can also read random scribbling and doodling, as they conceal valuable hints. They can even identify depression and suicidal tendencies if approached at the right time.

Graphology finds major application in areas like human resource development, consultant services, teaching etc. where screening of people is essential. Though graphology is emerging as an interesting career choice and has a good potential for its application in corporate sector, it is still in infant stage in our country. Learning the techniques of graphology can be very useful in many different professions, especially for those working in HR, psychology and teaching field. It is also ideal as a supplementary profession or hobby.


Types of a Graphologist:

Handwriting is considered as brain writing, since brain transmits electrical impulses through the nervous system and fibers of the body, arm, hand and fingers.  The fingers are only vehicles that put the impulses in writing. So, any diseases in the brain or problems with the nervous system could affect the movements of the fingers and one’s hand writing. Graphology can be a very useful tool for spotting certain diseases of the brain as well as problems with the nervous system, before they become too severe.

Some of the career opportunities available in this field includes: 

  • Corporate Industries / Consultant Services hire the service of graphologists for selecting the most suitable employees. These industries make use of these professionals to judge and determine the personality traits, aptitude and abilities of the employees before zeroing in on the right career. 

  • Forensic department need graphologists support to detect forgery and solve criminal cases, by analyzing offenders handwriting samples.

  • Court and police departments require the help of graphologists to perform character analyses on samples of handwriting found at crime scenes or written by possible criminals. In legal matters, graphologist can be required for authentication of any handwriting on questionable document such as cheques, wills, extortion letters, etc.

  • Schools may need assistance for these professionals in evaluating and helping problematic students. Graphologists serve as a guide not only to the parents but also to the teachers in providing them with insights into the personality of young children. Graphologists helps them to take appropriate steps for the betterment of the children by making changes in the development of the child by detecting personality disorders or imbalances before these become a problem.

  • In Career Guidance sector, Graphologists can help people to take right career choices and give additional inputs for self-improvement. 

  • While Choosing life partners a graphologist can provide inputs on the characteristics and habits either good or bad, tastes, culture, intellect, profession and hidden traits of prospective life partner.


Knowledge areas that need to be acquired:

Education:

Trainings in Graphology include:

  • Basic Course for Handwriting Analysis

  • Certificate Course in Questioned Document and Handwriting Expert (Correspondence/ Distance Education)

  • Handwriting Development and Grapho-therapy Program

  • Advanced Certificate Course in Graphology

  • Basic Principles of Graphology

  • Graphology Training

  • Graphology Training (Correspondence/ Distance Education)

A few institutes providing training on the same:

  • Institute of Graphological Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Mind Zone Institute of Graphology & Personal Development: Best Graphology Institute Kolkata

  • Institute of Graphology & Personal Success, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Graphology School of India, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • Handwriting School of India, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • The Graphology Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Institute of Graphology, Kolkata, West Bengal

  • All India Institute of Occult Science, New Delhi, Delhi

  • Research institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • Graphology Institute Hyderabad (Handwriting Analysis), Hyderabad, Telangana

  • School of Graphology, Delhi

Skills:

Graphologists are accomplished at analysing one’s signatures and can also understand random scribble and doodling, as they cover up important hints. To turn out to be a graphologist, one must have a flair for examine other people’s writings, skill to appreciate the distinction between handwritings, a keen eye for element and the determination to master a new skill. Good communication skills, cleverness, curiosity, capability to observe every minute details and a wish to appreciate and examine people, are the desirable skills to get into this career. A candidate opting for graphologist as a career must also have some basic psychological intelligence.


Abilities:

Graphologists are accomplished at analysing one’s signatures and can also understand random scribble and doodling, as they cover up important hints. To turn out to be a graphologist, one must have a flair for examine other people’s writings, skill to appreciate the distinction between handwritings, a keen eye for element and the determination to master a new skill. Good communication skills, cleverness, curiosity, capability to observe every minute details and a wish to appreciate and examine people, are the desirable skills to get into this career. A candidate opting for graphologist as a career must also have some basic psychological intelligence.


Personality:

  • Being optimistic. Have a positive attitude while dealing with clients.

  • Never blame a person while judging him or her.

  • Always judge a person after reading the handwriting sample thoroughly.

  • Never reveal the privacy of your clients.

  • Don't be overconfident about your judgement of the individual.


Job outlook:

Graphologists can be employed in the following areas:

  • Recruitment industries where screening processes are used to select employees.

  • As counsellors who need to understand the emotional problems of clients.

  • In forensic departments as specialists who analyse signatures and handwriting to detect forgery.

  • As marriage counsellors who help in finding compatible life partners.

  • The scope of graphology is vast. It's a popular branch of studies abroad.

One can start off earning Rs 5,000 at an initial stage which can then go up to Rs 40,000 per month.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How accurate is graphology?

Based on what is explained above, graphology isn't 100% accurate. My experience with graphology has turned out to be over 90% accurate. ... There remains a possibility that a malicious person may just learn a few of the handwriting traits and start writing in not-his-natural way to fool a graphologist.


What is graphology used for?

Graphology. Graphology, also known as graph analysis, is a process that is used by some to attempt to determine personality traits and details about a person based off of their handwriting. It began in 1871 by Jean-Hippolyte MIchon, and it is still popular in Europe, especially France.


What is the difference between graphology and handwriting analysis?

Handwriting is the expression of one's thought and ideas put on paper (or any writing surface) in written form. Graphology or Handwriting analysis is the study of this written expression. This study is based on the concept that handwriting is a reflection of a person's mental state at that moment.


What are the characteristics of handwriting?

  • Line Quality

  • Word and Letter Spacing

  • Size Constancy

  • Pen Lifts

  • Connecting Strokes

  • Letters Complete

  • Cursive and Printed Letter

  • Pen Pressure

  • Slant

  • Baseline Habits

  • Diacritic Placement

How do you become a graphologist?

In order to become a Graphologist, you must acquire theoretical and practical knowledge that will be based in psychology, psychiatry, history of writing, neuroscience, graphology, along with its branches like Graphopathology, Graphotherapy, among others.


Is graphology considered junk science?

Graphology is the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting claiming to be able to identify the writer, indicating the psychological state at the time of writing, or evaluating personality characteristics. It is generally considered a pseudoscience.


What does a graphologist do?

Graphology is the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting claiming to be able to identify the writer, indicating the psychological state at the time of writing, or evaluating personality characteristics. It is generally considered a pseudoscience.


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