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It wasn't until the last couple hundred years or so that the vast general public began to read and write and have a reason to give people a chance to start looking at the massive collection of scribbles out there to "analyze." But it wasn't until late in the last century and beginning of this century that any great amount of study went into trying to figure out what it all meant.
Sure, there were exceptions, like Dr Camillo Baldo, professor at the University of Bologna who in 1622 published the first known work on it,
"Della maniera di conoscere la natura e le qualità dello scrittore in una lettera."Or for those of you who don't speak Italian:
"A Way of Knowing the Nature and Qualities of a Writer from a Letter Written."His basic introduction to the concept ran like this:
"Colui che apprenderà che gli è possibile riconoscere i pensieri, l'indole e la disposizione dello scrittore, per mezzo di una lettera intima, ridarà o si meraviglierà grandemente."Essentially:
If you're willing to learn about Handwriting, it is possible to understand the thoughts, emotions and disposition of the writer just from a portion of the writings from an intimate letter and be fairly amazed and astonished at the result.These were almost incredible assertions at the time. And, I might add, fairly useless to the masses because remember that most people at that time neither read nor wrote, and rather just left that sort of "fancy stuff" to the academics and the clergy who seemed to get something out of it. So Baldo's "discovery" had to wait until society caught up with his fascination for the subject!
Probably the biggest social push to dive deeply into some of these great questions had to wait a couple hundred years yet, into the mid to late 1800's, with French and German scholars most prominent: Abbott Jean-Henri Michon, (1806-1881); Jules Crepieux-Jamin (1858-1940); Ludwig Klages (1872-1956) among others. You are invited to dive deeply into the historical perspectives of HWA later if you're interested in these things. But for now:
Handwriting is a personal art and a personal expression, with no
two people writing precisely the same because it's more than just
scribbling shapes and designs on paper according to societal norms. It's
also linked in with the writer's nervous system, brain functioning,
health, emotional state, and general outlook on life. As you might guess,
your own handwriting does fluctuate. But as it fluctuates, it does so
fairly consistently within the patterns of your own consistensies and
inconsistensies in life. That's a part of why it's so valuable a tool
for looking more deeply into the Self.
As we like to say around here:
No. Not really. We all have several different flavors of handwriting,
depending on how hurried we are, how irritated, how flirtatious, how
interested or disinterested we are in the subject we're writing about.
But it's still essentially quite predictably similar, even within the
parameters of all your personal variations. It's something like your
hair: Even after tossing and turning all night in bed, with your hair a
mess in the morning, that person is still fairly recognizably you!
Let's take a look first at some of the traits we'll examine:
As we said above, actually no two people will have the same handwriting,
nor would be read the same way by a competent handwriting analyst. There
is an unending variety of people on the planet here, and not surprisingly,
quite an unending variety of interpretative information yielded from a
handwriting, as well.
Then if you're ready: Take the step. Get that handwriting sample of yours done in our format and send it in for us to look at and get back to you. Whatever your choice, we welcome you to continue to further browse this Site and let us know if we can be of assistance.
If someday you would like to learn more about the specific form of Handwriting Sampling and Analysis we do here, there is a book which will be coming out sometime soon, called Handwriting Analysis JAQS Style by the creator of the format, and the curator of WWW.HWA.ORG and expert Handwriting Analyst here, Jerral Sapienza. Be looking out for that early this next year: ISBN 0971710732 $16.95 from LLX Press.
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