Signature is like a snapshot of your personality, just like every individual is unique, so is his/her handwriting. Do you know when you sign your name in a personal or professional communication; unknowingly you disclose much more about yourself, than you want to. Employers use personality testing to find qualified personnel whereas Psychologists use testing for employee evaluation.

Handwriting is a graphical representation of an individual's mindset; like an instantaneous photograph of a mind, which illustrates his thinking and behaviour. The way you write your letters small or large, dark or light, curved or angled, it gives a great insight into your character and your innermost thoughts. Signature reveals a lot about your temperament and nature it represents about your personality traits enormously. We write by momentum of our brain, so when we write, we not only write our thoughts in words but also write our personality, emotions and opinions. Your handwriting is considered as an image or a mental x-ray of an Individual's self, Personality traits like honesty, communication abilities, creativity, emotional stability and self-image can easily be determined just by analyzing a signature.

How and Why is graphology effective? Graphologist explains, Handwriting develops from childhood, the way you write, hold your pen, move your fingers all these directly controlled by brain and over the years have a direct relationship with your brain's reactionary mechanism. Therefore, handwriting represents true personality.

When a thought arises in our mind, it travels through our brain and nervous system and hence it is not just the written word but also a graph of our physical, mental and psychological well being. Even one Signature can give so much information about the writer. A signature is reflection of one's identity. Factors such as size of alphabets, speed, tempo, pressure, base line, margins, spacing, zones, legibility, comparative difference, creativity, underline and dots.

Can improvement in handwriting help my child get better marks? How can better signatures and writing help in my professional life? Can graphology help in my personal development?

Many parents today do not know that poor scores of their child is not due to lack of intelligence but due to lack of personality development or some temporary mental weaknesses. Handwriting Analysis can help you understand your child. From handwriting one can tell about mental strength, confidence level, intelligence, leadership skills, organizing ability, honesty, ambitions, temperament, artistic nature, reliability and nature.

Just like enthusiasm and communication through body language, face expressions are getting increased importance in professional and social life; Similar is the case with effective and enthusiastic handwriting. Many major companies in USA, Holland, Germany and Japan seek graphologist advice on potential employees. Graphologist claims, “Nature lies in Signature!”

Some say, Handwriting analysis is similar to palmistry, face recognition, astrology, graphologists call it a science.

“I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad." - Andrew Greeley.

If you want to change handwriting of your child for better marks, for personality development or for your own professional growth, consulting grapho-therapist can be one of the most inexpensive and effective means of self development.

Understand and Improve your personality through patterns revealed by your handwriting. Your handwriting says a lot about your personality!

Children today suffer from many disorders like dyslexia etc... there graphology can be very useful. Practising grapho-therapy techniques can help you in as less as 3-6 months. Handwriting Analysis can help you choose a career: Vocational analysis can help guide you, and those for whom you do an analysis, in the choice of a career or profession. By pointing out talents, abilities and preferences, it gives you a means of deciding what type of work would best suit you, and just as important, what kind of employment situation to avoid. In conjunction to music, positive self talk, meditation, graphology can also help cure many personality disorders. Graphology is a great tool in areas of self-development, business, crime solving, education, psychology and social work.

Some Graphology Tips!

1. ‘Small Legible Hand Writing’ corroborates the ability to concentrate.
The writer feels best when he/she can devote full uninterrupted focus on
one assignment at a time.
2. ‘Very Large’ or ‘Huge Lettering’ indicates People like these feel that
they are important.
3. Decreasing in size: Words or letters which taper in size towards the right without losing legibility indicate diplomacy.
4. Handwriting with an upward slant: People who write this way are usually
ambitious and optimistic. However if the lines ascend too much, it may
indicate an unrealistic writer.
5. Handwriting with a vertical slant : The writer looks at situations from
both sides without becoming emotionally committed.
6. Excessively heavy downstrokes indicate Bluff.
7. T-bars floating above the stem shows a daydreamer. The writer may be
unrealistic about his/ her abilities and aptitudes.
8. Missing i and j dots shows the writer is too impatient to handle particulars.
9. Underscoring a signature is a primary indicator of self-reliance.
10. Artistic enrichment of letters is evidence of showmanship in a writer. The
writer enjoys being in the limelight.

In her research Julie Logan, a professor of entrepreneurship at the Cass Business School in London, found that more than a third of the entrepreneurs she had surveyed — 35 percent — identified themselves as dyslexic. The study also concluded that dyslexics were more likely than nondyslexics to delegate authority, to excel in oral communication and problem solving and were twice as likely to own two or more businesses.

Article: Ms Meena Bhutani, Graphologist (Naraina, New Delhi), Gomtesh Jain and Tintisha Kumar, The Sign Impact Team