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You Can Analyze Handwriting by Robert Holder

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Title: You Can Analyze Handwriting – A Practical Tool for Self-Knowledge and Personal Power
Author: Robert Holder
Year of Publication: 1958
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Length: 223 Pages & 52,948 Words
Status: Public Domain in the United States and countries following the rule of the shorter term.

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1. What a knowledge of handwriting can do for you
A knowledge of what your handwriting means may change your life
Handwriting reveals your present and past growth
You will never again have that feeling of being alone
You are what you write—but you don’t have to stay that way
Why your handwriting reveals the real you
Children write like children. Adults write like adults
No two persons write the same way
A bright new world can be yours
Psychographology is the layman’s answer to personality problems
Handwriting is the raw material. This book is your power tool
Know yourself by using handwriting clues
Handwriting knowledge will show you how to get along with other people
Fitting into the right job is made easier through handwriting analysis
Marriage happiness can be helped by using handwriting
Family peace can be possible by calming down the aggressors
You will be able to understand children by examining their writing
Businessmen can improve business relations and human relations
Handwriting will warn you of unhealthy attitudes and practices
Free yourself from harmful fears through handwriting knowledge
How certain people can profit from handwriting revelations
Fifty questions which can be answered from a look at your own handwriting

2. How to get started analyzing handwriting
How to select a proper handwriting specimen
The 10 rules for analyzing handwriting
Make a record
Set yourself straight on these important points
There’s no such thing as “poor” or “good” handwriting
Health factors revealed in writing
Spotting the abnormal person
Differences caused by types of writing instruments
Have fun with handwriting
– Maturity scale
– Frustration finder
– Are you a positive or a negative person?
– Is your personality in focus?
– What is your margin of safety?
– Emotion matcher
– What is your reliability reading?
– How is your self-respect?
– Are you original, ordinary, or odd?
– How is your drive?

3. How to analyze yourself through your handwriting
What kind of personality do you have?
Are you over-aggressive toward others?
Free yourself from frustration
The signs of a frustrated personality
Your fears may be without foundation
Characteristics of fear in handwriting
Some special advice on fear for certain kinds of people
Check yourself for these likeable personality qualities
People will dislike you if you possess these qualities
Watch out for emotional storm warnings
M. F. Ashley Montagu . . . Handwriting Analysis


4. Graphology: the meanings in the different ways that people write
Some basic principles of handwriting analysis
Principle of neutralization
Principle of support
Some secrets of slant
– Forward movement
– Movement and emotion
– A natural person responds readily
– Unrestrained feelings will over-rule reason
– Self-control in writing
– Wiser action results from reasoning
– Backhand writing
– Warning
– Explanation for the pages that follow
– Your signature—a distillation of your whole self


5. How parents can use handwriting
How to tell if your child is normal
How to discover the child who is in conflict
Understanding the slow reader
Help your child if he reads too fast
Juvenile delinquency
– How to foresee the juvenile delinquent
– Children can drift into delinquency
– The vicious delinquent and how to identify him
Keep a handwriting history “album” of your child
Handwriting of some typical teen-agers (age 14)
Discovering hidden talents early
Mental interests
Artistic talent
Mechanical interests
Musical leanings
For further information
Are your children college material?
How well are you helping your child grow up?
How is your child adjusting to life?
In summary

6. How the businessman can use handwriting
How to detect dishonesty before it really hurts
Picking out the petty pilferer
The forger and how to detect him
How the personnel manager can use handwriting analysis
The logical thinker is best for business
Watch out for the wasters
Accident-prone people
Persons who do not mind monotony
When you hire
When you fire!
Whom should you promote?
How to select a good salesman

7. How the teacher can use handwriting
Reducing unpleasant personal impacts
Observing adolescent changes
Handling discipline cases
Discovering the co-operators
Understanding and building on individual differences
The shy child may be repressed
Helping the emotionally disturbed child to avoid accidents
Detecting near-sightedness
Checking marks
Discount handwriting scales

8. How handwriting can help you choose the right job
Setting the stage
Are you in the right job?
Some handwriting helps to check your job aptitudes
– Creative ability
– Fluency of thought
– Visual memory
– Musical aptitude
– Aptitude for details
– Capacity for working independently
– Number sense aptitude
– Sales talent
– Supervisory capacity
– Leadership qualities
– Promotional and merchandising sense
– Aptitude for dramatics
– Ability to work smoothly with people

9. How handwriting can help you find more happiness in marriage
Understanding each other
Complete compatibility makes the best marriage
Are you more masculine or feminine?
Ideas and ideals should agree
What do you want in a husband or wife?
Why some marriages fail
For females only
– The career type woman
– The home-loving type woman
Ways to make marriage a success

10. Difficult people—how they write and how to handle them
Introducing “difficult people”
Negative people
Suspicious persons
Argumentative people
Narrow-minded people

11. Using handwriting to achieve better health
Handwriting and your health
Heart trouble
Breathing disorders
A state of depression
The effect of cold upon handwriting. An historic illustration
Study your energy output
What about fear?
When fear rules
What you should know about fear
Using this chart
Dangers to watch for

12. Alerting yourself to danger symptoms through handwriting
Watch for a change in your way of writing
Signs of mental illness
Recognizing schizophrenia
Lucidity and legibility in mental illness
Mild mental illness may be serious
Are you becoming a neurotic?
Temporary mental flight
Interruptions may signal illness
Signs of internal disorder
Frustration evidenced in handwriting
Emotional problems are costly
Is old age creeping up on you?
Are you afraid of drugs or alcohol?
Anyone can become an alcoholic—and these people may mirror you
Three hypersensitive men under treatment for alcoholism
Slow and serious alcoholics under treatment
Recognizing the drug addict
Are you antagonistic towards other people?
Lagging mental maturity—a real danger
Do you do too much unproductive worrying?
Carelessness in important matters
Recognizing the lazy person


13. Determining your own personality qualifications through handwriting
Classify yourself
The reflective type
The active type
The natural type
The repressed type
The intellectual type
The feeling type
The egocentric type
The altruistic type
Introduction to specific personality types
How to classify individuals through handwriting
Characteristics of the overly romantic type
Key to the types
Summary of the types
Description of the types
1. The introvert
2. Moody person
3. Scientific type
4. Versatile person
5. Prevaricator
6. Ideal housewife
7. Strong-willed person
8. Absent-minded person
9. Go-getter
10. Lover of fine arts
11. High-pressure salesman
12. Credulous person
13. Impetuous type
14. Thrifty person
15. Constructive type
16. Argumentative type
17. The miser
18. The intellectual
19. The orator
20. Poet
21. Wilful type
22. Politician
23. The brute
24. Stingy person
25. Speculator
26. Extrovert
27. Egotist
28. “Muddlehead”
29. Conservative
30. Diplomat
31. Spendthrif
32. The Chatterbox
33. Sincere person
34. Broad-minded person
35. Inventor
36. Deceitful person
37. Honest person
38. Dishonest person
39. Affectionate type
40. Big-hearted type
41. Manager
42. “Mathematical” mind
43. Narrow-minded person
44. Nervous type
45. Opinionated person
46. Organizer
47. Romantic type
48. Practical type
49. Excitable type
50. Psychic individual
51. Pugnacious type

14. Now it’s up to you
Getting a new personality
Build on your best traits
Weed out your weaknesses
Enjoy the easy art of getting along with people
Start being an individual

Extract of book:


Your handwriting is a picture of yourself that you may never have seen. This book shows you how to look at handwriting to discover personality and character differences and then apply psychological knowledge to profit from this new information. Graphology is the science of finding out about a person’s character from his handwriting. Combine this with psychology and you have the theme of this volume: Psychographology.

Because handwriting is a universal means of communication and expression, it is the basis of finding important personality information, not only about yourself but about other people that you are interested in.

The book is organized simply so that you can read it quickly. Illustrations are located immediately following the text discussions so that you will understand promptly just what is being described. Instead of following a straight format, the various sections of the book have been styled to accommodate the sense of the material.

This is not a book to read and set aside. It contains a complete section on Graphology so that it can be used as a continuous reference work on handwriting analysis. This basic material will have to be read many times before it will be mastered.

There is also a list of personality “types” so that you can classify people quickly when you have only a little time to study their handwriting.

A special group of “Grapho-Guides” has been included for the person who cannot wait to finish the book but who needs to try out his new handwriting knowledge immediately. These will serve to answer a number of the most common questions that people want answered about themselves and others.

Proceed cautiously with this new information. Do not make the mistake of thinking that the mere reading of this book and the memorizing of its principles will turn you into a better person. Whether or not you will benefit personally depends on how you use this information. Intelligent effort will point you in the right direction and help you foil failure.

If you stay with Psychographology, increasing your psychological knowledge along with your handwriting analysis facts, you should enjoy a richness of experience that will surprise and please you.


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