Table of Contents
- Can I become a certified graphologist
by taking Andrea's course?
- What else can I do to improve
my skills after taking Andrea's courses?
- Where can I purchase
a copy of Andrea's "Advanced Studies In Graphology"?
- If I change my handwriting,
can I change myself?
- Is Graphology
Legal to Use In Hiring?
a handwriting is printed, can it be analyzed?
- Isn't handwriting
just a reflection of the way the person was taught to write?
someone writes differently all the time, can you analyze their
someone knew a little about graphology, couldn't they fake their
handwriting to look a certain way?
- Can foreign handwritings
- Can you tell
anything from just a signature?
- Can an illegible
handwriting be analyzed?
- Does it matter if
the person is left-handed?
- Is graphology
a pseudo-science or part of the occult?
- Can I study with Andrea
Many who have studied
Andrea's materials have gone on to become professional
graphologists operating full time business, whether
or not they have been "certified" by a given
There are a few private organizations
which offer some kind of certification in handwriting
analysis, however the McNichol-Nelson Graphology Institute
is not one of them. Since no state in the U.S. has a
licensing program for people in this field, the value
and significance of such certifications is uncertain.
To find a handwriting organization
which awards certificates, we suggest you consult your
yellow pages under handwriting analysis, search the
Internet, or contact the American College of Forensic
Examiners at (417) 881-3818.
For those interested in continued
study of graphology, or in becoming a graphology professional,
Andrea McNichol suggests that an important first step
is to undertake your own personal research in the field.
Here is how you might go about doing
this: Let's say you were interested in increasing your
proficiency in recognizing dishonesty in handwriting.
First, you would set out to collect handwriting samples
from people adjudged "dishonest," and prepare
a case study on each person by writing down all you
learn about him or her. Such samples might be obtained
from friends, law enforcement agencies, probation workers,
or prisoner populations. You would then note which handwriting
characteristics these "dishonest" people had
in common, comparing your findings with information
you've learned about graphology from books, classes
and other sources.
Though it may at first be difficult
to continue studies in graphology, for those who are
determined to become highly proficient, it can be done
and is well worth it. Graphology is a fascinating field
with countless beneficial applications
Can I Purchase
a Copy of Andrea's "Advanced Studies In Graphology"?
Yes; it's called "graphotherapy,"
and there is a lot of documented evidence that you can
change your handwriting to change a corresponding personality
trait. Review Andrea's videos and books for more information
on the subject.
Yes. Donald Lott, a spokesman for
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision in Washington
has said that the use of graphology falls under the
commission's policy with regard to testing for employment
purposes. "If that testing has a disproportionate
impact in terms of its effect on certain classes of
individuals and if those persons raise allegations of
racial, sexual or other discriminations, then the testing
facility stands to be exposed to the enforcement's authority
of the commission," says Lott. The graphologist
does not need to see the applicant, only the handwriting.
He is therefore influenced only by graphological traits
and is in no way biased by race, sex, appearance, etc.
Yes. Whatever style of writing the
person feels comfortable or familiar with is fine for
graphological assessment. The only trait that is not
present in printing, but is present in cursive writing,
is the existence of the strokes that connect one letter
to another. All other features of the writing are assessed
in the same manner.
No. No two handwritings are ever
identical, just as no two people have the same fingerprint.
Each person's handwriting is uniquely their own regardless
of where they learned it.
Yes. Though a person may write with
several different styles, it is readily apparent to
the graphologist that all the handwritings were written
by the same person. Even though the appearance of a
handwriting may be quite different at various times,
the basic personality structure remains the same. A
friend of yours may show up at work with newly dyed
hair and wearing a brand new outfit, but you still know
who she is...
No. When we write in our natural
handwriting we write with a fluidity that denotes spontaneity.
Whenever a person attempts to write in a manner that
is not natural to him, it is readily apparent in the
Yes. The principles of graphic movement
remain the same regardless of language.
Yes. The manner in which we pen our
names reveals our public self image.
Yes. Legibility is only one feature
of graphic movement. Size, placement, pressure, spacing,
etc., are also a part of any handwriting and thus the
fact that the words themselves are not readable does
not mean that there is nothing to analyze. Further,
graphic movement is assessed and not content.
No. It is a common misconception
to think that all left handers write a certain way.
With just a few minor exceptions, the graphologist analyzes
the handwriting of both groups in the same manner.
No. Unfortunately, educators in the
U.S. have been slow in recognizing the validity of graphology
and its many uses. For this reason, there are few accredited
courses offered on the subject and no licensing programs.
Consequently, anyone can represent themselves to be
a handwriting expert. However, the fact that there may
be a few untrained graphologists does not mean that
the science itself is invalid, nor that there aren't
any real experts in the field. Over the years hundreds
of research projects involving graphology have been
conducted and reported on by U.S. scientists, psychologists
and medical doctors. Their findings have been very favorable
to handwriting analysis, but only recently have U.S.
educators given this field the consideration it merits.
You may contact Andrea
McNichol regarding upcoming seminars and classes.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, you may qualify
to join her private seminar study group which meets
monthly. Again, contact Andrea for details.