Handwriting Analysis: Putting it to Work for You

Handwriting Analysis: Putting it to Work for You

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By (author) Andrea McNichol, By (author) Jeffrey A Nelson

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  • Publisher: CONTEMPORARY BOOKS INC
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 223mm x 275mm x 25mm | 982g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0809235668
  • ISBN 13: 9780809235667
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: Revised and Expanded ed.
  • Sales rank: 89,954

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Having sold over 50,000 copies, "Handwriting Analysis" has been revised and expanded to include a new chapter on analyzing doodles.

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Andrea McNichol is one of the leading forensic graphologists and examiners of questioned documents in the United States, and a highly respected researcher in the field. She has been consulted by law enforcement agencies across the country, Fortune 500 companies, and the State Department, and has served as Examiner of Questioned Documents in such cases as as the Hitler Diaries, the Billionaires Boys' Club murder, the OJ Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey murder cases.

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By Gaja Jezernik Ovca 14 Aug 2012 4

For someone who's getting started in handwriting analysis this is the go-to book. Everything is well supported with samples. The only flaw would be that everything is equally represented - and so with some of the more difficult things to spot, there aren't enough lines/samples devoted to it. But if you have a ''good eye'' that won't be an issue while learning to analyse.

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McNichol's commonsense explanations are salted with wry humor and ironic observations on the handwriting of the famous as well as the infamous. No one, including the reader, is safe from her barbs. This is an excellent introduction to graphology ... and an incentive to type all correspondence! Library Journal 19940103

Table of contents

CONTENTS, Acknowledgments IX Introduction xi Last-Chance Page Xill PART I: GETTING YOUR HANDS WET 1 Fun Quiz 3 2 Explanation of Answers 9 3 What Does Getting the Right Answers Mean? 19 PART II: THE SCIENCE OF GRAPHOLOGY 4 Handwriting as "Brain Prints" 23 5 Science Quiz 26 6 Graphology and the Three Facets of Man 32 7 Graphological Deductions: The Five Ways They Are Made 41 8 Summary: Graphology as a Science 54 PART III: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT SOME SPECIFIC HANDWRITING TRAITS 9 A Few Things to Know Before Getting Started 59 10 Slant 63 11 Baselines 93 12 Margins 102 13 Spacing 120 14 Pressure 130 15 Size 140 16 Speed 152 17 Zones 157 18 Printing vs. Connected Writing 177 19 Connecting Strokes 188 20 Signatures 200 PART IV: PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS 21 High vs. Low Functioning Intelligence 231 22 Extroversion vs. Introversion 236 23 Strong vs. Weak Work Drive 240 24 Honesty vs. Dishonesty 244 PART V: TRYING YOUR HAND AT IT 25 Your First Analysis 255 PART VI: THE USES OF GRAPHOLOGY 26 Graphology and Psychology 261 27 Graphology and Social Work 265 28 Graphology and Medicine 268 29 Graphology and Education 271 30 Graphology and Business 273 31 Graphology and Personal Uses 278 32 Graphology and Crime Solving 280 PART VII: GRAPHOLOGY AND YOUR LIFE 33 The Future of Graphology 303 34 Those Last Few Tidbits 311 35 Analyzing Your Own Handwriting 314 36 Where Do You Go from Here? 318 PART VIII: A BIT ABOUT DOODLES 37 Doodles 321 Bibliography 340 About the Authors 343 Index 344