In a digital world, is there any merit in being a graphologist?…
(MENAFN-IANS) By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANSlife) Did you know that no matter how much time and effort it takes to compose a handwritten message, the author’s handwriting says a lot about a person’s personality and current standing, whether it’s for a personal journal, test, professional goals or other practices? If you are a keen observer and can keep track of minute facts in writing, this is a vocation you could pursue.
Sudhir Kove, the author of ‘Million Dollar Logo’ and handwriting expert with over 15 years of expertise, talks to IANSlife about handwriting as a career option.
What is graphology and how did you get interested in it?
Kove: Graphology is the science of understanding the human subconscious through handwriting. When I learned how graphology can help someone decode their subconscious by understanding their personality, strengths, weaknesses, etc., it made me even more excited. It intrigued me to understand him better and more deeply.
What skills are needed to become an expert graphologist?
Kove: To be an expert graphologist, the first skill you need to have is observation. The ability to observe small details in which a person is able to draw conclusions based on small curves, dots, variations in the ink pattern, etc., of his writing style is important. Being able to understand formations is crucial. Second, empathy is a key trait that one must have while pursuing graphology. One needs to empathize with the person they are observing to understand their life from their perspective, which in turn will help provide good solutions to the person.
Last but not the least, fast calculation is required in graphology because it involves a lot of things and a lot of parameters to be calculated. Calculation speed can be slowly gained while practicing graphology more frequently. People who are good at math and technical subjects find it easy. Fast learners with problem-solving ability are also ideal for pursuing graphology.
How do you become a graphologist? Do you believe that graphology should be taught in colleges?
Kove: As a professional graphologist, you have immense potential to apply science prospectively in your business. The first profession that one can exercise is to be a professor of graphology. Teaching people the science of understanding someone’s mindset through their writing is a lesser-known career path, and few are trained to do so. Thus, one can capitalize by giving the right advice using the science of graphology. Counseling parents is another service that one can adopt with the knowledge of graphology. We can help parents train their children to become better human beings by helping them to introspect the way they write.
Third, you can be a marriage counselor. They can help people get married by checking whether each of them is compatible or not. One can also use graphology in the recruiting space where they can suggest which talent to choose by analyzing a candidate’s behavior through their handwriting. One can also give a detailed analysis of the performance of the employees, basis of inference from their writing.
Like any other science, graphology also has the ability to go far in application. But, like other awkward sciences, there is a notion around such concepts. There are no certain rules in this science under which every other graphology has its own interpretation, each interpreter has his own way of judging things, etc. Unless and until there are fixed ways of doing and saying things, it will be difficult to include it as a subject of study. Before doing so, there must be a credible body formed and standard analysis methods must be documented.
Do you believe in today’s digital society, where there is less and less writing, graphology still has potential?
Kove: When it comes to a career, graphology will give you insight into understanding your personality, which gives a huge boost to your self-awareness. With this, you can change your behavior which will shape your career better.
Graphology is not only about handwriting, but your own behavior from your handwriting. It has enormous potential to change it. Graphology makes you aware of your personality. If you don’t engage in writing often enough, your level of engagement drops in everything. To give an example, professionals in the software industry do not frequently engage in writing, which is why they have little interest in getting married, settling down, other commitments, etc.
Writing will never go out of style. People fascinate with handcrafted objects. Handwritten letters are in demand these days like never before. Autographs don’t go out of fashion either. It’s not just the ink but the pressure you put on putting your initials on, it says a lot about your personality. The memory remains etched for years and decades to come. Even if people don’t write as much, it will still be trending.
What are the practical or real applications of this science? Where is graphology mainly used?
Kove: As mentioned above, graphology has great scope for using science from a business perspective. In the professional field, graphology has a good application in criminology where handwriting is inferred from a particular writing style, the pressure applied while writing, the ink used, the size of the police, etc., in cases of counterfeiting and fraud. It is also used when hiring candidates by some companies that are looking for reliable long-term employees. These are the most used cases of graphology.
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