Graphology is a proven science for psychological evaluations and detecting vocational aptitudes. It reveals major aspects of one’s personality, both strengths and weaknesses. It has long been used in Europe, the Soviet Union, South America, the U.S., Israel and other countries as a hiring tool. A full 85% of companies in Western Europe use them for this purpose.
Handwriting Analysis is not meant to replace other methods of prescreening tests and should not be used as the sole criteria for making a hiring decision. Nevertheless, it does have definite advantages over interviews and regular psychological tests:
- It is objective and nondiscriminatory because it cannot reveal age, sex, race, national origin or religion.
- people can teach themselves how to do well on interviews and regular psychological tests. In other words, what one says can be deceptive but how one writes cannot lie. The candidate may in fact be completely unaware that he is undergoing a test while writing.
- adaptable to obstinate or reluctant candidates and can be administered out of town.
- No extra time required for administering tests.
The U.S. Supreme Court considers one’s handwriting to be a public behavior and therefore outside constitutional protection of privacy so it can be analyzed without one’s permission. However, it is recommended that it be kept confidential and that the writer be told that his handwriting will be analyzed.