Forget the scary title of the article. I’ve always been fascinated by graphology. I like looking at people’s handwriting, which is probably considered quaint nowadays. With word processing software, we rarely see handwritten documents. I still love “snail” mail – beautiful stationery, good quality pens, and something to read that is handwritten.
Though there aren’t many fully handwritten documents anymore, real signatures are still needed. Even they are PDF’ed and e-mailed. I do think you can learn something, however small, about a person by examining their signature. After Obama was elected, graphologists weighed in on his signature. Caro Duncan, an analyst from The Australian Institute of Graphology, said:
“He’s very diplomatic and tactful, capable of seeing the big picture and is at his best when he’s handling complex matters. Obama is self-confident and relishes the recognition of his own accomplishments. His ambition and pride is clearly shown in the pronounced and embellished initials B and O. Their size and position indicates a love of the limelight, a love of culture and an open mind to other people’s opinions and ideas.”
Yup that pretty much sums him up.
Anyway, Bart Baggett is a world-renowned graphologist who was asked to analyze the signatures of the GOP candidates. It was fascinating. This is a little of what he said about Mitt Romney:
Mitt is probably one of the quickest thinkers and possesses the largest ego a month the GOP candidates. He has the fastest intellectual ability to process information – thus he is rarely at a loss for words and makes decisions very quickly.
Check out his analysis of each of the candidates – including the three who have bowed out (RIP Bachmann, Cain, and Huntsman). I thought he was spot on.