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Graphology and the Psychology of Handwriting Volume 24


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: …are made more rapidly towards the body than away from it, up strokes taking more time than down strokes.” (45:76) In disguised handwriting we find considerable attention gives, to relative proportion as of considerable importance in identification of a hand. While changes in absolute size are very wly produced voluntarily, certain changes in relative proportion are maintained only with the greatest difficulty; increase in the length of the up-strokes, for example. Increase in length of the down-strokes, particularly in terminal loops, may, however, be imitated with considerable ease. Hands vary considerably in amount of difference in extension of small and lower loop letters. Very extreme inequality is usually found in minute writing, an inequality which Klages (26:37f) considers evidence of the presence of strong inhibitory impulses which operate in keeping the minimum letters small. Very long “long” letters in small script are interpreted as the outcome of intermittent freeing of the motor impulse. From Klages’ standpoint it is possible to make a connection between lack of circumspection and the short down-stroke. Interpretation Of Proportion GRAPIOLOGICAL Variation in interpretation. Traditional yiews: (8) long up-stroke, mental activ-ity; long down-stroke, phy-sical activity, or (2) long up-stroke, idealistic pro-clivities;long down-stroke, materialistic ones. 8hort down-strokes may indicate lack of practicality, of fore-sight and of circumspection. MECIANICAL Dependent upon writing, sys-tem. 8pencerian system organ-ized in fifths;vertical, in thirds. Greater inequality in certain earlier systems. The preceding survey impresses one with the difficulties that must be compassed by a scientific graphology. It suggests…

Author: Downey, June Etta

Media: Book
ISBN: 1230286497
Language: English
Pages: 44

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Weight 0.21 lbs
Dimensions 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 in


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