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Posted by: Red | 2010/05/14

Handwriting analysis

Hi CS

Hope you and your kitty cat are well.

What is your opinion on handwriting analysis and how it can tell what a person is like. Reason I''m asking is that a friend of mine who works for some crime prevention service as a graphologist. She analysed my handwriting one day and was spot on about a lot of things. This happened just after meeting her through another friend of mine.

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There is ABSOLUTELY NO good evidence that handwriting analysis is of the slightest value or reliability, and crime-related organizations who use such invalid methods undermine our confidence in the whole system - it's like detectives hiring self-appointed psychics or people who read tea-leaves. If there was good evidence that it was genuinely useful, it would be compulsory for us in all services and cases.
Like other dubious "skills", people like your friend who impress you as doing something valid and useful, are usually simply intuitive and intelligent and, whether or no they themselves understand what they're actually doing, they're reading YOU, and your responses to their comments. And then, too, in this case you say she is a friend, and will, directly and through other friends, know quite a bit about you anyway

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/05/14

There is ABSOLUTELY NO good evidence that handwriting analysis is of the slightest value or reliability, and crime-related organizations who use such invalid methods undermine our confidence in the whole system - it's like detectives hiring self-appointed psychics or people who read tea-leaves. If there was good evidence that it was genuinely useful, it would be compulsory for us in all services and cases.
Like other dubious "skills", people like your friend who impress you as doing something valid and useful, are usually simply intuitive and intelligent and, whether or no they themselves understand what they're actually doing, they're reading YOU, and your responses to their comments. And then, too, in this case you say she is a friend, and will, directly and through other friends, know quite a bit about you anyway

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