The Great History of Graphology
You may be shocked to hear that handwriting analysis is not new. Not much is known about the history of graphology before he seventeenth century, except that for hundreds of years, Chinese scholars already knew that the way a person wrote revealed much about that person’s character. The handwriting analysis is at least a 100-year-old science. The modern version of graphology has its roots in the late 1900s and early twentieth century.
In fact, the first known book on handwriting analysis date back to the year of 1552 in Spain. In American graphology, Camillo Baldi’s book from 1622 is considered to be the first book. The According to research experts, Handwriting analysis is said to be an ancient practice that dates back to almost 4500 BC.
Around 1830 Jean-Hippolyte Michon became interested in handwriting analysis. After World War I, interest in graphology continued to spread in Europe as well as the United States. It wasn’t until much later though, that the word “graphology” appeared. It was coined by Jean Michon, a Frenchman, in the 1870s. Perhaps the greatest advancement for graphology, however, was near the turn of the century when psychology emerged as a profession. Since 1895, over 2,200 researchers have been published on this subject in medical, educational and psychological journals. Interestingly, much of the recent research, as well as the utilization of graphology, still lies in Europe. In Germany during the 1920s, Ludwig Klages founded and published his finding in Journal for the Study of Mankind.
One of the method- The trait stroke method, was pioneered by Milton Bunker. In 1929 he founded training company- The American Grapho Analysis Society in Chicago that was very popular from the 1950s until its demise during the mid-90s. Bunker was pioneer in bringing this other approach to analyzing handwriting to America from France This organization and its system split the American graphology world in two. Students had to choose between grapho-analysis or holistic graphology. In last on hundred years, researches have sifted through theories and now generally agree on over 100+ universal traits and symbols in handwriting.