December 28, 2011 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #601353JotharMember
I see there’s a graphologist at the OK today (twitter feed from okkosher). Is this serious science or today’s version of phrenology?December 28, 2011 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #840189soliekMember
didnt we have this discussion before?December 28, 2011 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #840190flowersParticipant
I had my handwriting analyzed. It was so accurate it was spooky.December 28, 2011 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #840191BTGuyParticipant
Is graphology even remotely related to phrenology?
Jothar, you may be interested to know that a book I once thumbed through, many years ago, which was based on Kabbalah, had a chapter on how certain forehead shapes reveal certain personality traits.
The book was in a Jewish bookstore. Have you heard of such a concept from a Jewish perspective?December 28, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #840192JotharMember
I once saw someone linking to the book on hebrewbooks. Everty time the goyim come out with a new shtick, someone tries to make it Jewish.December 28, 2011 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #840193cinderellaParticipant
I started a thread on this a few weeks back
I ended up getting my handwriting analyzed and I was not happy with a few things I found out about myself. Or maybe I’m just in denial.December 29, 2011 3:40 am at 3:40 am #840194
Its not clear how accurate these things are. There were tests done with professional graphologists and they werent able to match the person to the handwriting so its really not all that accurate. As far as my own experience with it, I had my handwriting analyzed a few times and it wasnt spot on at all and many things made no sense.December 29, 2011 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #840195HaLeiViParticipant
BTguy, yes. That and palm reading are mentioned in the Zohar Hakadosh.
Graphology, as other analosys, is based on judgement. There are pointers which may mean a few things. They have to look at more than one factor and decide which way things are leaning.December 29, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #840196BTGuyParticipant
Thank you for clarifying that. Very interesting.December 30, 2011 3:47 am at 3:47 am #840197
Phrenology is mentioned in Kaballah?December 30, 2011 4:12 am at 4:12 am #840198HaLeiViParticipant
The Zohar Hakadosh mentions understanding a person’s character by the shape of his head, nose, mouth and eyes. I’m not sure you would call that phrenology.December 30, 2011 5:22 am at 5:22 am #840199
I think that is called Chochmas Hapartzuf.December 30, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am #840200YW Moderator-42Moderator
Is that why people ask for pictures with Shidduch Resumes?December 30, 2011 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #840201Avram in MDParticipant
I think graphology is a fun recreational activity (e.g., analyzing each others’ handwriting at a party for laughs), but it really is so subjective and that I don’t think it should be used beyond games. Just imagine a scenario where an employer rejects an applicant because of “something” he or she saw in the applicant’s handwriting sample.
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