I see there’s a graphologist at the OK today (twitter feed from okkosher). Is this serious science or today’s version of phrenology?
didnt we have this discussion before?
I had my handwriting analyzed. It was so accurate it was spooky.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for clarifying that. Very interesting.
Phrenology is mentioned in Kaballah?
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.
I think that is called Chochmas Hapartzuf.
Is that why people ask for pictures with Shidduch Resumes?
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.