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  • #601353
    Jothar
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    I see there’s a graphologist at the OK today (twitter feed from okkosher). Is this serious science or today’s version of phrenology?

    #840189
    soliek
    Member

    didnt we have this discussion before?

    #840190
    flowers
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    I had my handwriting analyzed. It was so accurate it was spooky.

    #840191
    BTGuy
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    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?

    #840192
    Jothar
    Member

    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.

    #840193
    cinderella
    Member

    I started a thread on this a few weeks back

    Graphology

    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.

    #840194
    WIY
    Member

    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.

    #840195
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    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.

    #840196
    BTGuy
    Participant

    Hi HaLeiVi.

    Thank you for clarifying that. Very interesting.

    #840197
    WIY
    Member

    HaLeiVi

    Phrenology is mentioned in Kaballah?

    #840198
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    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.

    #840199
    WIY
    Member

    HaLeiVi

    I think that is called Chochmas Hapartzuf.

    #840200
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Is that why people ask for pictures with Shidduch Resumes?

    #840201
    Avram in MD
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    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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