the study of handwriting, especially when regarded as an expression of the writer's character, personality, abilities, etc.
Linguistics. the study of systems of writing; grammatology.
Does Your Handwriting Really Say Something About Your Personality?
Graphologists, or self-proclaimed handwriting experts, claim that it does. Specifically they claim that individuals who share certain personality traits write in a similar fashion, so graphologists analyze handwriting to deduce the character traits of the writer. In the early 1900s, Milton Newman Bunker invented the most common graphology technique called graphoanalysis. (Other methods of graphology predate Bunker’s work.) His approach relies on the stroke shape …
Origin of graphology
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the study of handwriting, esp to analyse the writer's character
linguistics the study of writing systems
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