SOAS University of London

The Psychology of Handwriting – a Global View How Graphology has become an accepted tool throughout the world

The Psychology of Handwriting – a Global View How Graphology has become an accepted tool throughout the world


Date: 27 January 2016Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 27 January 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 563

Type of Event: Lecture

English Seminar (Chinese interpreter on the spot)

Analysis of handwriting indicating personality has long been known about - King Jo-Hau (1060 AD,) a philosopher and painter of the Sung Period declared that “handwriting infallibly shows us whether it comes from a vulgar or a noble minded person.” In the 19th/20th C. handwriting analysis took huge leaps with learned individuals throughout the world paying marked attention to it. Guoshu Yang and Bifeng Lin, a psychological professor in Taiwan University, published a paper entitled Chinese Handwriting and Personality, the first Empirical Research paper in China on graphology.

The psychology of handwriting (graphology) is both a Science and an Art and is now in widespread use in many countries throughout the world. Learning to write is extremely important for developing fine motor skills, without those skills you will have difficulty tapping a nail into a block of wood, drawing a straight line or even penning a signature on a legal document.

In the workplace, graphology is an excellent method of identifying suitable candidates for recruitment, promotion and also for enabling successful team building. In the personal development field graphology is a brilliant tool for understanding a person’s psyche, motivations, skills and capabilities as well as their communication abilities and relationships. In the medical world, handwriting as a diagnostic tool is a marker for a number of disorders of the nervous system such as Parkinson’s disease. Early onset diagnosis can help with progression and choice of therapy for the disease. 


Christina is a graphologist and qualified NLP practitioner and life coach. Today she works with a plethora of therapists, counsellors and individuals in the corporate, SME’s and self-employed arenas helping them to understand the blockages in their lives and businesses and, with companies seeking to improve their staff retention, team building and recruitment capabilities. On an international level she writes and publishes many articles for magazines and journals about self-development as well as being one of only a handful of people in the world to have carried out full ethically approved medical research using graphology as a diagnostic tool. An appearance on Australian TV afforded Christina the opportunity to explain in depth how important graphology is in our everyday life and living as a result of disseminating her research paper at a scientific conference in Melbourne. The power of her message was picked up by TV, Radio and the press in India, the Far East, Europe and the UK. As a result of this research work Christina has been afforded the opportunity to set up and run 2 further research studies at different hospitals looking into other diseases. Her reputation as an international speaker is gathering momentum and she has several opportunities as far ahead as 2017. Along the way Christina has tried to imbue others with her passion for graphology having taught the subject at Adult Education Colleges around the country. In 2015 she was invited as keynote speaker representing Europe at the first International Conference on Graphology in China.

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