“The Face behind the Mask!” The words resonate with mystery and excitement. But in reality it’s a rather sad concept because the person who hides behind a mask is actually dealing with various personality issues.
We’ve all come across people who hide behind masks – people whose real personalities are completely camouflaged behind facades of pretense.
Their facial expressions mask their true feelings and they hide their real motives behind words that are intentionally misleading.
What is it that makes them hide behind these masks and façades?
Whatever the reason, it’s unfortunate that in the process, they set up blocks to real communication and make it difficult for anyone to truly understand them.
So why do they do this?
Because they are afraid that people won’t accept them for who they are. And because they want to hide their fears, weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
So they play this game of pretense but effectively hide what is really important to them.
When they wear their masks they feel a lot safer. No-one can see their vulnerabilities. But they are really like ostriches with their heads in the sand.
The Value of Graphology
The picture changes when it comes to hand-written messages. Because handwriting does not deceive.
With a genuine understanding of handwriting we can understand what that writer is really saying beneath all the subterfuge.
By concentrating on the forms and shapes of the letters we are able to look beyond the actual words being used. We are able to remove the mask, expose the true nature of the writer and uncover the hidden meaning behind the written words.
You see, when we write we unconsciously reveal certain aspects of our personalities without realizing that we are exposing some of our deepest secrets. Even when we try to change the way we write we cannot disguise our true personalities.
Our fears and insecurities, our little vanities and efforts to impress – all these things are open to scrutiny once we know what to look for in the handwriting.
The Hidden Message
There is a hidden message in every single handwriting that you see. And when you are able to access that message you get a deeper understanding of the person who wrote the lines.
I have mentioned elsewhere that the purpose of Graphology is not only to teach people about graphology – though that in itself is, I think, a worthwhile aim.
The deeper purpose is to encourage real understanding, personal development and awareness.
As graphologists not only do we learn how to see behind the masks of other people – we also learn how to remove our own masks.