I am often asked some rather unusual questions about graphology. But among the most thought provoking was the following:
What is your most important take-away and the greatest lesson from graphology you have learned?
I had to think hard about this one. You see, there are so many valuable lessons that I have learned from graphology that it is difficult to reduce them to a one main take-away.
Probably the best way for me to answer is to give an example from my own experience.
The truth is that when I first began to study handwriting analysis I nearly gave up out of pure fright. I realized that if I went into any greater depth with my studies I would be forced to come face to face with the defects of my own personality.
I didn’t think I wanted to go that far. What would I discover lurking behind my own handwriting?
It was like looking into one of those magnifying mirrors where your face becomes enlarged and you can see every pore, every wrinkle and every blemish. It’s never a pretty sight. In fact, it’s downright scary.
But at the same time I was so fascinated with the actual study; so hooked in fact, that I simply could not give it up.
Little by little I learned that you have to find a way to come to terms with yourself and to see yourself as you really are. You have to learn to accept yourself with all your flaws both visible and invisible.
And then like any student of psychology, after much self-analysis, I eventually got over that self-conscious stage and start focusing on other people.
In the beginning it’s exciting and even compelling when you first discover that you can find out all kinds of things about various people – from the people you know to celebrities, politicians and a full range of other types.
But then you reach a new level. A place where you realize that graphology gives you the tools not to be critical of others – but the means to help them with the things that silently bother them.
That was a wake-up call for me; when I began to see the full potential of graphology with all its possibilities that open up with a proper understanding of the subject.
So I think my greatest lesson from graphology was a two-fold realization. That yes, it’s a great route to self-knowledge and self-development – but that it also gives you the tools to help people gain self-respect and a more positive approach when they are feeling down and vulnerable. A valuable take-way.
Do you have any great take-way lessons that you have gained either from graphology or from some other life experience?
Do share. It could give inspiration to someone in need of it.