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March 8, 2002

Aaron Raverty, OSB

Reading between the Lines: Graphoanalysis and Personality Assessment

Why has our adult handwriting diverged so radically from the standardized version (for example, the "Palmer Method") we all learned in grade school? What makes a successful forgery so difficult? How can we tap the unique psychomotor expression of handwriting for clues about our individual personality makeup? Can we learn personality quirks of ancestors or historical persons whom we've never met? If your curiosity is piqued by questions like these, come and learn how Graphoanalysis, the method of investigating personality through handwriting developed by a former shorthand teacher, has moved the analysis of handwriting out of the shadows of "parlor game" and into the respectable light of "projective technique" for personality assessment.

Friday, March 8th
Little Theater, Quad 346, SJU
4:15-5:15pm