Revealed: Handwriting Analysis Identifies Dishonesty
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines dishonesty as, “lack of honesty or integrity : disposition to defraud or deceive.”
Varying forms of dishonesty exist, including the following, which are loosely ranked from mostly harmless (and common) to most offensive: white lies, disproportionate secrecy, bluff/phony façade, rationalization, evasiveness, self-deception, extreme withholding/secrecy, lack of sincerity, hypocrisy, lack of integrity, and intentional deceit.
Most of these terms are self-evident, though there is sometimes some confusion about sincerity and integrity. I define sincerity as genuineness and honorableness—a lack of disingenuousness. Integrity is defined as doing what one says they will do, or “practicing what you preach.”
All of the above-mentioned characteristics are discernable through handwriting analysis.
Considering the many forms of dishonesty, almost everyone is dishonest to some degree, but most dishonesty is harmless and not the calculated, severe type. For example, to cope (subconscious defense mechanism) with her father’s alcoholism, a young person views her father as, “accidentally tripping on something and falling,” instead of falling-down drunk.
Please note: clinical behavioral terms (and other severe expressions and conditions) such as “narcissistic,” “evasive,” “defiant,” “emotionally unbalanced,” “depressed,” “vindictive,” “deceitful,” “domineering,” “psychosis,” “pathological,” “duplicitous,” “two-faced,” “lacking in integrity,” and “dishonest” aren’t part of standard potential hire assessments (or other, similar situations) because they are unrelated to the personality qualities needed to successfully do a job. The personality traits listed in this article are intended to illustrate the usefulness of handwriting analysis.
Additionally, within ethical boundaries, under ordinary conditions, the subject gives consent prior to a handwriting assessment. However, extreme situations, such as an open investigation involving suspected criminal activity or behavior that puts someone’s livelihood or life at risk might exclude the subject’s permission and necessitate an analysis involving the types of personality characteristics listed in this article.
Handwriting analysis doesn’t predict behavior, such as if someone will “regularly tell you what you want to hear,” but instead reveals mindset and potential behavior.
Handwriting analysis, as one of the most astonishingly accurate forms of personality analysis, helps you to significantly reduce your personal and business related risk.
Copyright © 2012 Scott Petullo