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Handwriting: Means of Mental Development and Personality Analysis

Monday, February 8th, 2016
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Handwriting is a key component for mental maturation and a shockingly accurate means of personality analysis.

The contention that computers, smart phones, and other technology will replace the need for writing is shortsighted.

Handwriting won’t ever become obsolete. Even though people are writing less due to technology, almost everyone still writes, even young people.

Consider some of the many ways people will always need cursive: you learn better when you write it down instead of type or text; the need to be able to read cursive will always exist–e.g., the U.S. Constitution, many other historical documents, and letters your ancestors wrote are in cursive; cursive gives your brain a mental workout so it’s especially good to utilize as you age. Handwriting also helps to dynamically advance cognitive development.

Handwriting analysis is a key part of my systems of analysis in identifying personality traits. I’ve found it to be one of the most objective and non-discriminatory methods of discerning subconscious fears and defenses, including red flag character attributes.

I analyze cursive and printing equally well, and the script of any language can be analyzed. All that is required is the copybook form (i.e., the standard by which the writer learned) of the writing to use as a basis for comparison.

Writing longhand can also provide tremendous psychological release. Remember the last time you poured your feelings into writing a letter to someone close to you, or even to yourself?

The art of writing is too valuable of a practice to abandon. 

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo

Warning: First Impressions Are Frequently Unreliable

Monday, February 1st, 2016
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First impressions are sometimes accurate, yet other times they aren’t.

Unfortunately, they can’t be relied upon for consistently accurate personality analysis.

You may get a feeling about someone upon first meeting, but trying to determine specific personality red flags—and the magnitude of those red flags–is a different matter entirely.

Consider some of the things people attempt to determine upon first meeting you: trustworthiness; intelligence; emotional maturity; leadership ability; whether you are an extrovert or introvert; and a lot more.

According to a Harvard psychologist, the two most pressing concerns people have when they meet you are “Can I trust this person?” and “Can I respect this person?”

Are you a physical threat, and are you a thief? Are you a traitor, or a backstabber? Are you to be admired or despised? Will you be a source of embarrassment?

According to an article in the Guardian, perception of others is clouded by subconscious fears and defenses: “Although our rapid cognition is fairly accurate, it’s still possible for us to misread someone the first time we meet them. No matter how shrewd you might think you are – and most of us like to think we’re a good judge of character – we are subject to all kinds of cognitive biases, which stretch and distort our judgment.”

Listen to your intuition upon first meeting someone, yet also apply objective, rational thought. It’s also a good idea to utilize various methods to detect dishonesty, for example, to confirm any suspicions.

It’s possible to find out if you can trust someone before it’s too late, but first impressions aren’t a consistently reliable method to discern trustworthiness and other important personality traits.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo

How to Know if You Can Trust Someone

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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Contemplating whether or not you can trust someone can be extremely stressful.

Business or investment partners, employees, romantic interests, family, or friends—regrettably, you’re vulnerable to betrayal from everyone close to you, and even those who aren’t.

It’s one of those not-very-pleasant facts of life, but thankfully it’s possible to minimize your risk of betrayal.

This Psychology Today article offers some helpful tips.

The author relays a simple example of how to discern if someone is intrinsically motivated to do the right thing: “Lately, it seems that more drivers are actually speeding up to prevent me from entering their lane on the highway. Since drivers have nothing to gain or lose by being nice, I see it as an indicator of how intrinsically motivated people are to do the right thing.”

Surely, you can think of dozens of similar examples (e.g., how he treats wait staff, or his children in private, and so on), and by observing the subject over a period of time, you can get a good idea of his or her honor.

However, what do you do if you lack the time to observe the person for weeks to figure out if they are fair-minded, even when it’s not convenient, and even when they think nobody is watching?

One option is to hire a private detective or security investigations firm, though it can be very expensive.

Another option is to rely on gut instinct. However, your subconscious fears and defenses color your intuition, particularly while under pressure.

Your first impression may be that a prospective business partner is perfect, when she isn’t, or that a new friend is of good character, when he’s far from it.

It’s too bad that gut instinct isn’t a reliable method to consistently discern a person’s true motivations.

Another way to gauge a person’s honesty and integrity is through my unconventional security investigations.

The ability to trust is a different matter, though if you can’t trust anyone, at least you’re more likely to avoid betrayal.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo

Consistency is a Crucial Leadership Trait

Monday, January 11th, 2016
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According to this article in Inc., consistency is the most important leadership quality.

Surely, a consistent personality is desirable in a leader, but it may not be the most important attribute.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines leadership as, “capacity to lead,” “the act or an instance of leading.”

Scores of personality traits contribute to leadership ability including, but not limited to the following: self-confidence, initiative, reasoning ability, persuasiveness, enthusiasm, determination, objectivity, and decision-making ability.

Although it’s difficult to report to an unpredictable and inconsistent individual, the aforementioned traits are just as vital as consistency.

As much as the characteristics listed above make a true leader, other attributes detract from leadership ability, including but not limited to, the following: tendency to manipulate, domineering behavior, vanity, resentment, lack of emotional balance, narrow-mindedness, dishonesty, perfectionism, and lack of discretion.

All of the personality traits listed above, particularly in extreme cases, are detectable in my non-traditional security investigations.

Certainly, consistency is a key leadership trait, yet not the only one, and leadership ability is wrecked by many red flag personality characteristics.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo

Emotional Immaturity–How to Quickly Identify This Horrendous Trait

Monday, December 7th, 2015
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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines emotional immaturity as, “Acting in a childish way…exhibiting less than an expected degree of maturity.”

One of the biggest mistakes in assessing human personality is mistaking personas for authentic personality.

You won’t know a person’s true character after dinner together, a weekend trip, or even months of working together.

He seems so pleasant and fair-minded at the start. However, everyone has some degree of acting ability, some more than others, and that can be a very dangerous thing.

The real personality only comes out while under pressure or stress.

It can be shocking when you’re confronted with a person’s hidden emotional immaturity after months or even years of knowing her. Suddenly she morphs into a child in an adult’s body, giving the word irrational new meaning. As time goes by, perpetual crises arise when things don’t go her way.

Emotional immaturity is fairly common and can be classified as a subconscious defense pattern, like self-deception and excessive secrecy.

Severe emotional immaturity is not as common, though it, too, can remain hidden long after you think you know someone well.

Nobody wants an emotionally immature romantic partner, employee, business partner, co-worker, associate, or anyone else who is important in your life. Emotional immaturity, in the extreme, can complicate your life and ruin partnerships.

Emotional intelligence has a lot to do with emotional maturity and balance, and it has an effect on mental intelligence.

In order to find out if he has a problem with emotional immaturity before it’s too late, you could spend thousands of dollars (even tens of thousands) on traditional security investigations. The more money you spend, the more time investigators scrutinize the subject’s life.

Or, you could take an unconventional route: I’ve found handwriting analysis, part of my systems of analysis, an extraordinarily effective tool to measure emotional immaturity (and dozens of other red-flag personality traits).

Human nature never ceases to supply nasty surprises, but you can limit your risk through my non-traditional security investigations.

“Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.” Immanuel Kant

“Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.” Samuel Ullman

Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo

People Never Change Much and What You Can Do About It

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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People never change much. Instead of rejecting this reality, making your life more difficult, try a different approach.

Question:
“Many people change their behavior for the better after long struggles, such as with obesity, addiction or finally finding the right relationship or career. So how can you say people don’t change?”

Answer:
Aside from addicts who get clean and sober, how often have you known someone to change so much you don’t recognize his personality? Never, if you know his true character.

Someone with an addictive personality will always have an addictive personality, and a jerk still has those red flag personality traits seething beneath the surface.

As I say in this blog post, “Discipline and perseverance can lead to small, incremental change, such as finally kicking unhealthy habits, but your overall character remains the same.” Your true nature remains the same no matter what you do.

I say in this blog post, “Handwriting analysis (graphology) shows how a person thinks and acts, along with their emotional balance, maturity, and much more. It denotes past conduct and displays potential for future behavior.”

I assess character as I perceive it now, though I’ve found that people’s core personality traits generally don’t change, just like people’s looks and voices don’t change much; you’ll still recognize her voice or know who she is after not seeing her for years.

Demanding that someone change the way she is will make your life miserable. Instead, just accept that people are who they are, and why not prepare for potential problems? I’m an optimist, not a pessimist, and very pragmatic.

Find out as much as you can about someone, before investing too much time, money, or emotion, because understanding more easily allows you to accept him or her as they are (and limit your risk).

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”
Will Smith

Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo

Relationship and Partnership Compatibility: Follow Up Q & A

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Question:
Regarding what you wrote about compatibility, even if the energy is terrible between two people, if they both act maturely and fairly, it doesn’t have to be an absolute disaster, things don’t have to escalate. It seems to me that with the right effort, the worst connection can be as wonderful and productive as the best connection. Do you agree?”

Answer:
I disagree. In a perfect world, things would never escalate and you would be able to forever avoid interpersonal challenges in even the most demanding partnerships. But we don’t live in a perfect world.

In a perfect world war wouldn’t exist either, but war has always been a fact of life and I expect it to continue because evil people will always exist.

Maturity and being fair surely helps two people get along. But innate, extremely adverse energy between two people makes the relationship grueling from the start.

The more challenging the natural energetic connection, personal or business, the harder you have to work at it. If you spend 80% of your energy bolstering your sense of compassion and detachment trying to rise above the native problematic energy of the partnership, you don’t have a wonderful relationship.

My long-term empirical research shows that you can’t transform the inborn energy of a difficult relationship into that of a naturally rewarding relationship.

Again, the natural, unique energy simply exists between the two people from the very beginning of the connection. The compatibility I’m referring to is esoteric and definable through my systems of analysis.

It has nothing to do with how the two people react, or red flag personality issues, or if one steals from or otherwise hurts the other person. Those concerns are an entirely different partnership issue.

Innately Favorable Connections

The inherent energy may be very favorable between two people, but both, for example, may have a tendency, particularly while under pressure, to be fiery and confrontational in communication. For example, one invariably expresses her annoyance about some petty issue and the trouble begins.

Worse, both uncompromisingly refuse to tolerate such behavior from the other and, or deny any wrongdoing completely, compounding the problem and intensifying the discord.

Things don’t have to escalate in a connection that is awful from the start if you both manage to forever grin and bear it (which is doubtful), but you’ll be putting most of your energy toward avoiding disaster instead of enjoyment, or productive gains if it’s a business relationship.

You don’t have to wonder any longer if you’re truly compatible, or if that person has hidden red flag personality issues.

Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo

Relationship and Partnership Compatibility: 7 Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Your life, personal and professional, is replete with opportunities for partnerships.

Even so, it’s too easy to waste an enormous amount of time, energy, and money before figuring out that compatibility, beyond surface kinship, is nonexistent between you and another person.

Conventional science hasn’t figured out how to assess compatibility before it’s too late, and deep-rooted, disruptive peculiarities between individuals have mystified people for thousands of years.

However, the principles I’ve formed through long-term empirical research can save you a lot of pain.

Below I list seven relationship and partnership compatibility secrets.

1. Forces beyond your control determine the real compatibility between you and another person.

Most people realize that person A and person B innately have a different level of compatibility than person B and person C. The unique energy is fixed no matter their maturity level or how well they try to get along.

Even if person A and person B have all the same interests and similar backgrounds, their relationship will be a struggle if the inherent compatibility is terrible.

Likewise, even if person B and person C have nothing in common and share completely different backgrounds, if the compatibility is high, they will enjoy a congenial connection.

2. Compatibility is measurable. I accurately measure it in my unique systems of analysis involving handwriting analysis and comprehensive astrology and numerology.

Extremes in compatibility are easy for me to identify. These distinctive extremes (good and bad) exist between some couples, but not all, because the energy is exclusive between each two individuals.

You’ve likely encountered a connection in which discord reigns, no matter what you do. Or you’ve encountered the opposite, harmony and like-mindedness.

Or how about those connections, personal or professional in which it practically rains abundance and rewards? Or the opposite, those that represent cruel trials and struggles? Or, those unions that seem to be a dream come true at first, until it becomes a nightmare? Or how about love life relationships where the sex is so astoundingly good or the opposite, pathetic? Or how about business relationships where two intelligent, successful individuals who both lack any significant personality red flags are baffled by unforeseen exploits that destroy the partnership?

I identify all of these types of extremes and more, before they unfold, through my systems of analysis.

3. Challenging innate compatibility is not your fault and it isn’t the other person’s fault.

Aside from one partner ripping off the other or otherwise intentionally hurting the other, in which case blame would be appropriate, a wise person would not blame the other for the natural, severe idiosyncrasies within the union that neither has any control over.

4. In some cases, blame may be appropriate if compatibility is favorable but one person possesses personality flaws that make the connection impossible.

An individual’s onerous personality challenges such as vanity, domineering tendencies, anger, drug and alcohol problems, stubbornness, and others can ruin even the best innate energy between her and another person. Extreme red flag personality traits are identifiable through handwriting analysis, part of my systems of analysis.

5. Everyone has different personal timing and timing does matter immensely in partnerships.

Shared or agreeable collective timing can contribute greatly to amicable rapport or even serve as the foundation for it. But when personal timing changes so does the relationship (i.e., termination) if it’s based on timing instead of non-timing factors.

6. The harder you must work at a relationship (personal or business), the worse the natural connection between you and the other person.

It’s that simple, though the “all relationships require hard work” crowd will tell you otherwise. Unless you have no choice, you’re better off avoiding burdensome connections.

7. Intrinsic compatibility isn’t a choice and if it’s not there you can’t create it. It won’t improve or get worse no matter what you think or do.

Perhaps you’ve heard, “as long as you try to get along with someone you can.” That’s only true to a point. No matter how much you try to see the good in another, and no matter how much she does the same, it won’t change the natural energy between you. It’s not a choice; it’s simply something you can’t alter.

Think of how much time and money you can save knowing if negative extremes exist between you and another person.

You don’t have to wonder any longer if you’re truly well matched, or if that person has hidden red flag personality issues.

Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo

Handwriting Analysis: Why People Have Different Handwriting

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
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Your handwriting is as unique as your fingerprint. Even twins have different fingerprints and different handwriting. Being a twin and having studied twins and their handwriting, I’m familiar with this phenomenon. The reason people have different handwriting is because everyone is different.

Considering the task of writing demands a sophisticated synchronization of body, nerves, brain, and mind function, you don’t expect every person to write exactly the same, do you?

To the amateur analyst, two people’s script may look similar—both are about the same size and shape, and perhaps they both look “masculine.”

But take into account these handwriting indicators reviewed by well-trained graphologists: baseline; capitals; connectives; connectivity; consistency; contradictions in script; compression; contraction/expansiveness; down-strokes; ductus; elaboration; expansion; finals; fluidity; form; harmony; hooks; jabs; knots; lead-ins; legibility; loops; margins; movement; organization; originality; personal pronoun I; pressure; retracing; rhythm; shading; signature; simplicity; size; slant; overall arrangement and picture of space; letter, word and line spacing; speed; spirals; tension; ties; zonal balance and much more.

Over three hundred factors are analyzed in a handwriting sample and the representative energy of any single factor is either supported or mitigated by the energy of the other indicators.

Though cursive script may be declining in popularity, printed script can be analyzed too.

Handwriting analysis is directly linked to the subconscious mind, where all your fears, defenses, and strengths reside.

It sometimes takes months or longer to see genuine character emerge from a business associate or romantic partner, and it can be shocking.

This is due to the fact that everyone has various public personas and the real personality traits—negative and positive—are buried until the person is under pressure and stress.

Psychological self-tests (and other problematic forms of personality analysis) fail to unveil authentic personality for various reasons.

Fortunately, handwriting analysis does effectively and objectively assess personality. See this blog post for what handwriting does not reveal and what it does reveal.

Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo

How to Identify Overindulgence and Excess

Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Destructive pleasure seeking, such as drug use or regularly having too much to drink, is a dangerous trap that creeps up on a person and can destroy their life and the lives of those around them.

A life of excess may also include other types of hedonism, such as junk food addiction leading to obesity and serious health problems.

Sometimes the problem is temporary, such as with high school and college kids who go through an experimentation phase, but with other people it’s a serious problem that calls for treatment.

Identifying overindulgence and problematic self-gratification is sometimes easy if a person is already traipsing along the edge of disaster, but frequently it’s difficult to spot before it’s too late.

Hidden unhealthy excess is unlikely to be an area of direct focus for a hiring manager because it’s not directly related to the skills demanded of the job. Although many companies require mandatory drug testing, many don’t, most tests are easy to cheat, and it’s not easy to test for other problems like alcoholism.

It’s a significant topic of interest for those who have their livelihood at stake, such as a business owner who wants to check out a potential business partner, employee, or spouse.

In identifying problematic overindulgence, I measure the following traits, along with others, through handwriting analysis:

  1. Lack of control, which is a sure sign a person can’t stop.
  2. Excess rationalization, which equates to fooling one’s self that the problem isn’t a problem.
  3. A person’s motivation being largely pleasure, instead of, for example, money, altruism, ego needs, or leadership, which is a sign they’ll have too much of a good thing too often.
  4. A weak ego, or poor ego strength, which is a bad sign for overindulgence and addiction.
  5. Excessive resentment–although being occasionally resentful doesn’t mean you have a problem with overconsumption, those with addiction problems frequently have above average levels of resentment.
  6. Escapist and surrender tendencies, which are common with those who have overindulgence problems.
  7. Excessive secretiveness, which is a common trait of those living a life of excess.

In addition to handwriting analysis, distinct patterns in the comprehensive astrology and numerology charts alert me to overindulgence problems. Precarious, personal, collective timing alone won’t signal trouble, but paired with problematic natal/personality patterns it does.

Although the cost of security investigations and non-traditional investigations such as mine may seem expensive, one major mishap by those prone to intemperance can destroy livelihoods and, or relationships. It pays to limit your risk before it’s too late.

Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo