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Personality Analysis: This is Why Winners Rarely Lose

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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“If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.” [Last Verse, chapter 3, the Art of War, which spawned the following modern proverb] “If you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” Sun Tzu

I’ve found these words of wisdom to be true. The more I work with personality and predictive analysis, the more I recognize that self-knowledge is one of the keys to success.

Take for example, motivations.

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m not the money-motivated type”? While it may be true in many cases, it’s amusing when the subject is exceedingly acquisitive and for whatever reason wants to believe she isn’t.

This is exactly the sort of lack of self-understanding that hinders success. For instance, the subject pursues a humanitarian career appealing to what she believes is her altruistic nature, and several years down the road finds herself miserable.

She may very well be altruistic, but she’s secretly motivated by money in a big way, and would be much more successful and infinitely more happy in a commission-based job, such as a real estate agent.

The hidden motivations of others are also the cause of some of the biggest challenges you will face in life. You can spend months or years getting to know someone, but there are ways to cut to the chase and find out right away if he’s a risk to your financial well-being (or worse), such as through my unconventional security investigations.

The subconscious mind is tricky—it hides your true desires and all your fears and defenses.

The better you know your unconscious beliefs, misconceptions, fears, biases, and strengths, the less likely you’ll make a mistake in judgment in high risk situations. Thus, you are more likely to win instead of lose.

Self-knowledge also includes timing.

Everyone has different timing, and knowing the lucrative and not so lucrative phases in your life—the extremes—gives you an enormous edge in life allowing you to capitalize on the rewarding stages and limit your risk in the red-flag episodes.

It’s a rare individual who knows himself and others exceedingly well without much effort, but for the rest of us, delving into the subconscious mind and collective personal timing greatly assists in winning life’s everyday battles.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

Personality Analysis: Intelligence vs. Intellectualism

Monday, February 12th, 2018
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The basic meaning of intelligence involves mental sharpness, comprehension, and adept application of knowledge.

There are various types of intelligence, including practical intelligence, emotional intelligence, and spiritual intelligence.

In a mundane sense, my findings show that intelligent people more often possess admirable traits such as a tendency to be sensible, realistic, grounded, effective, and no-nonsense.

Intelligent people may be easy to identify during an initial conversation, but oftentimes not. Additionally, subconscious fears and defenses distort objectivity. The stronger a person’s fears and defenses, the harder it is for him or her to see other people’s character objectively. Appearance can be misleading. A person may not come across as intelligent; perhaps he doesn’t have a way with words like intellectuals tend to, yet his solutions and problem solving skills may be light years ahead of his intellectual counterpart.

Alternatively, my findings show that intellectuals more often posses undesirable traits such as self-deception, excessive idealism, and a tendency to be unrealistic.

Espousing the theoretical and unsubstantiated doesn’t fix real world problems such as a stagnant economy and low wages. The money to fund endless government giveaways won’t magically appear no matter how brilliantly the intellectual denies scarcity and no matter how much he ignores the idea of fiscal sustainability.

Some of the key personality traits I review in evaluating intelligence, utilizing my proprietary systems of analysis (including handwriting analysis) include the following: logical thinking; investigative thinking; ability to make distinctions/sense of discernment; inquisitiveness; originality; organizational ability; analytical ability; visionary thinking; flexibility; and quick comprehension.

I also review the following traits, and others, which tend to symbolize a lack of intelligence: apathy; undeveloped mental abilities; superficial thinking; naiveté; emotional immaturity; lack of emotional balance; and disorderly thinking.

Finally, I review the following traits, and others, which intellectuals, not intelligent people, tend to posses—these detrimental attributes keep him trapped in theories and abstract notions (and outdated ideologies), while he avoids hard, cold realities that actual intelligent people come to realize: stubbornness; excessive abstract thinking; excessive fantasy orientation; lack of objectivity; self-deceit; and rationalization.

A person can be highly intellectual and intelligent at the same time, but the negative characteristics listed above, and others, lead the intellectual to make dumb decisions.

Nobody is perfect and everyone has his or her own unique fears and defenses, but it sure does save a lot of time and hassle by knowing ahead of time which person is likely to be more of a challenge than reward.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

A Common Error That Kills Objectivity

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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Bias is one of the most common problematic personality traits.

The inability to make impartial decisions blocks professional success, and destroys personal relationships. It ranks right up there with other atrocious red-flag personality traits such as indecisiveness, dishonesty, vanity, volatile emotions, lack of analytical ability, and lack of discretion.

Bias comes in many forms, and almost everyone possesses some degree of intolerance, but few seem to recognize one of the key factors in the problem with partiality: the subconscious mind.

Being ignorant of or refusing to acknowledge the power of your subconscious mind as it relates to objectivity is one of the most common errors that kill fair-mindedness.

Your perception of others is obscured by your subconscious fears and defenses. The stronger your unconscious fears and defenses, the more likely you are to misread someone upon first meeting, and the longer it will take you to perceive clearly the person’s authentic character, including strengths and challenges.

Examples of subconscious fears include fear of success, fear of abandonment, fear of losing control, fear of failure, perfectionism, conflict avoidance, and timidity. Examples of subconscious defense mechanisms include defiance, excessive secretiveness, domineering behavior, evasiveness, and self-deception.

Aside from distinguishing indisputable facts, no matter how keen your rapid cognitive function, you are likely to see the person as you are, not as they are. Prejudice (almost nobody is exempt), in varying degrees, is a ubiquitous subconscious fear, no matter what a person tells you otherwise. The truth is, most people simply aren’t familiar with the innate fears and defenses hidden in their subconscious mind, which distort their judgment.

Again, everyone is capable of exhibiting bias to some degree, but a severely prejudiced person can be a significant problem in your personal or professional life. Yet troublesome characteristics on the other side of the spectrum, such as lacking a sense of discernment, excessive naiveté, and gullibility can be equally harmful.

One way to get an idea about the level of innate bias a person may have is to ask his or her opinion about a well-known celebrity or politician. Even better, focus on specific personality traits; ask the person if he or she thinks the celebrity is untrustworthy, for example, if you suspect your new acquaintance may be. Those who lack self-awareness tend to project their flaws onto others. Just keep in mind that being objective about the facts, such as someone already having admitted to wrongdoing, or having been found overwhelmingly guilty in a court of law, is a different matter.

Always keeping in mind the potent influence of your subconscious mind goes a long way in dealing with strife and other interpersonal issues in everyday life.

Besides spending years getting to know someone, a way to uncover authentic personality, beyond the persona, is conventional security investigations (e.g., hiring a private detective). Unconventional security investigations, including those I offer, involving handwriting analysis, are a reliable alternative.

Copyright © 2017 Scott Petullo

Common Personality Traits That Kill Relationships

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Everyone has his or her own unique personality talents and flaws. My findings show the primary characteristics are inborn.

It’s unfortunate that unconventional appraisal methods aren’t universally part of every young person’s schooling to discover and understand his or her key strengths and weaknesses.

Currently, everyone must discover his or her own personality through trial and error, or through conventional evaluation methods, which typically fail to uncover the authentic personality.

Below I list typical relationship personality red flag traits that wreck personal and professional relationships. I readily identify all subconscious personality traits listed below in my exclusive analyses.

Lack of a reasonable sense of discernment and critical analysis skills translates into the inability to identify and understand personality and relationship issues, and possibly naiveté and gullibility. Combine it with lack of objectivity and the person is likely to avoid taking responsibility for his or her actions. Dishonesty also complicates matters.

Emotional immaturity and, or volatility shows a lack of emotional development and security. He or she will act on emotions (instead of reason), to his or her detriment.

Impulsiveness, lack of control over urges, and recklessness yield poor decision-making, among other challenges.

Self-esteem and ego strength relates to the amount of self-approval and the ability to cope with rejection. Vanity, arrogance, and narcissism are signs of an unhealthy ego. A “big ego” is actually a weak ego.

Conflict avoidance results from a fear of friction in relationships and a fear of not being liked. It’s due to any number of subconscious defense mechanisms such as disassociation, evasiveness, rationalization, secrecy, self-deceit, and vanity.

Suspiciousness, or a fear of trusting people, along with withdrawal or emotionally drawing back, makes relationships an uphill battle.

Other common relationship red flag traits include fear of intimacy, self-consciousness, and fear of sex (or excessive interest in sex).

Personality challenges are more easily recognized under less than ideal circumstances, such as when the person is under a lot of pressure. You’ll only see the persona until something triggers the subconscious fears and defenses.

Knowing a person’s authentic personality gives you understanding, which can ease conflict. It can also greatly limit your overall level of risk.

Copyright © 2017 Scott Petullo

Identifying Weakness in Personality Strengths

Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Everyone’s personality strengths and weaknesses are unique and sometimes personality strengths can become detriments.

Under pressure, facades melt away and the true personality traits emerge; sometimes it takes months or even years to get to know an individual’s real flaws.

Since there isn’t a shortage of miscreants in this world, it’s perfectly acceptable to get to the heart of another person’s character; it’s wise to decrease your vulnerability and exposure to excessive risk by any ethical means possible.

You can’t control the actions of a potential business partner, romantic partner, associate, friend, or adversary, but you can get to know them well enough to minimize your risk.

Below I list five personality strengths and the frequently embedded personality challenges in those strengths.

  1. You can be confident an associate with a high degree of discretion won’t disclose confidential information. However, excessive secretiveness and a lack of transparency can derail even the most successful partnerships.
  2. It’s best if a commission-based salesperson, for example, is motivated mainly by money, but excessive acquisitiveness can be a heavy liability for any organization. Clearly, it can be a big problem in marriages or other partnerships too. It’s a fascinating dynamic of the human mind—people regularly give you pretend reasons for their actions, and even believe those reasons, while the actual motivations are hidden in their subconscious mind. Few things in a person’s core behavior are controlled by conscious motives.
  3. Strong attention to detail is praiseworthy in many professions, but excessive perfectionism makes one miss the bigger picture and impedes success.
  4. People who are easy-going and non-judgmental are usually well-liked. However, a lack of objectivity, and a deficient sense of discernment and critical thinking skills yields poor problem solving ability, thus hinders goal-attainment.
  5. Those with a strong sense of responsibility are appreciated, but in the extreme, a savior complex makes one act to his or her detriment.

Nobody is perfect, though it can save you a lot of time and money to look beyond personas to authentic personality, which can be discerned through various methods, including my unorthodox security investigations.

 Copyright © 2017 Scott Petullo

Secrecy—How to Know if You Can Trust Someone

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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“If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it to yourself.” Seneca

Everyone has secrets, ranging from inconsequential to momentous.

Secrecy is an integral part of the human experience, largely having to do with the mostly harmless natural defense mechanism to maintain your peace of mind and save face.

For example, you don’t announce to your Facebook friends the graphic details of your most recent red-hot fling to save yourself the embarrassment, even though such posts would be exceedingly entertaining and could make you a social media star.

Sometimes you’re required to share your secrets, such as within a business or investment partnership.

Secrecy is desirable in matters of confidentiality; discretion is necessary to protect proprietary information.

Although it’s feasible extreme secrecy can be a serious liability in partnerships, keeping one’s mouth shut is generally considered advantageous. As long as the intent isn’t to deceive, and extreme withholding doesn’t infringe on trust between associates, it won’t cause problems. 

Of all the personality traits I consider in my character analyses, secrecy is one of the most fascinating for me to examine. It’s very easy for some to keep secrets, but impossible for others.

Extremes are easy to discern, particularly involving people who can’t keep it zipped even if their life depended on it.

Other than my or another professional’s analyses to warn you ahead of time, a way to know if you can trust someone is to spend a lot of time with them. Unfortunately, you open yourself up to a lot of risk in doing so.

It’s okay to keep secrets. In fact, it’s necessary in many cases, such as guarding exclusive information or protecting someone’s safety.

Make sure you avoid trusting the wrong person, but also avoid unnecessary, extreme withholding.

Copyright © 2017 Scott Petullo

Face Analyzing Technology Possibly Identifies Terrorists

Monday, July 11th, 2016
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A facial personality profiling technology company claims to be able to evaluate specific personality traits with 80% accuracy, including those that help to identify terrorists.

They allegedly identified nine of the eleven Paris (11-13-2015 attack) terrorists “after the fact as potential terrorists with no prior knowledge,” while only three of the eleven terrorists had a previous record.

The science behind face analysis involves genetic predisposition, the face being a reflection of DNA.

Behavioral geneticists contend that DNA predetermines a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological nature to a great extent.

I agree that key elements of a person’s character are predetermined, despite it being a politically incorrect view. Though I believe it ultimately has to do with personal fate, and DNA is merely a reflection of that.

It seems logical to me that select personality traits can be identified through face analysis, considering a thorough enough analysis involving extensive empirical research.

Physiognomy, including astrological physiognomy, has existed for over 2000 years (only superficial forms of it have been “discredited”). I regularly witness how extreme patterns represent distinct characteristics, such as saturnine temperament and, or appearance, symbolized by Saturn playing a key role in the person’s comprehensive astrology charts.

Instead of saying facial analysis can be used to “…predict a person’s personality and behavior,” I’d say it identifies personality traits.

By itself, at 80% accuracy (which is good for any single form of analysis), means twenty percent of travelers could be falsely identified as terrorists. But security experts (at least those whose hands aren’t tied by political correctness) use body language, high-tech anxiety measuring devices, sophisticated data tracking systems, and a host of other means to ferret out terrorists. Thus, people shouldn’t be concerned about being falsely labeled a criminal through facial analysis.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo

Personality Analysis Secret: How to Quickly Read Someone

Monday, June 6th, 2016
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Quickly identifying someone’s core personality traits isn’t easy, even for the shrewdest judge of character. But there’s a way to quickly get an idea of a person’s character.

According to a study referred to in this article, asking someone’s opinion about other people exposes a lot about their own personality. “The more positively they judged those people, the more happy, enthusiastic, capable and emotionally stable they turned out to be themselves…those who judged others more negatively had higher levels of narcissism and antisocial behaviour.”

You may have witnessed this phenomenon yourself; people, particularly those who lack self-awareness, tend to project their personality traits onto others.

As the old saying goes, you don’t see the world as it is, you see it as you are.

Next time you meet someone and you want to get to know the person better, ask his or her opinion of someone. A polarizing figure such as a troubled celebrity would make for a good topic of focus.

But make sure to avoid projecting your own stuff onto your new acquaintance–remain detached and avoid judgment to get the most accurate insight. Also make sure to acknowledge that being objective and honest about a miscreant who wronged someone, for example, is different.

Single out specific personality traits too, particularly if you believe the person may possess that trait. Ask if she thinks someone is duplicitous, for instance. However, the risk is that she may be clever enough to realize what you’re doing and may smoothly manipulate you to make herself appear to your liking.

Also watch their body language, which can be a very effective form of personality analysis. Spotting non-verbal cues that contrast with what the person is telling you can be very amusing (and alarming).

Although it’s tough to get to know someone’s authentic personality in a brief span of time without various forms of security investigations, you may be able to get an idea through asking the right questions.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo

Rationalization: Look Out For This Pernicious Trait to Limit Your Risk

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Rationalization is a universal human trait and most people don’t have it in excess.

Occasionally explaining away behavior such as, “…it’s okay to have extra helpings at dinner tonight because I’m going to the gym tomorrow…” or “…I’ll postpone that important task because it would be better completed tomorrow…” isn’t likely to doom anyone.

The problem is when rationalization takes on a life of its own.

Extreme cases are often a coping mechanism for the subject to deal with her early life trauma, for example.

It may be that she doesn’t intend to intentionally deceive you, but that can be the result with someone who distorts reality to the point where objective decisions are impossible.

It’s a weighty personality red flag and a serious risk to your livelihood, such as with a Wall Street dark prince who gives new meaning to the word leverage, denying the massive level of risk, and a politician who believes his own lies.

The fact is, people are not rational beings.

People do what they do in accordance with their emotional maturity and subconscious fears and defenses. They typically act emotionally and then justify their behavior by offering well-thought-out reasons that aren’t the real reasons.

Thus, occasional white lies and moderate secrecy can morph into stark hypocrisy, a complete lack of integrity, and even deviousness if a person has a serious problem with rationalization.

As suggested in this blog post, people continually act reflexively, unknowingly guided by their subconscious fears and defenses, erroneously thinking they are making conscious, objective choices.

It’s not easy to identify excessive rationalization upon first meeting someone. The out of bounds excuses and justifications aren’t likely to be immediately evident.

If you have a limited amount of time to make a decision about someone, it’s important to find out if the person is a potential risk to your business or personal life. Excessive rationalization is readily identifiable through my non-traditional security investigations.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo

A Reliable Supplement to Trusting Your Gut

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Trusting your gut as a consistent means of discerning the truth takes practice.

It’s rare that someone’s gut instinct is so powerful, and they trust it so implicitly, that they’re seldom wrong.

Most people struggle with the intermittent battle between intuition and reason, with the power of the subconscious mind dominating behavior far more than acknowledged.

This article lists some helpful tips to strengthen your gut instinct. In particular, giving yourself time constraints in making a decision based on your gut instinct, such as thirty minutes, helps to make your intuition a stronger part of your decision-making process.

Even though I value gut instinct, I recommend having multiple sources, including my nontraditional security investigations, to supplement your intuition.

Key decisions are too easily influenced by hidden biases or an emotional attachment to the outcome. The cost of objective decision-making supplements is immaterial compared to the expense and security risk of a bad decision.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Petullo