What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?
Posted: January 6, 2012 | By: Sally J. Clasen | Photo: Mark Lipczynski
Most people need a few interactions
to get a read on someone’s
character, but Kelly Wilkins can
size up a stranger rather quickly by asking
him to handwrite a letter.
Wilkins is a forensic
handwriting analyst, who applies the science of
graphology to interpret someone’s personality
and behaviors using writing samples.
Trained in several methodologies,
Wilkins, who is also a forensic document
examiner, received his certification from the
Handwriting University International in 1997
and is the founder of the Wilkins Consulting
Group in Houston.
It’s like a picture
being painted instantly,” he explains of the
handwriting cases in which he decodes the
character traits, as well as the emotions,
strengths and weaknesses of others. “I look
at patterns and fit the information into
categories. I compare everything—not one
specific writing trait—to form my analysis.”
What does Wilkins’ handwriting, which
is angular with large capital letters and
thready ending strokes, reveal about himself?
He’s curious in nature, skeptical, social,
doesn’t pull any punches and gets straight
to the point. It’s the latter skill, according to
Wilkins, that can be tricky.
He receives endless requests to decipher
people’s penmanship, but always sends a
cautionary note to the curious about his
unfair investigative advantage.
“I warn them that I will know them better
than they know themselves and tell them
things they don’t want to know,” Wilkins
says. He also relies on his professional
capabilities to size up personal friendships and
relationships. “I make predictions that certain
people will act a certain way eventually, and
I’m usually right—down to the letter.”
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