the British Institute of Graphologists

Featured Articles

The following articles have been selected to give readers a snapshot or flavour of various aspects of graphology and are particularly suitable for general interest reading.

Views expressed by contributors of any articles or individual analyses are not necessarily those of the British Institute of Graphologists.


Being a Graphologist

By Tracey Trussell 

Trussell was presented with the prestigious GRET award in 2021 for the immense scope of her professional work and impressive services to graphology.  You can read her article, outlining a typical ‘day in the life’ here ...  

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Handwriting Pressure

Featuring John Beck

John Beck explains how pressure is the one element that changes the interpretation of everything we see in handwriting.

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The Holland Method on Careers

By Adam Brand 

Dr John Holland spent many decades researching the personality type required for over 12,000 different jobs. His work has formed the basis of a number of psychometric tests.  

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The War of the Duchesses

by Tracey Trussell 

There has been much talk in the media about conflict and disparities between the houses of Cambridge and Sussex.  Tracey explores this clash, through the prism of handwriting analysis. 

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by Tracey Trussell

How does a Great Briton write?

Ten Great Britons and their Handwriting >>

BBC Radio Suffolk

Featuring Tracey Trussell

Tracey Trussell in live conversation with James Hazell on Radio 2 in the afternoon. It’s all about Doodles.

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BBC Bitesize – Doodle Story

by Tracey Trussell

Do you ever wonder why we doodle or what our doodles say about us?  Is it something our brains are trained to do, or is it something more subliminal?

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The Truth about Handwriting

by Sheila Lowe

The importance of cursive handwriting in the digital age.

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Sex and Crime in Handwriting

by Brigitte Applegarth

Analyses of the handwriting of some infamous people including Amanda Knox, Crippen, Oscar Pistorius and Jimmy Saville. article >

The Revealing Hand

by Eric Rees

A selection of anecdotal stories extracted from The Revealing Hand by Eric Rees. Further chapters can be read in the Published Articles section.

chapter 2 –  Robert  > 

chapter 4 –  Dennis’s Brother  >

The Learning Curve

by Jacqui Tew

An invaluable series of 12 educational articles. The Introduction can be read here and members can read the Lessons in the Published Articles section.

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Forensic Examination

by Susan Ord

A first-hand report on the author’s experiences of gaining a Master in Science degree in Document Analysis.

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Aspects of Creativity

by Erik Rees

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Children’s Writing and Drawings

by Sue FitzHugh

Sue’s beautifully illustrated, perceptive and easy to read article is the shortened version of a lecture she gave in London in 2007.

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Michon and the Birth of Scientific Graphology

by Shaike Landau

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BBC Radio 4 Interviews

Ruth Rostron 

Can you tell whether a person is suited to a job by analysing their handwriting?

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Graphology’s Greatest Tools

by Erik Rees

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Van Gogh’s True Colours

An abridged version by Tracey Trussell

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A copy of the full article, which was inspired by the Royal Academy’s exhibition in London in 2010, is currently held in the Library of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam at the request of Hans Luijten – Researcher at the Letters Project. It can also be read in our Published Articles section.

Piano Tuners Over The Centuries

by Elaine Quigley

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The Daily Mail

by Brigitte Applegarth

Recent article looking at the handwriting and views of Thomas Mair, killer of M.P. Jo Cox.

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Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Featuring Adam Brand 

Adam Brand, our Chair, analyses handwriting samples live on Radio 2.

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Six Lessons by Hans Jacoby

By Ruth Rostron M.BIG (dip)

Ruth presents six lessons by Hans Jacoby. An Introduction can be read below.  Some illustrated lessons are available for members to read in the Published Articles section.  

read the Introduction here >

Student Life (An Irish Perspective)

By Geraldine Mulkerins

Geraldine shares her experiences of studying graphology in Ireland.

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