Mautner, Lyn. New Respect for the Study of Handwriting. The Union-News.
20 Aug 1990. p 16-18.
Abstract: This article is an interview with certified graphoanalyst
Paula Jean Slier. She asserts that handwriting "reveals our true personality"
and "is measured scientifically." To analyze handwriting, she
requires 100 words in original hand on unlined paper, and sometimes also
a previous writing sample if a comparison is desired. She enlarges the samples
and then judges it for rhythym (degree of fluidity or rigidity), form (balance,
size, pressure) and maturity (how close is it to school-form). She measures
and weights each stroke and looks at facing and direction. Over 200 elements
are analyzed individually and in the way they interact. The article then
discusses the uses of handwriting analysis.