Profession graphologist

Graphologists analyse written or printed materials in order to draw conclusions and evidence about traits, personality, abilities and authorship of the writer. They interpret letter forms, the fashion of writing, and patterns in the writing.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional
  • Artistic / Social

Knowledge

  • Psychological theories

    The historical development of counselling and psychological theories, as well as the perspectives, applications, and interviewing and counselling strategies.

  • Theories of personality

    Theoretical conceptions of personality, such as psychodynamic theory, humanistic theory or behaviorism.

  • Writing techniques

    The different techniques to write a story such as the descriptive, persuasive, first person and other techniques.

  • Behavioural science

    The investigation and analysis of subject behaviour through regulated and lifelike observations and disciplined scientific experiments.

  • Handwriting analysis

    Types of approaches to analysing handwriting in order to identify a person and their personality.

  • Psychology

    The human behaviour and performance with individual differences in ability, personality, interests, learning, and motivation.

Skills

  • Report test findings

    Report test results with a focus on findings and recommendations, differentiating results by levels of severity. Include relevant information from the test plan and outline the test methodologies, using metrics, tables, and visual methods to clarify where needed.

  • Inspect data

    Analyse, transform and model data in order to discover useful information and to support decision-making.

  • Apply knowledge of human behaviour

    Practice principles related to group behaviour, trends in society, and influence of societal dynamics.

Optional knowledge and skills

decode handwritten texts modern languages linguistics provide testimony in court hearings reconstruct modified documents determine authorship of documents cognitive psychology questioned document examination identify origin of typed documents classical languages identify forged documents forensic linguistics