I received a letter from someone who requested help on identifying traits of those who might make good renters and potential hires.
Here was the reply I sent that was returned to me. So, Chris, if you are still with me here is what I said.
Thank you for writing. I appreciate your comments.
Well, where do I begin to answer your questions? To do what you propose really is a complicated procedure if you want to be fair to yourself and the potential hires and tenants.
I feel it takes a great deal of training to do justice to an analysis. You didn't mention that you have studied handwriting analysis but perhaps you have. I hope so if you plan to apply knowledge to practical application of handwriting analysis.
It is so easy to generalize about people and make a stab at doping out what kind of people you are dealing with by picking out a few traits. It is far more complex than that. Honesty or dishonesty has to be determined by identifying many traits in a given sample. It cannot be stated with certainty by picking out just 1 or 2 indicators.
For example, the indicator you mentioned does not technically identify a thief. It may indicate some guilt within a person but many other traits would have to be found pinpoint evidence of "sticky fingers."
As for learning the subject: while some bad handwriting analysis books promise an easy way to do that, it is not possible. The study of the subject is involved and time-consuming and the more you learn the more you realize how much more there is to learn.
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