The Italian graphologist Girolamo Moretti (1879-1963) conceived an original system of handwriting analysis, characterized by deep psychological knowledge and diagnostic precision.
Through his method it’s possible to identify all the significant traits related to personality and to understand the way they interact with the object of keeping the Self in a sort of inner balance between expression needs (expansion movement) and protection devices (contraction movement).
To understand the Morettian method means, first of all, to penetrate into the psychological meaning of every specific graphological sign and to define its contribution in forming that complex system made of body and mind named ‘personality’. Therefore it allows to define the whole individual energy potential as a resultant of all the specific personality traits.
Every graphological sign colours psyche in a certain way and determines a specific way of being, of seeing and interpreting the world in terms of thought and feelings; in this sense graphological analysis of personality allows behaviour prediction seen as a disposition to act according to the personal perception of reality.
At the moment there are 8 lessons available on line (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9).
- The altruistic and egoistic movement in Self: Curved/Angular
Graphological signs concerned: Curved (openness, unselfishness, yieldingness), Angular (selfishness, self-preservation and self-defence)
- Mental quantity: widths and distances in handwriting
Graphological signs concerned: Letter Width (potential openness of the mind), Spacing between Letters (fair judgement, stingy or liberal), Spacing between Words (reasoning, judgement, criticism)
- Inventive abilities: unevenness
Graphological signs concerned: Methodically uneven (originality, inventiveness, creativity), Disorderly (disorder, entangled ideas and actions), Even (tendency to sheer reproduction)
- Psychophysical energy: graphical pressure
Graphological signs concerned: Heavy (roughness, physical strength), Filiform (delicacy in feelings), Off-and-on carved I (to be goal-oriented, domineering, overbearing, independent), Off-and-on carved II (emotionality, impressionability).
- Reality perception related to sentiment of the Self: the size of handwriting middle zone
Graphological signs concerned: Average size (proportion inclined), Large size (exaggeration of closing easiness, hyperbole), Small size (stressed detail observing inclined, Tiny (refinement in observation, development and logic conclusion), Meticulous (meticulousness)
- Specific modes of psychic energy channelling and expression (graphical rhythm)
Graphological signs concerned: Fluid (spontaneity), Jerky (inner contradictions leading to decision taking difficulty, surliness, anger), Calm (calmness), Slow (slowness), Rushing (recklessness, thoughtlessness), Springing (impulsiveness), Dynamic (dynamicism), Short cut (abrupt decision making), Quick (speed), Impatient (impatience, restlessness) Austere (strictness), Bold (boldness), Hesitant (shyness), Wavering (indecision), Pondered (careful consideration), Diminishing (weakening), Stately (pompousness, prosopopoeia)
- Quality and intensity in affective relationships: graphic slant
Graphological signs concerned: Forward Slant (languor, abandonment), Upright (self-possession), Backward Slant (tendency to contradiction)
- Psychological insight: axial direction
Graphological signs concerned: Sinuous (psychological penetration), Twisted (control), Parallel (one-sidedness, lack of empathy), Lithe (insincere sympathy)
- Character steadiness: direction of lines
Graphological signs concerned: Stable on the Line (firmness), Rising (easily fired, presumption), Descending (moral weakness, discouragement, yieldingness)
- Continuity or fragmentation of inner movement: connection
Graphological signs concerned: Connected (continuity, unbroken process in action, in feeling, in thought), Disconnected (detailed analysis), Overconnected (intuitive logic)
- Clarity and precision in reality perception: form and accuracy
Graphological signs concerned: Clear (clearness in learning and communication), Accurate (carefulness, accuracy, precision in outward appearance), Elegant (perspective art), Dark (darkness in thought and action), Confused (confusion, bewilderment), Negligent (carelessness), Essential (sobriety, terseness), Tangled (nebulosity)
- Fugitive gesture: flourishes
Graphological signs concerned: Flourishes of Boldness (boldness), Flourishes of Confusion (confusion), Flourishes of Flattery (hypocrisy), Flourishes of Hiding (careful concealment of the self), Flourishes of Mythomania (fixed ideas, misinterpretation), Flourishes of Phlegm (phlegm in thought and action), Flourishes of Sobriety (sobriety, terseness), Flourishes of Subjectivism (attachment to the self)
This page has the following sub pages.
- Methodically Uneven
- The Curved-Angular Dyad
- Widths and distances in handwriting
- The size of handwriting middle zone
- Graphic slant
- Graphic Pressure
- Direction of lines
- Rhythm – Manner of channeling and expressing the psyche’s energies
- Lidia Fogarolo
- gennaio 1st, 2003