The library has two subsections.

  1.  Forensic Handwriting Examination
  2. The Psychology of Handwriting Analysis

Further resource material for research is also available by appointment. Kindly email to set up an appointment.

These are the books together with their contents that are available to our members:


  • Achieving Compatibility with Handwriting Analysis, Exploring your Emotional Relationships:   Karen Kristin Amend & Mary Stansbury Ruiz, 1992

Your personal writing sample, Handwriting codex Part 1) The self image Part 2) The emotional nature Part 3) The social nature, The Amend and Ruiz handwriting observation chart

  • Handwriting Analysis, The Complete Basic Book:  Karen Amend & Mary S Ruiz, 1980

Introduction, Graphology pictographs, Three dimensions of movement:  zones, slant and pressure Zones Slant Pressure Size and spacing, Speed:  the pace of writing, Rhythm and form quality, Strokes and shapes, Connectedness and disconnectedness, Self-image concept, Letter specifics, Danger signs, Children’s handwriting, Tips and guidelines for doing your own analysis

  •  The Elements of Graphology: Barry Branston, 1995

What is Graphology? Script Size and Slant: Clues to your Personality, Letters: Connection and Form, Pen Strokes, The Significance of Layout, Regularity and Rhythm, Speed and Form Level, Other Factors to Consider, The Worksheet and Analysis:  Putting Your Knowledge into Practise Conclusion:  Using Graphology in Everyday Life Glossary

  • Handwriting Analysis in Business:  the Use of Graphology in Personnel Selection:  Noel Currer-Briggs, Brian Kennett & Jane Paterson, 1971

Chapter 1) Introduction to graphology Chapter 2) History, nature and scope of graphology Chapter 3) Principles of graphological analysis Chapter 4) The graphological report Chapter 5) Graphology and job specifications Chapter 6) Graphology and health Chapter 7) The validity of graphology Appendix I – Graphology and the client – a summary Appendix II – Check list Appendix III – MENSA handwriting survey Appendix IV – Form and content of the handwriting analysis

  • Handwriting Analysis at Work:  How to Use Graphology for Success in Business:  Frits Cohen & Daniel Wander, 1993

Introduction, Chapter 1) What is graphology? Chapter 2) Fitting the right person to the right job Chapter 3) Graphology as a key to personality and job aptitude Chapter 4) Analysis and report Appendix 1 – check list Appendix 2 – psychological clusters Appendix 3 – analysis per job Appendix 4 – compatibility in business, the professions and personal relationships Appendix 5 – career pointers Appendix 6 – honesty / risk chart Appendix 7 – graphological reports Appendix 8 – useful addresses

  • Graphology Handbook:  Curtis W Casewit, 1980

Introduction Chapter 1) The handwriting sample Chapter 2) Slant, size and zones Chapter 3) More essentials Chapter 4) Space and motion Chapter 5) Capitals and individual letters Chapter 6) Traits, talents and sexuality Chapter 7) Signature Chapter 8) Analysing a stranger’s handwriting Chapter 9) The application of graphology

  • Grapho-therapeutics, Pen and Pencil Therapy, the New Technique for using your Subconscious Power:  Paul de Sainte Colombe, 1984

Introduction, Graphology – its history and uses Part 1) Grapho-therapeutics Part 2) A manual of basic of graphology Part 3) Modern developments in graphology

  • Handwriting Analysis:  What your Handwriting Reveals about your Personality, Health: James Greene & David Lewis, 1980

Introduction, Chapter 1) The new science of graphology Chapter 2) Making a start Chapter 3) What you predict t fro, handwriting pressure Chapter 4) The meaning of movement and flow Chapter 5) The secret meaning of your signature Chapter 6) Handwriting and personality Chapter 7) Handwriting and emotions Chapter 8) Handwriting and health Chapter 9) Handwriting and the child Chapter 10) The hidden language of handwriting Dictionary of Graphonomy

  • The Hidden Language of your Handwriting, James Greene & David Lewis, 1980

Chapter 1, The New Science of Graphonomy, Chapter 2, Making a Start Chapter 3, What you Predict from Handwriting Pressure Chapter 4.The Meaning of Movement and Flow Chapter 5, The Secret Meaning of your Signature Chapter 6.Handwriting and Personality Chapter 7, Handwriting and Emotions Chapter 8.Handwriting and Health Chapter 9. Handwriting and the Child Chapter 10.The Hidden Language of Handwriting Dictionary of Graphonomy

  • Discover Graphology:  a Straightforward and Practical Guide to Handwriting Analysis:  Margaret Gullan-Whur, 1991

Preface, Introduction:  Graphology – the state of the art as we discover it Chapter 1) Form Level:  the general quality of the writing Chapter 2) The symbolic us of space and direction Chapter 3) Stroke and letter forms Chapter 4) Typologies Chapter 5) Making an analysis

  • What Your Handwriting Reveals … How To Master The Art Of Graphology: Margaret Gullan-Whur, 1989

Chapter 1) First impressions Chapter 2) Letter formations Chapter 3) The balance of the personality Chapter 4) Signatures Chapter 5) The uses of graphology Appendix A – a sample analysis appendix B – some questions answered

  • Between The Lines: Understanding Yourself And Others Through Handwriting Analysis:  Reed Hayes, 1993

Preface, how to use the book Introduction Chapter 1) Graphology: a reflection of your inner self Chapter 2) history of handwriting analysis Chapter 3) Basics of handwriting analysis Chapter 4) Zonal distribution. And directional trends Chapter 5) Your slant on life Chapter 6)How you think Chapter 7) Your signature: the face you show the world Chapter 8) Preparation for handwriting analysis Chapter 9) Stroke basics Chapter 10) Beginning and ending strokes Chapter 11) Your writing fits you to a T Chapter 12) Are you insecure? Chapter 13) Handwriting reveals your social life Chapter 14) Your lower loops are showing Chapter 15) Is the writer honest? Chapter 16) Handwriting reveals your special aptitudes Dictionary of personality traits Suggested reading list Handwriting analysis worksheet Index

  • Analysis Of Handwriting -An Introduction Into Scientific Graphology:  H J Jacoby, 1952

Part 1) The basic of graphology Part 2) The psychological meaning of the single characteristics in handwriting Part 3) The application of graphology

  • Advanced Graphology: Betty Link, 1986

Chapter 1) Signposts of American Graphology Chapter 2) “As others see us” Chapter 3) First things first Chapter 4) Directional tendencies and trends Chapter 5) Connectedness and disconnectedness Chapter 6) Connective strokes and letter form types Chapter 7) Insights on size Chapter 8) Specifics on slant Chapter 9) Commentary on spacing Chapter 10) Tips on traits Chapter 11) Tips on traits, continued Chapter 12) Tips on traits, continued Chapter 13) Individualised forms Chapter 14) First letter emphasis Chapter 15) Last letter emphasis Chapter 16) Deciding on dishonesty Chapter 17) Making sense of syndromes Chapter 18) The graphologist as employment adviser Chapter 19) Fulfilment from eight to five Chapter 20) Bigger than a bread box Chapter 21) The link graphological process Chapter 22) From analysis to synthesis

  • How To Analyse Your Handwriting: Personality Revealed Through Handwriting: Dr Manfred Lowengard, 1975

The meaning in writing, Learning to write, How you write, The three zones, The angle of lines, Margins and letter slants, Addressing envelopes, How letters are joined, Width and speed, Letter sizes and space between lines, The colour of the ink, Pressure, Simple or ornate, Legibility, Positive/negative and capitals, i-dots and t-bars, Signatures, How to analyse a sample, All the answers, The assessment of qualities Barbara Cartland: a full analysis John Wayne: a full analysis Writing letters,  Doodles

  • Handwriting Analysis Made Easy:  John Marley, 1967

Foreword. History of graphology. How can you use graphology in your daily life How to assess handwriting on impact and establish form level. The positioning of handwriting into various zones. Outstanding graphological signs to look for Special characteristics in letter formation Making an analysis

  • Personality on handwriting: Handbook Of American Graphology: Alfred O Mendel, 198, Foreword by Rudolf Arnheim

Some General remarks in the guise of an introduction A few primary principles for graphology students Part 1) At first sight Part 2) At second sight Part 3) At third sight Appendix

  • The A to Z of Careers in South Africa:  Don Nelson, 1993


  • Graphology: A Guide to Health: Monica O’Hara-Keeton, 2000

Chapter 1, THEORY AND PRACTISE, Background, The Basics, The Main Signs and Symbols, Dominant Health Signs Chapter 2, PROBING DEEPER, The Personal Pronoun and other Ego-symbols, Buried Emotions, Different Styles Indicating Different States, Stumbling Blocks, Bodily Ills, Neurological Disorders, Chapter 3, CHANGES IN WRITING, The Effects of Illness, Writing with the Mouth or Foot, The Effects of Multiple Injuries, The effects of Defeat, Altered States, Sex Change, A Thalidomide Survivor, Other Reasons for Changes in Writing Chapter 4, PICTORIAL IMAGES, Doodles, Tree Drawings, House Drawings, Children’s Drawings

  • The Psychology Of Handwriting:  Secrets of Handwriting Analysis:  Nadya Olyanova, 1960

Introduction Chapter 1) By their hand writings you shall know them Chapter 2) What is graphology? Chapter 3) Neighbours Chapter 4) Fundamentals in handwriting Chapter 5) Pen pressure Chapter 6) Slant Chapter 7) Size Chapter 8) Basic line Chapter 9) Margins and spacing Chapter 10) t-bars Chapter 11) i-dots Chapter 12) Small letters (your a b c’s) Chapter 13) Capitals Chapter 14) Loops Chapter 15) Zones Chapter 16) Initials and terminals Chapter 17) Connecting strokes Chapter 18) Legibility and illegibility Chapter 19) Signatures Chapter 20) How to estimate compatibility Chapter 21) The evolution of a personality Chapter 22) Signs of illness – emotional and physical Chapter 23) Genius – in what does it consist? Chapter 24) Outstanding personalities on the contemporary scene Chapter 25) Graphology and standard psychological tests, by George E Edington and Bradford J Wilson

  • Handwriting, A Key to Personality:  Klara G Roman, 1952

History Part 1:  Developmental stages in handwriting Part 2:  analysis and interpretation Sample analyses with use of worksheets

  • Psychology of Handwriting: Robert Saudek, 1926

Chapter 1. COMMON OBJECTIONS TO GRAPHOLOGY AND THEIR REFUTATION, Chapter 2, HISTORY OF GRAPHOLOGY, Amateurs, Telepathists, Empiricists. The French School – J.H.Michon, Crépieux-Jamin. The German School – The Empiricists: Langenbruch, Busse. The Theorists: Prof.Dr. Peyer, Dr. Georg Meyer, Dr. Ludwig Klages Chapter 3,  PHYSIOLOGY OF WRITING, The present, a time of Transition between an Old and New Technique of writing.  Calligraphic rules in America and Europe. Distribution of pressure in writing.  Size of writing. Spacing. Forms of connection. Angle of writing. Simplification and Amplification of forms of characters.  The Alphabets. Impulse. Expansion of characters in America, England, France, Germany, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Italy and Poland.  Summary and scheme of Physiological Features in Writing.  Specimen of scheme applied to the writing of Bernard Shaw. Chapter 4. PSYCHOLOGY OF WRITING Standard Class of Writing.  The Three Criteria by which it is recognisable.  Graphology and Characterology.  Dominant and Counter Dominant.  Resultants. Age of Graphic Culture.  Significance of Standard Class. Disposal of Writing on Writing Surface.  Tendency of Line and various Methods of Interpretation.  Expansion of Writing.  Upper Projections and Lower Projections.  Narrowness and Breadth of Writing.  Connections and Separations.  Angle of Writing.  Simplifications and Amplifications. Alphabets. Feature Complexes and Counter Dominant. Chapter 5 RANDOM TEST OF THE CORRECTNESS OF METHODS EXPLAINED Horatio Nelson. W.M. Thackeray. Chapter 6.PRACTICAL HINTS FOR DRAWING UP OF GRAPHOLOGICAL ANALYSES Chapter 7. SPECIMENS OF ANALYSES Bernard Shaw.  Stanley Baldwin. John Galsworthy. Charles Trevelyan. Geoffrey Fry. Ramsay MacDonald. Eduard Benes. Alfred Kerr. Viscount Haldane. Arthur Henderson. T.G. Masaryk.

  • Handwriting Analysis: P. Scott Hollander, 1998

Chapter 1, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF HANDWRITING ANALYSIS Organisation – The Style of Script, Direction – the Baseline of Script, Communication – The Angle of Script Limitation – The Size of Script, Determination – The Pressure of Script, Orientation – The Zones of Script, Penstroke Formations:  The Behavioural Motivators, Feelings and Needs – The Shapes in the Alphabet, Confidence and Attitudes – Capitals and Script Form, Self-Image – The Identity Words Putting it together, Doing the Analysis – Procedure and Sample Analysis Chapter 2. USING THE ANALYSIS – APPLICATIONS OF GRAPHOLOGY, Growing Pains – Analysing the Handwriting of Children, Body Language – Signs of Illness and Pain, Changing the Signs – Graphotherapy, Using the Analysis – Applications of Graphology Appendix A:  Glossary – An ABC of Traits and Characteristics

  • Reading between the Lines, the Basics of Handwriting Analysis:  P Scott Hollander, 1991

Introduction to graphology Part 1) The fundamentals of handwriting analysis Part 2) Using the analysis – applications of graphology Appendix A:  Glossary – an ABC of traits and characteristics Appendix B: Answers


The Analysis Of Handwriting Personality And Character: Diane Simpson, 1985

A collection of copybook styles, Form level, Size of writing, Speed of writing, Zones, Base line, Slant, Pressure, Spacing, Connections and letter shapes, Beginnings and endings, Specific letter formations, The signature and personal pronoun ‘I’ , Honesty or dishonesty, Doodles, The interpretation of writing. Handwriting analysis checklist

  • A Manual of Graphology:  Eric Singer, 1974

Foreword Part 1) Graphology for Everyman Part 2) The graphologist’s alphabet Part 3) Graphological exercises (a handwriting quiz book) Books used

  • Graphology for Everyman: Eric Singer, 1957

Chapter 1) General introduction Chapter 2) The history of graphology Chapter 3) The meaning of the basic tendencies of handwriting Chapter 4) General layout and elaboration of handwriting Chapter 5) T crossing, dots on the I and punctuation Chapter 6) Signs, movements, gestures, symbols Chapter 7) The working out of an analysis Chapter 8) What to look for Chapter 9) Graphological quiz Chapter 10) A sample analysis Chapter 11) Some remarks on another letter

  • Personality in Handwriting:  Eric Singer, 1974

Introduction Chapter 1) Learning how to write Chapter 2) Guiding imaging and executing movement Chapter 3) Sources of images Chapter 4) Guiding images and their interpretation Chapter 5) Pictorial writing, doodling, scribbling Chapter 6) Ego symbols Chapter 7) The portrayal of conflicting images in handwriting Chapter 8) Images of the whole and of the part Chapter 9) Test situations in the alphabet Chapter 10) other influences on handwriting Chapter 11) Official and unofficial writing Chapter 12) The address and the addressee Chapter 13) Circumstances, environment, physical conditions and moods Chapter 14) Influence of the subject-matter Chapter 15) Writing mistakes and amendments Chapter 16) Changes of personality in handwriting Chapter 17) The colour of writing and shades of the stroke Chapter 18) The hard core of the handwriting

  • The Graphologist’s Alphabet:  Eric Singer, 1950

Introduction Chapter 1) The copy-book alphabet and the individual’s alphabet Chapter 2) The different meanings of general writing trends Chapter 3) how to study graphology Chapter 4) The first letter Chapter 5) The last letter Chapter 6) The graphologist’s alphabet, Books used to review questions