Graphology

Bill Cosby's Signature Tells Us More About Him Than You Think

Annette Poizner | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

The first letter of his surname has been distorted and made into an overarching awning which protects the surname, representing the public self or the professional self. In fact, some of the letters of the last name are tucked away, hidden beneath that dominant arcade, as if tucked away from public view. What do we know about Bill Cosby's private life?

Ellen DeGeneres Is Generous: Her Name and Signature Say it All

Annette Poizner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

Recently, Ellen DeGeneres gave a $10,000 gift to a waitress who treated two National Guard soldiers to their lunch. This act was yet another example of Ellen's generosity, standing alongside the dozens of causes to which she lends her name. Speaking of which, psychological researchers might find a clue to her generosity in her name.

What is Your Handwriting Style Saying? Martin Luther King's Spells Freedom

Annette Poizner | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada
Annette Poizner

One premise of handwriting analysis is that people express their primary orientation in life, be it to the spiritual or the material, expressing an affinity with the vertical or the horizontal, every time they pick up a pen. Some writers strongly emphasize the width of handwriting. These are the people who live off their senses and have gifts in realms where the senses reign strong.

What Paula Deen's Handwriting Teaches Us

Annette Poizner | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada
Annette Poizner

Paula Deen has admitted to using language that most would call racist, and now her world has officially turned upside down. As a graphologist, I'm intrigued by what we might learn about people by taking a look at their handwriting. Paula Deen is an interesting case in point.

How Lance Armstrong's Signature Should Have Tipped Us Off

Annette Poizner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

As a therapist who looks at the handwriting of psychotherapy clients in a quest to understand something of the mysterious realm of self and soul, I turned to handwriting in order to better understand Lance Armstrong and his current situation.

Barbra Streisand's Signature: The Mark of Success

Annette Poizner | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

I'm a graphologist and a clinician; I tend to get to know a little bit about people by peering at their handwriting. Looking at Barbara Streisand's signature, we do find the theme of duality. Barbra's first name (representing the private self) is scripted in one style of writing whereas her last name (representing her professional self) is scripted in a completely different style of writing.

Does Katie Couric's Signature Reveal Her Eating Disorder?

Annette Poizner | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

Note how she loyally reproduces the copybook script she learned in school and, in so doing, shows us that, first and foremost, she values fitting in. Such writers, amiable and good-natured, easily lapse into people-pleasing. And they often harbor secret self-negating habits designed to help them keep insecurities at bay.

What Rob Ford's Signature Tells us About The Toronto Mayor

Annette Poizner | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Annette Poizner

In the wake of reports that Toronto's mayor has been distracted at the wheel, only one question remains: why won't Rob Ford use a driver? One look at his signature provides the only answer that hasn't been put forward, an answer provided not by his aides who are rebuffed when they offer to take the wheel, and not by puzzled journalists who conjecture about the issue.

What an Athlete's Signature Says About Olympic Psychology

Annette Poizner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png What do we know about the psychology of an Olympic athlete? The signature of Mark Spitz is worth examining. We can learn something about what it takes to excel in sports; also, in life.