For those who study graphology, they hope to be able to pick up certain identity and personality characteristics of a person from looking at things people have written. Also known as Handwriting Analysis, graphology has been a fascination to people for hundreds of years. Tuesday, August 27, at 7 pm there will be a Handwriting Analysis Program at the Puyallup Library.
“As part of the library’s mission we offer engaging programs on a variety of topics throughout the year. Graphoanalysis is an intriguing subject and the technique shows up from time to time in various fiction novels and true crime titles. We thought it would be fun to have an expert come to the library to talk about this topic and Gloria has received rave reviews from those who are familiar with her programs. As part of our Summer Reading events, we wanted to offer something a little different and we know the library has many customers who will find this kind of program appealing,” explained Beth Swartzbaugh, Adult Services Librarian at the Puyallup Public Library.
The Puyallup Library heard about this program from a librarian in Olympia, who recommended Gloria Peach’s program on handwriting analysis as being very engaging. Gloria has done successful programs for a number of public libraries, and the City of Olympia Parks and Recreation Department. Gloria Peach is a certified graphoanalyst and presenter at the program, received her Certified Graphoanalyst designation from the International Graphoanalysis Society in 1974, and then later on, became certified in their Master Program, which goes much deeper into the psychology of handwriting analysis.
Beth further describes the program, “Gloria Peach will present an overview of handwriting analysis techniques and tools for determining personality traits, social styles, and personal characteristics. She will provide a number of hand writing samples as part of her presentation and also offer to share some handwriting analysis for individual audience members. Time for questions from the audience will be provided at the end of the presentation. This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading program.” This program is free and requires no preregistration. The program is geared to adults however all ages may attend.
Graphoanalysis is a technique of identifying and evaluating the character and personality of an individual, through an in-depth study of their handwriting. In Gloria’s years of experience, she has worked with large and small companies to determine the character and personality of prospective employees. She has also analyzed threat letters, forgeries, and signatures of people called in for jury duty.
From the description of the art and insight of Graphoanalysis, Gloria Peach describes, “Compatibility, vocational guidance, individual personal analysis, and even writings of a deceased relative to find out what they were like, are ways” to utilize these skills. Gloria notes in her biography that on occasion, law enforcement and governmental agencies have been known to use handwriting experts, because they realize the importance of being able to detect information that is not readily available in other ways.
The Handwriting Analysis Program will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 7 – 8:30 pm, in the North Meeting room at the Puyallup Library located at: 324 S. Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371
Event flyer available for download: Handwriting-flyer
Please visit the Puyallup Public Library website at www.puyalluplibrary.org for more information.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com
Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for Tacoma.com