Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

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The vulgar-looking and ornate capital letter in Figure 68 has a vertical line added in unnecessarily between the left and right parts. Obviously, this writer displays an undue claim of self-importance. Adolf Hitler wrote this way. (Many graphologists believe that the vertical line represented his moustache.)

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In the above images, we can observe many peculiar aspects.

1. The slant. By measuring figure 3A with a protractor, you will notice that the capital H measures 28 degrees of incline; at the end of his name, the incline has become an acute 14 degrees. (Any slant measuring under 55 degrees must be considered pathological.) Not only does Hitler’s writing start out pathologically, it becomes more so as it continues. His last letter is almost horizontal. Considering that slant indicates the degree of approach to others, we see here an intense need of some kind or desperate grab toward his fellowman. The fact that the writing looks as if it were falling shows acute depression.

2. Pressure. The extreme pressure in both specimens indicates a powerful, physical dynamo of energy when dealing with his fellowman.

3. t bars. In Figure 3B, we see a thick, heavy, brutal-looking t bar, written in a downward direction. This t bar shows us how Der Fuhrer approaches the addressee. Hitler’s down-flung t bar, written with heavy pressure (even without his acutely inclined writing) leaves us in no doubt how he could become the monster that he was. These down-flung t-bars indicate the writer’s low opinion of others. It wasn’t difficult for Hitler to do away with others.

4. Capital letters. The name is the ego, and any capital letter also indicates the writer’s ego state. Consequently, the capital letter of the name has an especially important meaning in interpreting the writer’s ego.
Look at both 3A and 3B. The name is already written with a thick hand. Then Hitler adds something quite unnecessary to the capital in his surname – a vertical bar. This ugly, vulgar-looking, heavy, down-flung line, a tasteless ornamentation to an already ugly character, proclaims a deformed and depraved ego. If the world had recognized this depravity in his writing before his rise to power, would it have made any difference? One wonders.

Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden

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The epithet, “the most hated person in America,” has been aptly attributed to none other than Osama Bin Laden. Many psychoanalysts have developed personality evaluations of him. Graphologists have noted that his large-size signature, especially when it is compared to his smaller, Arabic writing, reflects an enormous ego. He is also depressed and feels undervalued, indicated by the descending end stroke of his signature. Psychoanalysts and graphologists agree that having an enormous ego, yet feeling truly undervalued, triggered his depression. Like other, less notorious sociopaths, he takes his hatred out on society.
The first round shaped letter in his signature is encircled several times, reflecting the feeling that he is living in a world of his own imagination. Bin Laden is trying to protect himself by not allowing anyone in. He is extremely egocentric. His heavy-pressured writing reveals an above-average libido as well as intense anger.

In the image below: line 1 – “Your Brother,” line 2 – Bin Laden’s name printed, line 3 – Bin Laden’s signature

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The graphological interpretation of this type of personality is that he would be likely to exhibit animosity. However, there are many people who possess similar styles of writings and they do not wage war on society. Is there some other factor in addition to Bin Ladin’s handwriting that reflects the difference? In the same fashion that his written signature projects his anger and animosity, so, too, is the revealing visual of his signature weapon, the Kalatchnikov rifle.
Many graphologists have stated that the Western rules of analyzing handwriting do not apply to Arabic. Generally, this is correct. Size, pressure, etc., can also be analyzed. One’s country of origin must be taken into consideration for an accurate graphological evaluation. Two identical writings of different people from different regions of the world may have different meanings.

A Middle Easterner’s signature, regardless of whether a Western graphologist can analyze it, does broadcast the writer’s personality. Preoccupation with profession and lifestyle are frequently symbolized in the signature. The deciphering of such symbols is important for psychologists and psychiatrists.

Certain graphologists, particularly the internationally known Rafael Schermann, have concentrated on this aspect of graphology. Understanding the politics and religions of the region into which Osama Bin Laden was born and raised assist in the understanding and interpretation of his signature and textual writings. Psychoanalysts, taking into account the intense hatred that Bin Laden possesses, recognize that he will try to strike again. Graphological ethics preclude predictions.

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

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Picture a man standing bolt upright–the very image of independence, separateness. In Figure 1, look at line AD-it is straight. When one writes in such a fashion more or less consistently, we say that his writing is vertical. The slant of writing is one of the most basic and important points in graphology. When you write, your intention is simple-to tell the other person what is on your mind, to communicate. When your approach is “cool,” your head (as opposed to your heart) is in control. The vertical writer may indeed have intense emotions, but they are held in check. Scott Peterson’s handwriting is vertical.

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Notice the left margin as it descends. It is perfectly aligned. This reflects order, organization, and control. To return consciously to the beginning of each line, starting exactly where the line above began manifests strong discipline. Every “T” bar is perched exactly on top of each stem and all are of equally halved. The middle stem in every capital “E” is exactly in the middle. These points plus the upright slant indicates excessive need to control. There is an unnecessary dot after the title, “VOLUNTEERS.” This displays precaution. The pace of writing is slow and deliberate.

In handwriting analysis, the base line-how straight the subject writes-reflects mood. In order to ensure that the base line is accurately read it is best that the paper be unlined, for lined paper has a way of guiding the writer in a course, which may not be his real self. There are two paragraphs, the first ascends and the second descends. This reveals inconsistency in mood swings between elation and depression. The beginning paragraph, “the face” put on for the outside world, clearly expresses the ‘up’ type of personality – one full of charm. The falling lines, in great contrast to the ascending lines, broadcast a despondent nature. A great disparity between excessive need to control and depression coexist. Yet he can seem deceptively attractive to women. When courting, it’s hard to tell the difference between danger and love because he devotes so much attention to you. Nevertheless, this type of depression is held in check. The fact that, in spite of this, Mr. Peterson starts each line repeatedly aligned, discloses that he is very capable of methodical planning.

According to graphology, a word in a paragraph that is particularly set off drops a very subtle hint as to the writer’s feelings. The key word in a written document, which the writer singles out for special speed or hesitancy, is characteristic of his true relation and particularly his immediate aims in relation to what that key word stands for. Such changes of pace are detected either through a change in slant or the position on the page, which the writer gives to such key word. An increase in right-slantedness is indicative of a (perhaps unadmitted) warm feeling, and a lifting up into a higher zone is characteristic of hope, joy, and elation. A sudden decrease in a profoundly upright slant that now turns leftward, against the normal direction of communication in writing, reflects the writer’s opposition to this set off word. Observing the word “felt,” (second paragraph, second line, first word) the first three letters stand perfectly upright, consistent with all of the text, except for the last letter “t” – it turns decidedly leftward. What subtle (unadmitted) hint is he revealing about his feelings by setting off this emotionally charged word? Why does Scott Peterson want others to think that he has strong feelings for Laci, when in fact, his ‘feelings’ for her are cold, turned off?

It is clear that Laci emotionally threatened Scott Peterson. The tension between them built up. Obsessed with control, no one (except a masochist) could continuously live harmoniously with him. Scott wanted, demanded to run his life according to his own rules – to control all. Laci got in his way. Becoming dangerously despondent, Scott Peterson systematically plotted to once and for all, be in control.