Joel Engel Bio


Joel Engel has been a world-renowned graphologist for over 30 years. He is often quoted in the press and scientific journals for his “spot on” analysis. He is a pioneer in the world of handwriting analysis and developed methods that are extremely precise. He operates online, personality types and career matching. He is the author of “Graphology at Home” and “Handwriting Analysis Self-Taught” (Penguin Books).


Many years ago, I took a course in criminology. One day the professor brought in a man who had served 23 years in prison on a murder charge, for which he was subsequently found innocent. Although he was now free he appeared depressed. Students pumped questions at him. He finally exploded and said, “What value is my freedom? My life is over.”

I really felt bad for him and thought how could they have committed such a grave mistake? His lie detector tests were proven to be inconclusive. If only there was another way to determine whether a person has traits of a murderer or not. I searched the college library and found some books on graphology-handwriting analysis. Being a skeptic, I proceeded cautiously. Then I read something that described one of my own characteristics to a’t’, and the more I read, the more I realized that graphology is an excellent diagnostic tool. Surely if this man’s writing would have been analyzed way back then, it might have helped to prove his innocence.

– Joel Engel