Handwriting analysis


Types of approaches to analysing handwriting in order to identify a person and their personality.

Alternative labels

handwriting examination
handwriting evaluation
handwriting assessment
analysis of handwriting
analysing handwriting
handwriting inspection

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Handwriting analysis is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Graphologist: Graphologists analyse written or printed materials in order to draw conclusions and evidence about traits, personality, abilities and authorship of the writer. They interpret letter forms, the fashion of writing, and patterns in the writing.

Optional knowledge

Handwriting analysis is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Handwriting analysis – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022