by Joelle Steele
Joelle Steele is a handwriting expert who began studying graphology as a teemager, and later attended a wide variety of graphological workshops and seminars, and became certified in 1987. Since then, she has analyzed more than a thousand documents ranging from letters, wills, bank drafts, invoices, employment applications, etc., to anonymous and/or threatening letters. She is experienced in forgery detection, linguistic profiling, the use of handwriting analysis in personnel selection, and the analysis of non-cursive (printed) writing. She currently specializes only in authenticating signatures and writing on antique photographs. The following are a few of her previously-published articles and blog posts:
05-24-2016: Handwriting Traits That Can Signal Psychological Problems: Samples of handwriting that can indicate unstable personalities.
06-16-2015: Graphology and Screening Job Applicants: The use of handwriting analysis in the personnel selection process.
04-13-2015: Personality Profiles-Handwriting Tells The Story: Graphology can be used to identify your personality characteristics.
08-03-2014: Forensic Graphology-Detecting Forgery and Identifying Anonymous Writers: How handwriting analysis is used to detect forgery and identify writers of hate mail.
05-26-2012: A Brief Introduction to Handwriting Analysis: How it works, the difference between its forensic use and its psychological interpretation.
02-16-2012: Authentication of Questioned Documents: An introduction to forgery detection.
03-04-2011: Analysis and Comparison of Handwriting Samples to Authenticate A Signature or Document: A quick overview of forensic graphology.
02-16-2009: A Brief History of Graphology: From ancient Chinese and Roman times to our modern world, handwriting has fascinated casual observers, scientists, artists, and many other people as it evolved into an accepted science.