Al Zymer Graphology

What is graphology? When we produce any graphic movement, such as handwriting, we are actually "brainwriting" and leaving our "brain prints" behind on the paper. Our brain prints reveal who we are, how we think, feel and behave. They are an x-ray of the mind, and like our fingerprints, they remain uniquely our own forever. No two people ever have the exact same brain prints. The slant of your writing reveals the degree to which you express your real emotional feelings to others.

Slanting to the right indicates that you're demonstrative, affectionate, passionate. Oriented toward the future. Writing vertically is to suppress your real emotional feelings. It's the slant associated with diplomacy in that you neither express or repress your feelings. It means "head over heart."

Slanting to the left is to repress your real emotional feelings. To think one thing, but say another. To lean over backward to avoid emotional situations. The words that best express a left slant are negative, fear, resistance, doubt repression and self. An easy way to remember the meaning of slant is to picture a person walking. The repressed walker leans over backward to avoid getting emotionally into the situation.

The vertical walker is cool, collected, has his head above it all, is in total control of the outward expressions of his emotional feelings. The rightward walker leans into the feeling; he expresses. The unstable slant is a slant constantly changing directions and means to lack control over the expression of your emotions, to be emotionally unstable. One minute you're warm, friendly, expressive (rightward); the next you're cold and aloof (leftward). You're impossible to fathom or get along with.

The interpretations of handwriting slants is based on the universal concept of left versus right. Left is associated with past and negativity. Vertical is associated with control and formality. Right is associated with future and positiveness.

"Baseline" refers to the imaginary line upon which we write on a blank piece of paper. Does the writing go uphill, downhill, stay level or go up and down? We can think of each line of writing as a road on the way to reaching a goal. We start at the left, which is the past...and go along the line, which is the present...and end up on the right side of the paper at our goal.the future. The straight baseline reveals someone who is stable in outward behavior, evenkeeled, level. This is the baseline of someone who exerts a degree of control over his outward moods. It takes enormous control to write straight across the paper, and this reflects the consistent and controlled behavior exhibited by the writer at least on the surface.

An overly controlled baseline is one that looks as though it were written with a ruler (and may have been). The overly straight baseline reflects overcontrol to compensate for an inner fear of loss of control.

A true ascending baseline is one that goes uphill all the way to the last letter and does not drop off at the ends of the lines. This is one of the most positive traits one can have in all of graphology. Studies of successful people show that over 90% of them have uphill writing. Uphill writing means healthy mental energy and indicates someone who want to stay busy, active and constantly on the go.

A falsely ascending baseline is one where the lines rise, but then fall down at the ends. This indicates a quitter. It's a sad baseline. Here the person starts off with great gusto, great excitement, then gives up right at the end. This is the person who can't wait to get it going, buys all he needs to make it happen, enrolls in the class in order to become this or that, and then quits before making it.

The convex baseline is also indicative of a quitter. A descending baseline occurs when a majority of the lines are going downhill. With the exception of children, downhill writers are usually negative people. They look on the down side of things. These people are often fatalists. People who are on a downer. Cynics with an attitude of defeat and disillusionment. Erratic baselines indicate moodiness and an incoherent baseline indicates a writer who is spaced out or deranged.

Your signature represents your public self-image, which means how you behave in public, how you act around other people, your social persona. When someone's signature is different that the rest of his or her writing, that would indicate that his public behavior is nothing like his private behavior; what you see is not what you get.

Signature & writing are the same--so is behavior in public and private.

Signature slightly larger than writing--healthy self-confidence in public.

Slightly smaller than writing--shy & reserved, would like to fade into the background.

Much larger than writing--screaming to be heard.

Vertical signature with rightward slanting writing--what you see is not what you get. It's the diplomate, someone who shows no emotion either way.

Rightward slanting signature with vertical writing- this is a person when you meet him at a party, is very warm and expressive. He slaps you on the back, is very jovial. But at home he's colder and more unexpressive.

Legible writing with illegible signature-indicative of someone who wishes to communicate his thoughts--legible script--but doesn't really wish to communicate who he is.

Illegible writing with legible signature-- Here the writer doesn't give a hoot about communicating her thoughts. She or he only wants to leave you with who she is. This is egotism to the max.

Illegible writing with illegible signature--illegible writing means the writer is not communicating his thoughts. Illegible signature is also not communicating who he is.

Illegibility throughout is caused by extreme unhappiness. Total illegibility reveals a dysfunctional individual. It means the person is in the same state as his handwriting--profoundly unhappy and wholly noncommunicative.

Ascending signature--upbeat, positive, forward thinking, someone who wants to keep busy and stay active.

Descending signature--whatever part of the signature drops represents depression, disappointment, disillusionment, or negative feelings associated with that part of the public self-image. If the last name drops, it could signal negative feelings with your father or other family figures. If it's the first name that drops, then you are depressed about yourself, feeling down on yourself.

Descending signature with uphill writing-- writer generally concerned with public image, importance and stature. Downward signature indicates he doesn't want to reveal who he is. Depression, disappointment and negativity associated with public image. Underscored signature--healthy self-confidence, reaffirmation of the self.

What is all the above "stuff" got to do with the tricks of our trade? Read on. It will all make sense in a moment or two. Incidentally, I don't mean to make light of a very serious malady, but I couldn't resist using it in humorous fashion to describe a very real problem some of older folk experience with our failing memory. As I pass my 68th birthday...the ravages of time have wrecked havoc with what little is left of my mind. Yet, to my audiences I must appear to be the same international man of mystery who has blown their minds in years past. Unfortunately, most of the time I can't remember what I had for breakfast, much less remembering paragraph's of cold reading mumbo jumbo. As a result, I have had to resort to ingenious new subterfuges to replace the petrified brain cells that have calcified with advancing age.

One of the most effective ideas occurred when my wife, April, and I were co-hosting a cocktail party for an internationally famous artist. The day before the event, our co-hosts asked if I would be so kind as to introduce the guest of honor. With that, they handed me four pages of single spaced biographical material. They figured that since I was used to appearing before large audiences, it would be a snap for me to memorize the infinitesimal details of our guest's biography. Returning home, I was a wreck. Suddenly as I sat bemoaning my fate, my eyes came to rest on a wallet. Not any wallet. A so-called, HIMBER wallet. An idea exploded in my mind and within a few minutes, I had condensed the essence of four pages of biographical material into an unreadable 3" wide x 6"deep column of type. I ran it off on my printer and glued it to a piece of thin cardboard. I then affixed the unreadable material to the right hand panel of the Himber Wallet. On the second side of the wallet, I affixed a piece of "Post-it Note" paper to the right hand panel and I was all set to go. Oh yes, I did place an object in my inside jacket pocket. I'll tell you what it was in a moment.

A few minutes before I was to introduce the guest of honor, I asked him to sign his name to the post-it note sheet in my wallet. When it came time for the introduction, I told the assembled throng that while they know me as an internationally renowned thought reader,

I am also one of the foremost graphologists in the world. With that, I opened my wallet and displayed the signature of our guest of honor on the small post-it note. I stated that it is amazing what secrets repose just below the surface of a person's handwriting. I removed a large magnifying glass from my pocket and proceeded to examine the sample of our guest of honor's signature. Naturally, I had switched to the second side of the wallet and was using the magnifying glass to read the biographical material I had reduced in size. It was a perfectly natural thing to do and no one had any idea that I was reading from a prepared script. Later that evening, our co-hosts expressed total amazement at my ability to memorize such a

What is graphology? When we produce any graphic movement, such as handwriting, we are actually "brainwriting" and leaving our "brain prints" behind on the paper. Our brain prints reveal who we are, how we think, feel and behave. They are an x-ray of the mind, and like our fingerprints, they remain uniquely our own forever. No two people ever have the exact same brain prints. The slant of your writing reveals the degree to which you express your real emotional feelings to others. Slanting to the right indicates that you're demonstrative, affectionate, passionate. Oriented toward the future. Writing vertically is to suppress your real emotional feelings. It's the slant associated with diplomacy in that you neither express or repress your feelings. It means "head over heart." Slanting to the left is to repress your real emotional feelings. To think one thing, but say another. To lean over backward to avoid emotional situations. The words that best express a left slant are negative, fear, resistance, doubt repression and self. An easy way to remember the meaning of slant is to picture a person walking. The repressed walker leans over backward to avoid getting emotionally into the situation. The vertical walker is cool, collected, has his head above it all, is in total control of the outward expressions of his emotional feelings. The rightward walker leans into the feeling; he expresses. The unstable slant is a slant constantly changing directions and means to lack control over the expression of your emotions, to be emotionally unstable. One minute you're warm, friendly, expressive (righward); the next you're cold and aloof (leftward). You're impossible to fathom or get along with.

The interpretations of handwriting slants are based on the universal concept of left versus right. Left is associated with past and negativity. Vertical is associated with control and formality. Right is associated with future and positiveness.

"Baseline" refers to the imaginary line upon which we write on a blank piece of paper. Does the writing go uphill, downhill, stay level or go up and down? We can think of each line of writing as a road on the way to reaching a goal. We start at the left, which is the past.. .and go along the line, which is the present.. .and end up on the right side of the paper at our goal.the future. The straight baseline reveals someone who is stable in outward behavior, evenkeeled, level. This is the baseline of someone who exerts a degree of control over his outward moods. It takes enormous control to write straight across the paper, and this reflects the consistent and controlled behavior exhibited by the writer at least on the surface. An overly controlled baseline is one that looks as though it were written with a ruler (and may have been). The overly straight baseline reflects overcontrol to compensate for an inner fear of loss of control. A true ascending baseline is one that goes uphill all the way to the last letter and does not drop off at the ends of the lines. This is one of the most positive traits one can have in all of graphology. Studies of successful people show that over 90% of them have uphill writing. Uphill writing means healthy mental energy and indicates someone who want to stay busy, active and constantly on the go. A falsely ascending baseline is one where the lines rise, but then fall down at the ends. This indicates a quitter. It's a sad baseline. Here the person starts off with great gusto, great excitement, then gives up right at the end. This is the person who can't wait to get it going, buys all he needs to make it happen, enrolls in the class in order to become this or that, and then quits before making it. The convex baseline is also indicative of a quitter. A descending baseline occurs when a majority of the lines are going downhill. With the exception of children, downhill writers are usually negative people. They look on the down side of things. These people are often fatalists. People who are on a downer. Cynics with an attitude of defeat and disillusionment. Erratic baselines indicate moodiness and an incoherent baseline indicates a writer who is spaced out or deranged.

Your signature represents your public self-image, which means how you behave in public, how you act around other people, your social persona. When someone's signature is different that the rest of his or her writing, that would indicate that his public behavior is nothing like his private behavior; what you see is not what you get. Signature & writing are the same--so is behavior in public and private. Signature slightly larger than writing--healthy self-confidence in public. Slightly smaller than writing--shy & reserved, would like to fade into the background. Much larger than writing--screaming to be heard. Vertical signature with rightward slanting writing--what you see is not what you get. It's the diplomate, someone who shows no emotion either way. Rightward slanting signature with vertical writing- this is a person when you meet him at a party, is very warm and expressive. He slaps you on the back, is very jovial. But at home he's colder and more unexpressive. Legible writing with illegible signature-indicative of someone who wishes to communicate his thoughts—legible script--but doesn't really wish to communicate who he is. Illegible writing with legible signature-- Here the writer doesn't give a hoot about communicating her thoughts. She or he only wants to leave you with who she is. This is egotism to the max. Illegible writing with illegible signature—illegible writing means the writer is not communicating his thoughts. Illegible signature is also not communicating who he is. Illegibility throughout is caused by extreme unhappiness. Total illegibility reveals a dysfunctional individual. It means the person is in the same state as his handwriting--profoundly unhappy and wholly noncommunicative. Ascending signature--upbeat, positive, forward thinking, someone who wants to keep busy and stay active. Descending signature--whatever part of the signature drops represents depression, disappointment, disillusionment, or negative feelings associated with that part of the public self-image. If the last name drops, it could signal negative feelings with your father or other family figures. If it's the first name that drops, then you are depressed about yourself, feeling down on yourself. Descending signature with uphill writing-- writer generally concerned with public image, importance and stature. Downward signature indicates he doesn't want to reveal who he is. Depression, disappointment and negativity associated with public image. Underscored signature--healthy self-confidence, reaffirmation of the self.

What is graphology? When we produce any graphic movement, such as handwriting, we are actually "brainwriting" and leaving our "brain prints" behind on the paper. Our brain prints reveal who we are, how we think, feel and behave. In other words, they're an x-ray of the mind, and like our fingerprints, they remain uniquely our own forever. No two people ever have the exact same brain prints.

My first impression from the way you've used the space is that you have a strong need for other people to like and admire you. Your margins give me an impression of intellectual ability and sensativity while the spacing of your letters indicates that even though you are extremely competent, you have a tendency to be quite critical of yourself. You also have a great deal of unused energy which you have not turned to your advantage. The slant of the letters indicates that while you are disciplined and controlled on the outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure inside. At times you have serious doubts as to whether or not you've made the right decision or done the right thing. My overall impression of your handwriting is that you prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. Most of all, you pride yourself on being an idependent thinker and do not accept other opinions without satisfactory proof.

Additional patter for horoscope readings when spectator is asked to include his or her Zodiac sign. Try to fit the reading to the spectator:

(Sign) people are perhaps the mostb self reliant individuals. Indeed, persons born under the sign of___demand the freedom to feel, think and act according to their own code of behavior. Yet, conversely, they do gain great satisfaction from helping those who need protection or nurturing. Strive to keep your emotions on an even keel. Beware of allowing yourself and overly high-minded or high-handed attitude. Keep control over your expectations. and try to be more forgiving. There is nothing wrong with compromise, or with occisasionally losing.

(Sign) people are hard headed realists with the guts and drive to get ahead. However, their approach to achieving success is usually more persistant rather than the ruthless type. Although ambition is one of their chief characteristics, (sign) are not solely interested in getting results or exerting influence over others. The way things are done is of great importance to them; consequently those born under this sign may consider a winning venture or endeavor unsuccessful if it was accomplished without a sufficient sense of style, motivation and purpose.

Advice (use sparingly):

Beware of making promises you can't keep. Consider carefully the possible reppercussions of your actions. Sometimes it is necessary to play at a part but don't kid yourself in the process. Be considerate of the feelings of others.

detailed account of the life and times and accomplishments of our guest of honor in one evening. It didn't take long to realize that I could have one or two spectators sign their name to a file card and then proceed to give them a legitimate handwriting analysis without having to memorize one single, solitary thing. I have included on the left below, the reduced (5 point) transcript of the two pages of text that preceded this explanation. Obviously, you can also use this idea to record the information you have obtained during a pre-show set-up using an impression device, center tear or whatever.

The card on the right shows an analysis of the spectator's handwriting. I usually have the person write the following: "This is a sample of my handwriting," followed by his or her signature. The crib is placed on one side of a Himber Wallet and a blank card on the other. After the spectator finishes writing the sentence, you switch sides and read the above using a magnifying glass. No memory work required. In addition I've included samples of cold reading material using 6 point type. If you are computer literate, you can even go as low as 4 or 5 point type. For most, it will be unreadable. But, if you have the spectator sign both his name and his zodiac sign, the above can be viewed under a magnifying glass as you pretend to use the spectator's handwriting and sign to formulate a so-called personality reading without having to memorize it. This subtlety has many uses for us senior citizen mentalists.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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