Author: Peter Dennis, See Bio.

Publisher: CAPCO International

Print ISBN: 978-09698926-4-0

eBook ISBN: 978-09698926-6-3

Have you ever thought about how helpful it would be if you could get an accurate profile of someone’s personality? How many ways could you use this information?

This book clearly leads you through the steps to acquiring a personal profile. It also shows you how Handwriting Analysis (Graphology) can be applied in many different circumstances. For example, Graphology can help with personnel selection, picking a mate or spotting scams. Some of the author’s clients have used Graphology to check loan applicants, apartment renters, children with learning disabilities, negotiations, and the list goes on… anything relating to personality, others’ and, perhaps, best of all, your own personality.

This book has been used in classrooms, at the college level and it provides and excellent way of beginning to learn this subject. It is also a very helpful reference for the experienced Graphologist.

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Features of the Second and Third Editions

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has been shown to be approximately three times more important to success in life and in the workplace than I.Q. Chapter seven shows you how to evaluate your own Emotional Intelligence.

Compatibility is critical to establishing strong, fulfilling and lasting relationships. The more differences that exist between people, the more difficult it is for them to be compatible. Chapter eight shows you how handwriting analysis can identify many of the most important differences.

Each child’s unique personality is reflected in his or her handwriting. Chapter nine provides many insights and helpful suggestions for parents and teachers to assist in the learning and development of our children.

In chapter ten, the third edition delves into the darker side of human personality and shows you how you can identify 65 different signs in handwriting that signal potential danger and dishonesty. These signs are found in the writings of convicted criminals, serial killers, con artists and others who are not to be trusted.


Reviews From The Critics

Carmen Kirschling, President of The Ontario Chapter of The International Graphoanalysis Society.

“Pick this book up first if you’re new to or want to understand Handwriting Analysis. It is indeed an adventure. As one of my favourites, it’s more than a basic introduction, offering straightforward information that is well explained and categorized and in enough detail to get you going. The additional chapters are as articulate and even more intiguing. While some books contain only enough information to tease and others give so much detail you’re confused, this one is truly helpful. I frequently use it as a reference and am still surprised at how easy it is to use.”

Elaine Charal, Master Graphoanalyst, President and Owner of Positive Strokes.


“The new chapters in this third edition make this an invaluable resource to the beginning Graphologist as well as to the seasoned analyst. As well, this book will appeal to parents and teachers who are genuinely interested in helping their children to learn and develop. It will help those who are looking for meaningful relationships. And, it will help anyone interested in knowing about their level of emotional intelligence. A fascinating and practical book, and very easy to follow.”

Dr. Fatima Hosseinkhani, DDS

“Once I picked up this book, I simply could not put it down! Being a handwriting analysis enthusiast and having read many books and articles about the topic, I found this book to be an absolute gem. The author is remarkably knowledgeable and covers everything from the very basics to all the details an expert-to-be might have in mind. Instead of categorizing writing styles into “Good and Bad” groups, this book realistically dissects the possible origins. Although most authors in similar statuses and subjects tend to adopt a know-it-all attitude, Peter Dennis helps the reader keep an open mind through his scholarly and mature approach. 

As a teacher working with young children, handwriting analysis allows me to understand my students better and faster. Therefore I particularly enjoyed the notes in the book highlighting the application of this knowledge in working with children.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Peter Dennis in person. Peter is an exceptional teacher and I can attest that the positive, holistic, and thorough approach he has to everyday topics is also mirrored in his work.”

Len Ryan, Vice President of the Ontario Chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society.

“Handwriting Analysis: An Adventure in Self Discovery is, as Peter describes it, truly “an adventure in self-discovery.” The material is a clear and concise basic course in handwriting analysis. The organization is excellent; I particularly like how each characteristic is interpreted, both in its positive and negative aspects. Too, the various worksheets provided are excellent tools that facilitate interpretation. As well, the sections on kids and the signs of dishonesty are priceless additions. A valuable addition is the section on determining emotional intelligence, an often ignored, but very important understanding of self and of others. This book is one of the several books that I keep within reach and use quite frequently when I’m when I’m doing an analysis.”

Anne Wolfe

“From the time I was a child, without knowing anything about the art and science of handwriting analysis, I often thought people’s handwriting reflected their personalities. If I wanted to be like someone I would try mimicking their writing, but it never felt right. Peter’s book explains all this and more. Whether you find it amusing entertainment or something more serious, I think you’ll take something interesting away from this book. Highly recommended.”

Paul Boivin, Certified Handwriting Analyst, NLP Trainer, President of Paul D. Boivin + Associates.

“Having just finished teaching an accredited Ontario College, Introductory course in Handwriting Analysis to mostly Law and Security students, I can say that the choice of using Peter Dennis’s book, Handwriting Analysis, An Adventure in Self-discovery, as our main reference text was a resounding success. The students said they liked the book and found it easy to read and understand; and from the dogged-eared look of some of them by the end of the course – proved that they were well read.”

Kathleen Kusta, President, The International Graphoanalysis Society, Chicago, Illinois.

“Congratulations on a nicely written manuscript. At The International Graphoanalysis Society, we all agree that this manual is an excellent informational tool and we are pleased to be recommending and promoting it to our members as a companion to our introductory program, The Eight Basic Steps to Graphoanalysis.”

Mary Ann Matthews, owner of and Past President of the Ontario Chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society.

“If you want a clear and organized introduction to this amazing subject, this is the book for you. I teach this subject and my students report that this book is easy to understand, comprehensive and a great reference that they refer to frequently.”

Donna Browning, President of the Ontario Chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society.

“I can’t say enough about this book. Being very basic, it is terrific as a guide to my beginner course. It is clear and concise, and very easy for non-handwriting analysts to understand. In addition, it covers different subjects such as compatibility in relationships, children and how we can help them learn and develop, as well as learning about our emotional intelligence. Included in this book are many traits that are defined in our personality. It’s a book that I keep going back to as I attempt to learn more about the human personality. Very fascinating.”

Edith Leslie, Certified Graphologist

“Here is a beautifully and clearly structured book which gives the reader insight into some aspects of handwriting analysis. It is both instructive and entertaining. For each personality trait Peter Dennis gives a positive and a negative meaning, a truly wise approach reminding us that we can use every one of our faculties either for good or for evil.”

Ann Marie Fish, Special Education Teacher

“At last – a serious look at handwriting analysis for the lay person. Clear, concise,, and packed with valuable information. A fine resource.”


This book is a great introduction to Handwriting Analysis and chapter 10, on the subject of 65 different signs of potential danger and dishonesty, is well worth the price of the whole book.”

Cathy Weeks, Secretary of the Ontario Chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society.

“Peter Dennis’s book on Handwriting Analysis is excellent. Easy to use, with clear examples and concise explanations. A great resource and one I would not be without. I recommend it highly.”

Patrick Flynn, Master Graphoanalyst, Past President Of The Ontario Chapter of The International Graphoanalysis Society.

” Here is a concise and well organized manual with a ready-to-use analysis worksheet”

Ray Brilling’s mini reviews, Canadian H.R. Reporter, The National Journal of Human Resource Management

“Many readers may find this an entertaining and thought-provoking introduction.””

Homemaker Magazine, Summer 1998

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