The Hand Behind The Word: Handwriting Analysis JAQS* Style
Why would I be such an advocate
for Handwriting Analyst? Perhaps because I love it;
it's always spoken to me, and it's something I love to help others
learn more about.
Since I was very young (as in seven years old) I have been
fascinated by what handwriting can tell us about each other
and about our lives.
What began in elementary school for me in second grade as an
awareness of a parallel nature of
subtle changes in my teacher's behavior and her handwriting,
has grown over the years into a full-fledged study of
Handwriting and its story. That also meant collection of tens of
thousands of samples from people from all around the world, and
full integration of handwriting analysis techniques and uses
into my personal and professional lives.
Because I had started
my professional life in the world of accounting and audit during
the time I was putting myself through college, I was
surrounded by digits and strings of numbers in handwriting.
Yet, the "conventional wisdom" of handwriting analysis didn't
deal with numbers. So over the course of these years, I
developed a unique system of handwriting analysis called the JAQS
System of sampling and explicating handwriting, making
extensive use of both digits and text in the hand... something
very different than any other handwriting analyst was doing.
The *JAQS Style ("
Just A Quick Sample") was something I developed in the
mid-1970's and have continued to refine and teach over the last
twenty-five years as a primary sample format for quick yet effective
sampling in a minimum of space and time. Out of this seemingly tiny
sample can come a whole host of information about the writer, his or her
background, and personality. Quite fascinating.
You can read a bit about the nature of the sample format, by visiting our
main Handwriting Interest Web Site over at HWA.ORG (the original
handwriting site on the web). Check out the page
outlining the Sample format, at:
you've written up a sample in the prescribed format there, you can also
use it to get a quick
Personalized Free Handwriting Reading from an excerpted Expert System
I wrote called "SelfEval".
In addition to working as a Handwriting Analyst, you'll find that I
also wear hats quite interchangably as Poet, Writer. Lecturer Archivist and Curator
and IT Systems
My professional studies began in the mid 1970's in the
fields of Engineering Physics, Computer and Electrical Engineering,
and Science Education. Feeling a call to studies and experience
outside the sciences, however, my career took a significant turn
into Education and Counseling where some of the other sides of
learning and thought could round out the highly technical of my
studies to that point.
Fascinated by learning in diverse fields, and earning a teaching
degree in 1980, I balanced a career teaching writing, foreign
language, and computers for several years before splitting off
full-time into my own businesses in the mid-80's, with some
volunteer Hospice work on the side.
The Technical aspects of the Lifelong Learning Excellence, Inc.,
(which owns and operates LLX.COM,
Bardo.ORG, HWA.ORG and several other popular web
entities), don't require much of me anymore; they run pretty
autonomously. So this leaves me freed up more to work in other
interest areas, such as working with psychologists, counselors and
corporate HR departments with Handwriting Analysis & Death Issues in
their work, to traveling, touring and writing.
Who knows? You may see me as a presentor on your next cruise line
or at your next conference. I do like to use that time to continue
my research with people from all around the world, while traveling
and writing along the way.
For more information about my
presentation or lecturing availability, feel free to be in touch.
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