Dishonesty and Handwriting

In graphology, dishonesty is arguably the most studied topic. Studies in Europe, South America, Israel, and the Soviet Union have accumulated a wealth of information linking a range of characteristics to various types of dishonesty. The findings from each of these investigations are quite consistent, with only a few deviations. As previously said, graphology has advanced to the point where it can discriminate between someone who is violent versus someone who is simply deceitful; between someone who commits a crime on the spur of the moment against someone who plans the crime ahead of time.

As you go through the features linked to dishonesty, keep in mind that you’ll need to encounter four or more of them in a sample before you can claim, “This person is dishonest.” “Oh, my goodness! This is a person who is purposefully deceitful.” Certain characteristics, on the other hand, are so powerful that they constitute active dishonesty in and of themselves. You don’t need to hunt for several other dishonesty features to demonstrate that the writer is dishonest if you have these traits.

Overly Slow Writing

No intelligent adult should write slowly the majority of the time. If he does, it indicates a lack of spontaneity, premeditated behavior, and a sense that he is hiding something. When graphologists ask convicts for their names, they usually pause for a few beats before responding. They’re being extra cautious, like the sluggish writer, lest they reveal their true selves. Obviously, this conclusion does not apply to the type of sluggish writing seen on invitations or in situations where the writer is attempting to be especially meticulous and neat.

Double or Triple Looped Ovals

Double or triple looping ovals, on their own, just denote secrecy. Remember that the oval might be compared to a mouth. When the mouth is open, it indicates that the person is very talkative, but when it is merely closed, it indicates that the person is averagely chatty. Double looped ovals do not always indicate that the writer is quiet, but they do indicate that he is secretive. Before they are spoken, the words go through a filtering process. However, there are too many triple looping ovals in the area of deception.

Stabs in the Ovals

Stabs in ovals are a great quality to have because they frequently work in the exact spot on the page where someone is lying. It denotes a liar who speaks with a forked tongue. Occasionally, no ovals will be stabbed until all of a sudden, numerous will be stabbed in a single sentence. When you see something like this, you can bet the writer isn’t telling the truth about whatever he’s writing about at the time.


Wedged writing resembles the bent teeth of a saw blade or small sailboats on the water. Wedged writing, like the writing, signifies dangerously dishonest, criminalistic, and crooked. Be wary of anyone who has this type of handwriting. It’s the work of a possibly dangerous individual.

The Felon’s Claw

The “felon’s claw” is one of graphology’s most delectable characteristics! It is found in the writings of almost 80% of convicted criminals. When you transition from a straight downstroke to a claw shape, it’s called a felon’s claw. It has to come to a halt in the form of a claw.

You’re going underhand when you make a claw form. You’re descending, reversing the normal course you’ve been taught. The felon’s claw represents shame, bitterness, and ill impulses in the subconscious. Someone who pretends to have your best interests at heart is the felon’s claw maker. He’ll appear to be the nicest person on the planet. No one would suspect this individual of had a malicious bone in his body. But he’s merely setting you up to stab you in the back; he’ll eventually claw you. This is the most terrifying since you have no idea when the knife will appear.

Omitted Letters or Pieces of Letters

Someone who is deceitful by omission has handwriting that is saturated with missing portions of letters, missing letters, and missing words. By not telling the complete truth, you are being dishonest. You must determine whether or not the individual can spell. If he can, but omits parts of the writing on a regular basis, it suggests he is devious by omission. If letters or words are missing from only a few crucial phrases, the writer may be lying about those specific words or phrases. Alternatively, he may not be able to spell at that point. To make a decision, you must utilize common sense.

Continuous Mistakes

A stray syllable can have a huge impact. This is where graphology can provide us with subconscious hints that our conscious minds may be unaware of. Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, I make a mistake every time I write his name!”? Your subconscious is expressing that you are worried about that person. Something is wrong when a person can’t seem to write without making a mistake. It could imply he’s physically, mentally, or both breaking apart, or it could mean he’s being dishonest. You’ve probably got someone who’s lying if you’re looking at an employment application and the writer is continuously making mistakes on things like his social security number and other factual statements.


Retouching only suggests someone who is extremely perfectionistic about themselves if there are no other symptoms of dishonesty. This individual pushes himself to achieve full excellence. If there are other evidence of dishonesty in the writing, or if there is a lot of retouching, it indicates that the author is used to hiding his tracks and going back to make sure he didn’t leave any traces. This is the individual who falsifies data to make things appear to be something they are not.

Signature That is Quite Different from the Writing

When a signature differs significantly from the script, it signifies that what you see is not necessarily what you get. It’s dishonest since the person is pretending to be someone she isn’t. This does not imply that the person is a liar, thief, or criminal. This is someone who puts on a show, a performance. She doesn’t act the way she actually is in public, which is also a type of deception.

Exaggerated and Disguised

A con artist is always identified by exaggerated and masked handwriting. People that are intelligent, efficient, and productive do not need to puff up their handwriting. Only the fakers, the ones who put on airs, the ones who are attempting to deceive you, unnecessarily stylize their writing. This wastes a lot of time and is pointless. So be cautious!

Ovals Made Upside Down

It’s vital to note that we’re not talking about children’s writing, which tends to produce ovals in this direction by default. When an adult, on the other hand, produces ovals upside down, it indicates deception. This is a prevalent characteristic of embezzlers’ and criminals’ writing.


When letters are printed in such a way that they don’t touch each other, it’s a sign of concealment and deception. Retraced d’s and t’s are normal, and you’re looking at a very traditional and correct person if you see a perfect Palmer handwriting in every way. The writer is inhibiting natural instincts to the point of lying if the handwriting is not 100 percent Palmer and if 35 percent or more of the upper zones are retraced.

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