Graphology or handwriting analysis isan effective means ofdecipheringthepersonality andbehavior of people, being used more and more inrecruitment and hiring,interviewsandselections, counseling and career planning, as well as characteranalysis of the persons thatviolatesthe law.
In the late’90s, most Americancompanies and organizationsused(and still use) handwritinganalysisforrecruitmentand selection, personneltesting(psychological testing) and motivation. “The WallStreetJournal”in 1988, published the followingnews: inFrance, Spain, Holland and Israelabout 80% of the top500 fastest growingcompanies usehandwritinganalysisinhuman resource management, havingconsultantsingraphologyorhavingexperts inhandwritinganalysis employedfull-time.Continue reading →
We have all heard of the “self-fulfilling prophecy“. One way to look at this idea is to say that “we get what we expect” and if we expect something to happen, our expectation will tend to make it so. Continue reading →
Subliminal influencing is all about persuading people to make decisions based upon subtle messages, gestures or images that they might not be aware of. Whether you’re interacting with co-workers, friends or complete strangers, it helps to have the skill of coaxing others to follow your lead. It might not come naturally to you. But with enough rehearsal, you’ll quickly find that others submit to your influence with little resistance. Continue reading →
It hashappenedto me sometimes to find more useful theability todecodenonverbal communication while talking with persons that where using another language.
I’m not trying torebulid the nonverbal alphabet butto groupnonverbal communication and highlightonly thosegestures thatare common. Those elementsof communication thatpeople usemostlyand whoseunderstandingis essential. Continue reading →
A classic finding in social psychology, the Halo Effect is the idea that our overall impression of a person can be based on one trait about them. For example, if someone has a likeable personality, people might find that person’s other qualities more appealing. In a recent experiment, a man made two videos for a dating website. In the first video, he read the script in an upbeat manner, whereas in the second, he read the same script in a more melancholy fashion. The first video was given to a one group of girls and the second was given to another group, who watched the video in a separate room. The girls who watched the upbeat video found the man to be likeable, while the girls who watched the second video found the man to be unpleasant, even though he had read the exact same script. Thus demonstrating the importance of tone in the perception of overall attractiveness and modeling the Halo Effect in action.