Graphology is the study of handwriting in order to try to infer a person's character. It is a controversial subject and many people consider it a pseudoscience, but rightly or wrongly some companies still use it as part of their hiring strategy.
Graphology comes from the words grapho- (from the Greek γραφή, "writing") and logos (from the Greek λόγος, "word"). There are other words formed from the same root: Graphopathology, Graphomaniac, Graphistic, Graphopsychology, Psychographology, Graphometric, Graphometry, Graphoanalysis, Graphotechnology, Micrographia.
It is primarily used as a recruiting tool to screen candidates during the evaluation process. Many studies have been conducted to assess its effectiveness to predict personality and job performance. Recent studies testing the validity of using handwriting for predicting personality traits and job performance have been consistently negative.
Rowan Bayne, a British psychologist who has written several studies on graphology, summarized his view of the appeal of graphology: "It's very seductive because at a very crude level someone who is neat and well behaved tends to have neat handwriting", adding that the practice is "useless... absolutely hopeless".
For me, it's a bit like horoscopes. Fun, but not to be taken seriously. Here are some of the things that graphologists believe:-