Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting

Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting

Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting

Have you ever looked at someone and thought:

He looks honest.

She seems friendly.

He doesn’t look like a serial killer.

Are you always right?

Looks can be deceiving, but handwriting never lies. Handwriting profiling is an amazingly accurate tool for assessing how people think, feel, and act. In fact, handwriting profiling is so accurate that the FBI, the CIA, and the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad use it to build detailed psychological profiles of some of the world’s most dangerous individuals. And thousands of major corporations use handwriting profiling to help them make the right hiring decisions.

Handwriting expert Michelle Dresbold — the only civilian to be invited to the United States Secret Service’s Advanced Document Examination training program — draws on her extensive experience helping law enforcement agencies around the country on cases involving kidnapping, arson, forgery, murder, embezzlement, and stalking to take us inside the mysterious world of crossed t’s and dotted i’s.

In Sex, Lies, and Handwriting, Dresbold explains how a single sentence can provide insight into a person’s background, psychology, and behavior. Throughout the book, Dresbold explores the handwriting of sly politicians, convicted criminals, notorious killers, suspected cheats, and ordinary people who’ve written to Dresbold’s “The Handwriting Doctor” column for help. She shows you how to identify the signs of a dirty rotten scoundrel and a lying, cheating, backstabbing lover. And she introduces you to some of the most dangerous traits in handwriting, including weapon-shaped letters, “shark’s teeth,” “club strokes,” and “felon’s claws.” (When you see these traits in someone’s script, she says, “it’s time to stop reading and start running!”)

Dresbold also explains how criminals are tracked through handwritten clues and what spouses, friends, or employees might be hiding in their script.

Finally, Dresbold re-examines the handwriting evidence in several notorious unsolved cases. She uncovers fascinating clues that reveal the secret side of Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the ax murder of her parents in 1893’s “trial of the century.” Dresbold also reveals astonishing details about the author of the JonBenÉt Ramsey ransom note, and she presents startling new evidence that exposes the real Jack the Ripper (contrary to popular theories, he wasn’t a prince or a painter after all).

Sex, Lies, and Handwriting will have you paying a bit more attention to your — and everyone else’s — penmanship.

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  1. Joseph Dewey said,

    Wrote on October 10, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome first book on handwriting analysis, but BEWARE!, October 9, 2011
    Joseph Dewey (Orem, UT USA) –

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    This review is from: Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting (Paperback)

    This is an excellent introductory book on handwriting. Why is it so great? It’s because the author analyzes handwriting of dozens of historical bandits, miscreants, and murderers, to try to find out if they’re guilty or not. This book tells the sordid details of some of the worst scoundrels of the last 150 years, and everyone wants to know the juicy details.

    And are they guilty? Yes, they all are. That’s why you should beware–after you read this book, you’re not going to have any skills of analyzing normal people’s handwriting, but you will know how to analyze a killer’s handwriting. For a couple days after reading this book, I would grab people’s handwriting, suspiciously eye them and their handwriting, and then after a few minutes of staring them down, say, ‘okay, you’re safe.’ I’d recommend another, more boring book on handwriting analysis right after you finish this book, to balance you out. Beware, and don’t just read this one book.

    This book is really only 1/3rd handwriting analysis, and 2/3rds whodunit mystery book. That’s why it’s a great introductory book on handwriting analysis is that it’s a fun, quick read that educates you at the same time it entertains you. If you’re looking for boring textbook, pick another book.

    I’ve wanted to learn about graphology for a long time, but the other books just seemed so boring, and I never made it past the first chapter. Thanks to Ms. Dresbold for writing a handwriting analysis book that everyone can enjoy, and read quickly!

    +Awesome first book on handwriting analysis
    +Makes handwriting analysis fun and exciting
    +You can read straight through this book and learn while you’re entertained, without having to do any boring exercises.

    -Mainly centers on the handwriting of criminals, so it might make you suspicious of everyone, including normal people.
    -Talks a lot about murderers, so it might be a little dark if you’re not used to watching things like CSI
    -Isn’t very in depth, but it will make you excited enough about handwriting analysis that you’ll be excited to read another more in-depth book.

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  2. Frederic B. Sargent said,

    Wrote on October 10, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fascinating–and fun!, December 20, 2006

    This is a cleverly constructed, highly entertaining book that teaches us what our handwriting style reveals about ourselves and others, including many notables from Jack the Ripper to Elvis Presley to whoever wrote the JonBenet Ramsey ransom note. It is an easy read that has made it around our office quickly and led to some fun-filled discissions about each other’s handwritten notes. In a way it reminds us of the popular science we know about body language, although handwriting seems to tell us so much more. Dresbold is an “expert” on this subject who, characteristic of the best of those who are tops in their field, can present it in a way that is understandable and enjoyable for a wide audience. Highly recommended.

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  3. IDIGFLICKS said,

    Wrote on October 10, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Learn in bits & pieces. Not great for beginners, April 26, 2011

    This review is from: Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting (Paperback)

    I’ve read 4 handwriting analysis books so far- this was the first one I picked up. Although I will say it was interesting enough to keep me reading I didn’t preen much useful information from it because of the format- or lack thereof. There were introductions into topics one piece at a time and then it would jump to another or say ‘you’ll learn about this later/we talked about this earlier’. It never seemed like a full-on lesson. And I found it hard to trudge through the pages trying to connect this piece with that part and so on.

    It was almost more of a look at what graphology can do rather than a useful tool for learning it. There were plenty of true crime cases and the handwriting profiles that went with them. However, it always seemed to me that hindsight prevailed in these profiles, even though a few times she mentions that no prior knowledge is needed or is better that you don’t have any. Many times the author came off as more of a braggart, seemingly using her book as a solicitation for new clients rather than a guide to spark interest in the public about the field.

    Also, in every example given, only the highlighted topic for that section was pointed out in the handwriting sample. I would have liked to see all the traits of the sample pointed out. And depending on what page you were on, the translation of a trait would mean something totally different from sample to sample even though the trait stayed the same. I’m sure it’s all part of the art of translation, but for learning purposes made it very difficult to pinpoint what to look for and how to interpret it.

    Overall, it was insightful into how it can be used in solving crimes and other tasks, but jumpy in lesson topics and lacking in full explanations.
    If looking for an actual textbook type that’s easy to read AND learn I highly reccommend
    1. “Handwriting Analysis; Putting It to Work for You” by Andrea McNichol
    Handwriting Analysis : Putting It to Work for You
    2. “Handwriting Analysis: A Complete Self-Teaching Guide” by Scott P. Hollander (also listed in places as P. Scott Hollander)
    Handwriting Analysis: A Complete Self-teaching Guide

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