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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha; 1st edition (July 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0028632028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0028632025
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #934,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

You're no idiot, of course. You know that handwriting can reveal a great deal about a person--including one's strengths and weaknesses. But when it comes to figuring out what your handwriting says about your life and personality you feel like you're starting to get writer's cramp. Don't limit your writing to e-mail just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis is an intriguing, easy-to-follow lesson on how to understand what's behind those boldly stroked capital letters or smiley-faced dotted I's. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you learn how to:

More About the Author

Like her fictional character Claudia Rose in the award-winning Forensic Handwriting Mysteries series, Sheila Lowe is a real-life forensic handwriting expert who testifies in handwriting-related court cases and teaches forensic handwriting examination for credit at the University of California, Riverside in their CSI certificate program.

Sheila holds a Master of Science degree in psychology and is licensed to provide continuing education for marriage and family therapists. She lectures around the country and is also the author of the internationally acclaimed The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis and Handwriting of the Famous & Infamous. The award-winning Sheila Lowe's Handwriting Analyzer software is used around the world.

Often seen in the media, Sheila was interviewed by Mike Taibbi on Dateline NBC in the Clark Rockefeller case. She has provided analyses of celebrity handwritings for Time, Teen People, Us, Mademoiselle, and many others, such as Bar Association magazines (legal, not drinking!). Her international clientele includes corporate clients, mental health professionals, attorneys, private investigators, staffing agencies, and just plain folks.

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The information is well laid out and easy to understand.
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When reading Sheila's book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis" I realized that this was what had been missing.
Gwen Eck
I work on one feature at a time, going on to the next one when the last one has become more or less habit.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 10, 1999
Format: Paperback
As a professional handwriting analyst, I am often asked to recommend a book on the subject. Until now, I have had trouble finding any one book to suggest to everyone. At last! This book provides the most accurate and comprehensive information on handwriting for the novice or intermediate, and does it so entertainingly that I read the whole book myself (and was surprised to learn a thing or two).
There are many very good handwriting analysis books that are too advanced or too narrow for the beginner. Unfortunately, some of the most readable books on the topic are not comprehensive or are simplistic, and some, such as Bart Baggett's work, strike me and some of my colleagues as inaccurate or misleading in places. The CIGHA is a book I can recommend enthusiastically to teenagers and human resources professionals, to senior citizens and therapists.
Professional handwriting analysts know Sheila Lowe as one of the top analysts in the country, a leader in the field and the publisher of a professional newsletter, but until now, we never realized the extent of her talents as a writer.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Gwen Eck on May 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
After taking a handwriting course for certification, then the master's course, in Graphoanalysis, I still felt there was so terribly much missing. When reading Sheila's book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis" I realized that this was what had been missing. To think I hadn't bought it sooner because I thought it was just the same old thing! This book makes handwriting analysis very understandable. While it gets right to the point, it still hold's one's interest, is entertaining and yet very educational. I hated the book to end. I only wish I could have read it twenty years ago. It is the best handwriting book I've ever read.
Gwen Eck, MGA
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By "bymyhand" on February 26, 2000
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Am a handwriting analysis consultant. I enjoy helping my clients/friends understand themselves and their personal and business acquaintances better through hwa. This book by Sheila Lowe has been invaluable in my career personally and professionally; much needed--too many hwa books available that are not based on sound principles that really WORK; this one does. Surprisingly, it is easy to undertand and enjoyable to read even though the content is comprehensive and somewhat complex; the clear presentation of information and lively graphics help, they are nice additions that keep the reader interested when they really want to know how hwa WORKS. My clients are always amazed at its accuracy. It is also excellent as a reputable reference guide, as well as study guide for those who are really serious about learning, in the 'write' way, more about this amazing field of human understanding. I use Ms. Lowe's computerized program (RI Software) and it is also very accurate and one of the BEST I have ever used; the feedback from clients/friends is positive. "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis", I personally feel, is the BEST book about hwa on the shelves! Thank you for reading this review; hope you enjoy the book as much as I have. By My Hand, from New Jersey.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Helene Z. Keller on March 24, 2000
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As far as I can tell, Sheila Lowe has managed to cover every facet of hanwriting analysis in the clearest, cleverest and most concise way. It reads so well you hardly notice you are learning and losing your Idiot's status. Are there books that go further in depth about each aspect of hwa? Certainly, and if you want to study further, Ms Lowe includes the needed information for you... but this book will give you a good all around basic hw education.I've been a graphologist for 36 years and have an extensive library but this is the book I now recommend with confidence, for anyone wanting to understand how handwriting analysis works. Good samples, useful info and great writing style...my hat's off to her.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Rich Felton on July 29, 2000
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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Handwriting Analysis is for beginners and professionals. My handwriting analysis library was enhanced by this unique publication. It leads the student through clear, understandable steps, while giving the professional one of the best reference books on the subject. Sheila Lowe and June Canoles are two of the top names in this field.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John Reitter on February 4, 2006
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After reading just about all the most popular tracts on Graphology one has to say that this 456 page tome is the most complete in content and the most thorough in explanation and examples. Yet it is also an inviting page-turner filled with lively side boxes called Tales from the Quill, Fine Points, and Chicken Scratch! This a serious but light-hearted treatment of a complex but enjoyable subject.

Though Sheila Lowe is obviously an expert she doesn't tout herself as a know-it-all. Instead she uses frequent quotes from other experts in Handwriting Analysis and even recomends some of their books for additional study. She keeps her wit and sense of humor throughout, is not defensive, and is not trying to oversell the product as a miracle cure or a get-rich-quick scheme.

Ms. Lowe started as a 18 yr. old student and studied long and hard, including courses in Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. After becoming Certified, she specialized in Forensics and Consulting. She is ubiquetous on the Web...just Google her name and you will get over one hundred results!

The section on the History of Graphology is detailed and includes nearly all the major players in the field, from 1621 to the present. Sheila's coverage seems unbiased but there is a definate emphasis in the German or Gestalt Method (big picture and surroundings) rather than just the French Atomistic Method (identifying traits through specific letters and strokes) but the Graphoanalysis (business) movement is left out. This is not a big detriment because she is comprehensive in explaining all the important elements: size, presssure, rhythm, slant, strokes, space, zones, borders, style, speed, connections, etc., and their corresponding personality traits...both positive and negative.
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