It was in 1622 that the first known book on graphology (then handwriting analysis) was published, That was the beginning of modern day Handwriting analysis. The word "graphology" was coined by Jean Hippolyte Michon, a Frenchman, in the 1870s. But the science of graphology itself dates back the times of Aristotle and working towards better understanding of ourselves through our handwriting.
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Handwriting Analysis: Graphology or handwriting analysis can be traced to ancient times but not much is known about the history of handwriting analysis before the 17th century. Also it is generally acknowledged fact that, the Chinese scholars already knew that it was possible to reveal a persons character by reading and understand handwriting trends and patterns.
Graphology: Interestingly, it took from the 1600's to the 1900's for graphology to spread through the languages. While the most popular use of graphology is for individual personal insight, it is used in the psychological community to provide counseling guidance and by employers around the world to determine candidate suitability for employment.