Handwriting Analysis & Myers-Briggs


Leadership development and growth begins with understanding ourselves and how others view our actions. Sometimes we can change behavior without having much underlying information, but often instead we need the benefit of understanding our patterns, our own personal contexts and some of the deeper "what's" and "why's." Professional and personal awareness needs to be clear and specific so we can identify and articulate our intentions for change, as well as set out realistic and effective development plans.


LSL uses two assessment tools to accomplish these goals: handwriting analysis (also known as graphology) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (also known as the 16 Types). Handwriting analysis provides objective targets for coaching that also serve as benchmarks to track individual growth. Myers-Briggs is an optional report that is produced from the same technology and is a common tool used for understanding the four basic personality temperaments.

The Myers-Briggs assessment provides a useful way of describing people's personalities by looking at their preferences on four scales (extraversion vs. introversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling, and judging vs. perceiving). These preferences combine to yield one particular type. Choosing the MBTI as an option with handwriting analysis yields a powerful view into personality and personality differences that can readily be applied to improve leadership skills.

We use the Handwriting Research Corporation's (HRC) tool and process for handwriting analysis. Founded in 1983, HRC is the leader in innovative personality evaluations, utilizing sophisticated technology to analyze handwriting samples. Through handwriting analysis, insight is achieved instantly into the personality of an individual or team without relying on their cooperation, honesty or self-analysis as found in questionnaires, interviews, and self-reports. No other method of understanding a person is as objective, fair, and accurate as HRC's unique system of personality profiling. This tool is fully validated for several different uses in the corporate and business setting, including the following applications:

Profile Applications

Selection & Hiring

  • Objective personality information without relying on applicants' honesty or self-awareness from interview or self-reports
  • Profile out-of-town applicants without having to fly them in
  • Discover applicant's strengths and weaknesses before interviewing
  • Interview tool and guide (ask the right questions during the interview)
  • Profile vendors (therapist, babysitter, landscapers, roommates, accountant, attorney)

Employees & Teams

  • Improve teamwork: discover both individual and team strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve employee performance through greater self-understanding and one-on-one consultation with an LSL consultant
  • Gain insight before promoting or transferring employees
  • Profile good and poor staff; Create "Success Model" for future use in hiring
  • Identify the real corporate culture (executive team and managers)
  • Downsizing - identify the best employees to retain
  • Outplacement - provides career guidance and tool for self-improvement


  • Self-improvement (improves happiness, health, relationships, goal achievement)
  • Career guidance
  • Profile prospective, present or past dating and marriage partners
  • Profile family members (improve communications)
  • Gift for someone's birthday or holiday (help them raise self-awareness)

For more information on the Handwriting Research Corporation and analysis tools, see www.handwriting.com.

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