Course Introduction

Certificate Course in Graphology

  • Course Outline
  • Curriculum
  • FAQ
  • Case Studies
  • Reviews

The Accredited Certificate Course in Graphology offered by Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science (SIFS India) is meticulously designed for individuals in collaboration with colleges and universities who want to gain an understanding of the science of analyzing handwriting to understand personality traits, behaviors, and emotions of a person.

It is particularly beneficial for students or professionals in psychology, law enforcement, human resources, and related fields, and for individuals curious to explore the field of personality assessment through handwriting.

In this course, you will learn the basics of graphology, its historical evolution, importance, and applications; how to analyze individual strokes; approaches to analyzing handwriting samples; the role of graphology in criminal investigations; signature analysis; case studies; and practical exercises in handwriting analysis.

Course Benefits:

Enhanced Professional Application: You will gain knowledge that can be applied to various professional domains, including psychology, law enforcement, human resources, and more.

Personal Development: You will acquire skills to understand yourself and others on a deeper level by decoding the hidden aspects of personality and behavior through handwriting analysis.

Career Advancement Opportunities: This course will open doors to new career paths or enhance your current profession with a specialization that will help you in fields like criminal investigations, forensic psychology, and legal services.

Networking and Community: You will benefit from the exchange of knowledge and experiences by being a part of a community of like-minded individuals, practitioners, and experts in the field.

Assessment and Certification: Regular assignments and case studies will increase your understanding of the subject, and examinations will evaluate your hands-on skills to practice as a certified graphologist or enhance your skills further.

So, enroll now to gain a deep understanding of this fascinating field and position yourself as an expert in the science of handwriting analysis.

  • Curriculum


    In this introductory module, you will gain insights about the fundamental principles and historical significance of graphology, the scope of forensic graphology, and how handwriting analysis assists law professionals in detecting criminal behavior.

    The module equips you with the basic graphological concepts required to decipher personality traits and potential criminal indicators through handwriting analysis.


    This module covers the debate surrounding graphology, acknowledging its classification as a pseudo-science along with its usage in understanding connections between handwriting traits and an individual's personality by analyzing his writing sample.

    You will learn how to interpret various features that depict physical, mental, and emotional aspects of personality. You will develop a solid grasp of the strengths and limitations of graphology as a tool for identity analysis.


    In this module, you will explore the relationship between handwriting and personality from a graphological point of view, covering fundamental features that offer insights into an individual's character.

    You will learn to decipher various personality characteristics like high versus low functioning intelligence, extroversion versus introversion, solid versus weak work drive, and honesty versus dishonesty.

    Additionally, the module highlights the intersection of criminal minds and handwriting, equipping you with knowledge of how graphology can be applied to decipher subtle clues related to criminal behavior.


    In this module, you will explore the intricate relationship between handwriting and various personality traits, gaining insights into an individual's character. You will learn about handwriting and signature analysis principles and how to analyze various graphological traits like baseline, capital and scripted letters, letter slant, size, pressure of writing, zones, margins, spacing (line, word, and letter), loops, bar of lowercase letter ‘t’, placement of dot of lowercase ‘i’, along with several other traits.


    In this module, you will learn about the multifaceted role of graphology in both crime investigation and psychology, highlighting how it can be a powerful tool in understanding the mindset of a suspect.

    Beyond forensic applications, the module covers graphology's usage as a tool for personal growth and enhancement in diverse fields like education, medicine, business, social work, and personal development.

    You will also gain insights about graphotherapy, a transformative practice where negative handwriting traits are consciously altered to bring about positive influence in your personality. and as a tool for personal growth and enhancement.

  • How can I enroll for this particular course?

    To enroll, click on the “Register for Course” option available on the right side of the screen, followed by the provided instructions and payment procedure.

  • Is this course suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of graphology?

    Yes, the course is designed for individuals of all levels. It starts with the basics, including the historical evolution and importance of graphology, making it accessible for beginners.

  • What are the areas where the learning outcomes of this course can be applied?

    The course opens doors to various domains like the practice of grapho-therapy, personal development, personality enhancement etc including career enrichment in human resources.

  • Will I have an exam after the completion of the course, and what certification will I receive?

    Yes, students have to undergo an exam once the course gets completed. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certification of excellence.

  • Are there any live sessions or is the course entirely self-paced?

    Yes, live sessions are part of the course for interactive engagement and discussions.

  • Will there be a dedicated portal for the course and study material?

    Yes, you will have access to course materials for lifetime after completing the course through our dedicated portal.

  • Can I interact with instructors or ask questions during the course?

    Yes, we facilitate interaction with instructors. Students often have the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification, and engage with instructors through various means, such as discussion forums, live sessions, or dedicated communication channels.

  • Is the course globally recognized, and will the certification be valid internationally?

    Yes, SIFS India's courses are recognized worldwide, and the certifications hold value internationally.

  • Is there a refund policy in case I need to withdraw from the course?

    It's essential to note that there is no refund policy in case you need to withdraw from the course. Prior to enrolling, it's advisable to carefully consider your commitment to the course and, if necessary, seek clarification from our organization regarding any questions related to withdrawal or refunds.

  • Whom should I contact for any queries or technical support?

    For any inquiries or technical assistance, please feel free to contact us at +91-7303913002 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Accidental Murder Case Study

Handwriting analysis, along with other psychological assessment techniques, proves beneficial in understanding the mindset of the criminal. Though it cannot be used to convict the culprit, it still provides valuable insights as to why the person committed the crime and whether his mental state could be responsible for it.

The handwriting samples of the accused were scientifically examined to decipher his personality traits.

This is the case of a person convicted of murdering a 53-year-old lady. During his confession, he admitted that his intention was not to kill the lady but only to rob the house. It was when the lady shouted that he got violent and stabbed her multiple times with a knife. He was upset with his personal relationship and suffering from a financial crisis. He escaped by robbing all the money and valuables from the lady’s house.

Parameters on which the sample was analyzed were page margins, baseline alignment, word, line, and letter spacing, pen pressure, letter slant, size and shape of  letters, pen lifts, connecting strokes, line quality, position as well as shape of i-dots, position as well as  shape of t-bars, baseline, flourishes and embellishments, and position of signature.

Factors that affect the act of writing are psychological mood, the health of an individual, and their physical condition.

The examination of the handwriting sample showed deviations from the normal writing features, highlighting his antisocial behavior.

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Handwriting features that were seen in the sample: 

Illegible handwriting indicates his confused personality and inability or unwillingness to communicate straightforwardly.

The size of the writing, going from big to small, shows his indecisive nature. He is not sure how he should behave. Also, the changes in spacing, letter sizes, slant, and writing style all indicate the writer’s manipulative nature.

The varying slant indicates a lack of emotional control over his expression, and he is emotionally unstable and prone to abrupt behavioral tendencies.

The baseline is rigid  which shows tension, inhibition, and fear.

Missing letters and words indicates his dishonesty. He will not reveal the complete truth and will often omit essential information or stick to past commitments.

A capital letter in the middle of the word indicates lack of concern and is usually associated with violent nature, impulsive bursts, and antisocial behavior.

The presence of touched-up letters indicates a lack of confidence, anxiety, and a tendency to cover up things.

Disconnected letters indicate his inability to express his thoughts, resulting in bad relationships and difficulty giving meaningful direction to his decisions, leading to isolation and social withdrawal.

The tangling in the writing shows confusion and a lack of balance in life.

The letter ‘a’ is formed in two parts: the first oval and then its tail. Both are separated from each other, indicating dishonesty. The looped ovals reveal secrecy and conceal nature.

The letter ‘y’ has a large loop with a left curve, indicating his attachment to the past and dependency on others for strength.

The letter ‘R’ has been executed with a rightward-pointing triangle, indicating aggressiveness towards his goals and plans and pessimism in day-to-day life.

Forensic handwriting analysis of a criminal’s handwriting sample can help investigating agencies move in the right direction. They can tell whether a person is suffering from any kind of psychological disturbance or mental health problem.

Aarav Sharma


I recently completed the certificate course on graphology. The content was well-organized, and the instructors were highly knowledgeable. The activities that allowed us to apply the learnings on our handwriting were insightful for me.  A  completely new learning experience for me.

Arjun Patel


The certificate course is designed especially for beginners who are exploring the field of graphology, the course structure allows for a gradual progression in understanding handwriting patterns and graphological traits while still offering valuable insights to more advanced learners.

Jai Singh


Handwriting is one of the ways that communicate a lot about our personality. This course allowed me to get insights about my own handwriting traits which reflect some aspects of my personality. Would surely recommend it to graphology enthusiasts!!!!

Sanya Bhatia


The course provided a hands-on learning experience and the instructors were also patient and encouraged us to clarify any doubt, which allowed us the utmost clarification as beginners; making it a good learning experience. 

Abhinav Yadav


The best part of undergoing this course was to gain knowledge about grapho-therapy; which made me understand how a change in handwriting and graphological traits can affect a change in the individual as well. 



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