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

by Michelle Dresbold | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0743288106 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Crataegus of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 7/15/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Crataegus from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 13, 2012
From the back cover:

Looks can be deceiving, but handwriting never lies. Handwriting profiling is an amazingly accurate tool for assessing how people think, feel, and act. 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, 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.

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

Journal Entry 2 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 13, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (10/13/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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This will be brought to the BookCrossing Meetup in Calgary tomorrow.
One of my favourite books off my bookshelf - engaging, thought provoking, and absorbing.

Journal Entry 3 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, October 14, 2012
Picked up at the Calgary October meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers, at the Joshua Tree Café.

Thanks a ton!

Journal Entry 4 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 1, 2013
While cruising the BookCrossing forum, there was a thread under Book Talk called "50 pages and it's gone challenge".

I'd brought this book home, but kept putting other books ahead of it. I thought if I just read the first 50 pages, that I could be done and then I'd move on. But, it was written in a way that hooks the reader, as it is full of real-life bad guys (and gals) with an analysis of their handwriting.

After reading, I had two criticisms: I had wished there was a section on handwriting that indicated good character traits and I felt the final chapter was too "Dear Abby".

That said, this was a quick and interesting book.

Journal Entry 5 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, June 3, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (6/4/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to a mini-meet-up, so it may be returned to the Calgary BookCrossing group for circulation.

Journal Entry 6 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 8, 2013
Grabbed at get together.

Journal Entry 7 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 22, 2015
This was quite an interesting read. It's neat how a combination of patterns and feelings can come out in your writing. Though I wished she did a little bit more on people's writing who weren't criminals, 'cause the odd thing I was like "wait, is that in my writing? I'm not sure. What does that mean?" I think it may be a little more complicated than that. But I did like the whole analysis around Jack the Ripper and then some of the people who had written in to her column.

Thanks for the interesting read!

Journal Entry 8 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (9/12/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to get together

Journal Entry 9 by BookyMcBooks at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, September 13, 2015
Picked this up at the September Calgary BookCrossing meetup.

I've always been interested in writing and penmanship. I'm curious what handwriting can say about a person.

Journal Entry 10 by BookyMcBooks at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 12, 2016
For the first third of the book I was starting to buy into the premise that a person's personality and character can be read from their handwriting. But as the book moved on I was less convinced.

That said, it was fun to look at documents at work looking for murderers and sexual deviants.

I liked the writing style, and it's an interesting look into the world of forensic handwriting analysis (whether you believe it is more like science or more like astrology).

Journal Entry 11 by BookyMcBooks at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (3/12/2016 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this to the Calgary March Bookcrossing meetup.

Journal Entry 12 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 19, 2016
Picked up at the March meeting. Sorry for the delay - this last week was very hectic!

Journal Entry 13 by megami-no-ushi at Cravings Market Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 9, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (4/9/2016 UTC) at Cravings Market Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to the April meet up for the "Trial and Error" theme!

...I may need to re think my signature....

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 14 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, April 10, 2016
Picked this up at the April BookCrossing meeting at Cravings.

Journal Entry 15 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 11, 2018
Ok - I had to take a break in the middle as 1) it gets depressing reading about all these serial killers and their handwriting and 2) you start to question if you do any of the things she talks about. It was very enlightening though.

Journal Entry 16 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (8/11/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am taking this to the August meetup at Cravings to pass on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 17 by B-Lynn at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, October 8, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (10/8/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Hand writing analysis has more to it than what meets the eyes!! It was interesting to see how experts in the field developed this science and this book teaches how it is done. Using signatures from notorious criminals the author examines and writes how the open vowels, crossed “t”s, loops in letters reflects an individual’s characters and traits. Even Mother Teresa ‘s character was analyzed using her signature!

Although not an exact science, experts in this field believes any signature
exposes a lot about a person’s character. Which isn’t to say that if your signature has some of these letter formation it makes you a criminal. I found the author was demonstrating that this analysis was used to support the idea that signatures expose those who conduct criminal activities just by signing their name.

This non-fiction analytic book will have you looking at your own!!




Journal Entry 18 by L-Marie at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Picked this book up last meeting, but haven't read yet.

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