“Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.”
― Malcolm X,
The dawning of a new year brings a fresh opportunity to explore the real you. Whether you are interested in unravelling the multifaceted layers of what makes you tick, curious to understand the behaviour of someone close to you, or if you’d like to know if a potential business partner or job candidate will vibe with you, there are a number of ways to find out. Let’s take a look at four less conventional ways to analyse personality traits.
1. Handwriting analysis (Graphology)
Everyone’s scribe is distinctly unique. The study of handwriting analysis is known as graphology. Qualified graphologists are able to identify personality traits from the size, strokes, slants and uniqueness of your handwriting. An excellent book to get you started is Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting, featuring some excellent tips on how to recognise revealing traits in handwriting.
2. Palm reading (Palmistry)
No two palms are identical. Simple and basic palm reading techniques can tell you a lot about a person’s personality. Finger length and shape and hand size and shape all give clues about someone’s personality traits. An excellent read for budding palm readers is The Spellbinding Power of Palmistry: Complete Palmistry Course Book with Exercises
3. Astrological birthchart (Astrological studies)
Your astrological chart is your own personal blueprint. An astrological chart reading can offer insights into the psychological makeup of a person as well as their motivations and energies. Astrology delves far deeper than just your Sun (star sign). Dig deeper to discover how the placements of all planets in your own unique birth chart, combine together and interact to colour your personality. To gain an accurate chart, you will require your date, time and location of birth. This will help to accurately determine your Ascendant, or Rising sign, which will help shed light on your personality. Parkers’ Astrology by Julia Parker and Derek Parker is a fantastic, comprehensive book with illustrated examples for those looking to begin exploring astrology.
4. Numerology (The study of numbers and their meaning)
The study of the meaning of numbers, numerology has been credited to Egypt and Babylon where the earliest recorded history of numerology has been noted. Numerology allows us to assigns set values to significant numbers in our lives and gives them unique meanings. Our name, date of birth, house number and even the current year have meanings and significance which is unique to our individual personality and our life path. A fascinating and revealing technique to explore, a great resource for getting started is Numerology.