Graphology is the scientific study and analysis of human handwriting with the intent of assessing a person's psychological state. This is not to be confused with forensic document examination, which involves the discovery of forgeries and determining the authenticity of handwriting evidence.
Some graphologists believe details like spacing of words, dotted "i's" and crossed "t's", could reveal unconscious mental functions.
- As an example it is said that: Hillary Clinton is smart and forceful, John McCain is proud but has a volatile temper, and Barack Obama is a diplomat who deals well with different people and situations. 
Neuroscientist Barry Beyerstein (1996) considers the majority of the notions of graphology to be no more than sympathetic magic.