Identifying Personality Traits , and Especially Traits Resulting in Violent Behavior through Automatic Handwriting Analysis

Abstract

Handwriting analysis is a process that has been carried out for centuries. But its effectiveness when analyzing the behavior and personality of an individual is still a debate. Is it possible to detect potential deviant behavior and personality traits of an individual by carrying out an analysis of his/her handwriting? There are two methods of handwriting analysis: Graphology is the method of psychological analysis, while forensic document examination or handwriting identification which is the examination of documents and writing samples by a known source, or person. In this paper we have carried out research of the various state of the art technologies available in analyzing an individual’s behavior based on their handwriting and the effectiveness of predicting the character and personality of that individual. We also wanted to determine if we can uncover handedness, authorship and gender through analysis. Apart from working on LewinsonZubin method of analyzing handwriting, various online tools are also available for handwriting analysis, such as: NEURO SCRIPT, WANDA, CEDAR-FOX, and Gaussian Mixture Model.

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@inproceedings{Fisher2012IdentifyingPT, title={Identifying Personality Traits , and Especially Traits Resulting in Violent Behavior through Automatic Handwriting Analysis}, author={Janet Fisher and Anish Maredia and Nerissa Williams and Jonathan Leet}, year={2012} }