If you have ever wondered what the squiggles and strokes in a line of ink say about personality, or if you are a handwriting professional who learned the «trait-stroke» method, Reading Between the Lines, Decoding Handwriting, will introduce you to a new way to look at handwriting and understand personality. The gestalt method versus trait-stroke is the difference between viewing an object under a microscope that offers a very small field of vision, and a telescope that shows the bigger picture.
One is not better than the other, they simply appeal to different thinking styles. Trait-stroke analysts are more comfortable with an atomistic step-by-step approach, building up a picture of personality one stroke at a time. Gestaltists are more conceptual thinkers who look at space, form, and movement, learning to recognize the whole personality at a glance.