Term indicating psychometric power on the basis of scripts.
It has nothing to do with graphology (interpretation of personality
traits indicated in handwriting), as the reading of the present,
past, and future of the subject is not effected by the study
of the writing. The script simply serves as an influence, as does
any given object in psychometry.
The sole justification of the term ‘‘metagraphology’’ is the
fact that some graphologists developed their remarkably sensitive
powers from the study of scripts. Raphael Schermann was
the most notable among the metagraphologists. Similar powers
were discovered in Otto Reimann of Prague, a bank clerk born
in 1903 who, by simply touching a script, would offer a psychometric
reading and also imitate the writing. He was studied by
Professor Fischer of Prague.