Tyrants and Temperament

The most accurate evaluation of a man's character--said the father of modern graphology--is a result of hate.  While love is blind to character defects, animosity gives x-ray vision of subtectonic cracks in an enemy's character from the motivation to defeat them (Klages, 1932, Science of Character). Like Napoleon Bonaparte, Donald J. Trump will eventually be usurped from his position of power by the force of popular demand. Whether in retirement Trump becomes the man in a high castle or a royal prisoner with a golden toilet, his autographic history in National Archive documents will be a treasure trove for graphologists. The baby test, engineers joke, is the best way to test durability. Trump broke the myth of a republic or populist representation in government--under the cracks of darkmoney bribery, Russian espionage using strategic disinforation, and racism in voter suppresion--just as Napoleon destroyed the myth of monarchs divine right to rule. Historians still discuss how and why Napoleon broke the myth of inherited monarchy to inspire a populist democracy with elected representatives, or republic rule. Historians will also discuss for many years the causes and consequences of Trump's presidency. Although the founder of graphology published several technical manuals during the decade he brought forth The System of Graphology (Michon, 1875), it was his History of Napoleon through the Lens of his Handwriting (1879) that attracted international attention to graphology. This French Catholic priest shocked his peers when he demonstrated in handwriting that neither divine intervention nor chance govern the causes of world events. Rather, the striving of an individual--as they assert their will struggling against their inner conflicts--results in their actions we see on the world stage. Motivated either by love or hate, you can see the silhouette of character through the lens of handwriting.