As far as determining personalities go, the lines and curves of a person’s signature do for Sudhir Kove what a smile and a conversation would for a layman. It is a question of simply understanding letters and angles for the renowned graphologist to be able to wield his life-altering magic.“By tweaking your handwriting, and therefore your sign, you can reprogramme your subconscious mind and influence self-limiting behaviour and attitude,” he says. For over two decades, Kove has been changing innumerable lives through his prowess in signature analysis.
“Every profession demands a different kind of signature,” he says, breaking down the mechanics of a personal scrawl. “If your work has a public persona, a bigger signature is better as it makes the image appear pronounced and healthy in public. If you are someone who lives by his or her own code of ethics, then an underscore lining your signature will help. The way you strengthen your signature depends on your strengths, upbringing, mindset, profession and challenges. It is a very subjective premise. Every signature has its advantages and disadvantages. It depends on what you achieve and the circumstances you are living in,” he says.
Kove began practising the art of signature analysis professionally in 2010 and since then has been streamlining the strokes of head honchos and corporate majors on paper to make them strike gold. A seasoned hand at interpreting the pivotal nuances of signature as a medium of self-expression, he
has cultivated and honed his ability over the years with amazing precision. The beneficiaries are tremendous if the 10,000 followers (and still growing) on his YouTube channel, and over 12 lakh views on the informative videos, innumerable workshops and seminars both in India and abroad are an indicator of his success.
He has trained more than 5,000 students, performed over 10,000 analyses, and conducted more than 500 online sessions over just the past two years. Kove’s expertise also extends to timepiece corrections and scientific logo designing. It was in fact while researching letters and how they were shaped by different individuals that he observed a link between the type of wristwatch worn and the wearer’s personality.
Shilpi Madan for Sunday Standard