Handwriting Analysis and Graphology is the study of an individual's handwriting to gain insight into the emotional, mental, and physical states of the writer. As a branch of the field of Psychology, Graphology and Handwriting Analysis attempt to understand individual character and personality traits through peculiarities in handwriting. Handwriting becomes part of a handwriter's inner psyche and is accomplished on an unconscious level. Handwriting develops into an instinctual habit, one that writers use unconsciously day in and day out. Because handwriting comes through the unconscious, psychological issues evident within an individual may come forth in their handwriting. While two writers write exactly the same, graphologists have determined that various letter shapes, styles, and use of writing space have meaning and can be used to interpret psychological issues as they become evident in an individual's handwriting.