A founding partner at Black Cat, which launched in August 1991,
Stephen Callender also recently took over as chairman of the Marketing
Society, where his ambitions for his chairmanship include creating a
higher profile for the society’s events within the marketing community.
Our graphologist Diane Simpson analyses his handwriting.
Twenty words wasn’t much of a writing sample for me to get my teeth
Here we have an unusual combination of a tactician and a dreamer. In
some respects this chap seems to have been born out of time.
He is especially sensitive ... to atmosphere and to detail (he can spot
something is out of place well before most). He is also sensitive to
On reflection, I think that he is more finely tuned than most
Whether or not to close options down is a decision he could do without,
his preference being to make others shut their options down while
leaving his own open. He is actually quite a difficult subject to pin
down (and it isn’t just because of the dearth of writing) ... this man
resists being categorised without much effort because the fact is he
simply doesn’t fit into most of them.
He enjoys people and their company but is not a true team worker. He
works well with others by choice, but as soon as he feels that his
working with others is an inescapable expectation it may then become a
Describing words include: intuitive, curious, dedicated, fervent,
idealistic and very, very creative.
It’s true that I don’t like being categorised, but then who does, and I
like the bit about being very, very creative. In fact, about 90% of that
is spot on.
However, having people around is a fundamental part of how I operate
best so I can’t agree that I’m not a team worker. And I’m not sure what
is meant by being ’born out of time’, does that mean I can come back
again some time in the future?’
Diane Simpson, a founder member of the British Institute of
Graphologists, has written three books about handwriting analysis. She
has devised a chart enabling her to analyse - in just 15 minutes - 18
key measurements of handwriting.
A member of the Appeal Council of the Psychiatry Research Trust, Diane
is also an acclaimed after-dinner speaker.
Her number is 01244 390681.