Your Personality and Drawing

personality-and-drawingJust about everybody doodles on their notebook once in a while. Maybe you’re bored in a meeting at work, or your date is late in getting to the coffee shop.

These little drawings might seem meaningless, but psychologists say that these doodles reflect portions of your personality or what you may be feeling. Take a look at what you drew before you toss the paper into the trash.

The shapes, and even their positions on the page, give insight to your current emotional state, what is currently bothering you or what you’re hoping for in the future.

Drawing in the center of the page could mean you’re optimistic about the day ahead of you. If you’re feeling a little reserved today you might doodle down the left-hand side of your page. If doodling down the right-hand side, you may be looking for something new and exciting in your life.

Feeling a lack of joyfulness might lead you to draw small flowers or tiny suns. Perhaps you’re silently trying to cheer yourself up by drawing those signs of happiness in your everyday life. Don’t let melancholy overwhelm you. Drawing spirals might mean you don’t easily ask for help when you need it. Your friends might come to you when they’re needy because you’re good at helping, but now’s the time to help yourself.

Polygons could indicate you’re detail-oriented. You think things through before starting something. However, when things don’t go according to plan, you can become easily confused and lost. Take a step back every once in a while and look at the bigger picture.

Doodling a small, symmetrical house shows you feel harmony in your life. A house surrounded by roads could mean you’re looking for a way out. A lack of doors and windows could mean you’re feeling trapped in your current situation

If your hand unconsciously draws hearts or lips onto the page, you’re probably feeling calm. You’re happy, but you could fear rejection. Don’t be afraid to let others know how you feel.

You might be holding on to some disappointment if you’re drawing nets or squares. Maybe you didn’t say what you needed to at the right time. An arrow or sword pointing downward shows you might feel a little lost, while an upward point shows you feel accomplished.

Drawing faces and bodies across the page could illustrate a sense of weakness you’re feeling at the moment. You try to align yourself with other people’s actions instead of making your own choices. Guilt and worry might lead you to draw crosses and zeroes. Maybe you’re uncomfortable with the way someone is manipulating you. Solving this problem can help your peace of mind.