Section 1 deals with the strict rules of graphology.
It is my desire to assist all those who want to further their understanding of human nature. The following chapters in section 2, although sometimes referred to as an unorthodox approach, will greatly enhance your perception.
Draw a Person
Kinetic Family Drawings
Relationship with Family
There is much controversy among psychologists as to why people doodle. Many suggest that during a negotiation should a party begin to doodle, his interest is waning. He is expressing that he prefers not to communicate with his counterpart. They go on to say that because the doodler actually has much praise for his creative work, this further lessens direct contact. Other analysts suggest the doodler is actually bored and because of this, wants to be elsewhere, hence he starts to doodle. Regardless as to why one might doodle, the following doodles have been agreed upon as to what they mean:
Figure 12, disclosing heavy and angular strokes shows repressed feelings of anger.
The airy and rounded rhythmic strokes in figure 13 reveal a desire to escape from reality.
A monogram or similar design penned in figure 14 testifies to one who is egotistical.
A design repeated many times as in figure 15 indicates frustration.
In figure 16, squares or other geometric designs signify a practical nature.
Heavy-pressured strokes as in figure 17 expose an obsessive nature.
The light-pressured strokes depicted in figure 18 betoken a weak will.
Odd shapes or designs as demonstrated in figure 19 displays a neurotic or pathological weakness related to an inability to properly communicate with others.
An arrow or arrows as in figure 20 demonstrate one calculating, perhaps being cool temperamentally.
A separate square or squares as in figure 21, disclose the practical.
Geometrically linked squares as in figure 22 reveal having concrete, practical concepts.
The tightly drawn whirl penned in figure 23 testifies to being tense, anxious.
The three-dimensional forms being doodled in figure 24 display having a probing intellect.
Sharp, jagged lines expose resentment, even hostility. These doodles are often done during arguments (see figure 25:)
A triangle betokens having a strong, well-directed mind in adults, exceptional intelligence in children under six (see figure 26:)
The curved figures in figure 27 are indicative of one easy going, good-natured.
A circle as in figure 28 discloses closing up, warding off the outside world.
Figure 29, displays steps and ladders, indicating the desire to climb up in the world.
Figure 30, has a spiders web design, disclosing one preoccupied with self but seeking to widen horizons.
Random helter skelter figures without clear-cut patterns as seen in figure 31 are indicative of one being prone to emotional conflict, confused in personality.
The tick marks in figure 32 betoken one concentrating on business at hand.
The frames that were penned in figure 33, signify having a feeling of fatalism, of being caught and frustrated by sex and life. Notice that in figure 34, there is repetition, demonstrating the ability to enjoy daily routine work. Glancing back at figure 15,
where a design is repeated many times, discloses frustration. This is because a design is something that the writer is creating, therefore repetition is disclosing a personal view, the repetition of, showing the frustration. In figure 34, the repeated figure is a number, which is standard, having a specific pattern, an objective structure, hence this particular repetition is not a subjective creation, therefore, a number drawn frequently indicates the ability to enjoy routine work.
In figure 35, we see short confused dashes, displaying the dynamic, colorful, forceful, creative, restless personality.
A three dimensional shape as in figure 36, exposes one being good at taking the easy way out.
Jagged lines as in figure 37 betoken one aggressive and defensive.
A figure in a frame as in figure 38 tells of one believing in safety first.
The involved design in figure 39 demonstrates being shrewd, diplomatic, afraid of persecution.
Figure 40 shows crossbars showing one who is instinctively rebellious, pugnacious.
Linked circles as in figure 41 reveal a logical, deductive, consequential character.
The spiders web without links penned in figure 42, discloses one who is systematic, analytical, able to organize.
Animal doodlers are usually nature lovers, depending upon the type of animal drawn (see figure 43).
Hidden and not so hidden hostilities are shown in doodles. Weapons,
vicious animals and hanging men show the doodlers true thoughts. One who doodles a house shows whether or not the doodler wants to intercommunicate. If the house has no doors or windows, the doodler is aloof.
If there is a doorway and a doorknob the doodler wants company (see figure 44).
If there is smoke coming out of the chimney, this is a warm active home (see figure 45).
Small vertical lines that have on their sides horizontal lines that are surrounded by a large blank area, which may be parallel or met at right angles, disclose introversion, one who feels victimized by the overbearing world and seeks to flee (see figure 46). Rounded cloud-like shapes as in figure 47, their curves lying within each other, display your sensitivity to the needs of others, and that you are pliable, even in difficult situations. In addition, some daydreaming may be expected.
When a vehicle of transportation is doodled, particularly a boat, train or plane, though this shows a desire to travel, it often shows an underlying feeling of anxiety that you believe ought to be changed, hence the desire to go elsewhere.
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