In keeping with the doodle theme, and the fact that I am still cranking them out lately, I thought I would share some more information:
This excerpt is taken from The Secret Language of Doodles and you can read the entire article by following the link. The examples are offered as basic information ONLY. We will leave the rest to trained experts.
Because doodling is so unconscious, it can reflect a person's inner thoughts, feelings, and dreams in the same way that handwriting can. And it can be analyzed with some of the same techniques used in handwriting analysis, like size, pressure, rhythm, location on the page, and form. Since handwriting analysis is a very complex field, it's not possible here to go into everything it covers. But if you're interested in knowing about some of the basic forms of doodles, here are some very general interpretations
- Doodles of people tend to reflect the writer's self-image or body image.
- Doodles of houses can indicate how secure-or insecure-someone feels.- Pictures of animals can show sensitivity to others' needs or feelings.
- Pictures of boxes can indicate organization and structure.
- Abstract images with lots of lines and angles can show that the person is a very critical thinker (being able to go from Point A to Point B), whereas abstracts that are more curved can show warmth, openness, and flexibility.
- Flowers can indicate growth and development-or its lack! (One thing to consider: Are the flowers alive or dead?)
- Heavy pressure can show strength, decisiveness, and determination.
- Large doodles may be done by someone who is extroverted and likes attention. Small doodles may come from someone who can focus well, has good motor coordination, and is more reserved.
a quote on meditation by TS Eliot-
“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”