Doodling Your Per­son­al­ity

What the most com­mon doo­dles reveal

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWSLETTER -

Lis­ten­ing to phone calls with a pen in your hand? Bored at meet­ings? Chances are you’ll doo­dle. From find­ing your­self doodling a flower or stars, there’s much more to ca­sual scrib­bling than meets the eye. In fact, what you choose to doo­dle may reveal vol­umes about your per­son­al­ity and mood.

What does the psy­chol­ogy be­hind those mind­less scrib­bles reveal about our in­ner selves?

Cir­cles: The need to be­long, love or be loved.

Squares: A down-to-earth, prac­ti­cal, con­struc­tive na­ture. Tri­an­gles: A dy­namic, pow­er­ful, am­bi­tious na­ture. Hearts: Tell of an af­fec­tion­ate and sen­ti­men­tal na­ture. Webs: Re­veals cal­cu­lat­ing per­son­al­i­ties who are good at en­tic­ing peo­ple into a par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion.

Flow­ers: Ex­presses con­fi­dence and the en­joy­ment of a good so­cial life.

Boxes: Shows ma­te­ri­al­ism.

Coils or spi­rals: Doodlers thrive on va­ri­ety, cre­ativ­ity and growth.

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