TODAY THE WORDS are DOODLING AWAY LIFE. Inspiration for the blog comes from so many sources but I like it when it feels a little gift from above. One of my friends and a guest blogger, Lynn Polk has a Bible Study Group on Face Book and I have grown accustomed to reading it for my personal spiritual inspiration as many mornings as I can allot. This morning, Lynn had a great message (this is the case every morning) but I related to her message of her attachment to lists and a compulsive nature to complete the lists with checks. (little side note on Facebook check out Bible Study with Lynn Polk). In response to her message, I left the following
Lynn, I relate to this but in almost the opposite way. I never liked lists as they felt binding to me and my rebel side would doodle on the margins of my lists to keep me from feeling bound by what I felt I should do. Throughout my early years I resisted a close walk since God’s path seemed confining as well. One day while doodling through life, God allowed me to see He created me with my love for doodling and even my free spirit. Aww, I finally saw God’s To Do List was for making my life happier and not confining. Once with God, I finally found true freedom. Thanks for sharing with us. Your messages inspire me.
This brings me to the focus of this message. How many of my readers love to doodle? Have you even learned what your doodles mean.
‘Emotional people who want harmony and crave affection tend to use rounded shapes and curved lines. Down-to-earth, practical types tend to use straight lines and squares. Determined people will use corners, zigzags and triangles, while more hesitant types use light, sketchy strokes.
‘A large doodle shows a person is confident and outgoing, while a small one suggests the person prefers to observe rather than participate.’
Face it: A nicely drawn face suggests the doodler sees the good in others
The expression on a doodled face is often a good indication of the mood or character of the person who has drawn it. A nicely drawn, good-looking face suggests you see the good in others. If you sketch weird or ugly faces, you are probably mistrustful.
Comic faces demonstrate a desire to be the centre of attention. Child-like doodles of faces suggest neediness. Profiles indicate you’re an introvert.
The black and white chequerboard doodle suggests patience and persistence. Perhaps you are weighing-up various options regarding a tricky situation?
It’s also the favourite doodle of people who are prone to mood swings.
Soft, rounded petals around a circular flower centre suggest an amiable, family-centric person.
If the centre of your flower is a circle, but your petals are pointy, you are probably hiding a warm heart behind a prickly defensiveness.
If you doodle a bunch of perky-looking flowers you are likely to be sociable. Drooping flower heads, on the other hand, indicate you’re burdened by worry.
Happy sketches: Flowers with round petals suggest an amicable person while hearts mean you’re in love
Flighty and romantic, fluttering butterflies, birds and bees suggest you don’t want to be tied down — or landed with difficult tasks or problems.
Obviously a romantic doodle. Drawing a heart indicates you’re in love with love.
Busy, highly-detailed doodles are often drawn by people with an obsessive nature, who simply will not let go of their ambitions or loved ones. This type of drawing is often a favourite with extreme introverts.
STAIRS OR LADDER
Symbols of ambition and a willingness to work your way methodically ‘up the ladder’ in life, drawings of stairs and ladders also often indicate you have an important, long-term task in hand. They can represent a spiritual quest, too, perhaps a desire to be happier or more relaxed.
Personality symbols: Ladders suggest ambition, stick men success and houses a need for security
A determined person with a specific goal in mind will draw arrows, subconsciously ‘aiming’ at his or her ‘target’.
If the arrow is sharp and angular, the target probably is something important — perhaps a person who needs to be confronted or a job that needs to be applied for.
If it is more fluid — and decorated — it’s likely to be the target is an affair of the heart or something the doodler feels passionate about.
Fly away: Planes illustrate a desire to escape
BOATS AND PLANES
Doodling any form of transport often indicates a desire to escape from a situation.
This common doodle indicates a need for security. A neat drawing of a house suggests a secure home life, a more messy-looking sketch (especially one without windows) indicates unhappiness with your home life.
A house pictured on its own on top of a hill suggests you’re feeling isolated and lonely.
This can symbolise a feeling of being trapped — or the desire to entice someone into a particular relationship or situation.
NAMES OR INITIALS
Doodling your name or initials is common for those who enjoy being the centre of attention. Teenagers often doodle just their first name or the initial of their Christian name, indicating a desire to break away from the family and do their own thing.
Doodling someone else’s name, on the other hand, shows they are in your thoughts — perhaps romantically or because they are a presenting a problem you need to deal with.
Not just scribbles: Initials suggest a desire to be centre of attention while boxes show efficiency
Stars are often drawn by ambitious people. Lots of little stars indicate optimism. If you’ve drawn one big, bold, embellished star, you’ve got a definite goal in your sights.
Neat, uniform stars suggest good mental focus, while freehand, asymmetric stars show an energetic personality.
SQUARES OR BOXES
Drawing a square indicates you want control of a situation — that you are thinking through a problem.
If your squares progress to a cube or box, you’re likely to be a very efficient, analytical person who can deal with difficult situations with little fuss.
Just as patterns made up of soft, flowing, curvy lines suggest a romantic, female approach to things, patterns made up of lots of straight lines, indicate more aggressive masculine characteristics.
Zigzags are a particularly common doodle and show energetic thinking and a desire to get on with things.
Commonly doodled by highly successful people, the simple stick figure reveals someone who is in control of their emotions and incredibly focused on their goals in life.
Original Reference Source: britishgraphology.org
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