Doodling Around


What do your doodles say about you? Andrea Meyers in her book “Handwriting Analysis: Putting It to Work for You” says what you doodle reveals your inner personality, and throws a light on your current moods or concerns.  She says if you doodle flowers and curves, you are innovative and creative; if you doodle faces you are curious, introspective but sociable; if you doodle stars and moons you are confident and optimistic; if you doodle spirals and stairs you are patient; if you doodle geometric objects you are goal oriented.

What is the difference between a doodle and a drawing? A drawing is a conscious effort, a doodle is absent minded drawing, drawing while doing something else like watching TV or talking on the phone or listening to a class lecture.

This article made me start thinking about it. What do I doodle? Why? and what does it mean?

What do Obama and McCain doodle?

I have done some more research than this little toe dip into doodles and their symbolism! And will post more later.

In the mean time, what do you doodle?

10 Responses to “Doodling Around”

  1. Kay Cox Says:

    I doodle combinations of spirals, squares and rectangles with an occasional star thrown in…jeez, what does that mean? Confused? Interesting subject and I think I will look more into it. Thanks.

  2. Karen Says:

    I doodle flowers, curves, geometric, and lines with arrows…sometime spiral tornados…interesting thing to think about. It is mindless, but worth keeping a sketchbook by the phone to be able to go back and look at what’s been done (I usually doodle on junk paper that gets recycled)

  3. rayna Says:

    I don’t think so. I doodle only geometrics and I am the least goal-oriented person I know.

  4. tallgirl Says:

    I doodle long curvy lines…much like my physique!

  5. Patty VanHuis-Cox Says:

    I doodle curves and flowers primarily but sometimes I like to enclose the letters of a headline. Square everything off and use different colored pens. What do you suppose that tells us? Great subject!

  6. Rebecca Cox Says:

    I don’t doodle at all….never have. So, do I have no brain? When watching TV or siting in a meeting, I make to do lists.

  7. Diane Says:

    I mostly do elaborate free-form curvy designs and some occasional flowers but at times I create cubes and rectangular shapes. Guess I’m creative with goals sneaking in there every once in awhile. I knew a woman years ago who did the most exquisite doodles (very curvy). She claimed she could recreate the key points in a meeting from her doodles!

  8. Kim Says:

    My husband says he doesn’t doodle, but he likes everything NEAT, so that precludes doodling.

  9. Meldy Says:

    Hi!im curently writing a thesis on why we doodle, i shall share my knowledge on the matter. doodling is something our hands do unconsciously with a pen, It happens whenever the urge takes us over and there is an available implement and medium. condensation on a window, tabletops, moments of inactivity. the succession of ideas or images in a train of thought is determained by the law of association. im an art student so im constantly doodling, its a source of inspiration for more serious artworks. Why cant a doodle be considered a serious artwork? really interesting blog! glad i found it

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