Many people doodle on an odd scrap of paper and what they draw can say a lot about what’s going on in their subconscious.
A lot of us doodle on all kinds of things and some of us can’t seem to function without doing it. Take for example, the scenario where a ‘doodler’ has to sit and listen to a speaker without doodling. Nothing goes in. There is no assimilation of information. In these cases doodling is actually a way of ordering information inside the brain.
In the same way that dreams are understood to have meanings, doodles can also indicate what is going in the subconscious. Take a look at something that you have doodled on and see what it could mean. Better still, examine something a partner, or friend has scribbled on and see what you can discover.
First of all, the location of the doodle on the page is significant.
Those that use the center of the page may be extrovert and in need of attention. This is a common trait in those who work in areas where they need to get used to public speaking., (barristers, public relations executives, lecturers, etc). Using the center of the page may also indicate the need for personal space.
Doodles at the top of the page show confidence and an abundance of ideas. If the doodle is right next to the title, or heading on a page it can indicate that the scribbler thinks they have something more important to say than what is on the paper.
The left hand side of the page is the most common place to find doodles. These can indicate feelings of nostalgia for the past.
Using the right hand side of the page is not as common and may be seen more often in left-handers. It can indicate an urge to express oneself, or communicate hidden thoughts.
There are many different shapes, designs and colors of doodles, just as there are different dream scenarios, but there are some that are quite common and, as such, more easily interpreted.
Chains can indicate feelings of restriction, particularly in a relationship or in a job. Restrictions can also refer to a person’s attitudes and beliefs that don’t allow them to do as they wish. Drawing a person in chains can show a feeling of being very stressed.
Circles represent a need to find unity and peace. They can indicate someone who is struggling to draw everything together and make sense of it. It can also indicate a strong intuitive sense that things are coming together to form a whole, whether that refers to relationships, or life in general.
Fluffy clouds may indicate a happy person who is apt to daydream a bit, but has a strong sense of freedom around them. Angry, stormy clouds can indicate depression, or difficulty in coping.
Eggs symbolize a new beginning. A new talent that you were not aware of may be emerging. Eggs can also show a need and a desire to settle down and build your own stable, safe nest.
The elephant is powerful and dominant and can show inner strength that can overcome any obstacle. Those who draw elephants in any form are likely to be cheerful, a bit mischievous and fun to be around.
Eyes often show the inner self of the person doodling them. Big eyes have outgoing personalities and small ones are reserved. Closed eyes may indicate a refusal to look inside oneself and sad, or happy laughing eyes can reflect how the person feels deep inside.
Next time you doodle on a piece of paper be aware that you are telling the world what is going on deep inside your subconscious mind without meaning to do so. Take your doodles with you, don’t leave them for someone else to interpret – because you just might be revealing all of your secrets