I have a love of doodling.
I like to use blue papermate pens.. they feel good in my hand and write nicely.. and I like to draw things when I am on the phone or in meetings etc. I seem to mostly draw hearts and flowers .. which is very odd considering I am not a flowery girly girl type of person. Yet, when I doodle I draw flowers over and over again.. and hearts… very rarely geometric designs.
I sometimes draw little cartoonish type faces… not necessarily people I know, but I have been known to charicature my friends.. I’m pretty good sometimes actually. I also have a weird OCD stalkerish tendency to write peoples’ names over and over again.. I’m sure it would freak some people out if they knew it was THEIR name I was doodling.. but honest, I’m not writing “MRS” before any of their names. Specifically the girls..
I decided to look up what my little drawings meant, seeing as I seem to be doing a lot of it lately.. filling pages upon pages of notebooks with weird hieroglyphics.
Most often, doodling happens out of boredom.. when you’re in a meeting or on the phone. And often it’s an outlet for frustrated creativity.. putting on paper ideas that are locked somewhere in our brains. Some doodles or shapes have meanings.. I decided to look up what mine are supposed to mean. (By the way, I have been basically drawing the same type doodles for years…)
Faces apparently mean that I’m a “people person”. Indicative of being friendly, enjoys being around others, sees the positive in people and situations and is optimistic. I’d pretty much agree with that one. I like people. I think they are pretty cool. Except for really cranky ones. Or mean ones.
Flowers are indicative of a friendly sociable nature.. “Doodles of flowers indicate a gentle personality, a love of nature, sometimes childlike innocence or wistfulness…” Again, I agree. I’m sociable. Except when I’m being a hermit. And if childlike means immature.. well… Oddly, I will not wear anything with an obvious floral pattern.. nor do I have any time of “flowery” stuff in my home.
Hearts.. apparently means I’m in love. Or in love with love. This, I’m not so sure of. Hmmm… maybe it just means I like drawing hearts… (check your own doodles by clicking here…)
However, I’m not too sure I place a ton of creedence in doodling as psychoanalysis.
Apparently in January 2005, some doodles were found on the desk of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and were discussed by psychologists and handwriting experts as to their meaning. According to the BBC , newspaper stories indicated that the doodler was “struggling to concentrate” and “not a natural leader”. However, it was later revealed that a mistake had been made and the doodles were not the work of Mr. Blair. In fact, the doodles were drawn by a visitor to Number 10 Downing Street – Bill Gates.
Yeah, I hear he’s a bit of a slacker.Life: Not sure I really learned anything from my doodles, other than I draw a pretty good picture of a pig. Love: I draw hearts all the time. Nuff said. Pants: Mostly I draw faces and rarely bodies. So they are pantless…. so to speak.