- Publish Date
- Friday, 12 January 2018, 9:00AM
Waiting on a phone call with a pen in your hand? Bored on a train? Chances are you'll doodle.
From unknowingly 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 actually reveals volumes about your personality and mood, the Daily Mail reports.
Consultant Graphologist Tracey Trussell has analysed the most common doodles and their meaning in a new piece of research for Samsung and while sketching squares express a down-to-earth nature, etching boxes is a sign of materialism.
Here she shares the psychology behind those inkings, so what do your mindless scribbles reveal about your inner psyche?
Circles: Drawing round shapes expresses the need to belong, love and be loved.
Squares: If you're etching squares then this expresses a down-to-earth, practical and constructive nature.
Triangles: Scribbling triangles? Tracey says this shows a dynamic, powerful and ambitious nature.
Hearts: One of the most common doodles, hearts are symbolic of love and romance, and tell of an affectionate and sentimental nature.
Webs: They may be more unusual and complex but drawing webs reveals calculating personalities who are good at enticing people into a particular situation.
Flowers: If your flower has a large circular centre, this expresses confidence and the enjoyment of a good social life. Meanwhile, carefully drawn flowers betray the obsessive-compulsive personality.
Boxes: It's not good news for anyone drawing boxes as Tracey believes that while this shows ambition, it can also be a sign of materialism.
Coils or spirals: Drawing these complicated shapes means doodlers thrive on variety, creativity and growth.
This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.