Did you enjoy our doodling activity in rehearsal? Below are the doodles I completed when I did this activity. I have also included the MEANINGS for each doodling square and a blank copy of the doodle sheet (if you want to try this with your friends or family).
What do you think? How did you do?
See you at school,
1. SELF IMAGE:
In this square you have drawn your self-image. If you drew a cute or comic figure or face, it shows good nature, a sense of humor, diplomacy.
· A grotesque or ugly figure shows you have difficulty in establishing close relationships.
· A sun indicates a strong, dominant, self-confident personality.
· A flower is feminine. You like pleasant surroundings and take pride in your appearance.
· If you make a very regular, balanced design, you’re always wondering whether you left the
water running in the kitchen or if you forgot to lock the front door.
· An eye means you’re proud, suspicious, and attempt to control your life and your
If you draw something inside the box, your interests lie within the home. If you draw outside the box, your interests are not within the home.
· Unmarried persons may make home symbols (fireplace, house, window) and put something
in the box indicating their idea of home (fishing pole, champagne glass.)
· If you draw both inside and outside the box, you’re ambivalent (which is pretty normal.)
· If you make this box into a grotesque face, it shows a fear of home and/or marriage.
Most people will make a number of separate and often distinct shapes in this square. Many shapes indicate many friends.
· Shapes within the two lines indicate close friends within an in-group (family, social clique,
· Shapes outside the two lines indicate acquaintances, casual friends.
· A single line suggests you’re reserved, self-centered.
· A coffin or box means you’re basically lonely and tend to be moody.
· Women who make parallel lines within the form have mostly male friends.
· Men who make circular shapes have mostly female friends.
· Crossketching or X’s inside the lines indicates a person who is interested only in close, lasting friendships. These people have no time for casual relationships.
4. FAMILY ATTITUDE
If you use this symbol as a solid shape (building, barber pole, animal’s neck), it shows a wholesome attitude toward your family.
· If you make the space between the two lines blank, and obscure the symbol, it shows you’re modest, shy, and generally nervous about family.
· A tree indicates an identification of family.
If you draw above the center line you are adjusted to your environment and feel secure. A ship is common.
· If you draw below the line, it shows the opposite (what else).
· If you draw both above and below the line, which part of the drawing is the most significant
· If you draw a person drowning, you worry about the future.
· If you make a chain or pattern out of the center line, you are hard-working, conscientious,
and seldom make a mistake.
6. MAIN INTEREST
What you draw in this blank square is your main interest. You will probably have to analyze this yourself. If you draw a person of the same gender as yourself, it shows your main interest is you.
· Landscape or still life show artistic ability
· If you leave this square blank, you should take up a hobby, such as baton twirling or playing
If you close these circles, you have a desire to be protected and need parental approval (depending on how tightly you closed them.) You are still influenced by what you were taught as a child.
· If you don’t close the circles, you are independent, and your ambitions and hopes project
into the future.
· If you make an ear, you have a secret
· If you make a cup, you have a loving, maternal (or paternal) disposition.
If you play tic-tac -toe in this square, you are competitive.
· If you make a winning game, you are a winner, or at least aggressive.
· If you make a winning game by cheating, you’re tricky, and probably rich.
· Men usually win with X’s, women with circles.
· If you obscure the symbol and don't play tic-tac-toe, you’re passive, non-competitive.
· Women will often make a box or home symbol here, showing wifely qualities.
· Some people will play the game with their own symbols (not X’s or circles). These people
are aggressive individualists who secretly wish to conform.
An arrow headed directly for the target shows a high level of aspiration, an ability to work toward a specific goal.
· If you make other lines (or arrows) pointing to the target, you’re ambitious but faced with
a choice of goals.
· If you obscure the arrow-and-target symbol by turning it into something else (bird, wagon,
lollipop) you are undirected, rebellious, and probably make very good grades in
If you accept this symbol and make a squarish, geometric picture or design duplicating the square, you are able to accept discipline and work with other people within an organization.
· If you fight the black square and make a curved, irregular design or picture, stubborn, an aggressive non-conformist, and either a trouble maker or a potential genius (or both.)
· If you make a square and some round shapes you’re confused and should start a new
friendship, buy a car, or change apartments.
11. SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY
If you go along with the symbol and duplicate its circular shape (moon, round face) it shows your ability to get along with various types of people socially. You have good manners and always get invited back.
· If you fight the symbol and make ugly or squarish shapes or forms, you don’t mix well at
parties or bite your fingernails too much. You are possessive in relationships.
The dots in this square are a challenge to many people. If you use the dots as part of a specific picture or design (bird seed, rabbit tail, ants) it shows imagination.
· If you obscure the dots by drawing a solid circle around them or through them, you’re
practical, pragmatic, logical.
· If you draw nothing in this square, you are unimaginative and will lend people money.