(This blog was originally posted on January 6, 2015)
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I have explained the role of handwriting analysis in my hypnotherapy practice and identified some specific traits I look at in a person’s handwriting in three of my previous blogs (Handwriting Analysis for Hypnotherapy; And Your Handwriting Says; And Your Handwriting Says, Part 2). Like handwriting, the doodles we draw in the margins of a page or around letters or words also provides insight into our subconscious mind. For example, they can reveal if the writer isn’t being truthful to him- or herself. They can also indicate if the person is stuck in an emotion or struggling with a problem. Following are some common doodles and what they suggest about the writer’s personality.
- Happy face: The person is literally a happy person.
- Doodle is at a right slant: the person needs to express his or her emotions.
- Bunches of flowers: Symbolizes desire for growth; the person has a feminine side.
- Geometric shapes (boxes, rectangles): The person is able to see all sides of an issue.
- Triangles: This person can also see all sides of an issue; tends to be rational and wants things to come to a head.
- Symmetric shapes: indicates that the person tends to be law-abiding, conformist.
- Angular shapes: indicates that the person is less open to others.
- Ladders: motivation, drive.
- Arrow through a heart: Drive/ambition for love.
- Tic-tac-toe squares or hash lines: The person feels restricted by other people in his or her life.
Doodles are universal: in other words, no matter what language you speak/write, it is common and natural to see these scribbles or drawings somewhere on the page. Sometimes I specifically ask clients to “draw” how they feel or what they think about something if they cannot express their thoughts or emotions in written words. I might then ask the person to describe how he or she feels about the squiggles or objects just drawn.
For more information about handwriting analysis or to request a full analysis of your writing, please contact me at (661) 433-9430 or contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara R. Fogan, C.Ht. is a certified hypnotherapist based in Southern California. She graduated with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in 2005. For more information about Calminsense Hypnotherapy®, please visit http://www.calminsensehypnotherapy.com/.