A doodle or doodle art is a rough drawing or sketch that is seemingly made absentmindedly.Also referred to as a “scribble”, they are simple drawings that can represent concrete meanings or even just composed of random abstract lines.A doodle is commonly made without lifting the drawing device from the paper or any writing surface.
Teachers common misconception about doodling is that people use doodles to distract themselves from the topics at hand and make a mess of their personal space.Someone’s way to alleviate boredom is to make doodles.Doodles are done by people who are usually mentally drained, or even depressed, these are the most common situations where people usually make doodlesThough some doodles may seem random, often times these doodles signify something deep to the person who made them, it might be something that they want to say or express but just can’t.
A “doodler” is a person who has a habit of making doodles most of the time.A doodler makes use of doodles to escape the here and now.Doodlers also use doodles to indirectly express their supressed emotions like anxiety, depression, boredom, excitement, or a combination of different emotions that makes them feel uneasy.In situations where a doodler wants to avoid having a panic attack and wants to avoid having his emotions go out of control, the doodler turns to doodling.
A lot of similarities can be seen between a Doodler, Fiddler, Fidgeter, Whisperer, and Scratcher.With them being similar you can actually call them cousins or even brothers.They fiddle, fidget, whisper, scratch, and doodle when there are either nervous, scared, excited, anxious, or bored.This means that these types of people have their own unique ways to cope with a certain uncomfortable situation.
By closely analysing a doodler’s doodle, you can learn more about his current situation.You can also figure out a lot about what kind of person a doodler is.Various figures found on someone’s doodle art can have various meanings.You can learn more about what kind of person a doodler is by looking at the position of his doodle art.
The personality of a doodler is usually represented by the position of the doodle art he makes on a piece of paper.Finding the doodle on top of the page, can signify that a person is energetic, spiritual, and free thinking.When it is done on the center of the page, it suggests that the doodler is attention-seeking, expressing, or craving an open space for himself.Doodles on the bottom part symbolizes practicality, logic, but can also show an introverted and or depressed person.Right side doodles mean that the doodler is nostalgic, sensitive, and future-phobic.Having doodles on the left side of the page suggest that a doodler wants to communicate and connect with others.
In a way, doodle art serve as a form of communication used by doodlers to express their feelings.So if you’re a teacher, friend, or parent, take a pause before you decide to crumple, throw away, or erase someone’s doodle.