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Doodle Meaning: What Different Doodles Mean

Updated on August 22, 2016

Have you ever though about doodle meaning? All those doodles you draw while talking over the phone or listening to a boring conference actually show your character or mental state. In this hub I'll reveal the meaning of different doodles.


Those who doodle numbers, think about money. Either you are thinking over the ways to earn more, or to pay off debts.

Suns and Garlands

Your notebook's pages are decorated with garlands or sun? Paradoxically, but your mood is not as bright as these drawings. You lack care and attention and dream of friendship and love. Want advice? Try to socialize more. Call your friends and ask them out, go to the movies, or just have some fun. Then sun will be not only on paper but in your heart as well.

Geometric Shapes

Squares, diamonds, triangles show clear goals and strong opinions. These shapes are usually drawn by people who are used to express their point of view. They try not to give up in front of an enemy, have a practical mind, good logical thinking and are able to take up leadership positions. Symmetrical forms mean a commitment to accuracy and order, prudence and ability to plan everything. At the same time, if the angles of the shapes are too sharp, it shows aggression. Your problem is excessive concentration, which doesn't let you relax.


Crosses mean guilt. Perhaps you have offended someone or not fulfilled a promise, or you may think that others criticize you for something. Discuss everything that bothers you, or ask for forgiveness, and you'll feel much better. By the way, your doodle may contain not just usual crosses, but, for example, jewelry or ornaments that contain cross-shaped elements.

Spirals, Circles, Waves

You don't care about other people's problems. You are rather reserved person and don't like when someone interferes in your affairs. Perhaps you are experiencing a slight crisis. Try to control yourself, otherwise you can lose your temper and insult someone.


Star is a shape of an optimistic personality. When facing a problem, you never give up and try to overcome the issue. Besides, this shape means that you want more attention.


Thin trees with bare branches are usually doodled by sad and frustrated personalities. On the other hand, thick trunk and crown show that you are energetic, cheerful and have no worries at the moment.


You are overwhelmed with feelings. You want to hug and kiss the entire world. But you always control your emotions and seem strict and reserved. The bigger picture, the greater the difference between your true face and the "mask". Stop controlling yourself, become more open and relaxed.


Honeycomb doodles mean the desire for a peaceful life in the harmony with the self and the world. Also this doodle can mean the desire to start a family, which you might not want to admit even to yourself.

Flowers and Leaves

These doodles show kind character of a doodler. You are sympathetic and like helping others. You are also very sensitive and emotional. If the plants are drawn in a vase, it means that you constantly need more energy.

Chess Board

This kind of check board means that you might be in a difficult situation and thinking about different solutions to it. But if this doodle is a "frequent guest" in your notebook, it is possible that you are suffering from hidden complexes.


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    • PURPLECANDY profile image


      5 years ago from ANYWHERE

      What if you doodle girls and mermaids and birds? I wonder what that means? Maybe that I just like doodling those things! This was a fun hub to read..I also like to doodle flowers and suns and moons with faces!

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      5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you liked it :)

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      5 years ago

      Great hub - very interesting! Bookmarked for later. :)

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      Green Art 

      6 years ago

      I tend to make geometric shapes when I doodle. I also make decorative borders around a page if I'm on hold for a long time. Very interesting hub. Voted Up!

    • teresapelka profile image

      Teresa Pelka 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      I don't mean any eye defect - no eye defects here.

      I just happened to joke, asked if I was reading or turning pages, that you 'focus on the white among the black in print for this'. ;)

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      Teresa Pelka 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      I would have noticed it easier, had it been to the left of the picture, not the far right, actually not within a focused visual field. (I'm not going to revise on my habitual taking focus, however).

      Do you mean that there's no doodling without writing?

    • Shushanik profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Yes, Teresapelka, 'Maria Ivanovna' is definitely not a doodle. I just couldn't found good doodle picture without text :)

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      Teresa Pelka 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      I would exclude the 'Maria Ivanovna' from the doodles - just noticed, text has always been more attractive to me than pictures.

      Learned some Cyrillic at school. :)

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      Victoria Stephens 

      6 years ago from London

      Totally guilty of the Geometric Shapes. I usually draw several of these when I am about to do battle on the phone with someone official.

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      6 years ago

      Enjoyed this Hub! Never thought much about my doodles... now I know!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Loved this hub and will bookmark so I can read it after I have done some doodling. Of course not everyone does doodle..what does that mean? seriously!

    • teresapelka profile image

      Teresa Pelka 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Therefore, it would be suspicious behavior - not doodling... ;)

    • Shushanik profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Not sure :) Probably that would mean that that person can control himself/herself very well :))

    • teresapelka profile image

      Teresa Pelka 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Would this be symptomatic if someone does not doodle? ;)


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