Graphology at Home - Lesson 21 - Draw Someone E-G

Published: 09th September 2008
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How one draws a person reveals a great deal. E-G


Effeminacy: ankles, feet and wrists small; arms and legs tapering; curved lines on body of male; full lips on male; high heeled shoes; lashes (male figure).

• Effeminacy/homo-erotic tendency/homosexual tendency: lashes on male.

• Effeminacy/insecurity: feet small, male subject.

• Effeminate/narcissistic/submissive: emphasis on circles in depicting body.

• Egocentric/hysteria/immaturity/repression: eye as a circle (no pupil).

• Egocentric/immature/over concern of material criteria for social status: clothing carefully rendered.

• Egocentric/schizoid: body emphasis (under clothed).

• Egotism/narcissism: doodling of subject's name.

• Emotional control (rigid): stiff posture.

• Emotional exhaustion/lack of drive/low energy: reclined or seated same sex figure.

• Emotional fixation or wish to return to youth/immaturity: younger figure than subject.

• Emphasis on possession and social prestige: clothing elaboration, grooming. Need for social approval and dominance: over clothed.

• Evasion/guilt/lack of confidence/possible psychopath: hands behind back or in pockets.

• Evasion of body problems: peanut man, snowman, and stick man.

• Evasion of problems/reluctance to reveal self: resistance to drawing figures.

• Evasiveness: figure of profile.

• Exhibitionism/sexual preoccupation: earrings.

• Exhibitionistic tendency/social accessibility/social communications/ social dependency: full-faced figure.

• Expectation of aggression from environment or impaired self-esteem possible (may symbolize psychic trauma): facial scars on same sex figure.

• Externalized aggression: hands emphasized, bushy eyebrows.

• Externalized aggression/paranoia: eye emphasized.

• Extroversion/need for support: left-to-right strokes.


• Fantasy relative to "femininity": hat crease.

• Feeling of body disorganization/maternal dependence/psycho-

sexual immaturity/schizoid/schizophrenic: joint and knuckle emphasis.

• Feeling of decline associated with advancing age (shaded legs may be homosexual tendency): full body with shaded or thin legs.

• Feeling of emasculation/anxiety or masculine inadequacy: area depicted as broken, cut, damaged or otherwise impaired.

• Feelings of inadequacy or rejection/internalized hostility/self-contempt: cartoon figure, clown.

• Feelings of inadequacy: small same sex figure, tiny drawing.

• Feelings of masculine insufficiency: shoulders or other masculine details exaggerated.

• Felt lack of masculinity and virility: hair white on male figure.

• Felt lack of status/low self-esteem: disheveled, unkempt figure.

• Felt lack of virility: balding male figure.

• Felt subjection to strong environmental pressure or stress, with fear of psychosis: strong wind in scene of human figure drawing.

• Female protest/feminine role rejection: drawing male first, female subject.

• Female regarded as sexually rejecting: hand of female figure in pelvic area, male subject.

• Feminine identification: emphasis on left side of figure.

• Feminine identification dealt with by narcissism and obsessive-compulsive mechanism: hair parted in middle, head split.

• Feminine identification with dominant mother: chest emphasis, female subject.

• Feminine trait: rounded trunk.

• Femininity: rounded lines in formation of body.

• Forced amiability/inappropriate affection: clown-like mouth.

• Guilt, strong wish to be castrated: armless figure of male, male subject.

• Guilt (as theft or masturbation): shaded figures.

• Guilt/depression/schizophrenia/withdrawal: arms omitted.

This concludes list E-G

About The Author:

Joel Engel is the author of "Handwriting Analysis Self-Taught" (Penguin Books)

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