Quiz: The Doodle Test

doodled picture of a palm tree with vacation under it
What does your doodle say about you?

Do you like to doodle? I’m not much of an artist, but I am a huge doodler. Growing up, I was always bored in class, and doodling was one of the few activities I could get away with. I would sometimes try to read a book in class behind my textbook, but I always got caught. However, doodling looked a lot like note taking to teachers, and I could aways just change the page if the teacher was coming down the aisle.

As an adult, I feel like I have lost the art of doodling. I think cell phones, tablets, and computers have replaced pen and paper for objects to busy myself with. Maybe it’s like that for many of us. I feel like I was a lot more content with a pad of paper and a writing instrument. I wish I could get back to that, but the allure of the screen pulls me in.

When it comes to doodling, one exception for me is the dinner table, where I happen to have a pencil or pen around (for crosswords) and plenty of paper (magazine subscription cards and the like). I tend to find myself doodling whenever I’m having tea or immersed in conversation. Since I’m not in class and rapidly changing pieces of paper, my doodles tend to be multilayered. Doodling on the same piece of paper for months leads to crazy and chaotic results! It’s an interesting visual history of my life, that’s for sure.

I think our doodles reveal a lot about us, and there seems to be psychological research to back that up. I tapped into some of that research for The Doodle Test. If you’re a doodler, you’ll definitely want to take this one. It helps you read your most recent doodle to figure out what’s going on in your mind. And if you don’t doodle, some people still have found insight from imagining doodling when taking this quiz.

Let me know what you got on The Doodle Test Does your result fit you? Do you enjoy doodling?

10 replies on “Quiz: The Doodle Test”

“You Are Having an Exciting Day

You are competent and proud of what you’re able to do. You have a hard time giving up control to others.

You have a very active mind. You tend to get preoccupied with certain thoughts.

It’s likely you’re feeling over scrutinized and watched these days. You could do with a little space.

You are quiet and reserved. You feel most at ease when you are able to keep to yourself.”

That’s pretty accurate! The only one that I don’t know whether it really matches or not is the third paragraph. The rest are pretty spot on! 🙂

I love that question, and I wonder about it a lot. I feel like there has got to be some “zero sumness” to it because some of the most outgoing people I know are barely active online, and vice versa. I’d love to find some research on this.

O.M.G., this was very accurate for me! I do feel I am being over scrutinized these days and feel very judged. I also fair better when i can keep myself to myself, and tend to ruminate on certain thoughts sometimes. I think deep and watch more and say less, I guess. This is good and bad, but it does mean I am a good listener, because I “read between what is said” as well as just hear what is said – if that makes sense?

I think it makes sense. And I also think that being over scrutinized and judged would make someone want to hang back a bit. I think there is a lot to be gained from being a good listener, but I think those benefits take a while to pan out. It may take others longer to see your strengths, but when they do, they’ll appreciate them even more 🙂

You Are Having an Exciting Day

You have a strong sense of humor, and that includes a tendency to make fun of yourself.

You are thoughtful and reflective. It’s likely that you’re taking stock of your life right now.

Your thoughts are very far away from what’s going on right now. You have something important on your mind.

You are quiet and reserved. You feel most at ease when you are able to keep to yourself.

I wouldn’t exactly call this description exciting.

Very true! I am thinking about reworking the way the results are presented for this one. The scoring is a bit unusual, and I think the titles could be better worded 😉

What do you think?

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