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What the hidden messages behind your steamy bathroom doodles mean

A graphologist has revealed the meaning behind the doodles we leave in our steamed-up bathroom mirror, shower screen or window.

New research has found that two thirds of Brits amid the lockdown are beginning to subconsciously express their emotions by doodling, with one fifth doing it when they are anxious or stressed .

According to the research by Big Bathroom Shop, doodles bring out deep emotions in people as it engages the brain differently, helping people to reflect on certain events. 

Hand writing expert Tracey Trussell has analysed the main drawings to reveal the deeper meaning behind our doodles, including how a smiley can symbolise a person putting on a brave face.

Hearts

Graphologist Tracey has revealed the meaning behind the doodles we leave in our steamed-up bathroom mirror, shower screen or mirror, explaining that a heart symbolises innocence

Tracey says: 'Hearts symbolise love, empathy and innocence. 

'The doodlers are affectionate and caring. Everyone loves hearts, because we all want to give and receive love, especially in times when people cannot be together.'

Flowers

According to Tracey, drawing a flower shows that someone is caring and wants to brighten up someone else's day

Speaking of the more in-depth doodle, Tracey said: Flowers are for friends, relationships and social lives. 

'Drawing one of these shows that someone is caring and wanting to brighten someone else's day'.

Stars

Tracey revealed a star shows people hoping and dream for better times, and ' imagining the perfect world with their favourite people'

Admitting it's a very relevant symbol for the current era, Tracey revealed: 'Stars mainly represent idealism.

'People hope and dream for better times, so this shows someone is imagining the perfect world with their favourite people.

Smiley faces

A smiley face can either mean you have a sense of fun, or that you're trying to put on a brave face

Explaining this can have two very opposite meanings, Tracey said: 'A smiley face reveals someone with a sense of fun, although it can also mask a person's sadness.

'They can often be a throw-away gesture as someone does it in attempt to put a smile on another's face. These people are trying to put a brave face on situations.'

Clouds

A messy filled-in cloud can show that the person is anxious and struggling to cope

'Clouds symbolise escapism as someone is daydreaming,' Tracey said. 

'Someone usually draws clouds during a period of crisis and change as it reveals intense emotions. 

'If the drawing is shaded or filled-in, it can also mean that the artist is worried or anxious at that moment. Messy drawings in general suggest someone is struggling to cope and have lots of tension built up.'

Musical notes

Tracey revealed musical notes can represent creativity or optimism in the person drawing them

Tracey revealed musical notes can represent creativity or optimism. 

She said: 'Musical notes are often drawn by musicians who have a love for the industry, sound and tunes. It suggests someone who is creative musically, but they can also be drawn by someone who is optimistic about the future.'

A rainbow

Rainbows drawn by children are often saying that they are putting their trust in adults to sort things out, and in the meantime, they remain optimistic

Tracey revealed: 'Rainbows have become very popular in household windows across the UK to show support for the front-line staff during the current lockdown. 

'They are also a universal symbol of hope and a promise of better times to come. It is child's way of reminding us that they are here, hidden away, but hoping for better days, when things return to normality, and they can come out again and play. 

'Children are also saying that they are putting their trust in adults to sort things out, and in the meantime, they remain optimistic.'

John Lawless, content marketing manager for Big Bathroom Shop, commented: 'To see what drawings really mean is captivating as there are a whole load of subliminal messages behind any given illustration.

'This shows that in times of uncertainty, drawing provides us with a sense of safety as we can all release emotions that otherwise may stay bottled up.

'It also tells us that when we see doodles we should check up on our loved ones, as everything may not be as it seems. Although we should embrace those that are showing off their creativity'.

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