Graphology at Home - Lesson 21 - Draw Someone - H-n

by Joel Engel - Date: 2008-07-30 - Word Count: 373 Share This!



Homoerotic conflict: hands extended behind back in private area.

Homoerotic tendency: high heels on male, male subject.

Homosexuality: eyes and lashes large.

Homosexuality/sexual identification conflict/strong attachment to or dependency upon parent of opposite sex: drawing opposite sex first.

Hostility: jagged lines.

Hostility toward women, expressed overtly: witches.

Hysteric tendency: fading lines in formation of body.

Hysterical/problem in control of anger or of primitive drives/schizoid tendency: long neck.


Identification with parent of same sex: older figure than subject.

Immaturity/lack of impulse control/regression: omission of neck.

Immaturity/masturbatory fixation: yo-yo.

Impotence/virility wish: long nose.

Impotency/involutional resistance to sexual decline/virility striving: cane.

Improved prognosis for successful treatment of obesity: obese subject who draws slim figure.

Impulsive behavior: short strokes.

Impulsive/unstable: fluctuating pressure.

Inadequacy with compensatory fantasy: overemphasized features.

Inadequate virility: sparse, unpressured hair.

Indecision/self-dissatisfaction: excessive erasures.

Infantile or repressed sex drives, sensuality or sensual needs: hair emphasis.

Infantile social behavior: childlike features

Inhibition/lack of drive: figures seated.

Inhibition/repression: long, thin neck.

Insecurity: ground line, facial expression placating.

Introversion/isolation: right-to-left strokes.

Involutional impotency: foot of male emphasized.

Involutional melancholia/sexual impotency: large nose.


Judgment (poor): head and legs, profile, full-faced trunk.


Lack of achievement: thin, weak arms.

Lack of ambition: short arms.

Lack of closeness in family situation: figures far apart when drawing family, compartmentalization.

Lack of confidence in productivity or social contact: dim hands; apologetic of drawing.


Manic-schizophrenic/somatic delusions: organs shown (internal anatomy).

Masculine assertion or need for it: strong nose.

Masculine striving/sexual inadequacy: tie.

Masculine striving/sexual role confusion: Adam's apple.

Masculine tendency: angular or squared trunk.

Masturbation guilt: finger omitted or over-extended.

Maternal dependence/somatic pre-occupation: button in midline.

Maternal figure: skirt ankle length on female (male subject). Maternal figure regarded as rejecting, unloving, and unsupportive: hands omitted on female figure.

Maternal figure unnurturing: small chest.

Maternal (protective) figure wished for: long arms; hands; prominent female figure (male subject).

Mental retardation: confusion of full face and profile (profile of forehead and nose, full face, eyes and mouth).


Narcissism/possible homosexual tendency: hair given much attention.

Need for affection/nurturing warmth: sun added when asked to draw person.

Need for autonomy: long and powerful arms and long legs.

Need for defensive intellectual control: neck emphasis.

Need for emotional security and warmth: fireplace (alight) before figure.

Need for greater status and recognition than subject feels he possesses: uniform of cowboy or soldier on male figure of male subject.

Need for support or help: fence to lean on, ground line.

This concludes list H-N.

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


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