Starting the Search
Person drawings can reveal personality traits and lead you to lost parts of the self. Draw a picture of any person of your choosing on a blank sheet of paper with a pencil. Artistic quality is unimportant, but do your best. Draw before reading further!
Directions: Mark any of the following characteristics that you see in your drawing. Examine the proportion of one part to the rest of the person to determine if it is large or small.
Head (intellect and fantasy)
Face (communication, reality contact)
Nose (sexuality, power, stereotypes)
Neck (separates intellect and emotion)
Torso (drives and emotions)
Waist (separates strength from sexuality)
Breasts (normal on females)
Anterior Limbs (contact, relationships)
Locomotor Limbs (mobility, support)
Figures and views
As you study the size, style, and representation of body parts in your drawing, you can discover clues about your need to attach, inflate self- worth, draw attention, control uncertainty, avoid contact, and overpower others to compensate for early unmet needs.