Drawing analysis

Why is it good?

Psychological drawing analysis is a research method that uses visual means of expression, various drawings, graphics, and paintings to map individual psychological states, thoughts, and emotions. The roots of the technique can be traced back to projective tests, which offer the individual impulses through which unconscious content can be expressed.

In psychological drawing analysis, the therapist or professional examines and analyzes the drawings made by the individual in order to gain insight into the individual's emotional, mental and personality state. Drawings can contain different elements such as colors, shapes, lines, and each of these can have a psychological interpretation. Lines and shapes, for example, can often reflect an individual's emotional state and world of thought. Fine or strong lines, orderly or chaotic shapes can all suggest the mood or emotional state of an individual at a given moment. Colors also play an important role, as different colors can be used to express one's emotional state or preferences. When analyzing a drawing, it is also important to take into account the context, i.e. the circumstances of the given drawing, as well as the individual history of the creator. The specialist observes the details, the dynamics of the drawings and tries to understand the intentions, conflicts or repressed emotions behind them.

This method has a wide range of applications, including child psychology, therapeutic work, counseling and life guidance. Visual expressions can help an individual, especially those who struggle with verbal expression, to express their inner emotional world.

The individual's drawings and the psychologist's interpretation of them are based on collaboration and trust, and the wide range of individual elements offers opportunities for deeper understanding and support for personal development. It is important that during psychological drawing analysis, the specialist handles the client's unique forms of expression sensitively and respectfully.

Drawing analysis can help the therapist gain more information about the client's personality and facilitate deeper emotional understanding. However, it is important to note that this is only one tool in the therapeutic process, and accurate interpretation requires professional experience and context sensitivity.