- Title: Tree Drawings: Insights into Personality
- Authors: Usha Mullan
- Length: 248 pages
- Publisher: Scriptor Books
Tree Drawings: Insights into Personality – Synopsis
The analysis of drawings has special value when working with children; the language impaired; the mentally disadvantaged. It is also useful in some areas of counseling, providing clues to relationships, repressed material and traumatic events which can be approximately dated on tree drawings.
About the Author
Usha Mullan graduated from the British Academy of Graphology in 1988. Since then she has focused her energy on research into graphology and related subjects. Her interest in children’s writings led her to monitor a class of pupils for a period of six years observing the development of nine year olds into adolescence, through the analysis of their writing and drawings.
During a visit to New York, she came across a book on the Enneagram and felt instinctively that the personality types described by this ancient typology could correlate with handwriting. This would have the advantage of identifying an individual’s Enneagram “Type” more objectively than the conventional questionnaire method, which was subjective and prone to inaccuracy.
The correlation took more than six years of dedicated research to establish. The results are contained in three groundbreaking books entitled, “Graphology and the Enneagram” published by Scriptor Books (an imprint of the British Academy of Graphology).
Usha Mullan’s other interest is the analysis of projective drawings, especially Trees. Over the past fifteen years she has collated a huge collection of sample drawings across all age groups and of people from different countries and walks of life; her analysis and her findings of this extraordinary material were published in November 2014.
Usha Mullan was born and brought up in Dehra Dun, a small town at the foothills of the Himalayas, in northern India, although since 1978 she has lived in the United Kingdom. Her main interests are travel and music. In the mid 1990s, she took a four-year break from research to open a restaurant in central London. She has also spent several years tracing her family history dating back to the early Aryans and the findings are published in “Kalsia: Myth, Legend, History “.