How shapes Influence our Behaviour Apr 20, 2019
“Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge”
For a very long time, men has been using shapes to express themselves. In the early, days, cavemen draw paintings on the wall of the cave to express the feelings they have at that time. Egyptians use hieroglyphics to tell a story of the past. In a typical modern day, architecture uses shapes to create and design skyscrapers and high-rise buildings.
Shapes represent structure, flow, and organization, even when you put numerous and unique shapes together. They have the ability to create focal points, to convey and add interest to an image. When you make an abstract portrait, you often use different shapes and lines to create an image and express yourself.
Shapes can also explain why an individual uses certain behaviours to achieve their goals and potential. Shapes that get your attention often are the most relevant figures that are significant to you as a person and will describe your behaviours.
How can you connect shapes and lines to your life as a person? Here are just a few points:
Straight lines are lines that do not have a curve or wave. They can be long or short.
Short line can be viewed as the shortest distance between two points and in life, it’s sometimes associated with determination and a ‘nothing gets in the way’ attitude. On the other hand, a long line shows a slow pace, a carefree attitude but it does not necessarily mean that you are no longer determined to achieve your goal or objective. It only shows that you want to take some time to get there – enjoy the view or learn more whilst you are on your way to the next point.
Curved lines depict flow and movement. They imply an action to change situations to avoid hardness and restrictions. They are not as predictable as straight lines that have a straightforward path. Curved lines may go wherever they choose to roam – they don’t have a clear goal or objectives yet but they will definitely have an end result.
Basic shapes have a universal meaning; however different cultures and religions have different culturally-acquired meaning and significance. Shapes (basic) can also indicate the yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) orientation. (Refer to the book for more information about the meaning of each shape)
Shapes can represent the positive and negative behaviours of a person. But just because you admiring one shape more than the rest, it does not necessarily mean that its meaning or implication is more dominant in your life. It might have meant that it is one of the strong points describing your behaviour.
If you wish to learn more about symbols and shapes in your life, jump onto Intuitive Flowers Academy and sign up for an online course today. You will be given a lot of information around what these figures mean and how do they translate to your life.