Much psychological insight is attributed to how one draws a tree. Several analysts have put the following results together. The tree is divided into two parts, the trunk and the crown:
-A- Broad- Exaggerated self-confidence.
-B – Long and thin – Self-confidence, enthusiasm, and pride. Probable need for inner fulfillment.
-C – Scars on trunk – Still consciously or unconsciously plagued by an unfortunate experience.
-D – Bends to the right – positive attitude towards life, feels urge for activity, enterprising, always ready to help.
-E- Bends to the left- Withdrawn, may be dreamer, self-engrossed.
-F – Set on island or hill-like line – Feeling of isolation or loneliness, independent, reserved.
-G – Set on slanted ground line – Anxious, has some difficulty in adjusting, mistrustful.
-H – Realistic, flaring trunk – Active, social, good sense of humor.
-I – Ground-line above bottom of trunk – longs for unobtainable, shrinks from reality, passive.
-J – Trunk drawn with short separate lines – Impatient, emotional, excitable, impulsive.
-K – Trunk flares into roots – Secure, observant, realistic, and not easily upset by events.
-L – Trunk makes several curves like moderate ‘S’-Artistic may be easily hurt, sensitive.
-M – Falls around trunk like sack – Non-aggressive, subject to moods, indecisive, easily lead.
-N – Fluffy cloud style – Imaginative, companionable, adjustable, sometimes conceited.
-O Circles within circles – Inflexible, strong willed, sometimes unresponsive, egocentric.
-P – Round – Mature, calm, well balanced, honest, reliable.
-Q – Several cloud-like balls on several bunches – Diplomatic, pleasant, hides real reasons and motives, obliging.
-R – Few leaves, bleak as winter tree – Impatient, defensive.
-S – Left side of crown larger or heavier – Thoughtful, likely to fuss over small matters, cautious.
-T – Right side of crown larger or heavier – Adventurous; may lack the ability to concentrate, self confident, restless.
-U – Flat, box-like crown – Feels pressures, submissive, dependent.
-V – Composed of confused lines – Unmethodical, acts on spur of moment, changeable, unconventional.
-W – Composed of uncoordinated lines – Sometimes thoughtless, playful, compulsive, easily distracted, may lack self-control.
-X – Has fruit – gift of self-dramatization, maturity. Falling fruit can indicate feeling of loss or self-sacrifice.
-Z – Long drooping branches and crown like willow – Feeling of defeat, withdrawal from world.