Presidents are probably subjected to more tediously delivered information than anyone in the country, so it’s no surprise that many of them were doodlers. But do the scribbles tell us anything important? While the science is pretty clear on the question of connections between your handwriting and personality – there is none – the significance of drawing is mixed bag. Then again, I did uncover some pseudoscience that might help us pretend to unlock the meaning of spontaneous scrawling.

For instance:

“The expression on a doodled face is often a good indication of the mood or character of the person who has drawn it. A nicely drawn, good-looking face suggests you see the good in others.”

“If you sketch weird or ugly faces, you are probably mistrustful.”

“Soft, rounded petals around a circular flower centre suggest an amiable, family-centric person.”