Rorschach Inkblot Test

The Rorschach Inkblot Test, or Rorschach Technique, is a projective psychological instrument used to study personality traits and emotional attributes. The Rorschach test is not adept at arriving at specific clinical diagnoses. Rather, it is more useful in revealing the more basic and deeper cognitive, affective, and interpersonal tendencies of the individual being tested. The results obtained from the test can be used for clinical, forensic, or personnel selection purposes and in any setting where the psychological characteristics of the individual are relevant. The responses obtained through the Rorschach test are typically coded, but as will be seen in this entry, the coding is valued much more by some practitioners than by others.

The test consists of 10 cards: five black-and-white and five colored. The ...

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