Psychology - part III

Rorschach Inkblot Test - part 1

Reavaliation - What about if we first take a look inside our own mind abysses before further asserting?

Rorschauch Inkblot Test

  • Rorschach Inkblot Test
  • Examples of sugestive interpretations - not necessary symetrical

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Rorschach Inkblot - image took from here

As told before the imense universe of visual interpretations is conected to sugestions, culture, individual and colective experiences, and they are all positively conected to either the conscious or the subconscious mind of the individual or the mass wich are interpretating something, by influence or not.


Usually it's apllied the metaphor of an iceberg analogue to the mind. It's upper part, the one above water, is compared to consciousness and the submersed one in comparison to subconsciousness or the unconscious mind. It's also usual to compare the diference between both masses.


Not only as a social behaviour but by a highly complex net of conections, people filter their characters, their social behaviours and actions, their emotions. The mass beneath, hiden and immense, is associated to a much more raw as also as abstract and complex field of the mind - the submerse encrypted of our mind's abyss.

Rorschach Inkblot Test is a randomly but symetrical indistinctive blot used as a tool to analyse one's interpretation of it. By assumption it will show a much more directed reflex of one's deeper emotions and states of character as also as potential behaviours - it is suposed to directly show the inher and hiden parts of one's character. As all fields, it could not be sustained by exclusevely itself.


Hermann Rorschach


Hermann Rorschach - photograph from The Hermann Rorschach Archives and Museum


The Rorschach inkblot test (pronounced IPA: [ʁoɐʃax]) is a method of psychological evaluation. Psychologists use this test to try to examine the personality characteristics and emotional functioning of their patients. The Rorschach is currently the second most commonly used test in forensic assessment, after the MMPI, and is the second most widely used test by members of the Society for Personality Assessment. It has been employed in diagnosing underlying thought disorder and differentiating psychotic from nonpsychotic thinking in cases where the patient is reluctant to openly admit to psychotic thinking.[1]

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