Projective (based on the subject's frank responses to stimuli) personality assessment technique
in which a subject is shown 10 standard
pictures of inkblots five black and white, three black and red, and two of a same color
. The subject is asked
to speak freely (in as many interpretations as he or she wants to make) the images and emotions evoked by each inkblot seen as a whole or in parts. Invented about 90 years ago by the Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922), it is still hugely popular despite lacking any credible evidence
of its scientific validity testimony
of the myth that psychological
tests can reveal something about people what the people cannot figure out themselves.