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Rorschach Inkblot Test

Okay, so there is some controversy over the posting of the images from the test by one person and the common answers posted by another.

http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090731%2frorschach_090731

I don't see what the big fuss is about. I've seen these inkblots before (in class and in counselling). When taking the actual test, the subject is likely to go with gut instinct/feeling rather than what's been memorized. I may be totally messed up; but what I see in the pictures is definitely what is in the "common" answers. My belief is that the psychologist or psychiatrist is able to determine the patient's state from something other than this test. One of my early psychologists (who used the test) said it is useful only for determining if there is an obsession (seeing all sexual objects, for example). He said he would never try to interpret anything beyond that using the test. So, big deal that the pictures and common answers have been posted.
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That's really interesting. I have to confess that I never really understood how Rorschach tests worked as people taking it must give a multitude of answers. However, it makes sense in terms of whether someone might be obsessing about a certain subject, such as sex. I re-watched an A-Team episode recently in which Murdoch was given a Rorschach test and every answer he gave was "trash bag". *g* Anywaaaaay, I can see your point about people going with their gut instincts rather than memorizing a bunch of answers. In fact, depending on where the answers came from, it could do someone more harm than good!
I have heard that a lot of people see them as butterflies because they are so symmetrical.
Yeah, that's usually what I see when I look at Rorschach inkblots!
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