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Rorschach test

 [ror´shahk]
one for disclosing personality traits and conflicts by the patient's interpretation of 10 cards bearing symmetrical ink blots in various colors and shadings.

Ror·schach test

(rōr'shahk),
a projective psychological test in which the subject reveals his or her attitudes, emotions, and personality by reporting what is seen in each of ten inkblot pictures.
Synonym(s): inkblot test

inkblot test

n.
Rorschach test.

Ror·schach test

(rōr'shahk test)
A projective psychological test of personality in which the subject reveals attitudes, emotions, and personality by reporting what is seen in each of ten inkblot pictures in a standard set.
Synonym(s): inkblot test.

Rorschach,

Hermann, Swiss psychiatrist, 1884-1922.
Behn-Rorschach test - see under Behn-Eschenburg
Rorschach test - a projective psychological test. Synonym(s): inkblot test
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The Rorschach Inkblot test was used as a performance-based technique to investigate the underlying personality characteristics, which differentiate addicts from non-addicts.
To conclude, significant aspects of personality were explored by the Rorschach Inkblot test for both groups and explicitly distinguished addicts from non-addicts.
Developed in the 1920s, The Rorschach Inkblot Test was already mired in controversy within 30 years, but it was later revived with the publication of John Exner's Comprehensive System (CS), which detailed standards and norms for analyzing results.
Meanwhile, not everything is negative about the InkBlot Test, as there is evidence that this tool may be useful in identifying patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
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Plaintiff challenged the expert's proposed use of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-II and the Rorschach Inkblot tests on grounds that they would provide the defendant "with an unreasonably broad opportunity to learn things about [the plaintiff] that would not otherwise be discoverable.
An editorial in the Raleigh News and Observer (January 21, 1992) says: "If a psychiatrist substituted North Carolina's proposed congressional redistricting maps for Rorschach inkblot tests, diagnoses of wackiness would jump dramatically.
At the moment the Bluebirds are the footballing equivalent of on of those Rorschach inkblot tests in that whoever gazes upon them seems to see what they want to see.
IT'S like one of those Rorschach inkblot tests - you know the ones, where depending on whether you see a butterfly or a bogey man gives an insight into your mental wellbeing.