Ink blot test

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Inkblot test
Rorschach blot 04.jpg
The fourth blot of the Rorschach test
MeSH D007282

An inkblot test is a personality test which involves the evaluation of a subjects response to ambiguous ink blots. This test was published in 1921 by Hermann Rorschach who was a psychiatrist from Switzerland. The interpretation of people's responses to the Rorschach Inkblot Test was originally based on psychoanalytical theory but investigators have used it in an empirical fashion. When this test is used empirically, the quality of the responses is related to the measurements of personality.[1]

Types include:


  1. ^ Carlson, N. R., & Heth, C. (2010). Psychology--the science of behaviour, fourth Canadian edition [by] Neil R. Carlson, C. Donald Heth. Toronto: Pearson.