Rorschach Test Essay

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Roxie Grancea and Serena O’Hara 1*

Rorschach Test

“Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality.” Everyday people take a Rorschach test without even realizing it. A Rorschach test can tell you a lot about a person’s personality. This test is very interesting for various reasons. The Rorschach test has been around for many years and was originally created by Hermann Rorschach in 1921. It is a type of projective test used in psychoanalysis, in which a standard set of symmetrical ink blots of different shapes and colors is presented one by one to the subject, who is asked to describe what they suggest or resemble. Psychologists use them as a tool for testing someone’s psychological state. Some psychologists still use them today but there is some controversy over whether or not they are reliable. There are some Rorschach tests on line that you can take anytime. My Rorschach test gave me interesting results and it helped me learn more about myself. For the first inkblot I saw an x-ray image of a chest, which means I have things welling up inside that I want to express, but I prefer to suffer in silence and I also find it hard to say no. On the second one I saw a bra and that means I like dressing up and worry excessively about what people think of me. It also means I seek external solutions, accessories, to internal problems. My third inkblot looked like fallopian tubes. This means I have stalled potential and put a lot into life, but I’m still waiting for it to start. Also, my ideas of how things should be is vivid and if my vision of reality falls short, then my considerable achievements provide little consolation. My next inkblot looked like a clown and this means that I’m social and seek out company, and I have aloof tendencies that cause my friends concern. Finally, my last inkblot looked like a viper’s mouth. This means my relationships seem like a bicycle tire with a slow puncture and no matter how big of an amount of effort I give, it doesn’t work out. It also means I feel inadequate but I don’t know why. I learned a lot about myself after taking this test. I believe that the Rorschach test was an