Rorschach-test meaning

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A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts.
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A test for the analysis of personality, in which the person being tested tells what is suggested to him or her by a standard series of inkblot designs: his or her responses are then analyzed and interpreted.
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A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts.
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A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts. The test is named after its inventor, Swiss psychiatrist and neurologist Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922).
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(psychology) A method of psychological evaluation that uses a person's interpretations of inkblots or similar images to discover information concerning his or her personality, emotional functioning, or unconscious mind.
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Origin of rorschach-test

  • After Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922), Swiss psychiatrist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition