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Rorschach Inkblot Test

Named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach, this test involves perceptions of inkblots by the individual and the psychological interpretation of the responses by a clinical psychologist.

This test is used to examine the personality characteristics and emotional functioning of the patients., and has been employed in diagnosing underlying thought disorder and differentiating psychotic from non - psychotic thinking in cases where the patient is reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.

The objective of the test is to provide data about cognition and personality variables such as motivations, response tendencies, cognitive operations, affectivity, and personal / interpersonal perceptions.

The methodology of interpretation is based upon person-specific perceptual sets, and including needs, base motives, conflicts.