25 Fast Facts About Ink Blot Tests You Probably Didn’t Know

Posted by , Updated on August 18, 2017


Have you ever heard of an ink blot test? No? Well, let us introduce you. Basically, it involves looking at blobs of ink and saying what you think you see. Okay, so it’s a bit more complicated than that. Today, we’re going to explore how some blobs of ink changed the world of psychology. These are 25 Fast Facts About Ink Blot Tests You Probably Didn’t Know.


Since the test's development, it has been used widely as a projective personality test.


Rorschach originally intended his test to be a tool for diagnosing schizophrenia. He didn't agree with the ink blots being used to draw conclusions about peoples' personalities.


Rita Signer, the curator for the Rorschach Archives in Bern, Switzerland, maintains that each of Rorschach's ten ink blots was deliberately and meticulously designed to be as ambiguous as possible.


While administering the test, the examiner sits slightly behind the subject in order to prevent the examiner from influencing the subject's responses. This is quite contrary to what you might have seen on TV.


The ink blots are all symmetrical. 5 of them are black, 2 are black and red, and 3 are multicolored.

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