Have you ever taken an inkblot test or a Rorschach test? I don’t believe I have ever taken one, but I have seen many inkblot tests depicted in films and television. It’s interesting to me that this old form of psychological testing is still so prevalent in entertainment, even though I don’t think it’s used much by actual psychologists any longer. I think many of us believe that the things we might seek in inkblots or other abstract images says quite a bit about us.
I did some research on the Rorschach test when writing this quiz, and I found some really interesting information. Inkblot tests are primarily used in the United States, and forensic psychologists still use them relatively often. I guess that may be why inkblot tests come up in TV and film… they are a part of a crime thriller story line.
The most interesting thing I learned is that while some inkblot test answers are cross cultural, many inkblot test answers are region specific. When people from some countries see bats, people from other countries see butterflies. More revealing is the fact that Americans tend to see humans when other people from other countries see various animals.
I wanted to write my own Rorschach or inkblot test because I’ve never had the chance to take one. If you are in a similar situation, then check out: The Inkblot Test. There are many possible outcomes for this quiz, so see how you compare to everyone else! Comment below and let me know what you got.
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