Rorschach test


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in psychology, the patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion unique to an individual, and the ways they interact to help or hinder the adjustment of a person to other people and situations. A number of theories have attempted to explain human personality.
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any of a variety of testing procedures for measuring psychological traits and behavior, or for studying some specialized aspect of ability. Several forms of testing have arisen from the need to understand personality and its relationship to psychological
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Rorschach test

[′rōr‚shäk ‚test]
(psychology)
A projective psychologic test in which the subject describes what he imagines seeing in a series of 10 standard inkblots of varying designs and colors.

Rorschach test

Psychol a personality test consisting of a number of unstructured ink blots presented for interpretation
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