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see personalitypersonality,
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Rorschach test

Psychol a personality test consisting of a number of unstructured ink blots presented for interpretation
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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They conjure instead, in Day's apt summary, "faces and masks; mammals and insects; religious iconography: altars, angels, shivas, chalices, mandalas; patterns and forms that suggest baroque and art nouveau," and her comparison of the symmetrical blooms to Rorschach tests is telling in this context.
CD has most often been measured from standardized, verbatim individual Rorschach test records, and the essential issue is not the intrapsychic phenomena as traditionally interpreted but more the pattern of reciprocal shared focusing of attention and meaning in the communication process (Wynne, Singer, & Toohey, 1976).
In the Finnish Adoptive Family Study of Schizophrenia, CD of the adoptive parents, obtained from individual Rorschach test records, is seen as an environmental factor in interaction with a genetic high risk for schizophrenia.