Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Inkblot Fun



There are many kinds of psychological tests that are used to understand the human psyche.

Some are very formal and standardized, while others are not.

Tests like the Rorschach Inkblot analyze perception and the inner life experience of a person. There are no wrong answers in these kinds of tests.

So, if you are so inclined, find out what you see in the inkblot above.

By the way, it is NOT an authentic Rorschach Inkblot, but rather a made up one. It's important to keep tests secure.

51 comments:

Battle Weary said...

A demon...definitely.

jumpinginpuddles said...

a dog

Deb said...

I see two little ducks in the white portion. A bat. A face kinda in the upper middle. I see more, but I'll let other people chime in.

La Belette Rouge said...

I see a dog, a mouse and two ducks.

~Just Me~ said...

I see a dog, 2 ducks and two people.

SaddleBumRN said...

A dog and two rubber ducks facing each other.

Anonymous said...

I see an angry face. So angry that the inkblot scared me before I read what this entry was about.

Raine said...

a dog

denise said...

i see an arial view of a sheeps head and face

Shauna said...

I see the head of an ant.

S.

cbtish said...

The Rorschach test, by the way, is one of the formal and standardized tests. The results do not only depend on what you see, but on other factors too, like the timing and sequence of your responses.

For example, one of the textbooks on how to score the Rorschach quotes a patient with schizophrenia who said:

"Then, look! That might be dangerous! Caverns. You go in and it might be interesting, but devastation and cruel death in there and no escape when they get past that first partition. You can see it's deadly because it's dark."

If you happen to see the real inkblots at some time, and you later develop a mental illness, your previous memory of the inkblots might distort the test, making it more difficult for doctors to treat you. (Although nowadays this is very unlikely because so few doctors actually use the Rorschach test.)

kath said...

two women working together to build a a wall between them. i wonder why?

Hi Deb! Glad you liked my button :)
fingers crossed for hepe eh?

Tracy said...

I see evil faces. Rather scary actually. The inkblot scared me! laughs, how strange.

Tracy said...

btw i really wish i had seen the dog, duck or nice animals...lol

Licsw said...

I see a spinal cord and pelvic bones....like an MRI or CAT scan!

Enigma said...

I see some kind of animal like a bear, then maybe a dog bounding toward you not too happy (upper white part)
I see something evil (in the dark part)... Like a ram skull/head (rams are not evil, but it's how came across to me)

Then I read the comments.
It took a while to find the ducks.

Anonymous said...

I see a little dog :)

Donna

Marie said...

On first glance, I see an outline of a face. Maybe I will see something diffrent when I look at it again.

Ian Lidster said...

It's a puppydog all snuggled up in bed.

alan said...

The first thing I saw was something like a panda...

alan

Ms.L said...

A smiling face with short arms and legs,right there in the centre.


It's so interesting to learn what other people are seeing!

Jamie said...

At first it looked like a scary face, but when I looked closer I could see an angry dog in it.

The Lone Beader said...

I see everything else has see, but I can also see a small black fish swimming straight for me at the top of the white portion of the inkblot. I know. Strange.

Teresa said...

I see a puppy, with ears, a nose, eyes, and he or she is filled with mud!

I recently learned this in "Abnormal Psychology."

ellesu said...

My very first impression was of some kind of odd (alien, maybe??) baby with a pacifier in its mouth, and the odd little baby is throwing a fit with its little fists balled up.

I guess I jump to first overall impressions. If I examine the picture (blot) I see ducks and birds and a bat and a big, black bull's face and a white face with someone sticking out their tongue. (I could go on, but I won't) :)

I wonder if you're supposed to make a snap impression or spend some time studying to blot?

Jade said...
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Jade said...

Haha, I'm way off from most answers. The bottom half of the completely black portion looks like 2 overies, and fallopian tubes connected to a uterus. The upper portion looks like a pissed off puppy.

LOL gotta love the human perspective!

OHN said...

Jade..that is exactly what I saw! A puppy in a uterus with fallopian tubes. At least I know that I am not alone in whatever bizarre groupe I need to be in :)

STAG said...

Maybe its because of the season, but I see two witches stirring a cauldron!

Grin!

Health Psych said...

I see two ladies fanning a man in a string vest on a chaise longue.

Now what on earth does that mean????

Awake In Rochester said...

Uncle Albert! lol

Looks like a monster bat to me.

Dogs, ducks, what? Hm, I think some mothers who read story books to their children are saying that.

LOL@ Health Psych. Good one!

Deb said...

I can see just about everything everyone mentioned. I'll try to make more inkblots, and will see if I can get less scary looking ones when I make them!

Jedi Master Daryl said...

I see the Os Coxae with attached sacrum and coccyx.

Hehehehe! Too much time with my nose buried in a good ol' anatomy textbook!

Angel Chasse said...

Hehe. I bet other people didnt think of this as looking somewhat like a view of the female reproductive system. Of course I was just looking something up related, so I am sure that spilled over?! Thanks for sharing this one! Hope you are having a beautiful sunny day like we are today!

Angel

Palmtreechick said...

A dog with it's paws over something.

Kahless said...

A dog peeking up out of the bushes.

Kahless said...

And a beetle

'Tart said...

It looks like a pug (dog), rising from a mist, with very angry eyes!

Hope said...

A full antlered male moose.....

phd in yogurtry said...

No sireebob. I used to score these suckers. I know where this can lead! (Paranoid, anyone?)

Deb said...

Wow, ya'll seem to enjoy this!

IntelligentLayPerson said...

Two ducks in the middle
a barking dog in the middle like a pitt bull or boxer, not necessarily angry, just barking.
at the top are two upside down Simpson Family characters of some type stirring soup!

As a whole I see an insect such as a praying Mantis head.

btw Happy Halloween

Momo said...

ok maybe I'm wierd but I see 2 people eating the legs of a turkey while 2 ducks watch

Rose said...

I see all kinds of stuff from a dog, to a bull to a fat lady.

A Flowered Purse said...

i saw a puppy dog

Rue said...

I see a a bulldog in the white spaces and a deer with antlers in the black space.
Hmmmm...

Kikolani | Poetry, Photography, Blogging Tips said...

I remember my psychology 101 professor did some of these tests with our class. He pulled me aside after to ask if everything was ok with me, and if I had ever been to a psychiatrist before, based on my interpretations of the blogs. I think I was being too artistic and imaginative for him, as opposed to answering the standard things.

For this one, I see two dogs heads. The top one is sticking its tongue out with a somewhat evil look in its eyes, and the bottom one is missing its snout and looks sort of like a pit bull. The black around it looks like the skull of an animal. Not a dog, but maybe a bull, assuming you were looking at it from the top instead of face forward, if that makes sense.

~ Kristi

Anonymous said...

At first, vertebra...within seconds, it was hooded and jester like figures circled around a male victim with an open mouth...1st, objective, 2nd, paranoid....

Jaidubs1019 said...

It kinda looks like a dragon giving a pig a piggy-back ride. LOL

Dillon said...

i see a duck swimming in a pond guided by angels

phyco said...

two women in the left and right conner holding some kind of weapon like (ax)