Monday, 5 May 2008

Imajinasi

Lagi, ngisi test di web Tickle mrgreen, kali ini tentang inkbolt, sejauh mana bisa berimajinasi, hihihi. Pas liat pilihan-pilihannya, sempet kaget juga... "emang dari gambar kaya gini, ada orang yang mengimajinasikan sampe segitunya???"

Dan yang lebih kaget lagi pas liat hasil testnya, hihihi. Kok bisa ya diterjemahin ke arah "love", bener lagi terjemahannya, huehehehe. Jadi lain kali, berhati-hati lah pada orang yang emang "ahli" psikologi :sweaty:






Your inkblot report
Unlocking your unconscious
Responses to Tickle's inkblot test
History behind the test
For More Reading
Your Inkblot Report


Rachmawati, your unconscious mind is driven most by

Love


By having your unconscious mind driven most by Love, it appears that you're one who values your relationships. It's also likely that you expend more energy than most people do in seeking out and maintaining meaningful ties with others. Your ability to connect emotionally with other people is a gift you shouldn't take lightly as not everyone possesses it. Your heightened drive for love can make you a giving and caring individual, whether you're staying in close contact with your network of friends or taking time out for that special someone.

People who have love as their unconscious drive tend to be nurturing types who are good at taking care of those around them. If this is true for you, then you probably find that you enjoy feeling needed and are happy when you can do things for the people you care about. Just remember that among all of your efforts, it's important to take time for yourself as well.

As one with love as your unconscious drive, you may feel like a bit of a dreamer. If your head is sometimes filled with fantasies about great dates or even living happily ever after, it's not so surprising. And whether or not you're willing to admit it, you might also have a soft spot for the kind of romantic movies, books, and music that others find sappy. Remember that this softer side of your personality is an asset that can help you fully enjoy your life, even though during tough times it may not feel like it. By keeping a positive outlook and an active social schedule, you'll have a better chance of living the kind of love you dream about.





Your inkblot report
Unlocking your unconscious
Responses to Tickle's inkblot test
History behind the test
For More Reading
Unlocking your unconscious

Your responses to the inkblots reveal more than just what drives your unconscious mind. They also uncover some central details about your personality, perspective, and relationships with others. Your unconscious mind colors these characteristics but is different from them. Here's what your responses indicated:

Your concept of reality
Your concept of reality is highly similar to that of others but not an exact match. Your perceptions seem to fall in between those who create their own unique realities and those who possess more mainstream perspectives. Because you straddle that middle ground of being in agreement with others and having your own opinions of the world, you can be both a follower and a leader. You can be a follower in the sense that you probably don't have trouble going along with the group most times since others' ideas will usually seem rational to you. You can be a leader because your creative viewpoints may sometimes allow you to guide others in new directions.

The difficulty for people like you is that at times you may feel pulled between taking the popular viewpoint and accepting your own vision of what is right. Because your concept of reality is rarely off the deep end, you can generally feel confident that there's something valid in your perspectives. Even if others don't always share your views, try not to let the masses talk you out of them. There can sometimes be great value in forging your own path. Finding a healthy balance between others' ideas and your own can be key to both your relationships and success.

Take Action
Gaining confidence in the validity of your perceptions can be very valuable for types like you. When you find yourself doubting an opinion that is uniquely yours, try taking a step back to ask yourself where your uncertainty is coming from. Is it because you truly suspect that you're wrong, because others believe you are wrong, or because you're not clear on what your opinion really is? By honestly reflecting on your views, you can develop stronger convictions and feel less susceptible to others' sway.

Rather than trying to determine whether you can trust your perceptions on a case-by-case basis, over time you'll be able to develop gut instincts about the quality of your views. Here's an exercise to help you test not only what you think, but also how strongly you believe in your perceptions.

Think back to the last time you went to the grocery store. Then, take out a piece of paper and a pen and map out the layout of the grocery store as you remember it. Be as specific as possible, including details of where different food groups are located, how many aisles there are, the number of checkout lanes, and so forth. Mark those things that you are sure about with a star versus those you're just pretty sure about.

Then, on your next trip to the store, take your drawing with you and grade yourself on how accurately you depicted it. Were there certain things you got right but others you were way off on? If so, don't feel discouraged. Some people will get the number of aisles right but will misremember food locations. Others will know exactly where their favorite foods are but won't remember anything else about the store. Doing exercises like this one can help you sort out the quality of your perceptions as well as bolster your belief in yourself.


Your mental flexibility
This section looks as the flexibility of your opinions, values, and perspective. To determine your result, Tickle's experts examined both the fluidity of your thinking and the rigidity of your opinions.

Based on your responses, you're reasonably flexible in your thinking and opinions. As a result, when dealing with most topics, you can easily consider other people's views. However, if a conversation centers on one of your core values, you're typically more reluctant to entertain other ways of thinking. This is true for most people. After all, it's good to have strong opinions on issues of importance. These views help create a foundation for what you believe in. Naturally, your ideas can change and develop over time. But particularly in your case, it's unlikely that they'll be radically different from day to day.

Occasionally your certainty can result in missed opportunities. If you're too sure of your values, you might forego the chance to observe a different way of being. You might also fail to imagine a way of life that might actually make you happier. If you find that you are excessively defensive on certain topics, it's likely because of one of the following reasons. Either the area is something you've had extensive experience with, and therefore have personal history to base your views on. Or, your defensiveness could be covering up a deep wound or insecurity that you're afraid will be exposed if you open yourself up to a new way of thinking.

Take Action
When you find yourself behaving defensively about one of your opinions, instead of escalating the situation or shutting down, take a moment to step back and examine your beliefs. Have you formed your opinion based on sound knowledge and experience, or is it merely convenient for you to think that way? At times, you might be surprised to find that fear or even simple laziness is at the root of some of your views. When trying to uncover what is really bothering you about having your viewpoint questioned, ask yourself: "What would be so bad if my opinion were wrong?" In finding out what you have to lose by changing your opinion you can come to some deep understanding about your true values and motivations.


You Level of Fantasy
Some people fantasize nearly nonstop, others rarely do, and the majority of people fall somewhere in between. Imagination and the ability to create alternate realities are the two factors that determine whether or not a person is capable of having a highly colorful fantasy life. However, not everyone who can fantasize does. For example, if two strangers who were both capable of fantasizing were sitting next to one another on a bus, one might still spend the whole ride thinking about paying their bills and formulating their next to-do list, while the other could be envisioning taking a siesta on a tropical island. For Tickle's Inblot Test, having a high level of fantasy involves both having the mental tools necessary to fantasize and putting them to use.

Being prone to fantasy can be thought of as a spectacular gift. Fantasy can give one the ability to create a made-up world much more captivating and pleasurable than the usual day-to-day realities. This can be a wonderful asset as you go though life - a free form of entertainment that you can use any time.

Some people look at those who are fantasy prone in a derogatory way. They feel that the more realistically a person thinks, the saner they are. Indeed, most definitions of "abnormal" refer to what is "unusual" or "not frequent". Clinical experts sometimes look at fantasy as a means of trying to escape reality, rather that face what's there.

Regardless of how one feels about fantasy, its value is heavily dependent on how it's used. If you use fantasy to visualize improvements in your life without ignoring important realities, then fantasy can be a useful talent. It can help you maintain your optimism and even to devise novel solutions to your problems. However, if fantasy is something you retreat into as a way of denying reality, then you might want to reconsider your use of it.

Tickle's experts found that you are certainly capable of fantasizing and may even enjoy keeping yourself entertained that way. However, based on your responses, your first reaction to stress probably isn't to create an alternate universe or to imagine things differently than they actually are. In fact, you appear to have the nice balance of having the gift of fantasy at your disposal without having the tendency to overly rely on it. In other words, when it comes to fantasy, you typically use it, but don't abuse it.

Fantasy is a technique frequently employed by people living under harsh conditions in order to ease their stress. In this way, imagination can be a vital tool for prison inmates who live in depressing, restrictive conditions day in and day out. Using the power of fantasy can also be a profound relief for people living in poverty and in war zones. In fact, there are many people who live in adverse situations or deal with other painful circumstances that could benefit from occasional relief through fantasy.

Fantasy only becomes a problem when you ignore something you need to deal with because you have the ability to fantasize it away. For example, imagine you have a problem with an aunt of yours. Perhaps this aunt says something that upsets you almost every time you talk with her. As a result, after a while you stop listening to her in favor of pretending that you're someplace else entirely. The fantasy you create for yourself might be more exciting - and far less annoying, but it doesn't change this detrimental pattern between you and your aunt. A better response might be to put your fantasies aside for a while to address your aunt's poor communication style head-on.

At it's worst, fantasy can keep you from making important lifestyle choices. For instance, if you fantasize that you have boundless energy and are a wonderful athlete, and in the meantime sit on your couch eating potato chips and playing video games, there will eventually come a time where you won't be able to deny what is really happening to your body and you will have to tend to the reality of your deteriorating health. However, there's no reason that you have to let fantasy affect you in these negative ways. So long as you pay attention to the aspects of your life that need addressing, like your health or your career, you should be able to use fantasy and creative visualizations to bolster your happiness and success, not impede them.

How you relate to others
Your relationships are complex things. One important aspect affecting all of them is the role that you play when interacting with others. Do you typically take an active approach when dealing with the people around you, or do you tend to behave more passively? According to your test responses, you appear to have a balanced approach to interacting. You're not consistently the one who is active or passive. This mixed pattern indicates that, relative to other people, you try to either be sensitive to the needs of a particular situation or the people with whom you're dealing. By being able to adjust your approach depending on how the others are behaving, you can handle most situations with ease. Your friends may see you as a great listener or a savvy communicator because of your gift for reading people.

The overall effect of this balanced approach is that you have more options available to you when it comes to your communication style. The possible downside to this fact is that certain individuals with a balanced approach can get confused about which approach feels most natural to them — not just to the situation. While flexibility is a good thing, if you behave solely according to what's going on around you, it can wear on your sense of self.

Another difficulty you may find yourself running up against is that your balanced style may seem like inconsistency to other people. For example, if one day you take the lead in a group and the next day you choose to follow, this transition can be unsettling to those around you. Also when you're dealing with someone who is also balanced in their approach, your relationship can become an elaborate dance where each of you is trying to figure out who's taking charge. If you find yourself in a situation like this one, consider making your style more consistent — whether active or passive — in order to avoid potential confusion.





Your inkblot report
Unlocking your unconscious
Responses to Tickle's inkblot test
History behind the test
For More Reading
Responses to Tickle's inkblot test

Tickle's research team thought that you might find it interesting to compare your answers to those that we got from other people. For this reason, we've included the inkblots from the test along with the percentages of people that responded for each option.


Inkblot #1

Your answer

1.Which of these choices most closely captures the emotional impact of the inkblot?


18%Happiness, joy, hope, positivity, or excitement


22%Calmness or serenity


4%Fear, disgust, terror, or feeling threatened


50%Curiosity, interest, or provoking thought


5%Turmoil, confusion, despair, gloom, or feeling trapped


2.What was the strongest image you saw in this inkblot?



24%Airplane, space ship, or space craft


13%Person

16%Bug or insect


4%Flower


6%Diamond, jewel, or glass


3%Frog


2%Forest


5%Motorcycle


2%Bird


6%Some type of animal not listed above


4%More than one animal


5%I saw nothing


11%None of the above


3.Did you see anything sexual in this inkblot?



17%Yes


9%Maybe

74%No


4.Does this inkblot seem like it's:



16%Ancient or from the past


21%Contemporary

45%Futuristic, or occurring in the future


13%I don't know


5%None of the above


5.Did you see anything involving aliens or outer-space vehicles in this inkblot?



28%Yes

21%Maybe


51%No




Inkblot #2

6.Of these emotions, which did this inkblot most strongly convey?



14%Pride


22%Anger

2%Disgust


4%Confusion


3%Happiness


6%Insanity


3%Depression


8%Concern


28%Fear


10%Nothing


7.Which of the following choices most closely resembles what you saw in this inkblot?



4%A bat

12%A monster or alien


4%A superhero


38%An evil or dark creature


4%A male or female figure


15%A part-human, part-animal


2%A mixture of two different non-human animal species


7%A bug (bee, fly, moth, etc.)


6%A wizard or witch


1%An elephant


2%An angel


3%A gargoyle


2%None of the above


8.Did you see (if you saw more than one of these images, pick the image you saw first):



13%Lungs


1%A frog


3%A flower


1%A penis


3%A volcano

27%An animal


51%None of the above


9.Of these feelings, which did the inkblot most strongly convey?



1%Humor


3%Passion


3%Calmness


1%Shock


2%Nervousness


9%Cruelty


39%Power


13%Mystery

27%Creepy/freaky


1%Pity


1%Nothing


10.Check which of these things, if any, stood out the most in this inkblot:



24%A cape, robe, or coat


3%Weapons

50%Wings


15%Eyes


4%A costume


2%A sunset


3%None of the above




Inkblot #3

11.Is this inkblot more masculine or feminine?



17%Masculine

57%Feminine


26%Neither


12.Which of the following things did you see in this inkblot?


24%A fairy, angel, or elf


26%A mosquito, wasp, fly, dragonfly, bee, or hornet


5%A cricket, bug, grasshopper, or ant


1%A bird


1%A flower


27%Two flying creatures


7%A combination of flying and non-flying creatures


3%A pelvis bone


1%A nipple


1%A cloud


4%None of the above


13.Which emotion does this inkblot most strongly convey?



2%Lust


12%Happiness


4%Anxiety


3%Disgust


3%Hatred


3%Pain


4%Despair

7%Warmth


7%Love


10%Both happiness and sadness


8%Romance


14%Innocence


24%None of the above


14.Did you see any of these things in this inkblot?



3%A bat


1%A man

14%A woman


2%A child


1%A ship


1%A salamander


1%A moose


1%A lion


2%A scorpion or spider


1%A rat or mouse


6%A skeleton or skull


65%None of the above


15.Were you sexually aroused by this inkblot?



1%Very much

4%Somewhat


9%Barely


86%Not one bit


16.Try to find two flying insects in this inkblot. What are they doing?


13%Kissing


2%Having sex


36%Facing each other


5%Fighting violently


2%Holding each other


10%Dancing


8%Conversing


4%Eating


6%Flying


1%Dreaming


1%Arguing


9%Meeting


3%Thinking about what to do next


1%Nothing


2%I don't see two flying insects in the inkblot


17.We asked Tickle members to write several open-ended responses to this inkblot. Below we have listed two real responses and one that is made-up. Which of these is the made-up response?



38%Two boa constrictors about to strike


10%Two skeleton mice dancing

52%A smiling cow




Inkblot #4

18.Can you see the image of a chicken in this inkblot?



5%Yes, many

20%Yes, one


75%No, none


19.Look for a frog in this inkblot. Is the frog:



29%Hit by a car or otherwise squashed


26%Dissected


9%Jumping or moving about


20%Reaching out its arms


11%Lying still

5%Dead (though not squashed or dissected)




Inkblot #5

20.Was it unpleasant to look at this inkblot?



8%Definitely unpleasant


36%Somewhat unpleasant

44%Neutral


12%Pleasant


21.What best summarizes what you saw in this inkblot?



25%An explosion


3%A cloud

15%A plane/helicopter/jet


3%Water


4%A person sitting in something


3%A totem pole


3%A race car


5%A butterfly/dragonfly


4%A bird


1%A swimmer


3%A face


5%A bike, motorcycle, or handlebars


6%An animal or animals


5%A person or people


16%What I saw is totally different from this


22.If this inkblot were a temperature, would it be hot or cold?



47%Hot

36%Cold


18%It conveys nothing about temperature


23.Which of the following things, if any, stood out to you the most?



8%Water


21%Smoke


9%A cloud or clouds


3%A setting sun

2%Rocks


2%Land


26%Blood


2%Hair


7%A storm


20%None of the above


24.What might this inkblot symbolize?


22%War


28%Chaos


4%Evil


3%Relationships


9%Emotions


5%A headache


12%Spirituality


17%A warning


25.Which of the following things is the easiest for you to see in the inkblot?



4%A police chase at night


12%A spine


12%A canyon


10%An alien


11%A sorcerer


4%A circus act


12%A murder


6%A fight

30%An accident


26.We asked Tickle members to write several open-ended responses to this inkblot. Below we have listed five real responses and one that is made-up. Which of these is the made-up response?



8%A lighthouse on a not-so-distant shore during a dark, cloudy, and stormy night


17%An old person in grief over a murdered loved one

30%Two people having amazing sex


23%Two kids kissing in the dark


16%A god with his eyes closed viewing a totem pole with peace


6%A sorcerer or sorceress performing a spell




Inkblot #6

27.Does this inkblot make you feel nostalgic?



3%Definitely

26%Somewhat


28%Hardly at all


43%Definitely not


28.Which of the following most closely matches what you saw in this inkblot?



14%Rings from a drinking glass


19%Breasts

30%Eyes or glasses


1%A teacher


7%Fish and bubbles


6%Something circus-related


1%Jewelry


3%A face


5%Animals or birds


1%Hula-hoops


7%Groucho Marx, Mario, or Charlie Chaplin


2%A person or people


5%None of the above


29.Which of the following songs does this inkblot most remind you of?



26%I Will Survive


44%Hopelessly Devoted to You


15%Let's Talk About Sex

15%I don't know any of those songs


30.Look for eyes in this inkblot. What are they doing?



9%Staring straight at me

72%Looking up


3%Crying


12%Searching


2%Nothing


1%I can't see eyes in the inkblot




Inkblot #7

31.What was your initial emotional reaction to this inkblot?


14%Fear


12%Surprise


9%Disgust


10%Amusement or laughter


1%Pain


1%Grief


2%Sadness


20%Mixed emotions


2%Sexual arousal


29%Neutral


32.Of the following, what was the thing you saw most clearly in this inkblot?



12%A dragon or monster


22%A mask


3%A person


5%A clown


2%A mountain


14%A bug, ant, insect, beetle, or cockroach


3%A spider


1%A crab


1%A two-headed man


5%A part or parts of a face (e.g., teeth)

8%A whole face


7%A frog


5%A skull


10%Some other animal


2%None of the above


33.What do you think is happening in this inkblot?



11%Nothing


6%Climbing or jumping


1%Running


4%Killing


9%Lying, sitting, or squatting


2%Lifting


11%Getting ready to do something


3%Feeding or eating


6%Smiling


4%Dancing

39%Glaring


4%None of these


34.Of the following, which word or words best describe what you saw in this inkblot?



17%Deformed or mutated

5%Torn apart


20%Evil


6%Flattened


17%Ugly


15%Crazy


15%Normal


7%Beautiful


35.Which of the following can you most easily see in this inkblot?


12%A robot


7%Mr. Potatohead


36%A pelvic bone


27%The female reproductive system


13%Shadows of people


6%A war




Inkblot #8

36.What is the emotion most strongly conveyed by this inkblot?


2%Pleasure or happiness


23%Serenity or calmness


20%Uneasiness


6%Nostalgia


5%Sadness


2%Stupidity


4%Freedom


7%Harmony


2%Security


14%Curiosity


13%None of the above


37.What was the first thing you saw in this inkblot?


29%A butterfly or moth


20%Devil(s)


1%Flower(s)


11%Sea horse(s)


5%Unicorn(s)


3%Fetus(es)


5%An old man or men


3%Ribs or lungs


11%Two animals or non-human creatures


5%Two people


1%One person


3%An animal head or skull


2%None of the above


38.Did you see any of the following things in this inkblot?



2%Blood

5%Feces


14%Smoke


4%Water


31%A veil or cloth


2%Urine


6%A mirror


39%None of the above


39.Were there parts of this inkblot you had to ignore in order to make sense of it?



2%Yes, lots


11%Several parts

38%One or two small parts


49%I used all the parts to form my primary impression


40.We asked Tickle members to write several open-ended responses to this inkblot. Below we have listed one real response and two that are made-up. Which of these is the real response?


30% Two devils with condoms on their heads


47%A footprint of an evil beast


23%Two slugs and their shadows


41.Imagine that the inkblot is really a picture of a butterfly. Of the following options, which best summarizes the butterfly's nature?



31%Kind

17%Cruel


52%Indifferent


42.Which most closely describes the butterfly?


21%Active


56%Still


23%Dead




Inkblot #9

43.Which of these things did you notice most when you first looked at the inkblot?



8%A mask

12%Glasses


43%Eyes


9%Ball(s)


6%Egg(s)


6%Testicles


18%None of the above


44.Some Tickle members reported seeing parts of the human body or clothes in this inkblot. Which of these Tickle member responses is easiest for you to see in this inkblot?



7%A fur-lined bra


13%A man's testicles


3%A hipbone


7%A pelvis


4%A rear end

18%A woman's ovaries


10%A vagina


5%A penis


15%Breasts


18%I can't see any of these things in the inkblot




Inkblot #10

45.If you had to choose, does this inkblot make you feel more sad or calm?



15%Sad

85%Calm


46.What best describes what you saw in this inkblot?



36%Two women


3%Two men


3%Two children or a mix of women, men, and children


7%A male body

30%A female body


1%A child's body


6%A goat


1%A dog


2%A rabbit


1%A butterfly


1%An insect


4%An animal face


1%Some other animal's body


4%None of the above


47.Of the following things, which is easiest for you to see in this inkblot?



6%Drool


4%Makeup


8%Scarves


4%A handlebar mustache


4%Blood


4%A river


1%A forest


3%A parking meter


3%A bird bath


8%A grinning demon

55%None of the above


48.Imagine that there are two people pictured in this inkblot; one on the left-hand side and one on the right-hand side. What are they doing?


29%Talking


12%Dancing


1%Sleeping


35%Hugging or holding hands


4%Thinking


1%Fighting


1%Running


6%Conspiring


1%Struggling


9%None of the above


49.We asked Tickle members to write open-ended responses to this inkblot. Below we have listed three real responses and one that is made-up. Which of these is the made-up response?



36%Two cows holding hands

19%A gazelle that just took a drink of water


28%A grumpy bunny


17%A soldier looking in the mirror




Inkblot #11

50.How did this inkblot make you feel?


14%Uneasy


21%Positive


9%Negative


29%Neutral


18%Nothing


9%I don't know


51.When you first looked at this inkblot, did you see any of the following things? If you saw more than one, pick the one that stood out most to you.



5%A face


20%Guns

5%A bug or fly, etc.


5%One animal


16%Horses


10%Dogs


1%A landscape


10%More than two creatures (excluding humans)


1%A flower


2%The head of a penis


2%I didn't see anything in this inkblot


23%None of the above


52.Is there anything sexually arousing about this inkblot?



7%Yes, obviously


22%Possibly

71%No


53.Did you see a cowboy, or someone wearing a uniform or costume?



25%Yes

14%Maybe


61%No


54.Does this inkblot remind you of anyone you know?



5%Yes, several people


10%Yes, one person


5%Yes, myself

80%No


55.Can you identify naked people or a woman's breasts in this inkblot?



23%Yes, easily


32%Yes, but it took a second look to see it

45%No, I can't see this


56.Some people have reported seeing one or more people in this inkblot. If you are able to see any people (try looking at the inkblot again if you didn't see any people initially), what are they doing?



7%Having sex


12%Being violent


3%Nothing, they are dead


3%Nothing, they are immobilized by fear


11%Nothing, they are still


5%Competing


20%Outstretching their arms for a hug

16%Being physically active, but not in a violent or sexual manner


24%None of the above





Your inkblot report
Unlocking your unconscious
Responses to Tickle's inkblot test
History behind the test
For More Reading
History behind the test

Hermann Rorschach is the most well known clinician to have worked with inkblots in a clinical setting, but he was not the first. Psychologists have been using inkblots to make inferences about personality since the 1850s.

During Rorschach's work in the early 1900s, he noticed that certain types of patients responded to inkblots in similar ways. Through years of empirical testing, Rorschach was able to determine patterns between how people responded to the inkblots and certain personality traits. For more than a decade, Rorschach continued to develop his theories and the Rorschach Inkblot Test until his death in 1922.

In the years following Rorschach's death, there were several different scoring methods presented by different researchers. However, having all these different methodologies made scoring and interpretation of the test confusing. Then in the late 1960s and early 1970s, John Exner took on the formidable challenge of putting together the different systems of thought to come up with a standardized scoring methodology. Exner's work, along with the contributions of other researchers such as Weiner (see reference list below), has created a foundation for how the Rorschach is used today. A study published in 1995 confirmed that about 82% of mental health clinicians regularly use the Rorschach in their practices, indicating that use of inkblots is still alive and well.

To use the Rorschach test properly, it needs to be administered in a clinical setting where the clinician allows the subject to say whatever is on their mind. Given this is not possible to do in a widely administered online assessment, Tickle took on the challenge of using the concepts and findings of Rorschach research to create its own online Inkblot test. Tickle's Inkblot Test is designed as an online psychological instrument with strong psychometric properties of its own. One major difference between Tickle's Inkblot Test and the Rorschach Test is that Tickle developed its test to reflect the tendencies of the normal population. The Rorschach was designed to detect psychopathology, such as schizophrenia. To make the wisdom gained through Rorschach available to the public, Tickle translated it so that it is relevant to all people and simultaneously more accessible because of the ease in administration.

Tickle's test provides a modern interpretation of inkblot testing based both on years of careful clinical work, as well as on the responses of thousands of Tickle members who gave us their impressions of a series of inkblots.

The methodology behind Tickle's Inkblot Test consisted of three steps:
  1. Tickle created online inkblots and gathered open-ended feedback from thousands of users about what the inkblots meant to them.
  2. Tickle's research team used the collected responses to develop a survey consisting of multiple-choice questions about the inkblots. The survey questions were designed based on themes that appeared in people's open-ended inkblot responses. The types of questions included those assessing patterns identified through classical theory, and by asking questions about the inkblots and correlating those questions to other information Tickle's test gathered about users' behaviors and psychological characteristics.
  3. Tickle analyzed the survey responses to select the most reliable inkblots and questions, as well as analyzing the data to determine clusters of responses that became the different types of people the test segments.
The clusters were used to give primary results at the end of the test. In order to elaborate on what each cluster meant, Tickle's researchers looked at associations with other questions in Tickle's database. In addition, they examined the dimensions measured in traditional Rorschach methods. They then concluded which of those classic dimensions could be confirmed through empirical associations. The resulting dimensions were used to create multi-faceted descriptions of what the inkblot responses indicated.

If you're interested in learning more about the Rorschach method and inkblot testing, Tickle suggests the following resources.


For More Reading

Beck, S. J. (1937). Introduction to the Rorschach Method. New York: American Orthopsychiatric Association.

Exner, J. E. (1993). The Rorschach: A comprehensive system, Volume 1: Basic foundations, 3rd Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Exner, J. E. (1991). The Rorschach: A comprehensive system, Volume 2: Current Research and advanced interpretation, Second edition. New York: John Wiley.

Exner, J. E. (Ed.) (1995). Issues and methods in Rorschach research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hertz, M. R. (1934). The Reliability of the Rorschach inkblot test. Journal of Applied Psychology, 18, 461-77.

Hertz, M. R. (1936). The method of administration of the Rorschach Inkblot Test, Child Development, 7, 237-54.

Klopfer, B. (1937). The present status of the theoretical development of the Rorschach Method. Rorschach Research Exchange, 1, 142-47.

Piotrowski, Z. A. (1957). Perceptanalysis. New York: Macmillan.

Rapaport, D., Gill, M. & Schafer, R. (1946). Diagnostic psychological testing, Version 2. Chicago, IL: Year Book Publishers.

Rorschach, H. (1921). Psychodiagnostics. Bern, Switzerland: Bircher.

Rose, T., Kaser-Boyd, N., & Maloney, M. P. (2001). Essentials of Rorschach Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Watkins, C. E., Jr., Campbell, V. L., Nieberding, R., & Hallmark, R. (1995). Contemporary practice of psychological assessment by clinical psychologists. Professional Psychology, 26, 54-60.

Weiner, I. B. (1997). Current status of the Rorschach Inkblot Method, Journal of Personality Assessment, 68(1), 5-19.

Weiner, I. B. (1998). Principles of Rorschach interpretation. Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum Associates.

Weiner, I. B., & Exner, J. E. (1991). Rorschach changes in long-term and short-term psychotherapy. Journal of Personality Assessment, 56, 453-465.

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