CRITICAL SERIES: THE PROJECTIVES
The Projectives were meant to explore Rorschach-like inkblots: their form, their shapes and the diversity of human perception.
Created by Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychologist in 1921, The Rorschach Test is a psychological and projective test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both.
Some psychologists, mostly from the psychodynamic or psychoanalytic approach, still use the Rorschach Test during psychological evaluations when a better understanding of the structural elements of the personality is needed.
Many risks and concerns are to be addressed regarding the usage of these tests in a very linear or causal way. Validity was many times questioned by psychologists of different theoretical background. Interpretations can only be elaborated in relation to other clinical observations.