Ever wondered how the inkblot tests came about and what they mean? I got this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my unbiased review and was highly interested in learning more about not just the inkblots themselves but the man behind them. The book does not disappoint.
About Hermann Rorschach
I’ll leave the reading up to you, but the man was mostly known as an introvert and his coming into the forefront of the field of psychiatry is amazing. His inkblots became his life’s work. Also, he’s quite handsome and the book includes pictures, so there’s that too.
About the Inkblots
You’ll learn more about how Rorschach came up with the inkblots as tests and his diagnostic criteria, which is somewhat subjective but includes some objective components to increase the validity of the testing. With the inkblots, Rorschach got a good picture of the life of his patients and that’s what makes his tests so special.
Overall, the book was an interesting read into the life of the man who produced an iconic test. I would suggest it to anyone interested in the background of psychology and psychological testing, as it is a fascinating study into how such tests are produced.