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Ummm…laughing goat-horned devil pelvis?

I never took the Rorshach inkblot test. My mother took it in college. She did a lot of psych courses. The only thing she remembered was getting the brain freeze when the inkblots went from black and white to color.

It’s a phenomenon known as “color shock” — I don’t know what it means. “Bugshit crazy” at a guess.

Anyhow, Wikipedia has gefuct the Rorshach by publishing the ten classic inkblots along with the most common responses to them. Even though the blots have technically been in the public domain for many years, psychologists have guarded the images carefully. Once they’re out, the test is essentially useless. Assuming it was useful before.

For what it’s worth, I suspect it did have some use as a diagnostic. It ain’t science, but it’s a way for a pshrink to make conversation with a fruitcake without asking him to be insightful about anything.

Anyhow, I advise you to bone up on the ‘normal’ responses. You never know if your next insanity plea might hinge on an Old School psych.

August 2, 2010 — 10:12 pm
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