Rorschach Inkblot Test is one of the most widely used projective techniques for clinical assessment used by psychologists worldwide. It is most popular among various systems of interpretation both at teaching institutions in Clinical Psychology and at hospitals/clinics as well as among practising mental health professionals. There are 10 cards in Rorschach ranging from black and white to multicoloured. Subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analysed using psychological interpretation, complex scientifically derived algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect an underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. The test takes its name from that of its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach.
There are majorly three systems of scoring.
The complete Rorschach Inkblot tests consist of cards, a manual, a record, and an analysis blank & location chart.