Introduction: A Rorschach Test 1
In light of this, I’d like to suggest that we think of our conception and experience of God along the lines of a Rorschach test. That is, I submit that the way we imagine and experience God says at least as much about us as it does God. When we yield to the Spirit, we are empowered to discern the true glory of God “in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor 4:6). While we must always acknowledge that until the consummation of the age we can see only through a dim glass (I Cor 13:12), it is the revelation of God in the crucified Christ that must function as the ultimate criteria by which we assess the extent to which any conception and experience of God is accurate or inaccurate.
The , also known as the (RCS), is the standard method for interpreting the Rorschach test. It was developed in the 1960s by , as a more rigorous system of analysis. It has been extensively validated and shows high .In 1969, Exner published , a concise description of what would be later called "the Exner system". He later published a study in multiple volumes called , the most accepted full description of his system.
About this test: The Rorschach inkblot test is a method of psychological evaluation. Psychologists use this test to try to examine the personality characteristics and emotional functioning of their patients. The Rorschach is currently the second most commonly used test in forensic assessment, after the MMPI, and has been employed in diagnosing underlying thought disorder and differentiating psychotic from nonpsychotic thinking in cases where the patient is reluctant to openly admit to psychotic thinking.
There are ten official inkblots. Five inkblots are black ink on white. Two are black and red ink on white. Three are multicolored. The psychologist shows the inkblots in a particular order and asks the patient, for each card, "What might this be?". After the patient has seen and responded to all the inkblots, the psychologist then gives them to him again one at a time to study. The patient is asked to list everything he sees in each blot, where he sees it, and what there is in the blot that makes it look like that. The blot can also be rotated. As the patient is examining the inkblots, the psychologist writes down everything the patient says or does, no matter how trivial. The psychologist also times the patient which then factors into the overall assessment.For the record, I am in favor of trained and skilled professionals utilizing the Rorschach in an appropriate manner, in appropriate settings, and to answer appropriate clinical questions. Much of the controversy regarding the Rorschach Inkblot Test surrounds the definition of the word "appropriate."My vision is to provide fair, unbiased, accurate, and useful professional, scientific and objective information to students, professionals, and lay persons regarding the Rorschach Inkblot Test.There are three major standardized tests based on inkblots. The pioneeramongst them was the Rorschach Inkblot Test published in 1921. Use of thistest to explore the subject's psychopathology and basic personality structureis well known. A research publication by Reynolds and Sunberg (1976) rankedthe Rorschach test as number one. They based their findings on Buros MentalMeasure year book. A survey conducted on the members of The American PsychologicalAssociation Division-12, and The Indian Association of Clinical Psychologistsshowed concern from respondents about the limitations of the test (Wadeet al 1978; Sharma, Ojha and Vagrecha, 1975; Dubey, 1982). Zubin (1965)has charged seven major failures as follows: