Hermann Rorschach, MD

Purpose: Measure personality structure and dynamics
Age range: 5 to 70 years
Admin: Individual
Admin time: Varies

This complete set of 10 psychodiagnostic test plates, designed by Hermann Rorschach, composes the Rorschach Inkblot Test. Scores are based on the examinee’s responses to each inkblot.

  • Measures personality structure and dynamics, including cognitive, affective/emotional, ego functioning, defenses, conflicts, and coping mechanisms.
  • Designed primarily for adults, though normative data also is available for adolescents and children.
  • The association portion requires 10-15 minutes; the inquiry portion requires another 20-30 minutes; scoring and interpretation can take as long as 2 hours depending on the number and complexity of responses.