As far as anyone saying this is wreckless and some people may memorize the test and thus skew the results, I think that's a bit ridiculous. If a person is ill enough that the Rorschach Test is being administered to develop a diagnosis, they may not even have the cognitive ability to recall reading that content. Due to their illness they may not be able to override what their true impressions are of the ink blots. And let's not forget that the person administering the test is also noting the behavior of the individual while being tested. (Hand gesturing, etc.) Also, any responsible psychologist will use a number of diagnostic tests and tools to diagnose an individual. There are a ton of tests. For a list, click here. Tests such as:
WISC-IV (Wechsler Intell Scale for Children)Neuropsychological tests
WISC-R (Wechsler Intell Scale for Children - Revised)
WAIS-III (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – III)
WAIS-R (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Revised)
Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeduca Battery (Achievement)
Neuropsychological Impairment Scale
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), or the revised MMPI-2, composed of several hundred “yes or no” questionsThe MMPI or MMPI-2 are commonly given at the beginning of any hospitalizations for psychiatric evaluation.
Rorschach (the “inkblot test”), composed of several cards of inkblots—you simply give a description of the images and feelings you experience in looking at the blots.
I'm all too familiar with many of the tests listed and will soon become familiar with a few more, as our daughter must undergo more testing for the care grant I am applying for and most tests cannot be re-taken within a certain prescribed amount of time.
P.S. - In case you were wondering, that's a plain old ink splat. (That is unless you see something completely different. Lol!)