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TEST. Something by which to ascertain the truth respecting another thing. 7 Penn. St. Rep. 428; 6 Whart. 284. Vide Religious Test.

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The pseudo-idiomatic "for inkstands" and the whimsical "cuttlefishing" suggest that ink is in part responsible for this stream of discourse--evidence, I think, that Shem is thinking of or responding to the inkblot tests pioneered by Rorschach.
The Rorschach Inkblot test is one of the richest performance-based techniques for examination of personality characteristics in various clinical and research settings (Camera, Nathan andamp; Puente, 2000).
* Projective assessments, such as the Rorschach inkblot test, are used less frequently in the UK.
White writes that she was "almost gleeful when she told me I was a 'borderline psychotic with strong schizophrenic tendencies'" after testing him with the popular Rorschach inkblot test. As a result of the "blotched spots," he grew up thinking he was mentally ill, though that didn't stop him from writing and starring in plays, or from cultivating his childhood fantasy of wanting to be a king.
Like a Rorschach inkblot test, merely mention college students and our first thoughts are of boisterous parties, out-of-control drinking and a "what, me worry?" attitude.
The Rorschach Inkblot test, fortune tellers, and cold reading.
AS PART OF THIS YEAR'S PRESIDENTIAL HEALTH EXAMINATION, A RORSCHACH INKBLOT TEST WAS ADMINISTERED TO CHECK THE GENERAL MENTAL CAPABILITIES, ARTICULATION, AND PERSONALITY OF GEORGE W.
According to Irwin, the movie is a philosopher's inkblot test [where] one can find Marxism, feminism, Buddhism, postmodernism.
First, the authors reveal that many tests on which psychologists routinely rely, including the Rorschach Inkblot Test, the Thematic Apperception Test, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, are not supported by empirical research.
Most still rely on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory or Rorschach Inkblot Test, time-honored personality assessment tools with little relevance to offender risk prediction or treatment, while ignoring offender-specific tools, such as Level of Service Inventory Psychopathy Checklist, which provide far more relevant and valid data.