Projective Tests

Projective tests are also known as ‘free response measures’ that allow the subject to respond to and interpret the stimulus in an unstructured fashion which then provides information about their personality and state of mind.

These tests can be used for developing therapeutic rapport, assessing someone’s mental state in terms of ability to stand trial, or identify disordered thought patterns that might indicate psychotic disorders. Amongst the tests in this section is perhaps the most famous projective test, the Rorschach™ (RORS™) test series, which has been widely used since 1921.