Monday, March 13, 2017

The Inkblots by Damion Searls

   In the field of psychology there is the testing. I am talking about Myers-Briggs, MMPI, Free Association, and the Inkblots also known as Rorschach.
    All have meaning and all have a purpose. Freud emphasized words and his overlay was sexual repression which was understandable seeing how Freud came from the Victorian period. Another practicing psychologist who wanted to help people was Carl Jung who based his theories on association. And then we have Hermann Rorschach who was interested in perceptions. He was looking to read people.
   He developed what became known as Ink Blots. The ink blots are holistic. Each Inkblot has a meaning.
   Just who was this Hermann Rorschach and how were the ten Inkblots developed and standardized?
 It is an interesting story and this book gives you the up to date findings.
   You start out this book with the biography. Then you move into the fate of the ink blots after the death of Rorschach up to the present day.
    It is an easy to read book and should be of interest to students of psychology and maybe people interested in the Inkblots.
   I enjoyed this book. Having been sent this book gratis from to be reviewed I was not required to give a positive review in order to maintain the relationship. All I was required to do was read it and review it.
   It retails for $28.00.