projective technique

Definitions of projective technique
  1. noun
    any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations
    synonyms: projective device, projective test
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    Rorschach, Rorschach test, inkblot test
    a projective tests using bilaterally symmetrical inkblots; subjects state what they see in the inkblot
    TAT, Thematic Apperception Test
    a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
    type of:
    personality test
    any test that is intended to assess personality
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