The Rorschach test (or ink blot test) is a psychological exercise “in which subjects’ perceptions of ink blots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both.” The test can be used to help explore a person’s personality characteristics, emotional functioning, as well as thought disorders, “especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.”
As someone in a creative practice, the Rorschach test can not only help to uncover aspects of your personality and help you mine your brain, it can also lead to inspiration for your work.
Try this creative challenge: Create a piece of art (in any form – visual art, writing, dance, theatre, etc.) inspired by each ink blot in the Rorschach test.
Please leave links to your Creative Challenge results in the comments below!