A psychological assessment device employing a set of standard but vague stimuli on the assumption that unstructured material will allow unconscious motivations and fears to be uncovered. The Rorschach series of inkblots is an example.
any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations
a Freudian personality test based on the assumption that individuals project their unconscious feelings when responding to ambiguous stimuli. (450)