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>On Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 07:19 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
>>He was creating a convenient equivalent of clouds for his patients.
>I don't know enough about the Rorschach to really answer, but,
>_anything_ called a 'Test' is not without intent.
Yes, there was intent. But the intent was not to transmit a message but to
see into the thought processes of the patient. The patient was asked to
look at the ink blot and describe what he saw. The doctor then took the
patient's answers and used them to try and analyze the patient's mental
processes. Very few patients saw the same thing in the ink blots. The
doctor was not trying to put a thought into their minds with the ink blots
but to pull one out. The key to the process was the randomness of the
figure produced by spilling the ink. It was designed not to represent
We intend many things with our various behaviors, but the intent to send a
message is a specific intent unrelated to the other things we intend to do
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