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  1. projective test, projective device, projective techniquenoun

    any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations


  1. projective test

    A projective test is an assessment tool used in psychology that involves a series of ambiguous stimuli such as pictures, words, or drawings presented to an individual. The person's responses to these stimuli are then analyzed for clues about their personality, thought patterns, emotions, and hidden desires or fears. This kind of test is based on the principle of projection, where individuals project their unconscious thoughts or feelings onto the ambiguous stimuli. Most popular examples of these tests are Rorschach Inkblot Test and Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).


  1. Projective test

    In psychology, a projective test is a personality test designed to let a person respond to ambiguous stimuli, presumably revealing hidden emotions and internal conflicts. This is sometimes contrasted with a so called "objective test" in which responses are analyzed according to a universal standard. The responses to projective tests are content analyzed for meaning rather than being based on presuppositions about meaning, as is the case with objective tests. Projective tests have their origins in psychoanalytic psychology, which argues that humans have conscious and unconscious attitudes and motivations that are beyond or hidden from conscious awareness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of projective test in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of projective test in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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