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Personality assessment is a field of psychology that seeks to understand and measure individual personality differences that characterize people across time and circumstance.
Dr. Diana Maatouk specializes in Personality assessment: she completed 10 years of training in Personality assessment at The Institute of Projective Psychology in Montreal, Canada (IPP).
Two Projective Tests
The Rorschach Inkblot Test:
It’s probably the best known projective test. It was created in the 1920s by Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922). It consists of a series of 10 cards, each containing an inkblot. Some are in black and white, some in color.
The subjects are asked to describe what they think each card represents to them. Based on the answers, a well trained and licensed Clinical Psychologist interprets rigorously the answers in order to understand better the psychodynamic (internal) functioning of the individual tested.
The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT):
This projective test was first introduced at Harvard University in 1935 by Henry Murray. It became then, until today a widely used projective test. Some ambiguous images of social scenes are shown to the patient who is then asked to create a story based on each card.
The main idea underlying this test is that unconscious feelings and beliefs will be “projected” onto these ambiguous stimuli. The results obtained help to better understand the patient particularly in his interpersonal relationships.