Inkblot Gallery of Hermann Rorschach

Plate 1
Plate 2
Plate 3
Plate 4
Plate 5
Plate 6
Plate 7


Black ink. A simple, batlike shape. Naughty bits: two penises (the ears or antennae).

Rorschach himself thought this was the easiest blot to interpret. It is a bat or a butterfly, period. You don't want to mention anything else. Seeing the projections on the ends of the bat wings as crocodile heads signifies hostility. Seeing the paired butterfly antennae or feet as scissors or pliers signifies a castration complex. Schizophrenics sometimes see moving people in this blot. Many psychologists take particular note of the number of responses given to this plate. If you mention more images here than in either Plate IV or VI, it is suggestive of schizophrenia.


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