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Hermann Rorschach doodle has us staring, sharing

Google Doodle
Friday’s Google Doodle is an interactive inkblot test in honor of its creator, Hermann Rorschach.

Hermann Rorschach is celebrated in Friday’s inkblot Google Doodle, inviting users to let their freak flags fly.

Two buffaloes, a couple about to kiss, two mustachioed men, and a T-rex doing circus tricks. Those are just some of the things users shared that they could see in the Rorschach test.

As Los Angeles Times reporter Deborah Vankin explains, the Rorschach test “is meant to shed light on the personalities and emotional states of its subjects, who the psychoanalyst felt projected their subconscious feelings onto the amorphous blobs of ink when describing their shapes.”

In other words, it’s the perfect thing to share on social media.


To celebrate what would be the 129th birthday of Swiss psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach, we compiled a list of our favorite Rorschach responses on Twitter.

(If you’d like to add yours send us a tweet @LATimes.)



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