projective device

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Noun1.projective device - any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations
personality test - any test that is intended to assess personality
inkblot test, Rorschach, Rorschach test - a projective tests using bilaterally symmetrical inkblots; subjects state what they see in the inkblot
Thematic Apperception Test, TAT - a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture