Q. Explain the characteristics of indirect techniques that are used to assess personality. Describe any two such tests.
Ans: Indirect techniques/ projective techniques are methods of assessment based on the
These were developed to assess the unconscious motives and feelings.
A less structured stimulus material is used onto which the subject projects his feelings and
desires. These projections are interpreted by trained experts.
The person being assessed is usually not told about the purpose of the test.
Scoring and interpretation may sometimes be subjective. (explanation of above)
Description of any two tests – Ink blot, TAT, Sentence completion test, Draw a Person Test, PF Test.