In psychology, different types of evidence are called “projection tests” that can help us discover our deepest feelings, those that lie in the subconscious.
Fears, anguish, fears, goals, values, and all those elements of our personality trigger defensive mechanisms or impulse reactions.
Of all these best-known projection trials are indeed the one of Rorschach, that is, the famous ink stains in which, depending on whoever looks at them, there are different types of figures inside them. Other tests are the ones in which a family paper or a tree should be drawn on a sheet of paper.
Here is a test in which you can find out your deeper fears and other hidden information that reflect your personality and character.
What is the first figure you see in this image?
1. Little girl
If, in the picture, the first figure you see is the little girl sitting, your repressed emotions will likely come from your childhood. It may be a trauma immediately in infancy, or even in the perinatal phase, during gestation, delivery, or early life.
There are numerous types of events that can mark a child’s mind. If these events are not adequately elaborated, they can be dragged to adulthood and cause problems or consequences. First, the relationship with your mother is crucial to emotional development. For example, if the child had to spend too much time in the hospital away from the maternal figure or if the mother has given little or no affection during the early years of life, everything may be projected unconsciously through fears and fears in decisions that will have to be taken by adults.
The butterfly is one of the symbols attributed with different meanings. For example, according to the interpretation of dreams, if the butterfly is bright and colorful, it is a sign of good hope, a new happening in one’s life, a new happy and prosperous stage. But, on the other hand, while the butterfly is dark and light, its meaning can be linked to an opportunity that we did not know or can not grasp to a circumstance that could be useful but we did not exploit.
Finally, the meaning of this symbol deriving from the spiritual side leads the butterfly to the world of the dead. It is seen as a conveyor of souls in the afterlife. If your attention has been drawn to the butterfly, your need will likely find your way through your soul or those who have disappeared. This could also result from losing trust or the unconscious fear of death.
This strawberry, placed perfectly in the center of the image and in size far greater than the fruit, represents the heart. Since antiquity, the strawberry has been described as a symbol of love because legend says that because of Adonis’ death, Goddess Venus could not stop crying, and every tear that fell on the ground produced strawberries.
If the first figure you see is that of a strawberry, what you are looking for is in your heart. The greatest fear is probably to come across a loving relationship that may end badly or to fall in love with someone who does not match our passion. Those with these fears often hide behind relationships they do not trust and start with the awareness that they will be short. The origin of this fear of such an emotion usually has a complicated relationship with one of the parents since childhood, but also the relationship between our parents and the way they expressed their feelings about it One of the other in front of us.
The skull image is not really present, but it is an optical illusion that can only be distinguished by the conjunction of other truly represented elements. Suppose the first image you see is a skull. In that case, it is very likely that you unconsciously live the fear of facing the disappointments that may result from relationships with other people. Above all, fear your death or that of a person dear to you. This may be because it has proved a sense of helplessness in situations in which it has not been possible to intervene, such as in other people’s choices or even in the life of someone very dear to us. The sense of guilt and helplessness should not be underestimated. Still, dealing with and elaborating on your own emotions is imperative.
As already mentioned, one of the best-known tests is where one is asked to draw a tree. The tree is the symbol of our roots, and in this case, two trees forming a bridge are likely to mean that within us, there is an inner conflict that we have not yet been able to solve. Often we know our doubts and uncertainties very well, and precisely for this reason, we can not find the best solution.
In these cases, the best thing would be to consult someone with an outside perspective, without any preference, purpose, or purpose on our person, as it may help us see the situation differently.