Do you remember the old Rorschach test with the inkblots? A psychologist interpreted the patient’s responses and arrived at a diagnosis. But now? That’s so 20th century.
While carrying on a text conversation about tattoos, a friend texted me a photo of a grease burn “tattoo” she got on her wrist. When I saw it, I immediately messaged back what I thought the wound looked like.
Before I reveal my answer….
What do you see?
Try it in black and white.
What did I see?
“A whale fart!”
“Oh, cool! Love it!”
“Don’t you feel better about that now?”
“I do! It’s so…me!”
“I thought so. Well done!”
“Well, I’m all about being creative.”
A little while later, I asked her if she’d told her husband about her whale fart tattoo.
“I did. He thinks we’re both nuts.”
And thereby we established the diagnostic value of the 21st century version of the Rorschach test.