A Teaching Tale about Perspective

Rorschach inkblot

A man was doing the famous Rorschach test, in which a person is shown an inkblot and asked to state what they see.

To the first inkblot, the man replied, “I see a woman.”

When shown the second inkblot, he said, “Oh that’s a pair of breasts.”

With the third inkblot, he looked embarrassed and mumbled, “That looks like a woman’s private parts.”

When shown the fourth inkblot, he looked very carefully before finally stating, “that’s a couple having sex.”

The psychologist gave him a strange look. “Why do you always have to make everything about sex?” he said.

The man looked surprised. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re the one with dirty pictures.”