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The Inside Story by Dawn Bowers, Molly Harrower

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5

The Low F Experience

RORSCHACH RESPONSES, PSYCHOGRAM, AND SELF-EVALUATION OF STUDENT 9

What comes to mind when we consider a low F%? We are obviously dealing with a less-than-usual proportion of psychic energy being utilized in the service of control.

This may mean, but not necessarily so, that the individual is impulsive, too quick off the trigger, unable to postpone gratification of one kind or another. But another interpretation could be that the more rigid forms of control, the built in taboos on certain kinds of behavior, and the “thou shalt nots” of childhood have been discarded in favor of a more idiosyncratic way of adapting behavior.

As far as Rorschach scoring goes, when a low F is accompanied by a towering column of FM, absence ...

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