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The Inside Story by Dawn Bowers, Molly Harrower

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7

The High FM

In this section Rorschach “look-alikes” are presented whose inner worlds are dominated by high FM scores.

What role, we may ask, does the FM play in one’s psychological functioning? At best, it reflects a high level of energy, a playfulness, and a joie de vivre. It also denotes an acceptance of one’s more primitive urges. At worst, it can reflect a drivenness, an unchecked acting-out of impulses, a narcissistic posture in the world.

The direction or manner in which the FM is channeled can be seen in its relationship with other Rorschach components. Most important is how FM relates to M, but the relationship to F and to color responses is also informative. The kind of animals and the kind of movements in which they engage are also ...

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