House Tree Man Drawing Test

House Tree Man Drawing Test

psychological test

Are you confused like this:

In fact, most people want to have a sunny attitude, so how do we let the sunshine penetrate into our hearts?

From a mental health perspective, if you want to be sunny and happy, you must first understand your own heart. Here, Rongzi briefly introduces a relatively simple test that is commonly known to everyone - the "house tree man" test.

From a psychological point of view, our hearts are actually an environmental field. What kind of environmental field our hearts are like is the reality we see.

The great writer Su Shi of the Song Dynasty liked to talk about Buddhism and Taoism very much, and he had a good relationship with Zen Master Foyin. One day he visited Foyin and asked, "What do you think I am?" Foyin said, "I think you are a Buddha." Su Shi was fascinated by this, and Foyin asked Su Shi again: "What do you think I am?" Su Shi wanted to embarrass Foyin, so he said: "I think you are a piece of shit." Foyin said nothing after hearing this. So Su Shi proudly ran home to see Su Xiaomei and boasted to her about how he choked Zen Master Foyin with one sentence today. Su Xiaomei shook her head after hearing this and said, "Brother, your realm is too low. There is a Buddha in Foyin's heart, and all things are Buddhas. You have shit in your heart, so you see others as just shit."

< p>Whatever is in your heart is what is in the world.

Whatever is in your world will appear in your pictures.

To put this technique in more rigorous terms, Fang Shuren - it is a kind of drawing test and belongs to the projective psychological testing method. The so-called projective means giving the subject a rather vague or indifferent stimulus, and the resulting response is regarded as the subject's own inner feelings.

All the depictions in House Tree Man are expressions of individual personality, which are basically self-centered and are related to the ego, id and superego. It is related to all aspects of personality. From every painting of Fangshuren, you can find the self that the painter loves, and they all express self-desires, the power of the superego and the revelation of self-desires (which is the fulfillment of wishes). A "disguised modification").

Freud said: "The failure to satisfy one wish actually symbolizes the satisfaction of another wish."

< p> Because a person has scruples about this wish, this wish can only be expressed in another modified form. "The symbol in the painting is the (modified) satisfaction of a (repressed, suppressed) wish."

Therefore, in a certain sense, we believe that all or part of the "house, tree, and person" pictures provided by the painter can directly or symbolically reflect the painter's feelings and experiences, and are paintings. It is an involuntary and subconscious expression.

In fact, there are methods that have the same effect, such as dream interpretation and hypnosis. They also reflect the inner feelings of the subject. The difficulty is that if you use dream interpretation, the subject may not remember his dream. If you use hypnosis, if the subject has inner conflicts, the test will be inaccurate.

The drawing test directly expresses the inner subconscious.

What does the content of Fangshuren represent? Let’s give a brief introduction:

House represents the family in which an individual is born and grows up, and also refers to an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and attitudes toward the general family and family relationships. Through the analysis of components such as roofs, windows, doors and ground lines, we can understand the individual's self-image in the family, the relationship between fantasy and reality, family parent-child relationship, sense of security, the relationship between family and the environment, etc. .

The roof: shows a fantasy space and the distance between it and reality.

Wall: represents a kind of self-strength, the ability to resist and defend against external attacks, and the ability to protect oneself. (Iron Arm Bronze Wall)

Door: Shows the direct positive channel between family and environment, reflecting subconscious interpersonal relationships.

Window: This symbolizes human eyes, symbolizing beauty and the way of passive contact with people, the inner defensive state.

Chimney: Sexual adjustment problems, castration anxiety, identity.

Various attachments: relationship to environment and symbolic meaning.

The tree expresses the self-image and posture that the individual feels almost unconsciously, indicating his or her inner balance, which can show the individual's spiritual and sexual maturity; Of course, the direct meaning of the tree is the relationship between the individual and the environment, and it is a symbol of the meaning of life, so it can be called the tree of life, showing the growth process of individual life.

Type of tree: Symbolizes attitude towards life and personality tendencies.

Trunk: vitality of life, expression of impulses, coordination between individual and environment, integrity of personality.

Bark: This means the part of the individual that comes into contact with the outside world or other people.

Scars on the tree trunk: a reminder of the experience of psychological trauma and uneasiness.

Branches: represents the pursuit of environmental satisfaction and communication with others, symbolizing the strength, ability and adaptability to achieve goals.

Crown: Symbolizes individual character.

Root: Indicates the relationship between an individual and reality, and an understanding of one's ability to control reality.

Ground line: content related to safety and reality.

Other add-ons: from various iconsUnderstand it in the sense of levying.

It most obviously reflects the image of people, so when drawing people, it will automatically activate the psychological defense mechanism. What people reflect is the actual image of themselves, the psychological and physical self. Of course, they also express the ideal image of the individual, confirming the personality content of the self.

Character gender: prompts the issue of sexual orientation.

Head: the source of intelligence, the key organ of self-existence, and a symbol of fantasy and relationships with people.

Face: Represents contact and interaction with the external real world.

Upper limbs: the relationship between the individual self and the environment and things, whether it is controlled or passive, and the expression of power.

Torso: expression of physical self-image, difference between primitive and mature psychology.

Lower limbs: related to personality stability and sexual attitude.

Additional items: analyze and understand them in a symbolic sense.

The subject’s description of the house tree man, the combination, proportion, structure, and position of the parts on the picture, whether it expresses the part or the whole of the depicted object etc., all have special significance. Generally speaking, he shows the following two aspects:

(A) The subjects actively express themselves, and they actively think and imagine before describing during the test. For the object being depicted, how the parts are combined, which ones should be drawn first and which ones should be drawn later. In addition, there are also various differences in expression techniques. In order to express themselves positively, some of them will repeatedly paint or strengthen certain parts on the lines (painting some parts very thickly and heavily, or even taking too long to draw some parts, which can all be shown) Reflecting his enthusiasm, some paintings show strangeness, rigidity, stubbornness, and even provide textual descriptions of the pictures).

(B) The negative expression of the subjects. Their expression of the depicted objects is incomplete between the whole and the parts, especially some essential parts. There are omissions and omissions, such as no doors, windows, and leaves, characters lacking ears, noses and other major organs, and some showing contradictory and weird images in expression techniques, incomplete graphic structures, and too short and sloppy depictions. wait.

Some specific meanings of the "House Tree Man Test":

In part: in the process of depiction, In some paintings, the relationship between the whole and the parts is not clear.

Certain parts are emphasized or lack of certain parts. The meaning of the relevant parts is mainly the roof, doors and windows in the house. , in trees, trunks and branches are the main ones, in characters, heads and upper limbs are the main ones.

◇Proportion: the proportion of the depicted part to other partsThe relationship between points, for example, in a house, the relationship between windows and doors, in trees, the relationship between trunks and branches, in people, the relationship between the length of the upper limbs and the length of the body, these proportional relationships often involve the intelligence level of the person being tested , it is obvious that people with low intelligence tend to show differences in portrait proportions.

◇Perspective: When describing the people in the house and tree, the expression of the picture, such as the position on the paper and the relationship between the people in the house and tree, can all show the people being measured the person’s abilities and personality traits. For example, people are larger than houses and trees, which shows that the subject has a self-centered psychological state. In terms of intelligence level, the depiction of a fully clothed person and a naked person is related to intelligence on the one hand, and the difference in personality on the other hand. Sex, these can show certain information.

If the painting above should be a picture of pastoral life, it proves that the painter yearns for freedom, or is under some pressure and wants to find a quiet place to vent!

Looking at the layout: the big tree is drawn in the upper left corner, and the river is underneath the big tree. The fields are in the lower left corner, the flowers and plants are in the upper right corner, the house is in the middle right corner, and the family is in the lower right corner. It shows that the painter hopes that his home will not be affected by external events, that he wants to protect or care more about his family, or that he feels some pressure and is powerless, but still wants to protect his family.

Judging from these two roads: one of these two roads leads to his own home, which shows that the painter yearns for a life at home, maybe working and studying outside! Another way is to divide this sentence into two parts, indicating that he does not want external things to affect his family. The painter cherishes and loves his family very much!

Judging from the characters in the painting: mom, dad, grandparents, and the family share family happiness. Mom and dad are at the bottom center of the painting, which shows that the painter loves his parents very much. Grandpa and grandma are on the far right. The lower corner shows that the two elders are far away from me, but I miss them and hope they are happy too!

In short, it shows that the painter is a person with great family values!