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What Is Thematic Apperception Test [TAT] | Picture Story Writing

Thematic Apperception Test taps a subject’s unconscious to reveal repressed aspects of personality, motives and needs for achievement, power and intimacy, and problem-solving abilities.


TAT is Thematic Apperception Test assess the ability of a ISSB candidate in understanding the reality of things which means how a person or a candidate specifically percept (the act of perception) about different things. Remember there is a difference between the intelligent text and the projective test. Intelligence test questions have one definite answer whereas in projective test a question can be answered differently by each of the ISSB test candidates and all will be considered correct.

Thematic Apperception test tells about your personality, how YOU think? What YOU fear? YOUR frustration, Inferiority complex, complexes, YOUR ambitions, YOUR interests and a lot more. It discovers the true value of yours, an indirect approach to your conscious and unconscious mind.

In this test you are required to give response on some unstructured stimulus which can be either a vague picture or an ink blot which is displayed to  the candidate for 30 seconds and afterwards 3minutes are given to write a complete story for each of the three pictures shown during the ISSB test. It really matters how the story is composed and which stimulus you choose as the main character or an object, either it is used to perform a positive task or a negative one. The response was on black patches or white, how you form them how you make sense to see them as an object.

Hence all your responses are judged by a professional psychologist which then makes a decision on your eligibility to join Armed Forces.

One Response to What Is Thematic Apperception Test [TAT] | Picture Story Writing

  1. sir please thematic apprecepation ke liye koi asan sa method bta dain…..thanks in advance