Plate VI

An irregular shape like that of an animal-skin rug.

Plate VI is the most difficult blot. The best-rendered penis of all the blots is at top, but few subjects mention it.

The value of this blot is to have the subject grope for images and possibly reveal subconscious attitudes about sexuality.

A normal response is to say it looks like an animal hide, then turn it on its side and say it looks like a boat or surfaced submarine with reflection, and then turn it upside down and say it looks like a mushroom cloud, a pair of theater masks, or caricatures of men with long noses and goa-tees.

Signs of Sexual Deviency: penis (center line at top); vagina (below penis).