Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beta Readers Start Here

Howdy friends,
this is how it works:
The manuscript is this google doc:

Go there and leave a comment, i.e. feedback to the title etc.
As we go along there will be more content to leave comments for.
Additionally I will invite you to my style checker spreadsheet and other functions.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Personality test drawing - house sun tree ax snake path

I did this personality test when I was a young teenager. This blog is not supposed to be instructional, but a request for info. I cannot find an official source or case study etc. for this personality test! After combing the internet for days, all I can find are other blogs and forums with very loose information about this test. I tried the German language also, again scarce results!
If anyone knows the official source, book, or person, institution etc. that made this personality test please let me know by leaving comments!

The closest thing I could find to a real clinical analysis is the HTP - House Tree Person test. But it is not the same. Although very interesting and the part about the House and Tree overlap a lot with this test.

So here it goes - on one piece of paper draw the following:







And here begin the first discrepancies; in some tests you draw a fence, flowers and a river instead of a path. But I will stick to the objects above, as I did the test the 1st time.

Also the meanings are quite different - but I'll leave that in the next post as that would be a spoiler.

Otherwise the test is useless. Sadly because of this you can probably only do the test once in a lifetime, since there is no way to not be influenced once you know the meaning of the different objects.

Here are some of the few links I could find about this test:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Spoiler Alert! Do not read this unless you have already taken the test/drawn your drawing!

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Here are the meanings as given to me the very first time:

The house is you. Everything about it has a meaning, such as open windows or closed? Open door? Old/new house? Traditional/modern etc. etc. I think the HTP test explains the house very well. So I'll leave it at that.

The Sun:
The Sun is your goal(s). Are they big/small, central in the drawing or low?

The tree is your life partner (wife/husband, girlfriend / boyfriend etc.).
Here the HTP test is no help at all. In the HTP test the Tree is you once again.
So here of interest is:
One tree, or multiples? Placement , size and position of the tree are all significant. You interpret them yourself - that's the fun part! Since there is so little material about this test I am not going to say anything concrete.

The ax is problems or how you deal with problems and conflicts.
So a very simple example:
If the ax is in the tree - you are having problems with your mate or finding a mate etc.

The Snake is your sexuality.
Hahaaaa.......where is the snake? In the tree quite frequently! Big or small snake? etc., you get the idea.

The path is your lifestyle or motto.
Does it lead straight to the door of your house or go by? Wide or Narrow etc.?

Now depending on who you listen to, you may find some forums or tests where the tree is your mother, the sun is your father and instead of a path/road you must draw a river.
This is where I need your help (comments please!). Whereas most tests agree about the house and there is not much difference between the meanings of the river in one and the road in the other test (the snake and ax are the same in both versions). I think there is a huge difference between the sun being your father or your goals and the tree being your mother or your girlfriend! Although maybe Freud would have something to say about that- I really don't want to get into Oedipus. Besides, I don't agree much with Freud and his motherfu**er theories anyway. I think Jung was right to break off with him. I am very much more a believer in Jung's school of psychology.