1927, in reference to a personality test using ink blots, developed by Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach (1885-1922). The town so named on the Swiss side of Lake Constance is from an early form of German Röhr "reeds" + Schachen "lakeside."
As Entertainment Weekly reviewed, "Haley, full of spitting fury and loathing, makes [rorschach] a gripping hellion."
“Barack has become a kind of human rorschach test,” his friend Cassandra Butts told Rolling Stone.
“I think both my image and the film inspire audience projection in the vein of a rorschach test,” Fairey wrote in an email.
Rorschach Ror·schach (rôr'shäk', -shäKH'), Hermann. 1884-1922.
Swiss psychiatrist. His inkblot test, introduced in 1921, has become a standard clinical diagnostic tool in psychiatry.