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THE SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE
BY PERCIVAL M. SYMONDS . Teachers College, Columbia University

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OR years the sentence completion test has been an important tool in psychology, but its use has been restricted to the study of mental capacity and reasoning ability. First devised by Ebbinghaus,1 this test was adopted for wider use in this country by Trabue 2 and Kelley.3 Its use as a projective technique was proposed in an article by Tendler in 1930,* but this was an isolated piece of work and apparently did not immediately stimulate others to follow it up. More recently a sentence completion test to be used as a projective technique was assembled by Gertrude Hildreth and Amanda Rhode of the Lincoln School of Teachers College, Columbia Unviersity.4a The present report deals with the use of a sentence completion test as a projective technique in the assessment program of the Office of Strategic Services and presents data which help to throw light on the significance of the results. The sentence completion test as used at OSS consisted of two blanks, the first containing items i to 50, the second items 51 to 100. These were
1 H. Ebbinghaus. Ueber eine neue Methode im Priifung geistiger Fahigkeiten und ihre Awendung bei Schulkindern. Z, Psycho!. Physiol.' d, Sinnesorg., 1897,. 13, 401-457. 2 M. R. Trabue. Completion-test language scales. (Contr. Educ., No. 77.) New York: Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1916. 8 T. L. Kelley. Individual testing with completion test exercises. Teach. Coll. Rec.., 1917, 18, 371-382. 4 A. D. Tendler. A preliminary report on a test for emotional insight. /. appl. Psychol., 1930, 14, 122-136. 48 A. R. Rhod£, Explorations in personality by the sentence completion method. /. appl. Psychol., 1946, 30, 169-181.

filled out at a single sitting, but were separated into two parts in order to break the monotony of taking the test. The sentence completion test, along with other pencil-and-paper tests, was filled out during the first evening in the assessment of a given class of men, and the results for each man were interpreted so as to be available for the interviewer before he conducted his interview. In a reporting blank, items were grouped so as to be able to summarize responses with regard to family, past history, drives, inner states, goals, cathexes, energy, and time perspective (optimism-pessimism). In an attempt to ascertain the value of the sentence completion test and to discover how it operated, certain comparisons have been made between the test responses and data from the OSS records.5 First, the sentence completion test responses of eight individuals, four with high overall ratings and high emotional stability ratings and four with low overall rating's and low emotional stability ratings, were recopied so that they might be compared. From a casual inspection, it appeared that in no item was a clear trend observable which
6 In this paper " OSS record " and " report " refer to a descriptive statement of an individual prepared by the assessment staff as the report of its findings about an individual. This report in general consisted of three parts. The first part prepared by the person who interviewed a candidate described him in general terms, gave his family background, education, previous work experience, and pronounced personality characteristics. The second part described the candidate as he was observed during the assessment period. The third part summarized and presented the recommendations of the assessment staff.

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Any trend shown by the sentence completion test can characterize both the well. the proportion showing the same trend was about equal in both the high and low groups on the sentence completion test. 321 at least on the six characteristics studied. (2) striving for success. and the sentence completion tests. and 5. on the other. i. This agreement may be explained. (4) depression. the first group with ratings of 2. unconscious fantasy trends. 3. 4. whereas those with good adjustment have no such need so that . For instance. But . and the second group with ratings of o. 2. From these comparisons it is tentatively concluded . however. and persist after failure. this preliminary survey discouraged further search in this direction and led to the tentative conclusion that answers to individual items did not serve as a basis for differentiating between superior and inferior individuals. both well-adjusted and poorly adjusted men may state in their sentence completions that they strive for success.there would be less to tie the reports and the sentence completion tests together. In the case of feelings of inferiority and emotional instability.that the sentence completion test cannot be used to differentiate good and bad adjustment by any direct comparison of items or by psychometric methods. Here again there was no certain or pronounced trend. the opposite trend seemed to be indicated. Hypothetically. The sentence completion test is descriptive and not evaluative. These two groups were also widely separated in emotional stability. discouragement following failure. as they might be revealed by the sentence completion test.4. Two contrasting groups of 25 individuals each were studied—those within a given period of time with the highest overall ratings and those with the lowest overall ratings. the sentence completion test and the OSS records were studied and compared with respect to six variables: (i) persistence (keeping on with a task in spite of failure and discomfort). A tabulation was also made of those cases in which there was agreement between the sentence completion test and the OSS record and those in which there was disagreement.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS. (3) feelings of inferiority.. From this study it was noted that as far as the OSS record goes the high and low groups were sharply differentiated for each characteristic. But this hypothesis was not borne out by the tabulations. (5) high standards. But there was no discernible trend for the same characteristics as taken from the sentence completion test. Although the number of cases was very small.7. one might expect' that those with . Indeed. The OSS record sharply differentiates individuals on six personality characteristics. but the sentence completion test. have high standards. and (6) emotional stability in stressful situation.and poorly adjusted individual.poor adjustment and low emotional stability would show greater agreement because there is greater pressure to work out and reveal their conflicts both in the situations and interviews. Following this sortie. on the one hand. does not differentiate them. doubt. and 3. by the fact that the well-adjusted group showed few feelings of inferiority and good emotional stability by both sources. worry. would not necessarily find a counterpart in behavior in real life. Although there were only 10 cases in which inferiority trends. were shown as compared with 40 in which they were not shown. A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE differentiated markedly between answers of the high group and those of the low group. averaging 1. for example. averaging 3.

He professed an aptitude for teaching (R and SC—66). which were found only in the SC. 68). 73. Items taken from the record are followed by an R. although those in the third person may refer to unconscious trends in the individual answering. 96) and failed to mention his hostility toward his father (SC—34. actually refers to the individual answering the questions. which were found only in the R and some. 22. 5. Neither did it mention his married life (SC—4. 95). 100). and how these trends were managed. 69. notably compulsive tendencies. which evidently caused concern according to the SC. 38. 99) against which there were strong reaction formations (R—college athletics. The repressed aggressions showed themselves symptomatically in both the R and SC. Childhood aggression was managed by passivity (SC—3. while items taken from the sentence completion test are followed by SC together with the number of the item or items in the sentence completion test which indicates the presence of the particular personality trend. but these were covered up by compensating reaction formations (R). However. present underlying trends. In order to explore this further ten cases were studied in detail for the purpose of learning exactly in which areas there is agreement and disagreement. 64. 57. The analysis of these cases follows. There were worries (R) and fears (SC—8. The R showed both well-adjusted and poorly adjusted may disdain success as a goal. In this case the SC reported attitudes which stem from the individual's past. whether in the first or the third person. There was even guilt deriving from a strong superego (SC—39. It was said that he " rarely asserts himself in an objective manner" (R). but his performance failed to measure up to expectations. In taking items from the sentence completion test it is assumed that any item. may not have high standards. 90). His anxieties also were turned in hypochondriacally and he had many concerns about his health (R and SC—13. 78. INDIVIDUAL i This report made little mention of this individual's childhood (SC—19. 15. even with thoughts of suicide (SC—66). 17. Strong hostilities have been managed by the adoption of passive trends (SC). The clue as to whether a person's fantasies agree with his actual expressed personality and behavior cannot be found' in the general quality of his adjustments. 66. 49. 37. SYMONDS director. 23. 55. 54.-80). Sometimes they were turned inward in depression (R and SC—14. or may quit after failure. There were inferiority feelings (R and SC—30. 56). for this candidate the SC pointed to childhood and family relationships not covered in the R. These hostilities directed against the self were again projected outward in suspiciousness of other people (R and SC—62. In summary. but there were some symptoms. coach and athletic .13. particularly with reference to the feelings and attitudes. his repressed aggressions revealed themselves through various symptoms. and in the Army provost marshall and commanding officer of a prison stockade). 12. Evidently this agreement or disagreement is more deeply hidden in the dynamics of the personality adjustment. 42) and probably also from his repressed aggressive fantasies. 42). But these anxieties were managed by the adoption of an easy-going manner (R) and boasting (R). But his unhappy childhood had left scars which appeared clearly in various personality trends and neurotic symptoms in the record. 31. 91. notably guilt and suicidal thoughts. 74.322 PERCIVAL M.

ineffective person (R). There is remarkable agreement between the report and the sentence completion test in this case. 33. and also by such inner feelings and attitudes as the subject cared to reveal to the interviewer. 24. 59 and R) and a drive to succeed (SC—20. 24. The report made the conflict one between desire to reveal his condition and fear of being discharged from the Army. 27. and R). 30. The father had been a weak. 66. the sentence completion test revealed . 29. and R). 84. 21. In the report he rationalized his projected OSS assignment as one that his wife was happy . 99. 60. 76. the mother dominating (R). There was undoubtedly a conflict between the demands of his ambitions and his attachment to mother and wife on the one hand and the demands of the Army on the other. actually he was intelligent—R) and important (SC—85). and R—conscientious). INDIVIDUAL 2 In the case of this individual the SC test and report fitted like glove and hand. 23. This explanation might help to explain his lack of concern over his symptoms and his willingness to talk about them. There was a tendency to anger if opposed (SC—9. 61. and aggressive attack if he was opposed (SC—54. He had a mission for mankind (SC-77. 74.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE how these trends worked themselves out in behavior and life-station. 87. INDIVIDUAL 3 The sentence completion test threw light on statements in the report and indicated that trends which were lightly stressed in the report had deep repercussions in the man's inner personality. 91). He wanted to be thought likeable—a good fellow (SC—42 and R). His drive to succeed was so strong and it had been held up as an ideal so persistently that he had conscience reactions to failure (SC—10. 47. a feeling of frustration because he might be blocked from reaching his goals (SC—7. 73). a tendency to strive after failure (SC—17. The sentence completion test showed how he identified with his mother (SC—72) and later had a strong attachment for his wife (SC—51. and R). 89. It was possible 323 that his physical symptom was unconsciously welcomed—a hysterical phenomenon—as it let him out of his proposed overseas assignment honorably and hence permitted him to fulfill his deepest wish—to be with his family. 30. 80). 10. 65. 85. 24. 58. 49. The subject looked on his father with some hostility as sick (SC—48) and on his mother as old (SC—72). 46. energetic (R). and presented a possible yet speculative hypothesis as to the nature of his physical symptom and its relation to the individual's proposed assignment with OSS. 88. However. From his mother he derived high ambition (SC—29. Probably both explanations are true at different levels. To rejection he became sulky (SC—18). tense. His wife was also dominating (R and SC—4. 64. 95). 67. These ambitions and ideals made him nervous (SC—81. He fantasied hitting her (SC—58) and of not being married (SC—i. 98). The report indicated how he had been driven by an overambitious mother. and R). 100. 80. The conflict as hinted at by the SC test was between his wish for a discharge from the Army and his fear of being thought a malingerer. 10. 98). He liked to think of himself as intelligent (SC—44. 96.the student's identification with his mother. helped to explain his ambition and drive to succeed. 68.

The report said . success in a career was all important (SC—88). Although an only child (R). The sentence completion test said that his father was dead (SC—38) and that his mother was old1 (SC—72). tended to be conciliatory (R).not strive :for the highest for fear that he would not make it (SC—14). 30). He was not quite sure of his potency (SC—47. This did not agree with the report which said he was unimaginative and that. 93). he was much concerned: about sleep (SC—2. The record gave us the picture in a mild form of this man's social insecurity. 84. 69. and his temper got him into trouble (80—54). 33. His mother's dominance had left its imprint on his personality. 31). All this made him pessimistic and depressed (SC—14. indicating either unconscious disrespect or hostility. 31). had interfered with his warmth of social relations (R) —something of the burnt-child attitude. . but lost his temper when things went too far (SC—68). This spread to general social insecurity (SC—95). ^e needed the support of his elders (80—51) who would recognize his abilities (R). His lack of faith in himself made him depressed (SO—22. His resistance to this domination and his efforts to assert himself as a man were hinted at by the sentence completion test. To him.eport also pointed out that he was or had been dominated by mother or wife. 45). but there was domination by his wife (SC—80). he wanted to achieve only enough to make life comfortable for himself and his wife (R). 10. the report and the sentence completion test were in good agreement. So he frankly said he did not have high standards (R and SC—29. He worried about his eyesight (SC-85)56). and he asserted that he wanted to be a : man (SC—42. 89). 99). who did. he was envious of the success of others (SC—17. He let himself get pushed around (SC—7. 73). 74) and was needlessly concerned about his health (R and SC—65. War interfered with marriage (SC—21). The r. His was the picture of a man without much push or drive (R arid SC—47) and rather quiet (R). 89) and was uncomfortable around women (SC—46). 27). 67). so the interference may have been a wish. but tended to' deprecate older people (SC—62. This distrust also showed itself in his1 independence and self-sufficiency as reaction formations (R). His lack of entire confidence in himself (R and SC—17. but indicated that his social relations were good on the whole. 88. 84. and he believed she could take care of herself (R). After failure or frustration he worked harder (SC—48. INDIVIDUAL 4 In the case of this man. was critical of men over him (SC—53) and became angry when slighted (SC—61). health was good—R). 36. SYMONDS little about his early home relationships —" strictly religious home environment " (R). although he denied it in the interview (R). The report suggested that his interest in sports was boyish and that his social relationships were not wholly mature (R). Indeed. When he thought he had a chance to succeed he worked hard (R and 80—48. 87. He fantasied himself rich (SO—5. 78). about (R). He tended to leave when frustrated (SC—90. 90). but when he had failed or was ridiculed he withdrew (SC—17. 21. 34. and was happiest when dreaming (SC—98). 90).324 PERCIVAL M. His statement concerning his wife's attitude toward his projected assignment with OSS was seen as a rationalization in relation to his deeper feelings of hostility toward her.

by driving under his will power (SC—23) which made him independent to the point of stubbornness (R and SC—23. and his depression went as far as the thought. there was good agreement between the report and sentence completion test in depicting a man who. 62.(R). But there was a suggestion that these feelings and traits sprang originally not out of his later experiences in loss of . 97). 67). Sometimes he built around himself a protective wall of fantasy and thought of himself as a genius (SC—47. partly because he wanted others to like him and to be kind to him (80-40. 73. 325 INDIVIDUAL 5 The sentence completion test helped measurably to illuminate the description of this complicated man as given in the report. His loss of country and friends (R) had hurt him (SC—95) and he yearned to belong to someone or something and to be accepted by friends (SC—-34. 74. He became sad. He turned to drink in despair. and his independence and self-sufficiency (R). but in his actual relation he was uncertain of himself (R). 55). He was anxious about his health (SC—8).63. 68). 89) and he became self-righteous and conceited (R). rigidity. and made him angry. Although the report did not mention his mother. The report mentioned his admiration of and identification with his father (R and SC—n). 27. conceit. depressed.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE On the whole. It was out of this feeling of loneliness and isolation that many of his difficulties arose. 90. 78. He worried about finding work (SC—65. But the sentence completion test showed how this loss was felt as rejection and loneliness which plunged him into depression and despair. 34. but at the cost of loss of self-esteem (SC—12. and the boss. 100) and he had a drive to help others and to be kind (SC—40. and pessimistic (R) on account of rejection and failure (SC—17. one got the impression from the sentence completion test that he yearned for the security of his childhood relations with his mother (SC—i). This repression of far-away goals and ambitions helped to explain his quietness and passivity (R). put them aside and held only reasonable standards for himself without too much push or drive. 93). who had been good to him (SC—72).62. 31. 18. (SC—6). 51. of suicide (SC—3). his brother (80-56. 91) and rigid and unadaptable to the point of compulsiveness (R and SC—75). This reports showed a personality which had resulted from unfortunate experience in losing country and friends. Rejection and failure also made him angry (SC—9. complaining and irritating (R). and defensiveness (R) could be traced back to these feelings of isolation and rejection (SC). He felt he could rely only on himself (SC—49). pessimism. his lack of warmth in social relations (R). He was sensitive to humiliation . 96). bitter. 77. uncertainty. But he wanted to achieve (SC—94. because of his fears that he might not achieve his lofty ambitions. criticalness of others. 79) and became desperate when luck turned against him (SC—66) and he feared that no one would help (SC—22).78). His modest front to the world' (R) did not agree with his visionary ambitions (SC—5. 63. 54)Sometimes he managed his feelings of loss and isolation by asserting his independence (R). So the sentence completion test helped in the understanding of the dynamic factors underlying the man's manifest personality as shown by the record. but did not mention his rivalry with and fear of his father (SC-61). This made him critical of others (R) and defensive. His independence.

(Individual lieved he was selfish and unworthy 2> (SC—81). 57. 88) and he REPORT AND SENTENCE COMPLETION wanted to write (R). His reference tionship remained in the form of a to lameness (SC—10) might have been fixation that prevented him from grow. that his mother had tried to possess One got the impression from the him which he then resisted [SC—80 study of the sentence completion test and R—" So far in life he has been able that the man had not been so hurt by to do pretty much as he pleased. . and lame(SC—71). Physical symptom rejected in R was disliked (SC—18) and that people was welcomed in SC as a possible thought him a fool (80-42). He be. who had usurped with a stoical masochistic philosophy of his place with his mother. There were also indications paralysis (R). was bothered by conscience 3. 73. 49. The individual had lived with his He had dim and shadowy goals of divorced father part of the year in child. indigestion (SC—95). 66). fear of father 74). and he was careful not to offend others (R). and R) and had deprived compensating reaction formation of him of self-confidence (R). 56) In this case the report was the more indicated that this fear of rejection went explicit about family background (R). rivalry (80—38). 27. back to early childhood. He became dangerous and aggressive occupation despondent and angry over failure and sports (R). But there got too tough (80—64. The sentence completion sugscious undertone of hatred toward her gested possible reasons for this man's (SC—72). 13. and he is sometimes pro. an^ INDIVIDUAL 6 his fears of the dark (SC—8.becoming a doctor or surgeon (SC—5.lack of self-confidence. and hence identification ness (SC—10).break. n. 98). which in this case became voked when people interfere with his extremely possessive and difficult to freedom"]. This. 79. 47. and there was an uncon. hood and he never had been fond of 45) and strove to succeed (SC—20. if true. Consequently enduring (SC—77) his hard lot in life his life was without male identification (80—31). Passive trends (SC) covered up by identification had made him inadequate (SC—34. but did not mention in (SC—94) and guilt over this rivalry the sentence completion test his facial (SC—68). had been dim indications of father He complained of illness (SC—70. which made him uneasy in company (SC—46). with the divorce in the family (R) as by the little necessity for concentrated effort usual father rivalry (SC) and mother (SC—34). 87). SYMONDS (80-54). 86.326 PERCIVAL M. 6t. 83) and reading and EXAMPLES OF DIVERGENCES BETWEEN study (SC—-2. 67. would inlook on childhood with nostalgia dicate the difficulty of interpreting too (SC—19. He had met his literally and narrowly the sentence difficulties by sublimations in the form completions.a displacement of his concern over his ing up (R—immature) and made him facial paralysis. believed he 2. of art (SC—i. (Individual i) (SC—17.escape from Army duty. Low ambition (R). But he quit when the going (R) or purpose (SC—100). But the scars of the rela.tie (SC). 33) his stepfather (R). TEST This mother tie and lack of masculine 1. He was afraid of being rejected (80-93). high but country and friends (these had merely accentuated and revived them) but out of his revolt against his father (R).

In general. The report shows how a subject others would let him down (SC). Unconscious high goals and am. For instance. 10. The SC which are acceptable to him. The report may explain on the wishes. praises. either parent gives. manages underlying trends (SC) by his (Individual 4) 7.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE 327 shadowy ambitions (SC). The various degrees to which in childhood.) person of trends which he is willing 12. Experiences in the report are completions. loves. The sentence completion test ilwanted him to join OSS (R)— unconsciously he wanted to escape from her luminates the report by pointing toward some possible underlying trends. a man is said to facts which the candidate has chosen to be attached to his family but leaves reveal. drives.basis of surface wishes. The sentence completion test helps CONCLUSIONS to point out -inconsistencies in the re1. (Individual 3) 5. 5. According to the emphasis given and able to admit about himself. interview (R). Man rationalized that his wife and impulses. 13. hostilities. The agreements are formed. (SC). 8. and how bitions (SC)—reaction formation in the these feelings and attitudes work themselves out in behavior and lifeform of passivity (R). loneliness. his attitude toward those facts willingly to join OSS. and im. (Individual 'greater area than the report.feelings and attitudes (R). Burnt-child mechanism—failure to strive for highest (R) for fear of not be hidden in personality (R) by its achieving a high ambition (SC) or that opposite as a reaction formation. Feeling of isolation. A man let himself get pushed and mechanisms which may have around (SC) but denied it in the caused the candidate's present personality. the SC may pulses and motives in general. and also indicates that there is unconscious the personality of the candidate as he resentment of his wife's domination. (See Individual 2. in many of the cases the usually in terms of the more immediate underlying motivation goes back to experiences. (Individual 3) 6. there is a close weaving inates. 7. or punishes of trends in the sentence completion test determine the type of personality and the report. was observed in situations. including the unconscious and childhood trends 4) 4. It may explain on the basis of the opposite also include completions in the first unconscious trends. and attitudes. 9. explanations derived from rivalry and hostility to the father and the sentence completion test go back to fondness for and devotion to the more basic relationships and experiences mother. 8. rejects. withholds. to the interpretation of the sentence 3. fears. (Individual 5) background. The sentence completion test gives preted as good in the report (energetic) unconscious projections in the third and as bad in the SC (nervous). person of basic trends in the form of n. behavior. (Individual 4) station. The OSS report deals largely with port. The report does not always regreater than the disagreements: But the sentence completion test covers a much veal deeper attitudes shown by the sen- . The same trend may be inter2. An unconscious trend (SC) may 6. dom4. The report may give the candiand rejection (SC) were covered by date's rationalization of himself and his independence (R).

Nothing is as frustrating as 31. punishment.PERCIVAL M. but actually it may have been overprotective and caused him personal insecurity and anxiety. A man may describe his home in very glowing terms in the report. When caught behind the enemy's lines. On his evening off. Anxieties about health are sometimes displacements about other anxieties. the sentence completions refer only to fantasies or unconscious impulses and may or may not have counterparts in behavior and attitudes of real life. John thought that his future 15. 20. brothers and sisters. 22. A person's life 17. Prediction must be based on the history and description of the individual in his current behavior and personality. . The SC points out identifications with father or mother as a way of mastering rivalry and hostility to either. Fred would do anything in order to 34. conjectural. 29. Ted 4. SYMONDS tence completion test of resentment and hostility to self. One must predict the future on the basis of past performance. Will 23. Not enough is known about the dynamics of unconscious processes to use them in predicting how they will influence -future behavior. due to their strictness. 18. 28. mother. Nothing 'annoyed Bob more than 5. Evefytime he wasn't invited. He' liked nothing better than to 3. The sentence completion test is not a safe guide at the present time for prediction or assessment. Mike's fondest ambition 6. The fact that he failed 16. What Tom regretted most was n. particularly anxieties about prestige and acceptance. Joe feels that he suffers most from 35. The SC points out the struggles of immature men to break away from their family ties. wife and children. 19. The interpretation of sentence completions as projections is doubtful. My greatest fear is 9. Paul 27. 17. When he saw that the others were doing better than he. When told to keep in his place. father. he 7. Joe was uneasy because 14. My standards are 30. Bill got irritated when they ' 8. Ralph As a child I try hard The war interfered with his plans for Finding no one who could help him. Nothing made Harry more furious than 13. The men under me 36. Bud would rather do without 19. 21. Bud's family 26. When Frank saw his boss coming. and cannot be the substitute for a complete analysis. He was confused about 33. and suppositious. Henry 10. PART I 1. 20. rejection. According to the projective hypothesis. 15. The thing which bothered Harry's conscience was 25. My lot in life 32. I admire 12. but future behavior can be explained in terms of the breakingthrough into reality of unconscious forces which the sentence completion test may help to reveal. high standards. I usually feel awkward when. hypothetical. Charlie was happiest when 2. 16. etc. SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST • Name. The SC may help to indicate origins of inferiority feelings. The main driving force in my life is 24. Bob's defeat made him . John 18. questionable. 14.

I was happiest when 99. My greatest ambition 95. The people who worked in Jerry's department 79. He is apt to complain about 71. It is embarrassing 87. My worst fault 82. When they turned him down for the job. My greatest worry 66.3. 5. 84. Charlie felt that his acquaintances 63. I enjoy . When his luck turned against him. 40. Bob 94. Joe 67. 39. His mother 73. The main thing in my life 89. Discouragement made him 74. If I would only 68. What bothered Jack was their 61. He thinks of himself as 90. He went mad when 69. Frank 92. My goals . Bud could work best at 45. 38. 47. When they laughed at Fred he 91. After Bob left the interview. 329 He always wanted to be He is often at a loss when He often thinks of himself as When they said that it was dangerous. 57. When Dick failed the course. They made fun of his accent so Tom 44. 54. He was dominated by 81. he 65. Donald 88. 56. I dream a good deal about 72. The worst thing was 98.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE 37. 78. He made a point of 76. Bill 85. 48. When they told him that the job may be too much for him. Others think my standards are 60. If Fred could only 77. 46. I suffer most from 96. My family > 64. 41. From past experience Bill learned that he 50. 58. My philosophy of life is 51. I often think about how I 97. Most people do not know that I 86. I would rather 93. Bob felt 42. Joe is most troubled by 75. When he thought that the odds might be against him. PART II John prefers the company of He didn't like Bill because he was too Dave felt that the men over him were The thing which got him into trouble It was irritating to be Bill is afraid of His younger days Roger would have done anything to forget the time he 59. 55. 52. When they decided to put him under pressure. he thought His father George Was sorry after he What they like about him most was Whenever there was overtime work to be done. Most of the time 80. People think of me as 43. Bert 49. When I have something to say and others are around 83. When the other men avoided him. I take pains SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST Name. Jack really became angry when 62. Bill 100. I often 70.