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THE SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE
BY PERCIVAL M. SYMONDS . Teachers College, Columbia University
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.
But . For instance. This agreement may be explained. 321 at least on the six characteristics studied. i. The sentence completion test is descriptive and not evaluative.7. and the sentence completion tests. Although there were only 10 cases in which inferiority trends. Hypothetically. and 3. whereas those with good adjustment have no such need so that . have high standards. Although the number of cases was very small.that the sentence completion test cannot be used to differentiate good and bad adjustment by any direct comparison of items or by psychometric methods.. In the case of feelings of inferiority and emotional instability. A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE differentiated markedly between answers of the high group and those of the low group.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS. 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). the opposite trend seemed to be indicated. Following this sortie. From these comparisons it is tentatively concluded . Any trend shown by the sentence completion test can characterize both the well. (2) striving for success. 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. But there was no discernible trend for the same characteristics as taken from the sentence completion test. on the other. (3) feelings of inferiority. by the fact that the well-adjusted group showed few feelings of inferiority and good emotional stability by both sources. and 5. does not differentiate them. both well-adjusted and poorly adjusted men may state in their sentence completions that they strive for success. for example. 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. as they might be revealed by the sentence completion test. averaging 1. the proportion showing the same trend was about equal in both the high and low groups on the sentence completion test. But this hypothesis was not borne out by the tabulations.there would be less to tie the reports and the sentence completion tests together. one might expect' that those with . 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. unconscious fantasy trends. 4. were shown as compared with 40 in which they were not shown. on the one hand. Here again there was no certain or pronounced trend.4. and persist after failure.and poorly adjusted individual. doubt. averaging 3. Indeed. the first group with ratings of 2. 2. but the sentence completion test. however. would not necessarily find a counterpart in behavior in real life. worry.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. discouragement following failure. 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. The OSS record sharply differentiates individuals on six personality characteristics. (4) depression. 3. (5) high standards. and the second group with ratings of o. These two groups were also widely separated in emotional stability. and (6) emotional stability in stressful situation.
56). may not have high standards. 74. even with thoughts of suicide (SC—66). 68). although those in the third person may refer to unconscious trends in the individual answering. The repressed aggressions showed themselves symptomatically in both the R and SC. 73. Sometimes they were turned inward in depression (R and SC—14. 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. which evidently caused concern according to the SC. These hostilities directed against the self were again projected outward in suspiciousness of other people (R and SC—62. coach and athletic . notably guilt and suicidal thoughts. In this case the SC reported attitudes which stem from the individual's past. or may quit after failure. 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. SYMONDS director. The analysis of these cases follows. which were found only in the R and some. but these were covered up by compensating reaction formations (R). INDIVIDUAL i This report made little mention of this individual's childhood (SC—19. Neither did it mention his married life (SC—4. 31. and in the Army provost marshall and commanding officer of a prison stockade).13. 5. 38. which were found only in the SC. 99) against which there were strong reaction formations (R—college athletics. Childhood aggression was managed by passivity (SC—3. particularly with reference to the feelings and attitudes. 17. 49. 22. notably compulsive tendencies. his repressed aggressions revealed themselves through various symptoms. actually refers to the individual answering the questions. 95). It was said that he " rarely asserts himself in an objective manner" (R). but his performance failed to measure up to expectations. Strong hostilities have been managed by the adoption of passive trends (SC). 78. 15. 42) and probably also from his repressed aggressive fantasies. 57. 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. The R showed both well-adjusted and poorly adjusted may disdain success as a goal. But these anxieties were managed by the adoption of an easy-going manner (R) and boasting (R). 54. and how these trends were managed.-80). 12. But his unhappy childhood had left scars which appeared clearly in various personality trends and neurotic symptoms in the record. There were worries (R) and fears (SC—8. 69. Items taken from the record are followed by an R. 100). His anxieties also were turned in hypochondriacally and he had many concerns about his health (R and SC—13. There was even guilt deriving from a strong superego (SC—39. In summary. 42). for this candidate the SC pointed to childhood and family relationships not covered in the R. 55. present underlying trends. 23. 37. However. whether in the first or the third person. 90). 91. but there were some symptoms. 96) and failed to mention his hostility toward his father (SC—34. 66. In taking items from the sentence completion test it is assumed that any item. Evidently this agreement or disagreement is more deeply hidden in the dynamics of the personality adjustment. There were inferiority feelings (R and SC—30. 64.322 PERCIVAL M. He professed an aptitude for teaching (R and SC—66).
The father had been a weak. the mother dominating (R). There was a tendency to anger if opposed (SC—9. The subject looked on his father with some hostility as sick (SC—48) and on his mother as old (SC—72). 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. 91). 85.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE how these trends worked themselves out in behavior and life-station. 73). actually he was intelligent—R) and important (SC—85). 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. INDIVIDUAL 2 In the case of this individual the SC test and report fitted like glove and hand. 84. 27. 95). These ambitions and ideals made him nervous (SC—81. In the report he rationalized his projected OSS assignment as one that his wife was happy . 65. and also by such inner feelings and attitudes as the subject cared to reveal to the interviewer. tense. His wife was also dominating (R and SC—4. 49. 60. 30. 76. 10. The report made the conflict one between desire to reveal his condition and fear of being discharged from the Army. 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. and R—conscientious). 58. 30. the sentence completion test revealed . 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. 74. and R). From his mother he derived high ambition (SC—29. a feeling of frustration because he might be blocked from reaching his goals (SC—7. 23. Probably both explanations are true at different levels. and aggressive attack if he was opposed (SC—54. The sentence completion test showed how he identified with his mother (SC—72) and later had a strong attachment for his wife (SC—51. 96. 24. 24. 99. He had a mission for mankind (SC-77. 87. 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. 64. He wanted to be thought likeable—a good fellow (SC—42 and R). 59 and R) and a drive to succeed (SC—20. However. He liked to think of himself as intelligent (SC—44. 88. 29. and R). 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. 33. 89. and R). 100. 68. 10. 47. 21. 61. helped to explain his ambition and drive to succeed. energetic (R). 67. 66. This explanation might help to explain his lack of concern over his symptoms and his willingness to talk about them. The report indicated how he had been driven by an overambitious mother. a tendency to strive after failure (SC—17. He fantasied hitting her (SC—58) and of not being married (SC—i. 80). To rejection he became sulky (SC—18). 24. 98).the student's identification with his mother. 46. There is remarkable agreement between the report and the sentence completion test in this case. and R). ineffective person (R). 80. 98).
After failure or frustration he worked harder (SC—48. who did. 31). so the interference may have been a wish.not strive :for the highest for fear that he would not make it (SC—14). The record gave us the picture in a mild form of this man's social insecurity. He fantasied himself rich (SO—5. and his temper got him into trouble (80—54). 30). To him. The r. The report suggested that his interest in sports was boyish and that his social relationships were not wholly mature (R). success in a career was all important (SC—88). 87. 31). but lost his temper when things went too far (SC—68). He let himself get pushed around (SC—7. His lack of entire confidence in himself (R and SC—17. This spread to general social insecurity (SC—95). and was happiest when dreaming (SC—98). although he denied it in the interview (R). but tended to' deprecate older people (SC—62. Although an only child (R). 74) and was needlessly concerned about his health (R and SC—65. All this made him pessimistic and depressed (SC—14.The report said . 36. and he believed she could take care of herself (R). 84. 90). His resistance to this domination and his efforts to assert himself as a man were hinted at by the sentence completion test. INDIVIDUAL 4 In the case of this man. had interfered with his warmth of social relations (R) —something of the burnt-child attitude. 90). His lack of faith in himself made him depressed (SO—22. 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. 27). Indeed. 34. but there was domination by his wife (SC—80). 89) and was uncomfortable around women (SC—46). 10. War interfered with marriage (SC—21). SYMONDS little about his early home relationships —" strictly religious home environment " (R). ^e needed the support of his elders (80—51) who would recognize his abilities (R). 88. but indicated that his social relations were good on the whole.eport also pointed out that he was or had been dominated by mother or wife. 69. he wanted to achieve only enough to make life comfortable for himself and his wife (R). the report and the sentence completion test were in good agreement. was critical of men over him (SC—53) and became angry when slighted (SC—61).324 PERCIVAL M. This distrust also showed itself in his1 independence and self-sufficiency as reaction formations (R). 93). When he thought he had a chance to succeed he worked hard (R and 80—48. 45). he was envious of the success of others (SC—17. 84. tended to be conciliatory (R). 33. 73). 67). 99). 89). about (R). He was not quite sure of his potency (SC—47. 78). He worried about his eyesight (SC-85)56). His mother's dominance had left its imprint on his personality. This did not agree with the report which said he was unimaginative and that. he was much concerned: about sleep (SC—2. So he frankly said he did not have high standards (R and SC—29. health was good—R). 21. He tended to leave when frustrated (SC—90. but when he had failed or was ridiculed he withdrew (SC—17. and he asserted that he wanted to be a : man (SC—42. His was the picture of a man without much push or drive (R arid SC—47) and rather quiet (R). . The sentence completion test said that his father was dead (SC—38) and that his mother was old1 (SC—72). indicating either unconscious disrespect or hostility.
Although the report did not mention his mother. complaining and irritating (R). 90. 74. and defensiveness (R) could be traced back to these feelings of isolation and rejection (SC). It was out of this feeling of loneliness and isolation that many of his difficulties arose. of suicide (SC—3). He turned to drink in despair. pessimism. because of his fears that he might not achieve his lofty ambitions. one got the impression from the sentence completion test that he yearned for the security of his childhood relations with his mother (SC—i). He felt he could rely only on himself (SC—49). 27.62. partly because he wanted others to like him and to be kind to him (80-40. His modest front to the world' (R) did not agree with his visionary ambitions (SC—5. 79) and became desperate when luck turned against him (SC—66) and he feared that no one would help (SC—22). This made him critical of others (R) and defensive. 51. Sometimes he built around himself a protective wall of fantasy and thought of himself as a genius (SC—47. He became sad. But there was a suggestion that these feelings and traits sprang originally not out of his later experiences in loss of . 100) and he had a drive to help others and to be kind (SC—40. 31. He was anxious about his health (SC—8). conceit. uncertainty. 77. and pessimistic (R) on account of rejection and failure (SC—17. But the sentence completion test showed how this loss was felt as rejection and loneliness which plunged him into depression and despair. Rejection and failure also made him angry (SC—9. by driving under his will power (SC—23) which made him independent to the point of stubbornness (R and SC—23. 34.63. and made him angry. and his depression went as far as the thought. But he wanted to achieve (SC—94. put them aside and held only reasonable standards for himself without too much push or drive.78). 18. but at the cost of loss of self-esteem (SC—12. The report mentioned his admiration of and identification with his father (R and SC—n). 62. He was sensitive to humiliation . 55). (SC—6). and his independence and self-sufficiency (R). criticalness of others. who had been good to him (SC—72). 96). He worried about finding work (SC—65. 93). there was good agreement between the report and sentence completion test in depicting a man who. 91) and rigid and unadaptable to the point of compulsiveness (R and SC—75). and the boss. depressed. his brother (80-56. bitter. 67). So the sentence completion test helped in the understanding of the dynamic factors underlying the man's manifest personality as shown by the record. 97).(R). 54)Sometimes he managed his feelings of loss and isolation by asserting his independence (R). 325 INDIVIDUAL 5 The sentence completion test helped measurably to illuminate the description of this complicated man as given in the report. 89) and he became self-righteous and conceited (R). His independence. but in his actual relation he was uncertain of himself (R). rigidity.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE On the whole. 78. his lack of warmth in social relations (R). 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. but did not mention his rivalry with and fear of his father (SC-61). 63. 73. This repression of far-away goals and ambitions helped to explain his quietness and passivity (R). 68). This reports showed a personality which had resulted from unfortunate experience in losing country and friends.
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.lack of self-confidence. 66). and hence identification ness (SC—10). which made him uneasy in company (SC—46). 56) In this case the report was the more indicated that this fear of rejection went explicit about family background (R). This. 86. He had met his literally and narrowly the sentence difficulties by sublimations in the form completions. 87). The individual had lived with his He had dim and shadowy goals of divorced father part of the year in child. There were also indications paralysis (R).tie (SC). 27. and he is sometimes pro. high but country and friends (these had merely accentuated and revived them) but out of his revolt against his father (R). indigestion (SC—95). 33) his stepfather (R). But the scars of the rela. He was afraid of being rejected (80-93).becoming a doctor or surgeon (SC—5. 83) and reading and EXAMPLES OF DIVERGENCES BETWEEN study (SC—-2. (Individual i) (SC—17. 6t. and lame(SC—71). 88) and he REPORT AND SENTENCE COMPLETION wanted to write (R).a displacement of his concern over his ing up (R—immature) and made him facial paralysis. rivalry (80—38). Low ambition (R). His reference tionship remained in the form of a to lameness (SC—10) might have been fixation that prevented him from grow.326 PERCIVAL M. He became dangerous and aggressive occupation despondent and angry over failure and sports (R). which in this case became voked when people interfere with his extremely possessive and difficult to freedom"]. believed he 2. 49. but did not mention in (SC—94) and guilt over this rivalry the sentence completion test his facial (SC—68). would inlook on childhood with nostalgia dicate the difficulty of interpreting too (SC—19. was bothered by conscience 3. fear of father 74). 57. (Individual lieved he was selfish and unworthy 2> (SC—81).break.escape from Army duty. 98). Passive trends (SC) covered up by identification had made him inadequate (SC—34. had been dim indications of father He complained of illness (SC—70. and he was careful not to offend others (R). an^ INDIVIDUAL 6 his fears of the dark (SC—8. He be. 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). with the divorce in the family (R) as by the little necessity for concentrated effort usual father rivalry (SC) and mother (SC—34). n. if true. But he quit when the going (R) or purpose (SC—100). 67. SYMONDS (80-54). Consequently enduring (SC—77) his hard lot in life his life was without male identification (80—31). 73. back to early childhood. hood and he never had been fond of 45) and strove to succeed (SC—20. 47. The sentence completion sugscious undertone of hatred toward her gested possible reasons for this man's (SC—72). But there got too tough (80—64. and R) and had deprived compensating reaction formation of him of self-confidence (R). and there was an uncon. 79. 13. TEST This mother tie and lack of masculine 1. who had usurped with a stoical masochistic philosophy of his place with his mother. of art (SC—i. .
(Individual 5) background. Man rationalized that his wife and impulses. 13. person of basic trends in the form of n. For instance. An unconscious trend (SC) may 6. 10.basis of surface wishes. dom4. to the interpretation of the sentence 3. The various degrees to which in childhood. The report may give the candiand rejection (SC) were covered by date's rationalization of himself and his independence (R).SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE 327 shadowy ambitions (SC). loneliness. interview (R). 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. fears. including the unconscious and childhood trends 4) 4. A man let himself get pushed and mechanisms which may have around (SC) but denied it in the caused the candidate's present personality. 9. 5. the SC may pulses and motives in general. a man is said to facts which the candidate has chosen to be attached to his family but leaves reveal. The OSS report deals largely with port. Unconscious high goals and am. (Individual 'greater area than the report. manages underlying trends (SC) by his (Individual 4) 7. The report may explain on the wishes. hostilities.) person of trends which he is willing 12. (Individual 3) 6. or punishes of trends in the sentence completion test determine the type of personality and the report. The sentence completion test gives preted as good in the report (energetic) unconscious projections in the third and as bad in the SC (nervous). his attitude toward those facts willingly to join OSS. withholds. (Individual 4) station. 8. in many of the cases the usually in terms of the more immediate underlying motivation goes back to experiences.feelings and attitudes (R). and attitudes. The same trend may be inter2. rejects. praises. 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. The SC which are acceptable to him. In general. and im. According to the emphasis given and able to admit about himself. and how bitions (SC)—reaction formation in the these feelings and attitudes work themselves out in behavior and lifeform of passivity (R). loves. It may explain on the basis of the opposite also include completions in the first unconscious trends. (Individual 3) 5. 8. The agreements are formed. behavior. Experiences in the report are completions. (SC). either parent gives. there is a close weaving inates. drives. was observed in situations. The report shows how a subject others would let him down (SC). The report does not always regreater than the disagreements: But the sentence completion test covers a much veal deeper attitudes shown by the sen- . 7. (See Individual 2. 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. and also indicates that there is unconscious the personality of the candidate as he resentment of his wife's domination. The sentence completion test helps CONCLUSIONS to point out -inconsistencies in the re1. Feeling of isolation.
According to the projective hypothesis. 28. Bud's family 26. mother. When told to keep in his place. Bud would rather do without 19. and suppositious. 17. Nothing 'annoyed Bob more than 5. Joe was uneasy because 14. Bob's defeat made him . he 7. SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST • Name. etc. John 18. The SC may help to indicate origins of inferiority feelings. rejection. and cannot be the substitute for a complete analysis. I admire 12. wife and children. Prediction must be based on the history and description of the individual in his current behavior and personality. hypothetical. 19. The SC points out the struggles of immature men to break away from their family ties. brothers and sisters. Ted 4. The sentence completion test is not a safe guide at the present time for prediction or assessment. 20. John thought that his future 15. When he saw that the others were doing better than he. The fact that he failed 16. When caught behind the enemy's lines. PART I 1. My greatest fear is 9. Evefytime he wasn't invited. particularly anxieties about prestige and acceptance. Charlie was happiest when 2. Anxieties about health are sometimes displacements about other anxieties. 29. conjectural. but actually it may have been overprotective and caused him personal insecurity and anxiety. 14. The thing which bothered Harry's conscience was 25. My lot in life 32. The SC points out identifications with father or mother as a way of mastering rivalry and hostility to either. 21. He' liked nothing better than to 3.PERCIVAL M. SYMONDS tence completion test of resentment and hostility to self. Bill got irritated when they ' 8. On his evening off. What Tom regretted most was n. questionable. 20. . Ralph As a child I try hard The war interfered with his plans for Finding no one who could help him. Fred would do anything in order to 34. Joe feels that he suffers most from 35. One must predict the future on the basis of past performance. The interpretation of sentence completions as projections is doubtful. He was confused about 33. Will 23. A man may describe his home in very glowing terms in the report. 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. The main driving force in my life is 24. When Frank saw his boss coming. Nothing made Harry more furious than 13. A person's life 17. Paul 27. Not enough is known about the dynamics of unconscious processes to use them in predicting how they will influence -future behavior. 15. the sentence completions refer only to fantasies or unconscious impulses and may or may not have counterparts in behavior and attitudes of real life. The men under me 36. punishment. 16. 22. Mike's fondest ambition 6. 18. high standards. due to their strictness. I usually feel awkward when. Henry 10. My standards are 30. Nothing is as frustrating as 31. father.
I would rather 93. I often think about how I 97. Bud could work best at 45. 5. Joe is most troubled by 75. I was happiest when 99. What bothered Jack was their 61. Most of the time 80. When he thought that the odds might be against him. 38. When they told him that the job may be too much for him. 84. The worst thing was 98. Others think my standards are 60. Most people do not know that I 86. 56. Bill 85. When they laughed at Fred he 91. He went mad when 69. 48. He was dominated by 81. Bob felt 42. People think of me as 43. 78. Bill 100. 39. If I would only 68. Discouragement made him 74. he 65. My philosophy of life is 51. After Bob left the interview. My worst fault 82. 40. My goals .3. 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. They made fun of his accent so Tom 44. When they turned him down for the job. I take pains SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST Name. My family > 64.SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST AS A PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE 37. He made a point of 76. His mother 73. The people who worked in Jerry's department 79. If Fred could only 77. he thought His father George Was sorry after he What they like about him most was Whenever there was overtime work to be done. 54. 41. When Dick failed the course. Charlie felt that his acquaintances 63. He thinks of himself as 90. 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. 57. Bert 49. From past experience Bill learned that he 50. I dream a good deal about 72. 58. It is embarrassing 87. When they decided to put him under pressure. Frank 92. Joe 67. 47. I suffer most from 96. Jack really became angry when 62. My greatest worry 66. My greatest ambition 95. I enjoy . 46. When his luck turned against him. Bob 94. I often 70. When I have something to say and others are around 83. He is apt to complain about 71. 52. Donald 88. 55. The main thing in my life 89. When the other men avoided him.