The Karl Koch Tree Test: Do You Know How Your Emotions Work?
Have you ever heard of the Karl Koch tree test? The Tree Test was developed by the psychologist Charles Koch in the 1950s but is still widely used today for its effectiveness.
Although it is very simple, it reveals important emotional information about who performs it. Usually, this test is compared to other tests to get a diagnosis, but we offer it for entertainment purposes only. The Karl Koch tree test is really easy to perform.
All you need to do is draw a tree with roots, trunk, and crown and then analyze the design based on the test criteria. During the test, Dr. Koch relied on the mythological and totemistic symbolism of trees.
What exactly is analyzed in the Tree Test?
By means of the test, it is possible to determine a person’s levels of stability, sensitivity, and fragility. In a professional context, it can be very useful for diagnosing cognitive deficiencies and dementia principles.
In our context instead, the test represents a moment of pure entertainment and as such should be considered. Below we provide you with instructions so that you can compare yourself with the test.
Recalling that the only goal is fun, none of this information provides a diagnosis, nor does it replace professional advice.
To test the Karl Koch tree you have to freely draw a tree, as you usually do, don’t try to predict any results.
Did you draw it? Go on! Be spontaneous in drawing and read what each of the topics below reveals.
If the tree has no roots or a line representing the earth, it can indicate emotional and personal instability.
If the tree has roots, but they are disproportionate and have the shape of branches, it can indicate emotional problems such as anger or emotional withdrawal.
If the trunk of the tree is thin, it indicates a very sensitive person. It is also an indication of stress or external factors that alter tranquility and well-being.
If the trunk is very wide, it indicates a person who is impetuous, very emotional and needs self-control.
If the trunk is normal, there is a good inner balance. Instead, if the trunk has straight lines, it indicates a very correct person in all areas of his life. If it is not finished, indicate a sociable and sweet person.
The roots and trunk, therefore, show interiority and emotions, the hair instead, shows how a person interacts with the world.
A small crown indicates immaturity (children up to 9 years of age usually draw small crowns) and a large crown indicates a very imaginative and enthusiastic person.
If the tree does not have a crown, it can indicate a possible cognitive development problem. Spiral-Shaped foliage indicates a communicative and delicate person.
The foliage formed by branches indicates a stubborn and impulsive person. Foliage with leaves indicates a wise person and foliage with fruit indicates a person full of goals and desires to be achieved.
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