These conventions are useful for not only scoring Rorschach records, but also narratives such as those of recalling an early memory.  Count the human attributes used to characterize human characters, or, on the Rorschach, any human or special case human content.  References may come from any of the human characters in the narrative.  The scoring is based on a conglomerate of all characters.   References may require multiple scoring in the categories below.  For example, "a dress" scores as Clothing and Gender.  Likewise, "grandfather" is scored as Gender, Social Identity, and Age.

Face/Head -  These include references to any part of the face or head.   Examples: hair, lips, ears, eyes, tongue, etc.

Body Parts - These include all body parts except those that fall within the "Face/Head" category.  Examples: hands, feet, ankle, legs, lap, neck, brain, etc.

Posture/Activity - These include those things that can be seen as they happen and include actions that are about to happen.  Examples: sitting, standing, getting ready to run, sleeping, crying, laughing, being born, etc.

Gender - These are references to biological sex and gender.  Examples: he, her, girl, boy, man, mom, grandfather, aunt, dress, etc.

Clothing and Personal Possessions - These include any articles of clothing a person is wearing and items that help define the percept, i.e. the item represents the person in some way.  (Articulation vs. Integration)  Ownership over time.  Examples: dress, scarf, shirt, surgical patch, helmet, billfold, purse, pin, his bowling ball, ring, pipe, etc.  (Generally NOT cigarettes, pencils, baby bottles)

Social Identity/Role - This category includes responses that refer to roles which define the main function of a real or fictional person (including occupations) in society and is an activity that persists over time.  Examples: mother, teacher, policeman, clown, space monster, etc.

Age - don't count first reference if it is the age of the story teller (i.e. I remember when I was three...)  (NOT woman, man, boy, or girl unless qualified by "young" or "little")  Examples: great aunt, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, childhood, young, old, birthday, baby, kids, preschool, being born, little brother (in most cases) etc.

Race/Ethnicity - These are references to a person's race, ethnicity, culture, or heritage.  Examples: black, Asian, white, German, etc.

Size/Shape - This category includes all size and shape descriptions except for those represented by the Fat/Skinny category.  Remember to count only human references and be aware that, for example, "little brother" may be an age reference depending on the context.  Examples: large, small, tall, little, pointy heads, etc.

Fat/Skinny - These include all references to a person's weight.  Examples: fat, skinny, thin, overweight, anorexic, delicate, etc.

Inner Mental/Physical State or Trait - These include all manner of physical or mental events, conditions or inner states that cannot be directly observed.  Examples: emotions, drunk, sick, happy, excited, evil, funny, pregnant, being hurt, feeling pain, dreaming, being sleepy, liking, loving, humble, powerful, etc.

Specific Identity - All manner of specific individuals are included in this category.   These do not have to specifically be called by name, i.e. "my mother" would suffice while "a mother" would not.  Examples: Winston Churchill, Jesus, Hitler, etc.

(Don't score attributes of a representation/replication of a special case human - i.e. a big picture of a man doesn't get scored "size.")