Thematic Apperception Test Writing:
A Description of the Event:
A young man and his grandmother are setting outside on the back porch of his grandparents’ farm. He is contemplating what to do with his life and his grandmother is attempting to give words of wisdom. They are silent but a lot is said at the same time. He is gazing at the apple tree orchard while his grandmother gives a story. She suddenly stops to think if she giving the correct advice. With the smirk on the young man’s face he enjoys the talk with his elder and with the smile on his grandmother’s face she enjoys the conversation. Farm life and rural atmospheres is not for everyone but he needs soul searching advice
What Led Up to the Event Pictured:
The young man has decided to be a banker instead of a farmer which is the family tradition of his father and grandfather. He has pondered the idea and desired a no conflict conversation with someone’s who’s opinion mattered deeply to him. In turn he decides to discuss the issues with his grandmother. She has always been open to his ideas and he thinks she will provide interesting feedback. He had ventured into to town and was in awe of urban landscape and desired to break the mold. He must seek the advice of someone and he ventures all the way to matriarch of the family. He wants to express he does enjoy the country lifestyle but the city lights are calling him
The Thoughts and Feelings of the People Depicted:
The young man is hesitant to ask for advice and this is why he is looking away. The feeling of an adventurous nature is the reason for the half-smile on his face. The grandmother is smiling because she enjoys the idea of her grandson’s adventure. Her smile is one of admiration and the thought that the young man will succeed. He is still hesitant because he does not know in what manner to express his idea and ambitions to his family. The main reason he is not overly zealous. He is a ball of nerves...