The House-Tree-Person (H-T-P) is a psychological test, and is supposed to evaluate the taker’s personality.
In the test, the examined person is asked to draw (on separate sheets) a house, a tree, and a person. Some versions do this twice – once with pencils, and once with crayons. Then, a short story about each picture is to be written, or, sometimes, questions are being asked.
I seem to recall that the test was originally constructed as an intelligence test, but later changed to personality test.
So, what do the pictures mean (if anything)? Can they be (at least partially) analyzed by non-experts?
And most importantly – is this a “legit” test? I.e., is it acceptable as a correct and proper way for assessing someone’s personality?