chapter  2
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Manifestations of Ego Level in Sentence Completions

A single sentence completion rarely tells even the most experienced rater the exact ego level of the person who wrote the sentence. There are no precise, explicit rules for rating. Attempts have been made to computerize rating rules, but they cannot do as well as experienced raters. The link between any rule and actual ego level is too loose, too probabilistic. A complete protocol, however, can often create a vivid picture of its writer even for a relatively novice rater. But how can one convey to the beginner the principles that govern rating? This chapter attempts to answer that question.