This autobiography of Virginia Brabender captures the life experiences and personality characteristics that led to her evolving views on personality assessment. She talks about the effects of having a strong female role model in the person of Anne Anastasi and how it engendered in her an interest in psychological assessment and encouraged her to take an independent perspective on evolving controversies, just as Anastasi had done. She writes about her studies in visual information processing at Fordham University while she was obtaining her doctorate and how those studies provided a foundation for an interest in the Rorschach Inkblot Test. She also considers how her ten years as a psychological assessor in an inpatient hospital provided a foundation for teaching assessment courses, an engagement she has pursued for over 30 years.