The Paperclip Test

Author(s): Mario Gmurr

Psychology / Self Help

Learn something new about yourself today. What does your workspace say about you? The most revealing clues aren't on your desk or on your computer. Rather, they're those paperclips in your bin - the ones you've fiddled with, probably without even realising it. When psychiatrist Mario Gmur started scrutinising paperclips bent by his patients, he found that they actually reveal multitudes about the creator's character, quirks and hidden desires. Are you an optimist? A pushover? A Lothario? A bully? After studying the links between paperclip shapes and distinct character types, Gmur has created a delightful collection of quizzes and psychological profiles that allow readers to discover their innermost truths using these miniature metallic sculptures. Part Rorschach test and part humorous horoscope, The Paperclip Test offers an amusing yet astonishingly insightful personality gauge for anyone who has ever bent a paperclip without thinking about what secrets that tiny shape might hold.


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Mario Gmur, born 1945, is a well-known and acclaimed Swiss psychiatrist, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. He has written and published many scholarly texts, a book with short stories and several non-fiction titles. With The Paperclip Test he publishes the first worldwide analysis of human paperclip-bending behaviour. Mario Gmur lives and works in Zurich.

General Fields

  • : 9781910931004
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : January 2017
  • : 160mm X 110mm X 23mm
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 117
  • : 158.1
  • : 208
  • : WZG
  • : full colour photographs
  • : Mario Gmurr