Author: Sadakata Akio 1//Yamashita Takahisa 2
Affiliation: Nagaoka Junior College , Bunan High School 
Conference/Journal: Japanese Mind-Body Science
Date published: 1993
Other: Volume ID: 2 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 129-134 , Special Notes: Article in Japanese , Word Count: 179
The aim of our study is to investigate the personality dynamics of Chinese qigong masters. To eliminate linguistic obstacles, we gave all three Chinese qigong masters the projective techniques.
They underwent a battery of tests, namely the Szondi test and the Luscher Colour test. The results of the Szondi test suggested that their psychology had a strong affinity with the affect-drive impulse.
Especially, the finding of an affinity for the P-vector is the same as that of Yamashita' s study (1975), which used the esoteric Japanese Buddhist Szondi test.
This drive may imply that we can see the mobility of the P-vector sphere in persons with ascetic self-discipline.
The results of the Luscher Colour test suggested that two of the qigong masters had a subconscious wish to influence people.
We can not confirm whether this results from effect of the experimental conditions on their personality trait, but we think this finding is valuable in connection with the Chinese qigong master's transmission of qi to the receiver. Further evaluations are required to explicitly define the personality dynamics of Chinese qigong masters.