The Animal Metaphor Test

Copyright 1988 by Albert J. Levis M.D. All rights reserved.
No part of this document may be reproduced, for any reason, by any means, without the permission of the publisher.


To complete this test, simply print this screen and complete the drawing. Fill in the answers in the space provided.

 

Step 1:  In the space below, draw two animal figures in color. Please use pencil or pen to outline and color in using crayons, pencils, or magic markers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Fill in the blanks shown below.

Animal #1
Type of Animal:                    __________________

Age in human years:            __________________

Animal's sex:                        __________________


Describe the animal's personality by listing 3 or more traits:
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Animal #2
Type of Animal:                    __________________

Age in human years:            __________________

Animal's sex:                         __________________


Describe the animal's personality by listing 3 or more traits:
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Step 3:  The animals are having a conversation. What are they saying to each other? Indicate the sequence referring to the animals by their identity number.


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Step 4:  What were the animals doing and saying before the conversation just recorded?

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Step 5:  What did your animals do and say after the initial conversation?
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Step 6:  Give a title to the story.       _________________________________________________


Step 7a:  What conflicts are these animals experiencing between themselves?

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Step 7b:  What are the conflicts between them and their world?   Elaborate.


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Step 8:  
What changes should these animals make to resolve their conflicts?


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Step 9a:  Which animal do you identify with the most? Elaborate.

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Step 9b:  Who do you identify with the counterpart animal? Elaborate.

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Step 10:  How does this animal drama pertain to you?

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Step 11:  What changes should you make to resolve your conflicts?

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Step 12:  In life we repeat ourselves. Present an incident similar to what transpired in your metaphor story to illustrate your particular pattern.

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Step 13:  Reviewing this incident, describe your relational pattern, that is, how you relate with other people, and how you set things up to get yourself in trouble.

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Step 14:  What changes are you willing to make?


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Copyright 1988 by Albert J. Levis M.D. All rights reserved.
No part of this document may be reproduced, for any reason, by any means, without the permission of the publisher.