This paper analyses the so-called Index of anguish, the groupings of contents of T. Alcock, and other indices that reflect defensive mechanisms and Trauma. The conceptual study of anguish often decouples it from its natural place: the body. Anguish is a primary emotion which the body manifests with force from our origins. The body is the headquarters of anguish, and anguish is the precursor of symbolization and representation. Responses can show archaic levels of psychic functioning, in raw contents of the primary thought process, or with strong libidinal or aggressive charge, as well as more evolved psychic levels, with adaptive, sublimated contents. Contents inform dynamics between superego, ego and id, that is, the dynamics of conflict and defense. The interpretation of the contents of the responses is an under used area, despite the fact that the basic settings for dynamic interpretation of the Rorschach is based on the alliance between location, determinants and contents. Contents have polysemic meanings and must be studied only within the context or the peculiar plot of the total of responses of each protocol. When groupings from different contents are articulated by psychoanalytic theory assumptions, interpretation is enriched and deepened. In its nearly 100 years of life, we have come to know much about the Rorschach method. New developments on Rorschach method could also come from resolution of methodological errors and from exchanges between different schools or systems of administration and interpretation. Approaches that integrate theoretical assumptions and empirical research are a promising field of exploration.