Thread: PSYCH Test
05-02-2009, 10:51 PM #1
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- Jan 2008
Wondering what type of questions are asked? Are the off the wall questions or just comon sense questions?
05-06-2009, 10:26 PM #2
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- Oct 2003
- north of San Francisco
It could be either. But an off the wall question could be a normal request and they are looking for a normal answer, and a question that seems normal could lead down a path you didn't expect. you can't over think your answers. You don't want to be thinking, "What would they want me to say here". The pause as you think will make you look like you are constructing your answers, making it look like you are hiding something or lying, a deal breaker.
A few years ago Oakland asked, "If you were a car, what kind of a car would you be"?
Good Luck, Capt Rob
05-09-2009, 03:26 PM #3
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- Aug 2002
- San Francisco Bay Area
What’s included in the psych test? There is a written test that sets up a profile of you. Then, there is an evaluation by a psychologist.
Written Test: The most common written portion of the psychological evaluation is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory interview test of up to 1000 questions. The aim here is not to pass the test but to go into the job fully prepared. Put your pride and natural defensiveness aside. They ask a few questions in several different ways. You want to answer questions “strongly for” or “strongly against” instead of being in the middle undecided. Answer questions to present yourself as a more social, interactive, team playing type of person, i.e., you would rather be in a conversation with others than reading a book alone.
Before the interview, the psychologist will often have you take a separate personality test, fill out a personal family history, a biography and additional information forms.
The Evaluation: The questions the psychologist will ask you will depend on the profile from the written test and the other forms and information you fill out.
More on the psych test here: http://www.eatstress.com/psych.htm
"Captain Bob" www.eatstress.com
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