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LEO Psych Eval

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RangerEric, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. RangerEric

    RangerEric Southern Oregon, United States Active Member

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    A couple days away from my psych eval for a LE position in Oregon - anybody out there have any wise words of advice?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Practice biting your tongue and focus on your lip twitch. lol
     
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  3. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    *Show up early. Be the first to come and the last to leave. Ask if they need help setting up or cleaning up.
    *Dress appropriately. Military T-Shirts are a must (if prior service). Otherwise no logos or T-Shirts that say or depict anything.
    *Do well on the test. Keep doing pushups/situps until they stop counting or the time runs out- not when you hit the max.
    *When you're done, help motivate others to do well. Try to stand out as a team player, not an arrogant prick.
    *Keep everything you say and do professional...the graders will be looking at you, making notes about you and even be asked from other officers "who do you think stood out?"


    Other than that, stretch- eat a full meal tonight and a little bit of something in the morning. Don't brush your teeth in the morning either (the flouride will make you puke). Do about ten pushups, ten situps and jog in place a bit just prior to the test to warm up...situps are usually where people fail in the Physical Test because they treat it like a gym instead of a test...do them FAST. Smack your back off the mat and bounce back up, drop down and do it again...knock them out. Don't burn yourself out in the run in the first leg....save it to the end.


    Good luck
     
  4. RangerEric

    RangerEric Southern Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Good advice for the upcoming physical portion, thanks. However, this next step is just the psychological exam, that's what I'm immediately focusing on passing, haha.
     
  5. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    It's a Psych Eval..... Does all that advice really apply for a Psych Eval?
     
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  6. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    hahah! Sorry...scanned through. Psych eval just be nice. Smile and make eye contact.
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Fail. lol
     
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  8. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I believe I can help you with this. But I'll be damned if I can figure out how to PM you my phone number.
     
  9. RangerEric

    RangerEric Southern Oregon, United States Active Member

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    BAMCIS, I just Pm'd you.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    The first thing you want to do is to fixate/dwell upon it.. and of course post a query on de intermet. not. lolz

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    In other words, there's nothing you can "do".. save chill.. perhaps some chamomile tea before bed.
     
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  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    The effort of trying to give the answers we think they want has probably DQ'd more candidates than anything else.

    Don't overthink the questions, be consistent with yourself. Do not be surprised if they are rude and try to piss you off.
     
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    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Be honest, don't lie and answer the questions as best you can. Don't let them get on your nerves.
     
  13. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    don't make any jokes, Fruit&nut doctors don't know jokes from serious comments. Avoid flippant comments.
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Focus on stuff not to do.. joke. focus upon what you need .. nevermind.. it's like explaining a joke or the Chinese gal in your same position back in my college days. good luck
     
  15. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Wear a tinfoil hat to prevent the CIA from tapping into your brain and making you fail the test. Unless that is what the CIA is hoping for... Either way, they are out to get you.

    :eek:
     
  16. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been a practicing psychologist for more than 25 years. I've done thousands of psych evals. The worst thing you can do is try to be someone or something you're not. If you lie, they will know. If you play games, they will know. If you hesitate to answer, they will know that you're hiding something. However, if you answer honestly, they will take note of that as well. I always respect folks who are honest and I always give them the benefit of the doubt.

    tb
     
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  17. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    You sir are an anomaly. :s0001: A doctor who likes guns? It's refreshing to see free thinking from someone practicing the medical arts. :s0155:
     
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  18. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I say follow Arlo's advice -

    I grabbed the link that the time stamp ->
    Stupid embedder, strips that off, forward to 522 seconds in.
    ~ 8:42

    Or enjoy the whole song

     
  19. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In seriousness, Riot's advice to do some exercise before your mental eval is solid, so long as you don't sweat too much.

    Good Luck.
     
  20. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Why would you want to enter what is becoming one of the most detested careers imaginable in an era of growing mistrust of the government you will represent . . . Better to become a fireman!!

    Sheldon
     
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