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    Psycho testing

    I'm surprised more people don't ask about the psychological profiling one undergoes before being accepted to train with the Legion. Given that I'll be going to Marine bootcamp, I'm not too worried about the possibility of being rejected for being a psycho jkjk, my uncle's best friend's boss's cousin was a marine so it's ok. What are the main questions one should be prepared to answer? I understand that its hard to "prepare" for something like that and even if you did they'd likely see thru you anyway, but still I think if I were about to drop a crapload of loot on a ticket to France, i'd want to know.

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    Re: psycho testing

    psycho specialists say you can't prepare for it because it's inside of you but it was proven that psycho tests are a matter of that day mood, will etc

    thay can find out your IQ, words treasure, 3d visualization etc
    for example for 3d stuff -> you have 3 different cubes with different numbers on each side. than thay show you a picture of a cube that its sides were flattened (so no more m3 but m2) and you have to find out which cube it matches to. there are always matches.
    word treasure -> you have to write an opposite word ,word that doesn't match or write what words did she tell you etc
    IQ -> more or less you have to find out patterns for words, numbers, pictures

    you have examples on google

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    Re: psycho testing

    I was actually about to ask about these psycho-technical tests also... I've understood that they can be done in one's native language if so wanted? Well not naturally in every 6000 or so language in the world...and a cube looks like a cube in french and finnish I mean the word and linguistic tests mentioned by Gregor there.

    I'm just wondering, do they have different set of tests for different languages or is it just a translated version of the same original one, which may be in french or english? I could see how a lot might be lost in translation and based on the tests I've done in my native language it's many times the "little things" that make the difference...so one could do better doing the tests in english than in one's native language, because of the "nuances" lost in translation.

    Does anyone have any experience on this? I mean taking the tests in...for example...I don't know, let's say finnish ...or...any other language than french or english?

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    Re: psycho testing

    I don’t want to once more be the “old” grumpy NCO that is always shouting at people so I will try to be gentle.

    Seriously… these tests are nothing special and they are quite straightforward. The psychological profile is done by the doctor and it is based upon his judgment and your physical status that he decides if you are crazy or not.
    There is nothing you can do to prepare for such a test (either you are insane, or you are not).

    I understand that people wants to be as well informed as possible, but please be realistic and don’t invent questions just for inventing questions.

    Thousands of not very intelligent and sometimes completely crazy people have passed these test and they still got in.

    The written psycho-technical tests are the same story; not very complicated and fully accessible to normal people. They exist in many languages, I think also in Finnish, and if not take it in English (or Swedish if you are from that area of Finland).

    Don’t worry about these issues, your mothers created you as you are, and there is very little that can be done to improve this shortly before joining the Legion.

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    Re: psycho testing

    Quote Originally Posted by FINN'79 View Post
    I was actually about to ask about these psycho-technical tests also... I've understood that they can be done in one's native language if so wanted? Well not naturally in every 6000 or so language in the world...and a cube looks like a cube in french and finnish I mean the word and linguistic tests mentioned by Gregor there.

    I'm just wondering, do they have different set of tests for different languages or is it just a translated version of the same original one, which may be in french or english? I could see how a lot might be lost in translation and based on the tests I've done in my native language it's many times the "little things" that make the difference...so one could do better doing the tests in english than in one's native language, because of the "nuances" lost in translation.

    Does anyone have any experience on this? I mean taking the tests in...for example...I don't know, let's say finnish ...or...any other language than french or english?
    i am not an expert

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    which is not the same? you can't know if you don't know English so probably thay just leave the part where the result is in connection with the language.

    but for more info talk with a psychiatrist or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddave View Post
    I'm surprised more people don't ask about the psychological profiling one undergoes before being accepted to train with the Legion. Given that I'll be going to Marine bootcamp, I'm not too worried about the possibility of being rejected for being a psycho
    The intent of the test is to discover your aptitudes, where the strengths and weaknesses in your intelligence lie. The test is not a diagnostic tool to discover (or profile) psychiatric illnesses (or test whether you qualify for the killer elite ).

    Can you put words in alphabetical order?
    Can you relate the meanings of words to each other?
    Can you do solve simple maths problems quickly?
    Can you solve a word problem mathematically?
    Do you have attention to detail?
    Do you know the parts of an internal-combustion engine?
    Do you have any spacial visualization ability?

    You've no doubt heard of the SAT (or the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT). Well they are all aptitude tests. It will give your career managers an idea of where you could be best employed.

    You could try to prepare for an aptitude test, but you know nothing about the test in this case. So you would probably be wasting your time. The best strategy is to answer all the easy questions quickly, go back and solve the difficult questions, guess at the remainder. Relax.

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    Re: Psycho testing

    they tie a wire to your dick and the other end to a gun pointed at you,
    they then get an old cch to strip in front of you if you get hard you did not pass the test
    yae though i walk in the shadow of the valley of death i will fear no evil for am the hardest bast..d in the valley Hidden Content

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    LMAO!!!!! Flash.... I almost fell out of my computer chair!

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    Re: Psycho testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ddave View Post
    I'm surprised more people don't ask about the psychological profiling one undergoes before being accepted to train with the Legion. Given that I'll be going to Marine bootcamp, I'm not too worried about the possibility of being rejected for being a psycho jkjk, my uncle's best friend's boss's cousin was a marine so it's ok. What are the main questions one should be prepared to answer? I understand that its hard to "prepare" for something like that and even if you did they'd likely see thru you anyway, but still I think if I were about to drop a crapload of loot on a ticket to France, i'd want to know.
    I once posted a msg that talked about this test back in 2003. I dont really remember all of what i had posted, but maybe some of you kepted the wonderful drawings i did of these tests? They gave a very precise idea of what to expect.

    What i remember is, they make you draw a nice big old tree, a tree that 'you like'. Now that was some good stuff.. Mine had some wonderful monkeys flying all over and stuff lol A tree in Africa i titled it haha ok maybe im pushing it a little too far lol.

    And yes, they offer the test in mucho languages. I knew we had a guy, he was Romanian and he couldn't get a version of the test in his language so he just sat there and did nothing, didn't even try to fill out the multiple questions, he never made it far, he was gone next day.

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    Re: Psycho testing

    They got rid of the tree drawing exercise at least by late 2005. I remember people telling me all about it, but when I went the whole test was computerized and everyone takes it in their language. Though only a small part needs to be translated as most of it is patterns, shapes and numbers.
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    Re: psycho testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoeng View Post
    I don’t want to once more be the “old” grumpy NCO that is always shouting at people so I will try to be gentle.

    Seriously… these tests are nothing special and they are quite straightforward. The psychological profile is done by the doctor and it is based upon his judgment and your physical status that he decides if you are crazy or not.
    There is nothing you can do to prepare for such a test (either you are insane, or you are not).

    I understand that people wants to be as well informed as possible, but please be realistic and don’t invent questions just for inventing questions.

    Thousands of not very intelligent and sometimes completely crazy people have passed these test and they still got in.

    The written psycho-technical tests are the same story; not very complicated and fully accessible to normal people. They exist in many languages, I think also in Finnish, and if not take it in English (or Swedish if you are from that area of Finland).

    Don’t worry about these issues, your mothers created you as you are, and there is very little that can be done to improve this shortly before joining the Legion.
    i think its a legit question considering the hype of "the gestapo".

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    Re: psycho testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ddave View Post
    i think its a legit question considering the hype of "the gestapo".
    Euhhh… Hype ???? Gestapo ???
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    Re: psycho testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ddave View Post
    i think its a legit question considering the hype of "the gestapo".

    I'm amazed, you got an honest and very informative answer from a man who has spent 15 years in the Legion, and you are still not satisfied?
    (I know I am).
    Why worry about this? Why discuss it? It has been answered.


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    Re: Psycho testing

    I know I'm probably concentrating too much on the details and little things...quess I'll just have to try to relax and trust that my mother did a good job I mean I know she did...I've done these kind of tests before and I'm still walking free I just asked because I remember someone somewhere complaining about the translations...wouldn't want to find myself staring at the screen and looking at some "jibberish" which remotely looks like finnish and getting kicked out as an illiterat idiot because of that...

    But I'll try not to worry myself too much on the details...or at least annoying you guys with them...

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    Re: psycho testing

    Quote Originally Posted by FINN'79 View Post
    I was actually about to ask about these psycho-technical tests also... I've understood that they can be done in one's native language if so wanted? Well not naturally in every 6000 or so language in the world...and a cube looks like a cube in french and finnish I mean the word and linguistic tests mentioned by Gregor there.

    I'm just wondering, do they have different set of tests for different languages or is it just a translated version of the same original one, which may be in french or english? I could see how a lot might be lost in translation and based on the tests I've done in my native language it's many times the "little things" that make the difference...so one could do better doing the tests in english than in one's native language, because of the "nuances" lost in translation.

    Does anyone have any experience on this? I mean taking the tests in...for example...I don't know, let's say finnish ...or...any other language than french or english?
    Concerning the lost in translation I know for a fact that the French Foreign Legion has the largest international pool of fully qualified translators in every language and dialect than any other single company organisation or association in the world so at least on that score if they can't get it right NO ONE CAN!!!!!!!!

    Also as Stoeng has said you are either mad or not and for the other tests you either have a logical common sense sort of head or you're a THICK SHIT!!!! and in the later case no amount of studying or university degrees will change you!!!!!
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