Every individual has an opinion of his ownself. Self-concept, like the individual, grows up. Self-concept is the well processed and well-assimilated opinion of oneself drawn from the sum total of opinions of people around from the earliest childhood stage.
During the early stages of life self-concept may not be objective . Maturity brings objectivity to the self-concept. Parents’, teachers’ and friends’ opinions are the strongest sources of self-concept. We frequently receive applauds, admonitions and corrective feedbacks of our actions from these people.
Besides, as we mature, we are able to assess our own qualities. The final self-concept is the compound of all the inputs received at different stages and own assessment. Let us now watch over the list of top 6 killer tips to tackle Self Description (SD) Test during SSB psychology test.
Top 6 Killer Tips To Tackle Self Description
1. Be Fast & Focussed
You will get only 15 minutes to write your responses for all four categories. If you don’t write fast or if you didn’t practice back at home, it’ll be a difficult task for you to attend all the categories. Practising at home will help you in making right and quick response in the answer booklet for Self Description. With practice you will be able to give your responses speedily and spontaneously.
2. Watch Your Language
Again, keep in mind that you are not appearing for English exam. So Don’t show your English vocabulary skills in the SSB psychology tests. Don’t jumble up the responses. Keep the responses easy to understand with legible handwriting and simple language. Avoid writing broken sentences or lengthy description.
3. Be YOU!
The easiest way to clear SSB is to be you. If you have it in you, they’ll find it. If you don’t, you will come back. So better don’t try to be a person which you are not in real life. You need not be a superhero or a tall, dark, handsome guy to join Armed Forces. You just need to have some of the qualities of an officer. Thus, write your responses which are the closest match of your real-life image.
4. Don’t Copy!
Don’t copy responses from someone else. Just be yourself while responding to the categories viz. thinking by parents, teachers, friends, yourself. Also do not blindly write mugged up responses which you might have learnt in the coaching centers. Psychologist knows that more than 90% of candidates come prepared with his/her answers for SD. So what’s the catch then? You too, go prepared. But while preparing your answers for Self Description, just keep in mind that you are writing about yourself, not any other person.
5. What The Psychologist Wants To Know?
When more than 90% of candidates write the responses which they have already prepared before attending the test, then what the psychologist is looking for? Psychologist is looking for a match of those responses with that of the responses the candidate has given in PIQ, TAT, WAT and SRT. This means that the pen-picture drawn by the board psychologist from every test should resemble to your true personality traits and that should be essentially a single one!
6. Watch Your Grey Areas
While you describe your weakness or negative qualities, be very careful. It should not be something which you cannot change or really a very bad quality (like cheating, dishonesty, being greedy). If you do have such a quality, better get rid of it before going for SSB. Also, express that you are already working on your weakness to be a better person.
Thus, if you think that you do not have the personality of a suitable candidate to be trained to become an officer, you can start improving and imbibing the qualities into your personality. Stay tuned as we tell you how to improve and add up OLQs into your character.