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I take my psych eval (written) on Monday and then take my interview on Wednesday. I was just wondering what types of questions will be asked so that I can personally evaluate my answers. I'd like to obtain as much information as possible and can't really seem to find too much on the internet so I figured that I would ask some people that have already been through the process. Any feedback is appreciated.

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What information should I look for at the library? Also, they just bluntly ask you if you are crazy? Well at least that answer should be easy...

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That is true. I just don't like going into things blind. I get that there isn't a cheat sheet to help me with this part of the process, I was just looking for a few questions to kind of set my mind at ease I guess. Thank you for your replies though.  The relaxation techniques should definitely help. Unfortunately the sleep thing won't be a factore because I'll be going to take it straight from work, but oh well. I'll make sure to take off for the oral part.

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 Just look at it this way; if you're not crazy before taking the test, you will be after.  Halfway through it I was banging my head on the desk praying for it to stop.  Never got through the seeing the doctor part because I pulled out for lack of funds to drive back and forth every week.  But it's just another hurdle like all the others and if you take 1200 questions one question at a time you'll be done in no time .  Good luck on your process.

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Isn't this type of question better addressed by a law enforcement professional?


 

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It will probably be the MMPI test which will consist of 500 questions. Many asked twice or thrice and reworded. You are overthinking this. Relax and take a deep breath. I will not give examples as that is not fair to the others processing. I am also shocked to see civilians commenting on forums which only LE personnel should respond.

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I was becoming uneasy myself, uncledennis.  And thank you for re-stating the obvious importance of genuine responses,


Now if you will excuse me, I have to finish my important project.



 

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 Just look at it this way; if you're not crazy before taking the test, you will be after.  Halfway through it I was banging my head on the desk praying for it to stop.  Never got through the seeing the doctor part because I pulled out for lack of funds to drive back and forth every week.  But it's just another hurdle like all the others and if you take 1200 questions one question at a time you'll be done in no time .  Good luck on your process.


 


Think that's the only hurdle?!?!?! I had to take this test once on a very, very hot and humid day in a trailer with a broken A/C system and 105 degree weather outside. 



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haha so YOU got that exam room too? 


I guess it beats filling out reports between service calls all shift long in an un-airconditioned car on side-streets in Bakersfield.  In July.  On an empty stomach.  With the flu.  And vest chafe. 


 


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cmm07r says ...



 Just look at it this way; if you're not crazy before taking the test, you will be after.  Halfway through it I was banging my head on the desk praying for it to stop.  Never got through the seeing the doctor part because I pulled out for lack of funds to drive back and forth every week.  But it's just another hurdle like all the others and if you take 1200 questions one question at a time you'll be done in no time .  Good luck on your process.


 


Think that's the only hurdle?!?!?! I had to take this test once on a very, very hot and humid day in a trailer with a broken A/C system and 105 degree weather outside. 


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 Just look at it this way; if you're not crazy before taking the test, you will be after.  Halfway through it I was banging my head on the desk praying for it to stop.  Never got through the seeing the doctor part because I pulled out for lack of funds to drive back and forth every week.  But it's just another hurdle like all the others and if you take 1200 questions one question at a time you'll be done in no time .  Good luck on your process.


 


Think that's the only hurdle?!?!?! I had to take this test once on a very, very hot and humid day in a trailer with a broken A/C system and 105 degree weather outside. 



Not I don't feel so bad, I took mine in a quite, well A/C'ed mansion of a police department.



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haha so YOU got that exam room too? 


I guess it beats filling out reports between service calls all shift long in an un-airconditioned car on side-streets in Bakersfield.  In July.  On an empty stomach.  With the flu.  And vest chafe. 


 


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cmm07r says ...



 Just look at it this way; if you're not crazy before taking the test, you will be after.  Halfway through it I was banging my head on the desk praying for it to stop.  Never got through the seeing the doctor part because I pulled out for lack of funds to drive back and forth every week.  But it's just another hurdle like all the others and if you take 1200 questions one question at a time you'll be done in no time .  Good luck on your process.


 


Think that's the only hurdle?!?!?! I had to take this test once on a very, very hot and humid day in a trailer with a broken A/C system and 105 degree weather outside. 


 


I used to live in Cali and been through Bakersfield many times. It's scorching hot there but at least there's no humidity. That makes it even more unbearable! 



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Nineer, Nobody but out-of-state visitors call it Cali.  It's...Calif.  As in...Caliph.  Like a fat 'n tan, oiled-up movie mogul in shades and a towel wrapped around his head.  Poolside.  Cutting a deal.


Or, jes' hangin' near the A/C on the fringes of the Mojave.  Like the guy who woke up in a flea-bag and mistook a couple of cockroaches for his boots.  Wound up in a bar in downtown Bakersfield.  Stayed there all night one year.  Got into a few fights with his exes from Texas in the  bar parking lot.  Those girls in tank tops and minis can sure swing a Bud bottle or twenty.


Point is - can YOU walk the streets of Bakersfield??


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5P6zdlPJ34



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haha so YOU got that exam room too? 


I guess it beats filling out reports between service calls all shift long in an un-airconditioned car on side-streets in Bakersfield.  In July.  On an empty stomach.  With the flu.  And vest chafe. 


 


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cmm07r says ...



 Just look at it this way; if you're not crazy before taking the test, you will be after.  Halfway through it I was banging my head on the desk praying for it to stop.  Never got through the seeing the doctor part because I pulled out for lack of funds to drive back and forth every week.  But it's just another hurdle like all the others and if you take 1200 questions one question at a time you'll be done in no time .  Good luck on your process.


 


Think that's the only hurdle?!?!?! I had to take this test once on a very, very hot and humid day in a trailer with a broken A/C system and 105 degree weather outside. 


 


I used to live in Cali and been through Bakersfield many times. It's scorching hot there but at least there's no humidity. That makes it even more unbearable! 


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I really never thought it mattered as it seems you have to fail the eval anyway to become a cop.


If hired you will work nights, weekends and holidays. You will spend more time with your fellow cops than with your family. You will deal with some of the worst humans on the planet. You will be cussed at for doing your job. You will be blamed because the guy who left his laptop in his unlocked car got it stolen and you didn't prevent it from happening. You will lose sleep - night shifters - by going to court so your witness can recant their story or fail to ID the suspect. You will encounter people who want to kick your butt or, God forbid, kill you....just because you are wearing a badge. Mothers will tell their children you will arrest them for standing up in their chair at the local Denny's insuring they grow up to be scared of the police. You will have people bleed, piss and vomit in your patrol car; sometimes all at the same time. And.....you will do this for less money than teachers make In most places. Sane people don't do this job.


Proud to be "not sane" for 30+ years. LOL


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I really never thought it mattered as it seems you have to fail the eval anyway to become a cop.


If hired you will work nights, weekends and holidays.


 


I love working holidays - 3x pay.........


 



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Let you tell it, DoubleT213!!


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I really never thought it mattered as it seems you have to fail the eval anyway to become a cop.


If hired you will work nights, weekends and holidays. You will spend more time with your fellow cops than with your family. You will deal with some of the worst humans on the planet. You will be cussed at for doing your job. You will be blamed because the guy who left his laptop in his unlocked car got it stolen and you didn't prevent it from happening. You will lose sleep - night shifters - by going to court so your witness can recant their story or fail to ID the suspect. You will encounter people who want to kick your butt or, God forbid, kill you....just because you are wearing a badge. Mothers will tell their children you will arrest them for standing up in their chair at the local Denny's insuring they grow up to be scared of the police. You will have people bleed, piss and vomit in your patrol car; sometimes all at the same time. And.....you will do this for less money than teachers make In most places. Sane people don't do this job.


Proud to be "not sane" for 30+ years. LOL


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Nineer, Nobody but out-of-state visitors call it Cali.  It's...Calif.  As in...Caliph.  Like a fat 'n tan, oiled-up movie mogul in shades and a towel wrapped around his head.  Poolside.  Cutting a deal.


Or, jes' hangin' near the A/C on the fringes of the Mojave.  Like the guy who woke up in a flea-bag and mistook a couple of cockroaches for his boots.  Wound up in a bar in downtown Bakersfield.  Stayed there all night one year.  Got into a few fights with his exes from Texas in the  bar parking lot.  Those girls in tank tops and minis can sure swing a Bud bottle or twenty.


Point is - can YOU walk the streets of Bakersfield??


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5P6zdlPJ34



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MarlyB says ...



haha so YOU got that exam room too? 


I guess it beats filling out reports between service calls all shift long in an un-airconditioned car on side-streets in Bakersfield.  In July.  On an empty stomach.  With the flu.  And vest chafe. 


 


IowaNinersFan says ...



cmm07r says ...



 Just look at it this way; if you're not crazy before taking the test, you will be after.  Halfway through it I was banging my head on the desk praying for it to stop.  Never got through the seeing the doctor part because I pulled out for lack of funds to drive back and forth every week.  But it's just another hurdle like all the others and if you take 1200 questions one question at a time you'll be done in no time .  Good luck on your process.


 


Think that's the only hurdle?!?!?! I had to take this test once on a very, very hot and humid day in a trailer with a broken A/C system and 105 degree weather outside. 


 


I used to live in Cali and been through Bakersfield many times. It's scorching hot there but at least there's no humidity. That makes it even more unbearable! 



I was born and raised in California. I hate it when someone calls it cali.

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haha right on Magee if the evaluator calls it Cali during the psych test, I'll flunk with flying colors!!!


 

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I lived in Cali (hehe) for 21 years. Grew up in Huntington Beach and ended up moving to San Jose in my 20's. Left because of unemployment, high cost of living, traffic, overcrowdedness, etc.......


No "sane" person would walk the streets of Bakersfield lol.


 


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Mad dogs and Englishmen, Dude.  :o)

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Seriously, the best things to do are 1) get a good nights sleep and 2) RELAX! and as others have said don't overthink it.

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The MMPI is like a multiple choice test.

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 I see the letter E in its radical rebelious stage.