Reasons for Firefighter Psychological Exam Failures

17 March 2020
Chief Brent Collins, President, www.FirePrep.com

Reasons for Firefighter Psychological Exam Failures

  • Applicants who have trouble controlling their emotions and tempers.
  • Applicants who show a disregard for others’ feelings.
  • Applicants who may question a supervisor’s authority or have a problem with that authority.
  • Individuals who have an anti-social personality and prefer to work alone in situations.
  • Applicants who show a high degree of anxiety and could have difficulty dealing with that anxiety in emergency situations.
  • Applicants who make their own decisions regardless of what the team is trying to accomplish.
  • May have somewhat unconventional beliefs and attitudes.
  • Might become restless when he/she has to work with others for a long period of time.
  • Thinks it is important to be independent and direct his/her own life.
  • Describes himself/herself as suspicious; as a consequence, he/she is likely to be suspicious of the motives of others.
  • Describes himself/herself as anxious and having difficulties dealing with stress.
  • Applicants who make their own decisions regardless of what the team is trying to accomplish.
  • May be unusually sensitive to criticism.
  • Applicant does not appear to worry about what others think of him/her; moreover, he/she does not seem to need their support or favorable opinions of him/her.
  • Profile suggests that he has a preference for self-sufficiency.

Additional information on firefighter psychological exams can be found at https://www.fireprep.com/psychological-exam-prep/psychological-exam-prep.