Can We Guess If Your Personality Is a Good Match for Law Enforcement?

By: Brian Whitney
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About This Quiz

When one thinks about being a police officer, certain things come to mind. Some might think of the danger involved and the adrenaline that comes with the job. Others might think of the noble aspect of the job and how cool it would be to catch the bad guys and protect society. To others, certain segments of law enforcement, like being an FBI agent or a homicide detective for a big city police department, hold a lot of glamor and prestige.  But there's a lot more to being a good law enforcement agent than all that. 

When you think about your own personality and how you look at life, do you think you have what it takes to be in law enforcement? Do you have a lot of compassion, a sense of humor and the ability to deal with all walks of life? Are you brave, ethical, responsible and creative? Are you able to talk to all sorts of different kinds of people? More importantly, are you able to listen to all kinds of people? Do you like being part of a team?

If you said yes to most of those things, you might be a good fit for law enforcement. Take this quiz to find out. And if you lie on the quiz, you're probably not a good fit.

Would you risk your life to save a total stranger?

Are you able to handle yourself physically in a fight?

Do you like to stand up for people who can't stand up for themselves?

Are you a patient person?

Do you get along with all sorts of different people?

Would you like a desk job?

Do you tend to take your work home with you?

Are you good with a gun?

Do you like to figure out complex problems?

Can you tell when someone is lying?

Do you like to run?

Would you take a bribe if you knew you wouldn't get caught?

How much does money matter to you?

Are you a hero or a villain?

Which of these do you want the most?

Do you want to be popular?

Do you feel comfortable in a uniform?

Have you ever been conned?

Which show do you like the most?

Would you want to take a class in criminology?

Would you be a good therapist?

Are you good at convincing people to do things?

Do you feel bad for people that are poor?

Do you ever just want to stay in bed all day?

Do you question authority?

What sounds most fun?

Can anyone commit a crime?

Would you make a good lawyer?

How afraid are you of dying?

Do you think most people in law enforcement are good?

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