Do You Know Enough to Be a Military General?

Brian Whitney

Do you have a lot of self-motivation?

How confident are you?

When you make a bad decision, do you own up to it?

Do you consider yourself to be brave?

How often do you lie?

Would you say your friends look up to you?

Do you have a strategic mind?

Do you consider yourself ethical?

Are you good with risk management?

How often are you late?

Do you think you're mature?

Are you a good public speaker?

Do you like to lead by example?

How many people have you supervised before?

Do you have a problem confronting others?

Are you a good negotiator?

Are you good at delegating authority?

Do you trust people on your team?

Do you understand what motivates others?

Are you good at running meetings?

Do you understand when things can wait and when they are urgent?

Are you decisive?

Do you know a lot about military history?

Do you know a lot about weaponry?

Do you consider yourself street smart?

Would you make a good survivalist?

How do you look in a uniform?

Do you have a good vocabulary?

What would be your most likely job at a big office building?

Who is your favorite general?

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About This Quiz

If there is one position in the military that instantly commands everyone's respect, it's the military general. When you think about it, is there really any job, outside of being the President of the United States, that puts more pressure on a single individual? 

First of all, you have thousands of soldiers who are depending on you, not only to make the right decisions to protect their lives, but also to make the right choices that will protect the country and even sometimes the planet. You have to be ready for anything to happen at any time. To be a military general, you have to be cool under pressure, and an incredible leader that can gain the trust of the people beneath you, so much so that they will follow what you say without any doubt. You also have to be able to own your mistakes and productively deal with defeat.

You have to be charming enough to get along with both your friends and your enemies, yet intimidating enough to strike fear into opponents at a time of war. You need to be smart enough to know when to be conservative and when to be imaginative. You need to know when to attack, and when it is time to retreat, at least for now.

When you think about it, being a military general is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Are you up for the challenge? Take this quiz to find out.

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