This Personality Assessment Will Tell You What Branch of The Military to Join

By: Teresa McGlothlin

6 Min Quiz

When you need a hand with something, do you have a hard time asking for help?

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If someone described you as organized, would you agree or disagree?

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Do you think you have more or less patience than the average person?

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Which one of your traits makes you a good team player?

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Is it true or false that you put things off when you know they need to be done?

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Would anyone say that you're a bona fide control freak?

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Are you the type of person who thrives amidst chaos?

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If things start going south, are you the first to jump ship?

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How much of an overachiever would you say you are?

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Are you self-disciplined enough to make your bed every morning like they do in the military?

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Everything inside you is telling you not to follow an order. Will you follow it anyway?

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Would you give higher marks to your technical side or your creative side?

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Do you find it hard to keep secrets from those you love?

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Are you always open to hearing someone else's opinion?

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Have you ever been told that you have a stubborn streak?

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How important would you say your physical appearance is to you?

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When things don't go your way, do you complain about it?

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Do you naturally go the extra mile, or do you need to be asked?

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Are you outgoing enough to ask questions, or do you try to figure things out on your own?

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Which one of these reasons is the best reason to join the service?

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Can you honestly say that you've never told a little white lie?

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Do you live your life with more integrity or more honor?

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How well do you react to hearing criticism about your work?

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Agree or disagree? I am self-motivated and reliable.

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Have you ever been accused of being a rebellious rulebreaker?

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Can you usually read people when you first meet them?

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Are you more open or reserved with your emotions?

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What percent open to trying new things are you?

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When put under intense pressure, do you buckle or dig in and fight?

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If we asked your friends, what kind of advice would they say you give?

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About This Quiz

During the recruitment and enlistment phase of joining the military, you'll be tested on many things. From the ASVAB to physical fitness tests, your scores will help place you in the best job for you. While military tests do a little bit of personality testing, they are not in-depth enough to tell you which branch is right for you. You might have a particular branch in mind, but is it really where you would excel? 

Throughout your personality assessment, you'll be asked some very pointed questions about the way you behave and the way you think. Although they are not the standard questions you'll face in the military, they will get to the heart of the type of airman, soldier, sailor or Marine you would be. Each branch has a specific set of requirements, but which one are you naturally cut out to join?

Before you respond, pay close attention to the questions and the possible answers. Each one you choose will reveal a little about your characteristics and your mindset. Will the sum of your answers point you in the direction of the branch that you've been considering, or will you be opened up to a new possibility? Keep scrolling down to begin!

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