Maybe, but that applies to a 140+ questionnaire...not this garbage...regardless of what i would still answer them the same lol...since its actually very little, besides lot of the actual questions can be validated by your history...maybe 10-15 if i remember actually ask how you would react in this or that situation...Besides, maybe you didn't get it not on one or two particular questions, maybe each question carried a certain point and maybe you just did not make it because your HS grades were not all that..actually it's a widely known scientifically studied phenomenon. confirmed, peer reviewed...etc.
there's lots of things that can change how you answer self assessment tests. how much sleep you've had, caffeine intake, if you take it in the morning or at night.
we're not as static as you (or the FAA) think.
that's why most personality tests are 140+ questions long and they repeat questions in a variety of ways. it's in part because it reduces the effect one question answered differently would have on your overall score and normalizes the whole thing to try to find your real personality traits.
which goes right back to the point of 60 questions being completely invalid (and significantly RNO/Gender biased as well)
I don't think it really mattered. One of my fellow controllers in the area has a nephew and a son that applied, they filled out everything exactly the same, with only the names being different, and one passed, the other didn't.Wow, no wonder so many people didn't make it past the BQ, you all chose the same answers. Just looking at this leads me to belive that a lot of you checked what you thought they wanted to hear, not what you really are. Next time just answer truthfully.
I hope this doesn't come across as me calling your coworker or his nephew and son a liar, but I'm suspicious about these claims that x number of people got together and answered this questionnaire the same way.I don't think it really mattered. One of my fellow controllers in the area has a nephew and a son that applied, they filled out everything exactly the same, with only the names being different, and one passed, the other didn't.
This would mean there is an equally likely chance of any answer being chosen. Clearly that is not the case since some questions show for example (200 answered b and 0 answered d). Not that i disagree with your premise but the possibility of it happening are not quite so astronomical.B.) The questionnaire contained something like 60 questions with five possible responses each, right? Using this example, that means there are 5^60 possible ways to answer the questionnaire (sometimes it helps to see the raw number: 867,361,737,988,404,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000). The random likelihood that just two people would answer the questionnaire exactly the same is astronomical. That several people (I think one post on here mentioned four) would answer the questionnaire the same, fugget about it. If exactly the same answers to the questionnaire were turned in, I'm sure the computer's WTF alarm would go off. What happens then, I don't know.
While I remain skeptical, I apologize in advance if I am wrong and some applicants did turn in the exact same questionnaire.