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

By: Brian Whitney
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can We Guess If Your Personality Is a Good Match for Law Enforcement?
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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?
Umm. No.
I would if it was part of the job.
I would like to think I would.
Of course

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Are you able to handle yourself physically in a fight?
I'm a lover, not a fighter.
I do OK.
Sure I can.
I am just a step below Chuck Norris.

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Do you like to stand up for people who can't stand up for themselves?
No, I like to mind my own business.
Well, it sounds nice in theory.
Yes, and I often do.
I do that all the time.

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Are you a patient person?
No, I am totally restless.
I don't do well at being patient.
I can be if I need to be.
Very much so

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Do you get along with all sorts of different people?
No, I stick to my own crowd.
I get a little awkward with people I don't know.
I think I do.
I do for sure.

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Would you like a desk job?
I sure would!
That would drive me crazy.
Maybe when I get older
If it paid enough.

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Do you tend to take your work home with you?
Yes, I worry about it all night.
Sometimes I do
Not for the most part
No, I leave work behind when I go home.

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Are you good with a gun?
I've never touched one.
I've touched a gun but never fired one.
Not really
I sure am.

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Do you like to figure out complex problems?
I get bored just thinking about that.
I am not too good at that.
Sure, I enjoy that.
Yes, it is one of my favorite things to do.

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Can you tell when someone is lying?
Not if they are good at it
How would I know?
I usually can.
I always can.

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Do you like to run?
I hate it.
I don't enjoy it much.
Sure, it is relaxing.
I love to run.

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Would you take a bribe if you knew you wouldn't get caught?
I sure would!
How would I know I wouldn't get caught?
That doesn't sound like a good idea.
No way.

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How much does money matter to you?
Tons
Well, it is important, of course.
It doesn't matter much.
Job security matters more.

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Are you a hero or a villain?
I am a total villain.
It depends on my mood.
I like to think I am a hero.
I am a total hero.

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Which of these do you want the most?
A nap
Satisfaction
Victory
Glory

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Do you want to be popular?
I sure do.
Doesn't everyone?
Not really
I could care less about that.

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Do you feel comfortable in a uniform?
I hate uniforms.
I could get used to one.
Of course
Yes, but I prefer a suit.

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Have you ever been conned?
Sure, probably more than I know.
A few times
Once, but never again
No way

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Which show do you like the most?
Breaking Bad
Cops
CSI
The Wire

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Would you want to take a class in criminology?
Boring
I would if I had to.
That sounds interesting.
That sounds fascinating.

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Would you be a good therapist?
No, I would hate listening to everyone's problems.
I doubt it.
I think I would.
I would be excellent.

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Are you good at convincing people to do things?
I am awful at it.
I don't try to do that very often.
I think I am.
I am the best at it.

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Do you feel bad for people that are poor?
No, they got themselves into that situation.
Not really, they could work harder.
I do, it isn't their fault.
I do very much.

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Do you ever just want to stay in bed all day?
Yes, and I do.
Yes, but I get up and face the day.
No, but I hit snooze.
I can't wait to get up and start the day.

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Do you question authority?
All the time
I do sometimes.
I try not to.
Never

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What sounds most fun?
Mowing a lawn
Painting a room
Driving for 5 hours straight
Writing a report

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Can anyone commit a crime?
Sure, most people want to.
No, some people are good.
No, most people are good.
No, it takes a certain type to be a criminal.

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Would you make a good lawyer?
I would be awful at that.
I don't know, how well does it pay?
I think I would do OK.
I would be excellent.

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How afraid are you of dying?
I am totally freaked out by it.
I worry about it.
I am not that scared of it.
I never think of it.

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Do you think most people in law enforcement are good?
No, I don't trust most of them.
Some of them are.
Most of them are.
Almost all of them are.

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