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

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
This Personality Assessment Will Tell You What Branch of The Military to Join
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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!

Military branch 1 When you need a hand with something, do you have a hard time asking for help?
Ugh! I hate asking for help.
If it's heavy or something I can't do alone, I'll ask for help.
I'll only ask for help if there's no other alternative.
I have great friends; they don't mind me asking at all!

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Military branch 2 If someone described you as organized, would you agree or disagree?
I'm organized when I'm at work.
I'm going to completely disagree with that.
It's true! Everything has a place.
I'm not a slob, but I'm not exactly organized.

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Military branch 3 Do you think you have more or less patience than the average person?
I'm normal in that area.
Patience is not my strong suit.
I could be a saint!
I have patience, but there are things that put it to the test.

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Military branch 4 Which one of your traits makes you a good team player?
I'm trustworthy.
I think my agreeableness is good for a team.
I'm a little bit of a perfectionist; so, everything gets done correctly.
My ability to take control makes me a good team player.

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Military branch 5 Is it true or false that you put things off when you know they need to be done?
That's false! I handle things ASAP.
I procrastinate things that can wait.
I would say that's true.
I don't think I procrastinate more than anyone else.

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Military branch 6 Would anyone say that you're a bona fide control freak?
They might say it, but I know it's not true.
I know a couple of people who would agree.
It's a certified fact!
I'm not sure anyone would say that about me.

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Military branch 7 Are you the type of person who thrives amidst chaos?
I live for chaos.
Ugh, no. I like things nice and peaceful.
As long as the chaos doesn't involve children, I'm good.
I work best when things are orderly.

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Military branch 8 If things start going south, are you the first to jump ship?
I would rather go down with the ship.
Yes! There's no point in continuing to waste my time.
I like to see how things pan out before I bail.
I make sure everyone is OK; then, I jump ship.

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Military branch 9 How much of an overachiever would you say you are?
60%
110%
85%
35%

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Military branch 10 Are you self-disciplined enough to make your bed every morning like they do in the military?
I can't leave home unless I do.
Every morning? No, that's a stretch.
I never make my bed; there's more important stuff to do.
Thankfully, someone else handles that for me.

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Military branch 11 Everything inside you is telling you not to follow an order. Will you follow it anyway?
That's not how the military does things.
An order is an order.
I might ask a lot of questions first.
I don't do anything that makes me feel morally bankrupt.

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Military branch 12 Would you give higher marks to your technical side or your creative side?
I was born without a creative side.
My mechanical side is stronger than either of those.
I'm far more creative than technical.
It depends on the task.

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Military branch 13 Do you find it hard to keep secrets from those you love?
It's sometimes best to keep them to myself.
I'm terrible at keeping secrets.
I'm always honest with people I love.
If it will hurt their feelings, I won't say a word.

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Military branch 14 Are you always open to hearing someone else's opinion?
You can learn a lot from hearing someone out.
No one wants to hear everyone's opinion.
If it's relevant to the task at hand, sure, I'll listen.
I have to really respect someone to want their opinion.

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Military branch 15 Have you ever been told that you have a stubborn streak?
I don't need to be told to know that it's true.
I've heard it my entire life.
No, but I've been told that I'm bull-headed.
No one has said it to my face.

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Military branch 16 How important would you say your physical appearance is to you?
Staying in shape is a big priority!
I don't give it much thought.
My clothes are always fashionable and neatly pressed.
It's important, but I'm not all that vain.

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Military branch 17 When things don't go your way, do you complain about it?
There's no point in complaining!
I might whine a little, but I get right back to work.
If I'm upset, everyone knows about it.
I try not to complain about anything.

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Military branch 18 Do you naturally go the extra mile, or do you need to be asked?
I give 100% to everything I do.
If it's an unpleasant task, I need to be prodded.
I'll go the extra mile when I see things that need to be done.
I generally do what I'm asked and little more.

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Military branch 19 Are you outgoing enough to ask questions, or do you try to figure things out on your own?
I have no problem asking questions.
TBH ... I get a little shy when I have questions.
I'll ask if I think it's a good question.
I've found that if you sit back and listen, you'll learn what you need to know.

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Military branch 20 Which one of these reasons is the best reason to join the service?
Serving my country
Having a career
Getting an education
Seeing the world

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Military branch 21 Can you honestly say that you've never told a little white lie?
I don't lie, but I have withheld information.
I don't think anyone can say that.
No, I've told plenty of whoppers.
I cannot tell a lie.

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Military branch 22 Do you live your life with more integrity or more honor?
They're kind of the same thing.
Integrity is really important to me.
I try to be an honorable person.
Both virtues are high on my priority list.

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Military branch 23 How well do you react to hearing criticism about your work?
I don't mind; it's the best way to grow.
It doesn't go down well.
I get a little irritated, but improving isn't easy.
It's just part of the job.

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Military branch 24 Agree or disagree? I am self-motivated and reliable.
I mostly agree.
I completely agree.
I disagree a little.
I'm more reliable than I am self-motivated.

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Military branch 25 Have you ever been accused of being a rebellious rulebreaker?
I haven't been accused of it, but I know it's true.
I try my best to follow the rules.
I was more rebellious when I was younger.
Rules were made to be broken.

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Military branch 26 Can you usually read people when you first meet them?
You can't judge a book by its cover.
I can pick up on their general vibe.
Reading people is not one of my strengths.
I know more about them than they know about themselves within the first few seconds.

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Military branch 27 Are you more open or reserved with your emotions?
I like to keep them close to my chest.
I'm not afraid to show my emotions.
I'm open about them with those I love.
You'll never be able to guess what I'm feeling.

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Military branch 28 What percent open to trying new things are you?
50%
70%
35%
98%

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Military branch 29 When put under intense pressure, do you buckle or dig in and fight?
I'm not great under pressure.
It depends on the situation.
I buckle for a while; then, I dig in and fight.
I thrive under pressure.

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Military branch 30 If we asked your friends, what kind of advice would they say you give?
Tough
Experienced
Logical
Honest

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