SSB ASPIRANTS DON’T TRY TO READ ASSESSOR’S MIND!
Two major obsessions of hard core SSB aspirants who are thorough with all junk material created by coaching academies and websites are:
- Trying to know about assessment system and read the assessor’s mind.
- Carrying out introspection to know what to improve.
I have already written about not wasting time on introspection. I am now writing about the mistake of trying to read the assessor’s mind.
Please Don’t Try to Read Assessor’s Mind!
In accordance with the teachings of Stephen Covey, my Guru, no effort should be wasted on issues or things which are not in your control- like exam/test result. In your control is only your performance. Hence you should focus on that.
SSB aspirants continue to waste energies in trying to find out about the impression they will create on the assessors & thus focusing efforts towards creating a favourable impression. This focus leads to:
TOTAL, OR PARTIAL MANIPULATION OF DISPLAYED BEHAVIOUR.
This behaviour is NOT CONGRUENT WITH THE GENUINE NATURE OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
THE ASSESSORS ARE COMPETENT & EXPERIENCED ENOUGH TO ASSESS YOUR TRUE PERSONALITY DESPITE ALL MANIPULATIONS & SMART TRICKS EMPLOYED BY YOU.
It is thus advisable to approach SSB with an attitude to display your genuine self, with ZERO MANIPULATION & TO HELL WITH ALL TIPS OF COACHING ACADEMIES, PEERS, OR WHOEVER!
One rational reason for doing so is that your true personality will in any case be found out, so why manipulate!
To avoid getting into technical details of assessment, in short it can be said that:
“DEGREE OF MANIPULATION EMPLOYED IS DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO INCREASED CHANCES OF REJECTION”