The answer to the SRT will therefore reflect the aspirant’s power of understanding, practical ability,initiative, temperament, imagination, resoluteness, social behaviour, consistency, stability under stress in varying conditions. The psychologist is mainly interested to observe, whether the aspirant reveals a co-operative attitude or a negative or obstructive behaviour, whether he places the group before self interest.
If you critically analyse the questions, you will notice that the answer being given has invariably some relation to one of these aspects. Therefore, carefully ensure that your choices are and the answer reveals your attitude. Mainly, you have to sacrifice your personal interest to general or group interest. Finally,be careful to avoid contradictions and co-relate the answers with the statements you have made in the questionnaire. If you have given your hobby as hiking or trekking, then you must be able to answer the questions related to trekking with certain knowledge,as compared to others.
How SRT can be tackled? “One has to enter into the problem, bail out the problem and draw the solution with the resources available by observing and imagining”. SRT is another projective technique to assess human personality traits. One will actually indicate his presence in choosing a particular course of action under a given situation. The time stress has been purposely introduced to ensure that aspirant is bound to record his actions without detailed and prolonged deliberations. No special intelligence or technical skill is required to answer theses questions.
Intermix of many qualities are revealed. These major qualities are –
There are two components to solve the problem and to do well in SRT –
Perception: For perception, you know knowledge and information about various agencies, their role and your role in the organization.
Problem: One problem is associated with aspects of life. Let us exemplify the above as under –
Situation – He wants to marry Saleema Bano, but she is from different religion, both the parents are quarrelling and there is apprehension of riots. He…
Solution – Immediately situation with both parents, elders,discuss the merits and demerits and reach an amicable statement.
A solution has to bring out the display of your personality through actions and reactions which spell your leadership qualities to come. You must bring solution to a problem. Assessment of situation is more important rather than offering a solution. Certain element will qualify the crisis. Level of problems and solutions both are interrelated.The important aspect to draw the solution is –
Source : My Appointment with a Psychologist by Krish Nair & Anoop T.