SSB is a very simple interviewing technique for those, who express their self genuinely and is complex and unpredictable for those, who try to exaggerate their personality. It is commonly seen that the chances of recommendation are higher in the fresher’s group as compared to the repeaters because the freshers have less counterfeited traits in their personality.
The same reason is for the high recommendation rate of NDA candidates as compared to the recommendations in graduate and post graduate entries. Below are some of the misconceptions that usually candidates have about leadership and confidence.
1. Raising Voice – Most of the candidates have a misconception in their mind that raising their voice shows their confidence level. Yes, it does, but not in every situation. Voice is not just a single factor that judges your confidence level. Some candidates turn aggressive and start shouting in the G.D. that becomes a negative point. Keep voice controlled and make sure you effectively deliver your thoughts to your subordinates.
2. Lying Fluently – Many repeaters try to bluff the SSB panel by framing a plan to hide their shortcomings and failures. Remember, failures are a spot until you work hard and wash them out. The more you try to lie in SSB, the more you will get trapped in your own plan. It will show your non-capability of handling situations as a leader. Rather confidently accept your failures and speak out your efforts and steps taken by you to overcome them.
3. Standing Ahead Of The Group – During ground tasks, it is normally seen that the candidates try to stand erect in front of their group, showing their high confidence level and their leadership quality. But just standing in front of the group is not a trait of having a good confidence level.
The ultimate aim of the candidate should be to take the group to the next side of the problem, irrespective of the standing position. Standing in front, but not helping the group is a waste, rather working in the middle of the group and helping the group to move ahead shows your confidence level of how you interact with subordinates and put up your idea in front of them and executing them effectively.
4. Writing Gallant Stories – Some candidates try to impress the psychologist by cramping the pre – framed stories, having the bulk of gallant activities and hero showing diverse acts and later managing to make a happy ending. Psychology is all about your reaction toward a particular stimulus in the form of a picture, SRT or WAT. You have to write as per your personality and be what you are.
The best thing about the winners is that they introspect themselves and overcome their shortcomings. But don’t amalgamate it with using non-preferred means. SSB is all about personality having Officer Like Qualities. The first step toward reshaping your personality is to get the difference between the misconception and actual requirements.
So the above points will help the SSB aspirants and will take them toward their aim. The case is deeply sensitive for the repeaters and correct introspection has to be followed in order to eradicate the shortcoming and inculcate the required traits.