Astonishing Personality Test Used in Finnish Army

//Astonishing Personality Test Used in Finnish Army

personality test mental disordersThis is a personality test that all army recruits in Finland have to take, whether they are women or men. The main goal of the test is to reveal potential mental health disorders in future soldiers so that army physicians and officers are aware and particularly careful of them.
The concept of the test is very simple. The recruit looks at the circles and names all the numbers he sees in them. If he can see numbers in all the six circles, then he is healthy. If the future soldier cannot see numbers in several circles at a time, then he has to be checked for color blindness. If he cannot see only one number, then he may be having the following problems:

Not able to see number in the circle 1. Increased aggressiveness and conflict behavior.

This group of soldiers is recommended to pay most attention to contrast shower and physical exercise.

Not able to see number in the circle 2. Decreased intellectual ability.

Additional measures are not required for soldiers serving in general purpose forces.

Not able to see number in the circle 3. Gluttony.

Enhanced meal and physical exercise are recommended. At the same time, it is recommended to avoid sedentary work or work in the kitchen.

Not able to see number in the circle 4. Sadism.

Soldiers with mild form of sadistic tendencies are recommended to the Troops to Teachers, those with the severe form – to the Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Boards.

Not able to see number in the circle 5. Latent homosexuality.

Poorly controllable seizures of attraction to persons of the same sex can take place. Additional measures are not required.

Not able to see number in the circle 6. Schizophrenia.

Full check at psychiatrist is recommended.

P.S. Can you see all the numbers? Don’t worry if you can’t, first of all, the credibility of the test is not guaranteed. I just stumbled upon it on the net and found it really astonishing and uncommon, so I decided to share it. Secondly, it is aimed at revealing potential disorders, i.e. they may never show. To be honest, I also couldn’t see one of the numbers but I won’t tell which :mrgreen:


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By |2017-01-13T21:54:25+00:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: Weird & Unbelievable Facts|16 Comments

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  1. Ahorse Henderson March 17, 2013 at 12:43 am - Reply

    I think this internet test was designed to make the entire population feel gay, because number five is blurry on purpose.

    • Anna March 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      you are right!! I thought about that too since more than 5 people I know couldn’t see this number and they can’t all be latent gays! :mrgreen:

  2. Chelsea May 10, 2013 at 8:22 am - Reply

    hahaha I completely agree. I knew that there was no way that the 5th one could be made out! Is that the one you’re having trouble with, Anna? 😉

  3. Smithey May 12, 2013 at 9:58 am - Reply

    This pic is meant to intentionally troll anyone that tries it out. The point is that it’s calling you gay.
    It’s like that animated gif that says “if this is shaky and blurry, you masturbate too much”. You can guess what the gif looks like.

  4. Eduardo May 17, 2013 at 6:28 am - Reply

    This is a practical joke. There is no number on the fifth image, which is, of course, the only one with a disorder that any man would probably be ashamed to have… Clever one, though

  5. Anna May 20, 2013 at 7:35 am - Reply

    you all are right, no one can see number five so it must be done like this on purpose

  6. Lokhand May 22, 2013 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Reason you should read comments, else spend all life feeling you might be gay

  7. bellafiore June 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    number five was hysterical to me, laughed till I cried. There is no number………….best laugh of the day.

  8. john June 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Wish i hadn’t dumped my GF before reading these comments!! 🙁

  9. Rosie August 25, 2013 at 6:05 am - Reply

    I’m glad I read the comments for once because I totally believed this. I am actually gay so I thought it was incredible. XD

  10. Alex October 15, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Nr. 5 it’s a 88 🙂

  11. Wantti November 17, 2013 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Why do you post false information on this otherwise quite educative and cool page? First of all, this test is a practical joke – not a real test. Secondly (this should be obvious) – they don’t have a test like this in finnish army (I spent 1 year there…)

    This really disappointed me.

  12. Amelia February 25, 2014 at 9:42 am - Reply

    at first i thought this test was real because i couldnt read #5 and i am actually gay. so i was suprised and delighted that it worked. but then i realized the closer i look at #5 the more i could tell its not even a number, just a jumble of orange and red dots, which is when i realized that this is just a stupid test whos purpose is to make everybody read that theyre gay according to this test. lame.

  13. Ossi Mantylahti May 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I’ve been to Finnish army as almost all Finnish men.

    It is true that there is a psychological test during army intiation period. It is called “P-koe” (short for Psychological test) and it is intended for filtering out mentally unstable persons. The test is done prior to handing out assault rifles to conscripts.

    But the test is almost half a day long and consists of dozens of pages. It is most definitely NOT just one color-blindness test.

    Color-blindness is tested because it has an effect on conscript’s ability to handle certain machinery.

    Please do not spread false information like this.

  14. Just Found Out I'm Gay! May 11, 2014 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I’m going to call it: Idiocy.

    Is this supposed to promote homosexuality, forcing everyone to suspect they are prone to it?

    The logic as to why circle 5 can be proven to not have a number:

    If you look at all the other circles, the color that makes up the number doesn’t extend to the borders of the whole circle.

    So 5 is bullshit.

    And I’m CERTAIN it’s a joke.

  15. Ilmari Vihko April 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    This story, as most probably figured out right away, is total bs. In reality it’s the Ishihara test for color blindness.

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