34. It is easy for me to notice how someone is feeling
At times I don’t know how other people are feeling
SLM: It is easy for me to notice how someone is feeling
This is similar to an earlier question. Again, this is intentional. Remember, consistency is key. A Mail Carrier should be empathetic since they may face many situations on their routes where they need to respond to customer concerns and requests. It is important that the ideal candidate demonstrates empathy while also being able to communicate effectively. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows that you understand you may not always be able to notice how someone is feeling.
35. If I don’t succeed even after putting in my best effort, I am not disappointed with myself
Accomplishments are what motivate me to work hard
SLM: Accomplishments are what motivate me to work hard
This question is very similar to some earlier questions. This is intentional. Remember, consistency is key. Choosing this answer shows that you tend to challenge yourself instead of being complacent. Choosing “Somewhat like me” instead of “Most like me” shows that although accomplishments motivate you to work hard, that is not the only thing that motivates you to work hard.
36. I always complete my work duties
I always exceed my responsibilities at work
MLM: I always exceed my responsibilities at work
This is similar to a couple earlier questions. Like all USPS positions, Mail Carriers are expected to exceed expectations. Choosing “Most like me” suggests that you have a work ethic that compels you to always exceed expectations.
37. Sometimes I talk about my coworkers when they aren’t there
I don’t talk about people behind their back
MLM: I don’t talk about people behind their back
Talking about people behind their back is considered to gossiping and is very immature in a professional environment. Gossip can be very damaging to not only employee’s self esteem and overall employee morale, but it can also have a negative impact on productivity. The USPS prefers to employ mature Mail Carriers that will not get mixed up with gossip in the workplace.
38. I work better in a calm work environment
I work better when it is very busy
MLM: I work better when it is very busy
This question is very similar to earlier questions. Remember, this is intentional and designed to identify inconsistencies. Mail Carriers are expected to work well in a busy, high-pressure environment. This is part of the everyday experience of the Mail Carrier. So, of course, the ideal Mail Carrier would perform at his best when working in a busy, high-pressure environment. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows you may perform your best when busy and under pressure, however you have the ability to work very well outside of busy, high-pressure environments as well.