52. I work best in a fast-paced environment
I prefer to have a steady workload
SLM: I work best in a fast-paced environment
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 fast-paced environment. This is part of the everyday experience of the Mail Carrier. So, of course, the ideal Mail Carrier would work best when in a fast-paced environment. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows you work best in a fast-paced environment, however you also work very well when the pace slows down.
53. I usually think about the negative before the positive in a situation
I like to have a positive outlook regardless of the situation
MLM: I like to have a positive outlook regardless of the situation
You will find this question asked in various ways throughout this assessment. That is because having a positive outlook on things is key in this role. Mail Carriers are responsible for delivering mail items to residences and businesses. The USPS would prefer Mail Carriers to be optimistic and approach a task or challenge with the expectation of accomplishing it or resolving it. The ideal Mail Carrier will believe he can succeed at anything if he works hard.
54. I set challenging goals for myself
I set goals I know I can accomplish
MLM: I set challenging goals for myself
This question is very similar to a couple earlier questions. This is intentional. Remember, consistency is key. Choosing this answer shows that you tend to challenge yourself instead of being complacent. The ideal Mail Carrier enjoys facing challenges and finding resolutions.
55. I am always respectful to others
I’m disrespectful to some people
MLM: I am always respectful to others
This question has been presented in various ways throughout the assessment. It is intentional and designed to identify inconsistencies. A Mail Carrier is considered to be the face of the Postal Service and is expected to have an outgoing personality and be able to communicate well with customers and coworkers. This includes being respectful to both customers and coworkers. The ideal Mail Carrier will never be disrespectful to anyone.
56. Lucky people are successful
Hard working people are successful
MLM: Hard working people are successful
This question is very similar to an earlier question. Postal employees who work hard are rewarded and given opportunities. Selecting “Most like me” best shows an ideal candidate with a positive work ethic and drive to succeed.