Author Topic: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory  (Read 73983 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Watchdog-1

  • One bite at a time.
  • Member
  • ****
  • 3,185
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 142
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2013, 15:13:09 »
I just got booked to go for one of these in a couple weeks too. I asked the guy about it's bearing on my merit list position since it's only 1 week before they are supposedly having a selection and he said it's a new thing this year and it won't have any bearing on me since I'm already on the list.

Offline Gunshark

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • 10,925
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 343
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2013, 15:44:18 »
I just got booked to go for one of these in a couple weeks too. I asked the guy about it's bearing on my merit list position since it's only 1 week before they are supposedly having a selection and he said it's a new thing this year and it won't have any bearing on me since I'm already on the list.

Well that's good news man. Interestingly, I was booked to do it as well, after returning from ASC unsuccessful. Although I guess it's because I requested for my file to remain open to give myself the opportunity to come back in a year. Might as well do the TSD now, to get it out of the way.

Offline ProtectAndServe

  • New Member
  • **
  • 800
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 41
  • Deeds, Not Words!
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2013, 09:18:47 »
I was told yesterday that my appointment has been cancelled and I don't have to do it. Also been told a selection is coming up and to keep checking my phone and messages, sounds really good to me.  :nod:
Rog

Offline Watchdog-1

  • One bite at a time.
  • Member
  • ****
  • 3,185
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 142
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2013, 10:34:42 »
I was told yesterday that my appointment has been cancelled and I don't have to do it. Also been told a selection is coming up and to keep checking my phone and messages, sounds really good to me.  :nod:

haha maybe this will happen to me and I won't have to take a vacation day.

Offline ProtectAndServe

  • New Member
  • **
  • 800
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 41
  • Deeds, Not Words!
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2013, 21:34:30 »
haha maybe this will happen to me and I won't have to take a vacation day.

Actually now I know why it's been cancelled. Just got an offer today for Infantry. Very happy good luck to everyone else. :)
Rog

Offline BeyondTheNow

  • Directing Staff
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • 36,845
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 550
  • Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2013, 21:39:04 »
Actually now I know why it's been cancelled. Just got an offer today for Infantry. Very happy good luck to everyone else. :)

Congratulations, best of luck!  :cdn:
"Stop worrying about getting back to who you were before it all went wrong. To heal is to understand that the person you've since become is the one who's most capable of doing whatever it is you were put here to do."~SR

Offline Sharp

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -668
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 76
  • Grand Wizard
TSD Test
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2014, 16:52:30 »
4 years ago, I applied for the reserves as part of co-op. I did the aptitude test, got a high grade, was accepted. I backed out because I was just a kid and I though that the army life wasn't for me.

I reapplied last month as a Regular. They notice that I already took the test way back then, and said that there is a new portion of the test known as "TSD" which I had not done back then and can only be done on the first Wednesday of any month.

I just want to know what TSD stands for and what is it about. Since it is apart of the aptitude test, specifics obviously can't be discussed. I searched everywhere and couldn't find anything close to what I was looking for.

I was told it would take 30 minutes. Maybe that's an overstretch of time, but regardless, I want to know what it is.

The application process is moving along faster than I expected. So that's a good thing.
CFRC: TORONTO
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Military Police
Trade Choice 3: Weapons Tech. (Land)
Application Date: Feb. 4, 2014
First Contact: Feb. 10, 2014
CFAT-TSD: Mar. 5, 2014
Medical:
Interview:
Position Offered:
Swear In Ceremony:
Basic Training:

Offline DAA

    Administration is not an exact science..

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *
  • 90,165
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 3,281
Re: TSD Test
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2014, 17:00:37 »
Got a question that you're afraid to ask online?  PM me!  I don't bite........

Offline PMedMoe

    is retired and loving it!

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 246,510
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 10,028
Re: TSD Test
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2014, 17:04:11 »
Two seconds on Google (using "site:army.ca TSD" as the search term) found this thread.
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving".
~ Lao Tzu~

Offline Sharp

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -668
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 76
  • Grand Wizard
TSD Test
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2014, 16:56:26 »
Two seconds on Google (using "site:army.ca TSD" as the search term) found this thread.

See attachment.
Searched, didn't work, gave up in anger, tossed phone at wall, woke up dog.

But thank you for helping me out.
CFRC: TORONTO
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Military Police
Trade Choice 3: Weapons Tech. (Land)
Application Date: Feb. 4, 2014
First Contact: Feb. 10, 2014
CFAT-TSD: Mar. 5, 2014
Medical:
Interview:
Position Offered:
Swear In Ceremony:
Basic Training:

Offline George Wallace

  • Army.ca Fossil
  • *****
  • 430,330
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 31,445
  • Crewman
Re: TSD Test
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2014, 17:15:03 »
See attachment.
Searched, didn't work, gave up in anger, tossed phone at wall, woke up dog.

But thank you for helping me out.

What kind of dog you got, sleeping at a time like this?
DISCLAIMER: The opinions and arguments of George Wallace posted on this Site are solely those of George Wallace and not the opinion of Army.ca and are posted for information purposes only.
Unless so stated, they are reflective of my opinion -- and my opinion only, a right that I enjoy along with every other Canadian citizen.

Offline AlphaBravo

    Ready, Aye, Ready.

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • 12,235
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 408
Re: TSD Test
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2014, 17:21:28 »
See attachment.
Searched, didn't work, gave up in anger, tossed phone at wall, woke up dog.

But thank you for helping me out.

Your phone is dying, also I did the TSD test after my CFAT on the 25th it's just a basic questionnaire asking about your personality traits.

Also the "30min" Allotted time is really pointless I completed it within 10mins.
Ready, Aye, Ready

Offline Sharp

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -668
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 76
  • Grand Wizard
Re: TSD Test
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2014, 19:23:23 »

What kind of dog you got, sleeping at a time like this?

Miniature Doberman Pinscher. Sleeps like 20 hours a day.


Your phone is dying, also I did the TSD test after my CFAT on the 25th it's just a basic questionnaire asking about your personality traits.

Also the "30min" Allotted time is really pointless I completed it within 10mins.

I still didn't charge it, it's at 2%. I took my CFAT 4 years ago and I just need the TSD and to do the medical and interview, etc.

Yeah I assumed the 30 minutes was just an overstretch.
CFRC: TORONTO
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Military Police
Trade Choice 3: Weapons Tech. (Land)
Application Date: Feb. 4, 2014
First Contact: Feb. 10, 2014
CFAT-TSD: Mar. 5, 2014
Medical:
Interview:
Position Offered:
Swear In Ceremony:
Basic Training:

Offline flatlander13

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • 4,520
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 73
Re: TSD Test
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2014, 19:46:56 »
Searched, didn't work, gave up in anger, tossed phone at wall, woke up dog.
Miniature Doberman Pinscher. Sleeps like 20 hours a day.

I still didn't charge it, it's at 2%.

 Make sure you complete the tsd to reflect your high degree of patience, self-control and sense of humour. :P But really, good luck with your application!

Offline lCS

  • Guest
  • *
  • 40
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 16
TSD Test and what happens next
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2014, 10:58:04 »
Good day everyone,

This question goes out to all those who have taken the TSD (psych test). I am just wondering how long it was before you got your interview and medical. Do you have your mini interview right after the test and then the medical later that week or did you get scheduled late. Thank you.

Offline Goose15

  • loves the Great White North! █ ♥ █
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • 9,275
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 348
  • Git 'R Done!
TSD Test and what happens next
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2014, 12:25:07 »
Wow, sorry I misread that question. No one can tell you how long it will be before your interview or medical as it is dependent on many factors.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2014, 12:57:04 by Goose15 »
Sometimes you just gotta put your head down and keep pushing.  :tank2:


If you are unable to find what you are looking for using the search bar go to google and type in: "army.ca/forums: keywords".

Offline Sharp

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -668
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 76
  • Grand Wizard
TSD Test and what happens next
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2014, 17:15:28 »
Good day everyone,

This question goes out to all those who have taken the TSD (psych test). I am just wondering how long it was before you got your interview and medical. Do you have your mini interview right after the test and then the medical later that week or did you get scheduled late. Thank you.

I did mine on the 5th of March. My biggest guess (alongside information from the CFRC) would be that they'll *EMAIL* you *MOST LIKELY* within 2 weeks to 3 months.

It's random, it's unexpected, but not too far away.

I was told that I'll get an email for interview/medical sometime in either the end of March, anywhere in April, or any time in May.

I somewhat doubt that it'll drag on to summer-fall. But it could happen. I don't work there, I don't know.
CFRC: TORONTO
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Military Police
Trade Choice 3: Weapons Tech. (Land)
Application Date: Feb. 4, 2014
First Contact: Feb. 10, 2014
CFAT-TSD: Mar. 5, 2014
Medical:
Interview:
Position Offered:
Swear In Ceremony:
Basic Training:

Offline lCS

  • Guest
  • *
  • 40
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 16
Re: TSD Test and what happens next
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2014, 19:16:47 »
Thanks a lot! Let me know when they call you. Are you out of Ottawa?

Offline DAA

    Administration is not an exact science..

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *
  • 90,165
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 3,281
Re: TSD Test and what happens next
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2014, 20:04:17 »
I did mine on the 5th of March. My biggest guess (alongside information from the CFRC) would be that they'll *EMAIL* you *MOST LIKELY* within 2 weeks to 3 months.

It's random, it's unexpected, but not too far away.

I was told that I'll get an email for interview/medical sometime in either the end of March, anywhere in April, or any time in May.

I somewhat doubt that it'll drag on to summer-fall. But it could happen. I don't work there, I don't know.

Consider yourself lucky.  It seems that your CFRC has "committed" themselves to a timeline for your processing.  It's not often that you can actually nail them down to such a commitment of this nature.
Got a question that you're afraid to ask online?  PM me!  I don't bite........

Offline Sharp

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -668
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 76
  • Grand Wizard
Re: TSD Test and what happens next
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2014, 20:06:29 »

Consider yourself lucky.  It seems that your CFRC has "committed" themselves to a timeline for your processing.  It's not often that you can actually nail them down to such a commitment of this nature.

I didn't ask them "when will I get an email?" I asked them "whereabouts the year can I expect an email?" Jokingly meaning that I'll get something at the end of the year.

I was then given the vague, but also jokingly answer of between 15 seconds to 2 months.
CFRC: TORONTO
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Military Police
Trade Choice 3: Weapons Tech. (Land)
Application Date: Feb. 4, 2014
First Contact: Feb. 10, 2014
CFAT-TSD: Mar. 5, 2014
Medical:
Interview:
Position Offered:
Swear In Ceremony:
Basic Training:

Offline KerryBlue

  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 33,730
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 549
Re: TSD Test and what happens next
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2014, 20:35:12 »
Thanks a lot! Let me know when they call you. Are you out of Ottawa?

I am, be prepared for a long wait if you are going NCM. I wrote everything in October and am still waiting. The recruiters there have no idea when people will be contacted for further processing. They said a few months to a few years.

Offline FAL

  • Guest
  • *
  • 625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 16
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2014, 22:01:36 »
I admit it. i have given in to the temptation to ask this:

"psst: So, do you have a cheat sheet with the right answers?" ;D

Offline DAA

    Administration is not an exact science..

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *
  • 90,165
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 3,281
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2014, 22:25:03 »
I admit it. i have given in to the temptation to ask this:

"psst: So, do you have a cheat sheet with the right answers?" ;D

There are no "right" or "wrong" answers.  You can't cheat, nor can you "think" of what the "best" answer to the question is/might be.  All such scenarios, are already factored in to the equation.

Good luck!
Got a question that you're afraid to ask online?  PM me!  I don't bite........

Offline Jay H.

  • New Member
  • **
  • 955
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 29
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2014, 18:01:46 »
Suggestion: If a moderator is able to add (TSD Test) to the original thread title it may help with SEO and newbies figuring out that "TSD Test" & "Trait Self-Descriptive Personality Questionnaire" are the same thing.

I guess these tests are the norm now. I just received an invite to one.

If anyone is curious. This is what a typical invite looks like:

Quote
Thank you for your application to the Canadian Forces. This email contains important instructions that you must read and complete prior to your testing date. We recommend that you print off this email and use it as a checklist to ensure there is no delay.

Your Trait Self-Descriptive Personality Questionnaire is scheduled on (date removed) at X:00PM

Please follow the following steps:

1. You MUST confirm your attendance by replying to this e-mail no later than X:00 PM by (Date removed (Was a 24 hour window)).

For your file to continue, you must bring a number of documents on the day of your test:

2. At least one piece of Government Issued Photo ID, (i.e. Passport or Driver License)
3. Proof of Citizenship (i.e. Birth Certificate or Citizenship Card) - Originals
4. Educational Transcripts - Originals
5. If you are under 18 years of age you will need to bring Parent/Guardian with you. Parental/Guardian Consent is necessary before testing.
6. You will need to provide attached 3 forms completed. Please note if you have already submitted forms there is no need to bring them again.
7.  You must bring official direct deposit information from your Bank and void check on the date of your testing. We require this to reimburse you for travel expenses (as per entitlement). No reimbursement will be issued to applicant who does not have required banking info.

The questionnaire will be conducted at:

Canadian Forces Recruiting Center xxxxxxxx
(Address here.)

Important Information:

8. Start Time: X:00 PM. Do not be late. No exceptions will be made for anyone that is late and you will have to reschedule your test, which will delay your application process considerably.
9. If you need to cancel, you must give us at least 48 hour notice, so we can rebook you and book someone else in your place.

No indicator of time required but from reading this thread it sounds like a 15-30 min process.
Recruiting Center: Vancouver
Regular/Reserve: Reg.
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: (MOC) 291 - COMM RSCH
Trade Choice 1: (MOC) 226 - ATIS TECH
Trade Choice 1: (MOC) 169/170 - AC OP
Application Date: July 2010 (online+in person)
First Contact: May 2012
CFAT completed : Sept 2012
Interview completed: Sept 2012
Medical Completed: Sept 2012
TSD test: Aug 2014
Merit Listed: ?
Position Offered: ?
Swear in: ?
Basic Training Begins: ?

Offline Treemoss

  • Member
  • ****
  • 7,800
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 221
Re: Canadian Forces Trait Self Descriptive Personality Inventory
« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2014, 11:10:46 »
Thought I would put my 2 cents on this.


Answer honestly, don't be crazy, and you'll be fine with the TSD.
Recruiting Centre: Formly St. John's, Toronto
Reg/Reserve: Regular
Trade choice 1: Medical Technician
Applied: Feb. 14th, 2014
Merit Listed: Yay! Oct. 2nd, 2014
Position offered: Jan. 30th, 2015
Swearing in: Feb. 18th, 2015
BMQ: Feb. 23rd, 2015
Graduation: ---