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Aint That a Kick in the Head

Well, we know your vitals are good. But that don't mean them bullets didn't leave you nuttier than a Bighorner dropping.

Doc Mitchell

The psychological evaluation is an examination that Doc Mitchell performs on you at the beginning of Fallout: New Vegas. During the tutorial quest, the psychological evaluation serves to mark the player's tagged skills.

GameplayEdit

During the quest "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" in Fallout: New Vegas, the player participates in a psychological evaluation conducted by Doc Mitchell. The test consists of a sequence of thirteen questions split into 3 sections; word-association, personality profile, and Rorschach blot tests. The responses to these questions determine which three skills are recommended for him/her to tag.

Choosing "evil" answers exclusively in the first part of the test results in the Doctor commenting that giving tests like these often reveals more than he'd hope, which isn't always a good thing.

QuestionsEdit

Here are the questions, the answers, and which skill each counts towards tagging:

Word associationEdit

All right. I'm going to say a word. I want you to say the first thing that comes to mind.

Doc Mitchell

Question 1Edit

"Dog"

  • Cat. - Sneak
  • Feed. - Medicine
  • Newspaper. - Melee
  • Train. - Speech
  • Kick. - Unarmed
  • Dinner. - Survival

Question 2Edit

"House"

  • Shelter. - Survival
  • Burglarize. - Lockpick
  • Renovate. - Repair
  • Target. - Guns & Energy Weapons
  • Investment. - Barter
  • Demolish. - Explosives

Question 3Edit

"Night"

  • Campfire. - Survival
  • Dream. - Science
  • Shroud. - Sneak
  • Sleep. - Medicine
  • Treasure. - Lockpick
  • Silencer. - Guns

Question 4Edit

"Bandit"

  • Bribe. - Barter
  • Crush. - Unarmed
  • Stab. - Melee
  • Swiss Cheese. - Guns
  • Vaporize. - Energy Weapons
  • Reasonable. - Speech

Question 5Edit

"Light"

  • Dark. - Sneak
  • Heavy. - Unarmed
  • Beam. - Energy Weapons
  • Flash. - Explosives
  • Inspiration. - Science
  • Torch. - Repair

Question 6Edit

"Mother"

  • Caretaker. - Medicine
  • Genes. - Science
  • Cookie Jar. - Lockpick
  • Tantrum - Barter
  • Tattle. - Speech
  • Regret. - Repair
  • Human Shield. - Guns & Energy Weapons & Explosives

Personality profileEdit

Okay. Now I've got a few statements. I want you to tell me how much they sound like something you'd say.

Doc Mitchell

Difference between strongly and regular is strongly gets 2 points toward determining Tag Skills regular gets only 1 point

Question 1Edit

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First one. "Conflict just ain't in my nature."

  • Strongly Agree - Sneak & Speech & Barter
  • Agree - Sneak & Speech & Barter
  • No Opinion
  • Disagree - Guns & Energy Weapons & Explosives
  • Strongly Disagree - Guns & Energy Weapons & Explosives

Question 2Edit

"I ain't given to relying on others for support."

  • Strongly Agree - Survival & Medicine & Repair
  • Agree - Survival & Medicine & Repair
  • No Opinion
  • Disagree - Barter & Speech & Science
  • Strongly Disagree - Barter & Speech & Science

Question 3Edit

"I'm always fixing to be the center of attention."

  • Strongly Agree - Explosives & Speech
  • Agree - Explosives & Speech
  • No Opinion
  • Disagree - Sneak & Melee & Guns
  • Strongly Disagree - Sneak & Melee & Guns

Question 4Edit

"I'm slow to embrace new ideas."

  • Strongly Agree - Survival & Unarmed & Melee
  • Agree - Survival & Unarmed & Melee
  • No Opinion
  • Disagree - Science & Energy Weapons
  • Strongly Disagree - Science & Energy Weapons

Question 5Edit

"I charge in to deal with my problems head-on."

  • Strongly Agree - Unarmed & Melee
  • Agree - Unarmed & Melee
  • No Opinion
  • Disagree - Guns & Energy Weapons & Explosives
  • Strongly Disagree - Guns & Energy Weapons & Explosives

Rorschach testEdit

Almost done here. What do you say you have a look at this? Tell me what you see.

Doc Mitchell

Inkblot 1Edit

Rorschach1
- Rorschach test Card 7
  • A broken chain. - Repair
  • A chemical reaction. - Science
  • A shadow in a doorframe. - Sneak
  • An oozing wound. - Medicine
  • An angry two-headed ant. - Survival

Inkblot 2Edit

Rorschach2
- Rorschach test Card 6
  • I see a priceless work of art. - Barter
  • It's some piece of space-age technology. - Energy Weapons
  • A ship at sea. - Survival
  • I'm too embarrassed to say what it looks like. - Speech

Inkblot 3Edit

Rorschach3
- Rorschach test Card 2
  • A light in the darkness. - Science
  • A bearded man. - Survival
  • A mushroom cloud. - Explosives
  • A head on a pillow. - Sneak

NotesEdit

If you choose the human shield during the word association section of the test, Doc Mitchell will comment on how disturbing your answers are. (Note: This is the only answer which will trigger this response.)

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