After four sessions with Rebecca Riley (or “Beck”, as she prefers to be called), it is clear that she is well-equipped—psychologically speaking—for active duty as a Special Agent. In informal conversation as well as testing, she has proven to be level-headed and a clear thinker. She performed particularly well in the Steinberg Stress Test, during which she was able to remain calm and collected, even when the test was administered at level 5.
In other tests, Beck revealed herself to be driven and resourceful; rather than resorting to growing frustrated or giving up entirely, she would continually attack problems from different angles until one worked. Additionally, although it isn’t strictly-speaking pertinent to this psychevaluation, I was very impressed by Beck’s facility with a broad range of languages. She claims she’s “only” conversant in eight languages, but I suspect she’s underselling her skills.
There was, however, one topic in our sessions that gave me pause: Beck is, as you might expect, still coping with the recent death of her husband, Theodore Riley, killed in the bombing of Russiyana Flight 71. Beck will be the first to admit that this tragic event was the primary reason she decided to join the Bureau. She is hesitant to change her last name or adjust her marital status (she still refers to herself as Mrs. Riley) until she apprehends and brings to justice the criminals responsible for her husband’s murder. This is, all to say, beneath her cool exterior hides reservoirs of emotion. While I feel obligated to mention this, it is my professional opinion that she will channel this emotion and drive into her work with the FBI. I am confident Beck will prove to be an excellent Special Agent.
CONCLUSION: Recommended for active duty.
Prepared by: Sam Lesser Date: 11/29/08