Friday, October 30, 2015

James Bond Would Not Make "The Cut' To Work In Today's MI6 (Because He Lacks Feelings)

An MI6 recruitment advert SIS

Aamna Mohdin, Quartz: James Bond lacks the “emotional intelligence” to get a job as a real-life spy

Britain’s Secret Intelligent Service, the spy agency better known as MI6, has launched its latest recruitment campaign looking for people with “emotional intelligence” just as the new James Bond film, Spectre, is released. But it turns out its most famous son wouldn’t make the cut.

A MI6 source tells Buzzfeed: “They want people with a real passion for human interaction, understanding others, and dealing with the sometimes complex nature of human relationships.” Loners like Bond would “probably not be successful in joining SIS, if he were to apply.”

British agents have always insisted that the world of 007 is pure fantasy. Anna, an MI6 agent, told the BBC: “If James Bond actually worked in MI6 today, he’d spend a large amount of time behind a desk doing paperwork and making sure everything was properly cleared and authorized.”

More News On James Bond Would Not Be Hired In Today's MI6

MI6 Has Launched A Recruitment Drive For “Emotionally Intelligent” Spies -- Buzz Feed
James Bond couldn't get a job at MI6, agency says --
MI6 ‘says it would probably not hire James Bond’ -- Independent
James Bond 'wouldn't be given a job at MI6' -- The Telegraph
Spies like us: which movie secret agents fit MI6's new recruitment drive profile? -- The Guardian
MI6 recruits spies on Mumsnet: Do mothers make the best secret agents? -- CNN

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