Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
A truly interesting and exciting week coming up, not only for the Progenitors and DownSprings, but for the Wakefield Doctrine it’s own damn-self! We’ve organized our thoughts, devised a strategy for the Convention and we all set.
Here is the Strategy:
- Devise a Plan ( “…can I go out and play now? puleeze!! I did my homework!” )
- Is the situation dominated by a clarklike, scottian or rogerian worldview ( “…’dominated’ you used the word ‘dominated’…by a clark?? yeah, right!” )
- Adopt the appropriate aspect*
- Example: waiting in an airport terminal: take on the clarklike worldview as clarks are the superior travelers (“...the White zone is for Loading and Un-Loading only…”)
- Example: entering a large function room for a ‘meet and greet’: adapt the scottian perspective, cause there’s at least one dominant predator in the room and a whole bunch of prey (“… and do not, we repeat, do not use the podium at the from of the room like a fire hydrant, metaphorically or not! ” )
- Example: break time between seminars: when in a large room with a lot of people socializing, go rogerian keep telling yourself, they are all people you nearly remember!
That is the Basic Plan
We will open the floor to: Comments, input, criticism, suggestion, illusions, dillusion and/or allusion… lets do this thing!
Call and write and tell what you think, place your bets…
Oh yeah!! The Wakefield Doctrine has a Twitter account, so twitter us at @wakefielddoc we will check in constantly and will answer your Questions live from the floor of the Convention.
* ..oh yeah, you New Readers don’t know about aspects. Damn, how about you people read up on the Wakefield Doctrine before you get into these Posts… un-organized and confusing layout? yeah, it might be a little ….challenging to read and understand… alright, you do the best you can and I promise we will make a major effort to organize this blog better!
(Quick definition: the three ‘personality types’ of the Wakefield Doctrine are, in fact, three characteristic worldviews. By worldview, we mean a personal reality that you encounter everyday when you wake up. This is nothing extreme or weird, just that the nature of the world can be characterized in one of three ways: the world as experienced by the outsider (clarks), the reality of the predator (scotts) and the life of the herd member (rogers). We are all born with the potential for any of the three, but pick one in early childhood. We say that our pre-dominant type is clark or scott or roger. We never lose the other two, however. So I am a clark with a secondary scottian and tertiary rogerian aspect.
Illustrations/examples of what we mean by ‘aspects’ in the context of our little Experiment:
- clarklike worldview: watch, observe, note the characteristics of those in the immediate environment ..hell, note the effects of the design of the terminal you are sitting in
- scottian perspective: move! walk! find the most tempting target and ask them questions, look them in the eye (when asking) talk loudly and forcibly (lol) if in the mood, wave your arms when talking
- rogerian: feel like you nearly remember most of the people in the room, find the person you feel you probably met at the last convention, go to them and say, “weren’t you in Salt Lake City this March?”