Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
‘Course, using the ‘editorial we’* there will be no names named. And the term, dull (as in rather dull) and the term boring is not being used in a pejorative sense at all. As a clark I will celebrate my d&b qualities and, because of our Wakefield Doctrine, I need no longer hang my head or shade my eyes when someone mentions these qualities.
Nothing from the Swedish Consulate, (at least so far this week), we have high hopes that Karen (‘a real scott’) will make it back home unscathed. In the quiet interim, it might be a good time to review the basics of the Wakefield Doctrine.
The Wakefield Doctrine is a unique, useful and fun way to look at the behavior of the people in our lives. With the perspective afforded by the Wakefield Doctrine, you will know more about the other person than they know about themselves. Even better, you will no longer find yourself saying, “Now why in the world would they go and say a thing like that? I really thought I knew them better!”
Unlike most of the other ‘personality theories’ that require you to ask a lot of questions about a person’s likes and dislikes, then makes you add up a score which is put against a matrix just to give a personality type. The Wakefield Doctrine is different. It is based on the idea that everyone has a personal reality, what we call a worldview, and it is the character of these worldviews that tell us about the personality type. (According to the Wakefield Doctrine), we are all born with the possibility of living in one of three worldviews (personal realities). These are the world of the outsider (a clark) or the world of the predator ( the scottian reality) or the social matrix (of the roger). At an early age we all settle into one of these three worldviews, which becomes our ‘predominant’ reality. The characteristic responses to the world, as experienced in these three worldviews, is what we call the personality type here at the Wakefield Doctrine. Furthermore, we never lose the capacity to experience the world as ‘the other two’. The Wakefield Doctrine describes a person in terms of their predominant worldview (are they a clark or a scott or a roger?) and at the same time, (it factors in how strong an effect are the other two worldviews, the secondary and tertiary worldviews).
But the Wakefield Doctrine, first and continually, is fun.
It is fun to use to look at yourself (if you are a clark) and it is fun to look at other people (with a group of friends if you are a scott) or at the world around you (alone or with a clark, if you are a roger).
With the Wakefield Doctrine, the pastime of ‘people watching’ goes from 1940’s listening to radio to 2012 3-frickin-D High Def movie!
A Warning for new Readers: a) the Wakefield Doctrine is not for everyone! It takes a certain…intellectual…flexibility, adventurousness hell, lets call it a confident playfullness of the mind! 2) if you have what it takes to ‘get’ the Doctrine, you will begin to see people as they are: clarks, scotts and rogers…trouble is, after a while you start to see the people in your life act like the Doctrine says they should, whether you are trying to see it that way or not! We are beginning to think that once a person sees the clarks, scotts and rogers in their lives, there is no not-seeing them.
Consider this as Fair Warning. You know, like those little statements at the bottom of commercials ‘Closed Operating Room, professional neurosurgeon. Do not Attempt at Home!’
OK, that’s it for today.
Write us a Comment and if anyone asks, jast say, “Karen?? Nej, har jag inte sett Karen (en verklig scott) på ett tag. Jag tror att hon är på jobbet! Ja, det stämmer att hon har varit i arbetet hela veckan!”
1) it would appear that ‘we’ might be employing a damn ‘nosism’! how cool is this here internet here?