Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
The Wakefield Doctrine maintains that there are three personality types: clarks, scotts and rogers, i.e. you and your brother, your wife and the guy who reads the water meter, the person who sold you the computer that you are reading this on and your 9th Grade Science Teacher, they will all be found to exhibit the characteristics of these (3) types.
The Wakefield Doctrine is different, (from the other personality systems that you might be familiar with), in that the Doctrine is founded on the idea that there are three main ways that people relate themselves to the world.
The Wakefield Doctrine maintains that understanding how a person relates themselves to the world is the key to understanding why they behave the way that they do. Learning the characteristics of these three worldviews, (ways of relating to the world), lets you appreciate how the world, reality and everything is appearing to the other person. Know how the world looks to another person and you will, in a sense, know more about them than they know about themselves.
For the Wakefield Doctrine, you, me and everyone else relate to the world in one of three characteristic ways:
- as an Outsider, the clark personality types knows that they are ‘apart from’ everyone and everything else. Not necessarily as dramatic as the word may sound* one doesn’t need to have a long beard and be reclusive or otherwise strange to be an Outsider, what makes clarks Outsiders is that they consider the world to be something ‘out there’ ( as in I am sitting here typing, in an hour I will have to get up and deal with the world out there)…not a part of, separate from
- as a Predator, the world, to a scott is basically a hostile place where (nearly) everything (and everyone) is a threat or is prey… not that scottian women are ruthless and aggressive concerned only with protecting the pack, providing shelter and sustenance, ever alert for the threats that are all around… but you know that they are
- as the member of a herd would, there are people who live in the world and the world (to them) is governed by rules and standards, for the rogers the universe is a quantifiable place where 2 + 2 always = 4 and life, (for the rogerian personality type) is spent in the pursuit of not only this common world but they seek the history and tradition of those they consider part of their herd, the better to experience the natural order of life