Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
You know, the goal of almost every blog writer I know is to attract more and more Readers and develop as large a following as possible. In this regard, the Wakefield Doctrine is certainly no exception.
But the Wakefield Doctrine is different. Allow me to explain:
The Wakefield Doctrine, as a ‘theory of personality’, a unique perspective on human behavior, if you will, has been around since the early 1980s. Known to only a small group of friends, the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers, was the textbook example of ‘word-of-mouth’. Because of the small number of people who came into contact with the idea, anyone showing (an) interest was afforded the benefit of a ‘direct education’.
Then the decision to create the Wakefield Doctrine blog and very interesting changes occur. First and foremost, the requirements to present the principles of the Doctrine in a written form, suitable for the blogosphere became apparent. The second, in a sense, a much, much more significant change, was that understanding of the Wakefield Doctrine (both in theory and application) began to increase, driven by the interest of people encountering this thing for the first time on the Doctrine blog site.
The point being, with a certain type of Reader, I am able to gain a perspective on how effectively the Doctrine is being presented.
Melanie writes, “I continue to enjoy reading your posts. Especially since you always have such good things to say about Clarks!”
Cyndi asks, “Still, though, if there’s an underlying psychological thing going on, for me, it makes it harder to discern your personality type and thereby understand your behavior. What’s your take?”
Michelle opines, “I think we’re on the same track here…”
Janine, “…and I never truly thought of myself as a Clark, but I did teach before having my girls. Very interesting and left me with a bit of food for thought.”
Stephanie, “That was actually fascinating, and it made me want to read your blog more..”
Amy, “…accepting that their world view would be anything other than exactly like mine! I have to think about this some more”
Molly, “In this instance, it is also interesting to try and decipher the difference between personality and training“
This is the (new) Challenge that begins with writing to strangers and evolves into talking to friends. This is the (new) opportunity to expand our understanding of the Wakefield Doctrine and, by so doing, increase it’s value as a way to understand the behavior of the people in our lives.
What started this Post was, in a sense, a combination of Melanie’s and Cyndi’s Comments, which comes across to me as a question of exceptions and a question of proportionality (of the three personality types).
(My best response) might be: this Wakefield Doctrine is about human behavior as a result of (our) relationship to the world, the world that we find ourselves in every day that we are alive. Note that I did not say: “…as men we might, as a woman sees it, in most cases except severe neuroses, even for the older person, when I was just a child, specifically intended for, the really good personality type, for the educated only,Wakefield en la Doctrina increíble, if for more than 4 hours, consult a doctor immediately, for those about to rock, don’t indulge in that Doctrine, you haven’t had your supper, turn off the light it’s getting late and you have school tomorrow...”
When I started this blog, I used to find a way to include in my overview of the Wakefield Doctrine the following statement:
‘the Wakefield Doctrine is gender and culture neutral’.
This is still the case. The insights inherent to this theory applies to the human experience first, then (the) individual condition. This is not to say that something like gender has an insignificant impact, but, (this impact) is manifesting within the worldview of the individual.
We often say, ‘we all do everything at one time or another‘, this is meant to remind us, that the Wakefield Doctrine is, first and foremost, about how the person relates themselves to the world.
Whether we are talking about a stripper in a birthday cake, a Judge presiding over a civil trial, a Physician about to talk to a Patient and changes their world forever, a Policeman saving an Old Lady from drug-addicted mugger or an Artist hoping to be noticed or criminal hoping to not be noticed, our task is to understand the character of their reality, their worldview.
Everything else follows from that.