Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
This Post is being hijacked, supplanted, and otherwise used for purposes that will, no doubt, not meet with the approval of those bloggers who take things seriously!*
…to continue where we left off Monday.
Thanks to all who have taken the time to participate in our efforts to devise a multiple-choice screening test (for discovering) one’s predominant worldview.
(yeah, yeah clark! we read that yesterday! do you really expect us to believe that this is quicker than writing a Post like a normal, serious writer would? )
I wasn’t really myself…
When I wrote yesterday’s Post! (nah, a) they’ll never buy the pseudo-metaphysical setup or 2) that combining this with a pre-written Post! stop clark, you don’t know what you’re playing with here! These are your friends and you value their opinion and besides they welcomed you into this blog-hop at a time when no one wanted anything to do with you… is this how you repay their kindness? It’s almost as if you’re not….
When I started writing this blog, I was all… gee I hope I do this the right way so that no one tells me that I have broken all the rules of good blogging and that I had to turn in my password… that was back in 2009, June 28th to be precise I can remember it like it was yesterday… that person who, upon completing the Post and working up the nerve (finally!) to hit ‘Publish’ then leaned over and turned off the computer and calmly got up and left the house and drove around for at least 30 minutes before coming back to see what the response would be… it’s like, if I met that person today, I wouldn’t recognize him… as if that wasn’t really …myself?
…so if it is possible that everything changes and (technically) we are not…quite…the person we were say, yesterday or 10 years ago or when we were kids, how the hell can we present ourselves to the world with any confidence at all? And, since I know there are people who are like totally ‘Excuse me, have I told you recently how much everyone admires me?’ I can’t help but torment myself with the question: ‘How the hell do they do it?’ Do they (these people) forget that they are not really themselves… or do they simply believe that whoever they are…no one else remembers and… this is confusing me now! I know I had an idea when I started this Post about how to complete the Sentence… it’s almost as if that was another clark, writing another Post in another version of the Wakefield Doctrine!
Here’s the idea: the test is comprised of common, everyday life situations, presented in the form of, ‘if this happened to you, how would you respond?’ These are the Questions.
For each Question, 3 ‘Answers’ are provided, a choice must be made… yes, a multiple choice test! Each of the ‘Answers’ are a reflection of each of the three personality type’s natural response. Scoring will be simple. Are your choices consistently or at least predominately the scottian ‘Answers’? Fine! there’s your worldview. The same applies to clarks and rogers as well. I don’t expect 100% consistency in the cumulative scores, however, this in and of itself will be valuable information, as it is expected that the person’s secondary (and tertiary) aspects will show in the selection of answers. This will be for future development.
I need you Readers to suggest additional scenaria, so I can create (more) questions for the Test. Anything in the way of common life situations that have the element of conflict with: the world (clarks), other people (scotts) or society (rogers). If you really want to help, describe a situation that you actually experienced, tell what you did (in the real life event). Don’t worry about figuring out whether your response was appropriate…it was, you can’t get this Doctrine thing wrong, remember? I think 20 Questions should suffice.
I will say, it is good to have, for future use, a handy, easy-to-use assessment to determine a person’s predominant worldview/personality type. As to whether it is necessary, I’m still not totally convinced. Hell, the Doctrine is so good that it tells us who will be the people who ask for a test before they get too involved. But, I appreciate the prompting and suggesting of Readers. As much as I love our little personality theory here, since the beginning of this here blog here I have been driven to do whatever appears to be necessary, in the service of improving how we present the Wakefield Doctrine to the world and all it’s new Readers. So, if enough Readers ask for a Test…well, we’ll just come up with a Test.
Enough for this morning. Speaking of the fun of the Wakefield Doctrine and (the even funner) learning about how to use the Doctrine for fun and self-improving yourself… don’t forget!! Sunday Video Brunch yo. We all, ( Considerer, Michelle, Cyndi, Denise and Melanie ), have had a good time with this thing. The times for the Brunch are still flexible… 9:30 am EDT seems to be a good time for everyone, though 1:30 pm EDT has also worked. Join us this Sunday! You know what they say, ‘5 minutes of Video Brunch is worth 5 hours of post-reading in terms of learning to use the Doctrine in yer own damn lifes).
Lets look at the Responses from our test Subjects!
Yay, a personality test ;-) Looking at the questionnaire, I feel like a twisted personality ;-) (Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine, Stephanie!)
Supermarket line scenario: depending on my general mood, how much items the people in front of me have, how much items I have, how far I might (or might not) have gotten away from the actual line, and my time schedule, reaction of simply shrugging it off and get back in line behind the line skipper, breath heavily and look for people around me that have maybe witnessed the insult and just feel like a total victime of the universe, or totally confront the offender and get back into MY space of the line.
Fine restaurant scenario: Depending on what I wear and the temperature of the coffee, I might screetch or yelp for a second, then probably have an expression like a doused poodle and eventually start laughing, asking for s couple of napkins to clean myelf up. I might cry a little, depending on what I wear, but since I have worked as a waitress myself, I would not beat on the poor waiter, stuff happens.
Hospital waiting room: depending on how miserable I feel and again how much time I have to spend at the waiting room, I would not notice because I’m reading a book or magazine or get scared that it will take even longer now for me to get life-saving treatment (yes, I can be a total baby at times) ;-)
Traffic accidents: As long as they are not people covered in blood laying around, I’d pull over and call the emergency number to get help. If they are obviously people hurt, I’d get out and help; a first aid course is mandatory to get your license here in Germany.
not sure if those truly are clark answers, but I’m going on personal experience : )
Oh this is fun!! Especially as I can see how it related to our chat on Sunday :)
Ok…here are my answers:
3) I have no problem asking reception what the hold up is or when it will be my turn. Esp. at the doctor who is ALWAYS late!
4) 1 <- At least I hope I’d do this. Never happened to me before.
Christine? (psst! you’re on!) :
Supermarket line: I would most certainly correct the situation. I may not ask if she knows line protocol, but would make sure she knew I knew she was cutting, then get back in my rightful place. (Unless she had screaming kids or was a really old woman, then I’d let her go.)
Fine restaurant: #1, I would holler in shock, but then would laugh it off. (Except this would never happen. I don’t drink coffee. :) )
Traffic accident: Something similar actually happened recently. I was on the interstate, driving home from Ohio with three kids in the van, when a truck towing a boat lost control when a tire on the boat trailer fell off. I immediately pulled over, jumped out (the passenger side) and ran back to see if he needed any help. The whole time I was thinking, “This probably isn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done…” but I did it anyway.
I would totally get out and help.
Hope that helps!
* and you know who you are! hell, everyone knows who you are…you never fricken ever let them forget that you are a serious blogger…