Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
Today we set aside the untidy and messy and difficult/unpleasant and wonderful experiments intended to develop my own damn personality, through the use of the Wakefield Doctrine and take a little break. Lets talk about something easy, how to tell the personality type of two people with only an exterior photo of some office space as a clue. …like I said, something fun and easy today.
In the photo above you see an office space, viewed from the front looking towards the back. See the desks? these belong to individual agents, each have a phone and a chair. In the far back you see two small offices side-by-each*. Imagine this room before those two back offices were built, one large, rectangular room with maybe 8 desks in it. With me so far? Great! So the problem to solve today: what was the predominant worldview of the agent(s) that ‘built’ these two office-ettes?
Since I’m currently out of docTees, I will not make this a Contest. I will give one hint: one was a scott and one was a roger. …ok, I’ll give you another hint: this is a real estate office. (This is pertinent, as the space shown in the photo is both public and private space in terms of the daily function and routine. People come and go, work at their desks, confer with each other). Go ahead, you can do this! (remember: knowing the characteristics of all three worldviews, put yourself in the head of a scottian real estate agent and a rogerian real estate agent… what does the world look like to them? like we say, ‘infer their worldview‘. Even better… remember our ‘everyone does everything at one time or another’ Rule? the one that says, there is no hobby, interest, profession, like or dislike that is exclusively of one worldview? apply that to the real estate business, ask yourself the question: ‘how would the real estate business manifest itself to a person living in the world of the Outsider? …if a Predator decides to go into the real estate business (mostly the scottian women, not so much the scottian men) how would they perceive their environment and were a roger to decide they needed to make a living in this business what would they do?’
I’ll provide the answer in a… hey, you know what might be fun? Knowing much clarks hate to not be correct and might be tempted to scroll right to the bottom of the page, lets do something different with the answer (no! something different?!?! in a Wakefield Doctrine post??!! no frickin way!!!) the answer to which of the three worldviews ‘designed’ the office on the right will be found in a Comment in the current post in zoe’s blog: re-written and the answer to which personality type is reflected in the design of the office on the left will be somewhere near the top of the Comments in Lizzi’s most current post in Considerings.
Hey! speaking of interesting people… we had Melanie stop by yesterday… a long time fan of this here Doctrine here, and writer of a most excellent blog, she told us that she took ‘the Wakefield Doctrine Quick-Fun-Exciting-and-we’ll-know-if-you’re-a-roger-by-the-distribution-of-your-Answers! Test’… it’s right here go try and come back and tell about your score. (Melanie, she a clark)
*colloquial term for ‘two things, directly adjacent to each other’ and such