the Wakefield Doctrine “..and his hair was perfect

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)


Before I get into today’s little theme, which, admittedly will tend to scan better for the more Doctrine-adept Readers, here is a little ‘Welcome and Introduction to the Wakefield Doctrine’.

Why the new Reader may get the wrong impression from today’s Post.
(and how they can understand the Doctrine better because of that…!)

the Wakefield Doctrine is a perspective, a tool, a game (of sorts) and a cool way to improve one’s understanding of the people in our lives. The Wakefield Doctrine proposes that, at an early age, say….4 or 5 years old, we find ourselves in one of three characteristic worldviews*. These are:

  1. the reality of the Outsider (clarks) we know that there should be nothing different about us, and we believe everyone when they say that there is nothing wrong with us, but we are not a part of the world around us…we can see what people do, our families and our friends and we can see how they take…something for granted, and we think that, maybe, through no one’s fault, ….we just didn’t learn how to be a part of the things that people do…so we set out to learn, to understand, to discover that thing that they know and we…apparently do not, and then we can be a part of, we can be real people
  2. the life of the Predator (scotts)  life is to be lived, there is not a lot to worry about, it’s all pretty clear…we recognize our own and give respect to them as is due them, it’s very simple to relate to others of our kind….within a few heartbeats of meeting we establish where we stand and the others…that’s the joy of life:  to dominate, to laugh (loudly without concern), to retreat and run, if overwhelmed and simply to live the day as much and as fully as possible… self-doubt is like a damaged limb…ignore until no longer possible, then chew it off and learn to run with 3 legs
  3. the world of the Herd member (rogers): everything in its place and a place where one should realize things belong, the days pass in measured appropriateness against the backdrop of life where if one works hard, one can see the Right Way  to do things, as they have been done and will be done and, as long as this knowledge is shared with the others who make up the herd, life is good!  As to the Others…some are there to increase the pleasure and the pain of the day’s routine and endured and still others are meant to be used and cherished and held up to make what is established all the more right and correct

So we all grow up in one of the three worldviews and become what we refer to as clarks, scotts and rogers because that (each of these ‘types’) is how we relate ourselves to the world around us. We never lose the capacity to see the world as do ‘the other two’ do and, in some but not all cases, we even express these ways of the experiencing the world, we call this having a strong secondary or even tertiary aspect. (This is why, sometimes, you will see yourself as one of the ‘other two’ personality types….usually at times of duress.
And so, we go through our days, as Outsiders or Predators or Herd Members, none better than, none worse than and not one of them is ‘the best personality types’. In fact, given that we retain the capability to respond to the world as any of these three, everyone we encounter in the course of our days, reflects some part of ourselves.

This is the self-improvement use of the Wakefield Doctrine,  i.e. if you shy and inclined to dye your hair purple (if you can’t be accepted then at least you won’t be totally ignored) or maybe you have no trouble getting them to pay attention to you, (but you would trade in all the obvious flattery for simple appreciation of the things that you know make up the ‘real you’) and although you know you belong, you would love to not always be subject to the moods and the angers and the schemes of the people around you…(you would trade them all in for a genuine friend)

So. There you go.  The songs and the lyrics?  oh yeah!  one written about/by/for a roger and the other a clark…. better way to say this: if there was no Doctrine and you wanted to be able to describe the inner life of rogers and clarks?  these two songs would do it. (I would have done something for scotts, but the only song I could find in time was nsfa  (not safe for anywhere) lol


Doctrine by lyrics

You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn’t hurt at all
You always take the sweetest rose
And crush it till the petals fall

You always brea-eak the kindest hear-eart
With a hasty word you can’t recall, so
If I broke your heart la-ast night
It’s because I love you most of all

(not a good version of the song itself, but I saw the clark in the vid and thought, ‘jeez! hammer home the point, much?)( yes…this is so about how rogers are)




I’ve just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the dream weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind

Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget todays pain

* worldviews: personal realities, the degree to which what we see and hear and smell and feel of the world we walk through is a reflection of our own selfs, subsequently the most important component of the world, how we feel about it, becomes a personal matter. nothing too metaphysical, but if you don’t have this concept, ya don’t got the Wakefield Doctrine


clarkscottroger About clarkscottroger
Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. FRIST

  2. so, yeah. I kind of get it but did you know I am a dream interpreter? No charge. that would wreck it. jehy
    PS am I the only one that competes during the week to be frist?

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      …apparently lol

      not surprising… but remember the ‘everyone does everything at one time or another’ Rule which is not to say there are no distinctions between the worldviews, anything but! (the emphasis of this Rule is to remind us to see through the eyes of the other two… i.e. if a roger were to interpret dreams….how would they relate themselves to this task? and scotts and rogers, of course!)
      …in addition, some (but not necessary that everyone does) of us have significant secondary (and tertiary) aspects… e.g. I am a clark (predominant worldview) with a strong secondary scottian aspect and a weak tertiary rogerian aspect.

  3. lrconsiderer says:

    Hmmmm. Liking the idea that this translates into music.

    So I think I tend to go for clarklike or scottian music. If I think about it.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      it was the lyrics to ‘You always hurt the one you love’ that initially demanded my attention, my god what a stunning indictment of the rogerian worldview! ewww (and the bonus was finding the vid with the clark… so compliant! so passive and wage to please…such big boots!)

      couldn’t bring myself to publish the (first and most scottian song) that came to me (Steel Viper ‘Seventeen girls’)