‘close your books, and we will begin the Test’ the Wakefield Doctrine (please remember to provide proof of your Answer)

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

("no, scott I don't think that…clark!! stop encouraging scott….roger, at least you seem to be serious about this!)

(“no, scott I don’t think that…clark!! stop encouraging scott….roger, at least you seem to be serious about this!)

Congratulations! You have completed Neutronium Week (at the Wakefield Doctrine).

very well done

***Warm up Question: The personality type that is the best at giving Compliments:

  1. clarks… not! sorry, they are great at a lot of things but (see?! see!?!! right there!!! he’s making up the fricken Question and he can’t give a compliment without holding back…. jeez!!!)
  2. scotts  totally direct and enthusiastic and you will know that you have been recognized by the (local) pack Leader ( no! under no circumstances should you ‘join him/her up there in front of everyone and let everyone see what the fuss is all about!’)
  3. roger  yeah, pretty good at conveying a compliment… famous, in fact, (where is that wikipedia?…)  “…and Brutus is an honorable man.”   see?  rogers are great at eulogies and even bar mitzvahs !

OK  Everyone ready?


You totally need a job. You see an ad in the local paper. ‘Fatti Mac’*s needs help to cope with increasing business, call 212-666-1234 for an Interview‘.  You’re a little early for your appointment with the owner. The place is quite busy for 10:30 on a weekday morning, all but 2 tables are occupied.  The Owner is at the grill cooking, (this is an open kitchen design), he looks up as you walk in the door, waves a spatula in the direction of the empty table near the door and goes back to cooking. There is a woman standing at the cash register, ringing out a customer.  She looks up, frowns then smiles and says, “You must be Emily! To be honest with you, I’m really kind of busy right now, but I left an application on that table over there. If you want to get started I’ll try to get over to you in a minute. We’re really kinda swamped right now“. Looking over to the table, you see a single sheet of paper marked Application for Employment.

Do you:

  1. Sit at the table, (not before taking out a tissue and wiping off the table top) and begin to read the Application for Employment?
  2. Decide that the Owner should have paused at least for a moment, and come over to properly introduce himself and even though the woman at the cash register seems nice,  they are both being rude, so you turn around and walk out of the restaurant?
  3. Pick up the dishes from a recently empty table and take them to what appears to be the kitchen…?

You work in a Title Company, in a job in the middle of the chain of responsibility, it is a very high-pressure environment. Work must be done to a demanding deadline and there is zero margin of error. The woman you work for is (currently) in a conflict with her counterpart in another department. You are friendly with both (did we mention that you do not intend to remain in the middle of the chain of responsibility?) and you encounter them (separately) in the break room over the course of a day when tempers are reaching operatic proportions. oh, yeah!  one is a scott and the other is a roger, and, because this is a standardized test, you are a clark.*

What do you say to the scott?

  1. nothing, you can see that she’s totally upset so, best say nothing
  2. joke with her… and say something about you just saw the most recent EEOC Report and the Company has totally met the quota for hiring drama queens
  3. needle her about how the other woman is clearly Management’s favorite and suggest that, maybe, it might be a good idea for her to apologize

What do you say to the roger?

  1. nothing, you know what rogers are like when they’re hurting and (you) really don’t need the either the knife or the twisting
  2. wait for a crowd to gather and make a joke about how she’s clearly beating down the other woman, while winking at your audience
  3. share how badly you felt, in 5th grade, when your book report somehow got folded in your book bag and had a crease in it that you couldn’t get out and how angry you were when someone pointed it out to the teacher.

(Put your Pencils down! It is time for a Break.  Hey!!  we’re not in on the Finish the Sentence Friday today, (I have a X Chrome Deficiency but, Phyllis tells me if I wash enough dishes and not leave my socks on the floor I might be able to recover.) In any event, you should take advantage of our little recess and go over and visit Kristi and Stephanie and Kate and, of course, Janine… they always have Post worth reading, they are, as a group and as individuals, total link-worthy!  Tell ’em, the Doctrine sent ya.)


If you haven’t already done so, go to the  Pre-dominant Worldview Assessment and take the Test, come back and tell us how you did, ok?

* Thanks to Denise over at Girlie on the Edge for this scenario


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. zoe says:

    you adding these to assessment? Or is this just a special occassion? frist?

    • zoe says:

      WOW! Thurs and Fri soooo increase my “Frist” chances…. thurs is personal day and fri is late to work day! nice! I think I can safely say I am still suffering the effects of being a clark with the side effects of a secondarily unfortunate turn of events

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      I should the second, and now that I think about it, the first should be added (it’s in my ‘rough’ outline of a possible description of a future ‘book’ on the Wakefield Doctrine)…. and, and! this particular scenario is quite significant in that it resulted in the understanding of the/creation-of-multi-worldview marker/signifier.. ‘referential authority’ very huge!

  2. jny_jeanpretty says:

    all I can say is I was laughing so hard I couldn’t do the test and YES !!! You need to write a book and you will rock it! I am thrilled to hear this news! You can do this so well and will do this so well it is going to be a masterpiece! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU are brilliant!

    jean xox

  3. jny_jeanpretty says:

    you, your quote marks and your terminologisms are going to rule!!!

  4. zoe says:

    SEE….and thats from a scott….

  5. lrconsiderer says:

    *dirty chuckle* I saw it. And your comment on the BB&G

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      hey are you up for a bit of a vid chat or are you still under the yellow flag* technology-istically speaking

      *car racing term

      • lrconsiderer says:

        Green flag, starter’s orders. ONCE I’VE DONE THE DAMN TToT!

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

          lol (I’ll have the line open at 7:30 while I try to write my own TToT post…)

          Hey! zoe I hope you can make it semi-early as there are a number things that I remember I am supposed to ask (but forget exactly what…)

          Jen…ay!! come out and pa..lay!!!

          • zoe says:

            actually early is about all I think I can do tonight. I don’t recall either clark other than the Star Wars thing which all the sudden no longer seems all that pertinent…

          • Garth! Partay on!!!
            I want to but I can’t if Jim is here because he will want my attention and some FOOD! IF we could only get him involved ( he is getting a vague notion of this website, and I think he liked Zoe a lot when he saw her driving!!! * gee what a surprise Jim liking zoe* but that is it) it would be hysterical. I will be here if he is not home.But he will probably be home!
            Also, tomorrow is a 500 person jewelry design blog hop and I can’t do the TToT because I am in it, darn it! I am so disappionted! It has been a very long month! For a short month!i Or whatever this month is!!!

            I appreciate you all making me feel wanted! thank you!!! xoxox jenah

            I hope I can come! :)

            • zoe says:

              Jiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmm!!!!! Awe cmon….come out n play!!!!!

              • I am reading this to him via his cell phone. He just said, “WHAT???”
                i think he has his mouth full of Reese’s peanut butter cups. It must be a speech therapy exercise! :)

  6. Denise says:

    I’m quite enjoying learning on the fly (as the saying goes). What do I mean?
    I’m using the Doctrine at my workplace. You know. For me. Understanding more each day how the personality types manifest
    Very cool to make statements (about fellow employees/situations, etc), not guesses, intimations or anything else with a tint of doubt, because I know them to be clarks, scotts or rogers. And, and! listening to other people agree with those statements and such. Validation anyone? lol

    In the future: every employee manual distributed to new employees will include an introductory packet entitled “the Wakefield Doctrine, the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers”!

    Companies and private employers will utlilize the Wakefield Doctrine Assessment Test.
    Who can’t use a leg up on understanding the people we come in contact with daily!

    (this was an unpaid endorsement. LOL)

    • great idea, because it isn’t threatening anyone’s job, either. It simply helps us to understand why the person is suited to that job and specifically suited, at that! xox jeh