Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
the Wakefield Doctrine is a perspective on behavior and people (which, in some quarters, taken together, comprise personality). the Wakefield Doctrine maintains that we, all of us, live in a world that is, to a small, but nevertheless discernible degree, personal. We, (at the Wakefield Doctrine), refer to this aspect of all our daily lives, as our worldview. the Wakefield Doctrine insists that there are ‘only’ three different worldview(s), common to all people and that these are: the reality of the Outsider (the clarklike worldview), the life of the Predator (the scottian worldview) and the world of the Herd Member (aka, the rogerian world). The way it works, (according to the Wakefield Doctrine), is that we are all born with the potential to live in any of these three personal realities, but, for reasons not understood (at present), we settle into one (of the three worldviews) and experience life as holds the characteristic of the particular worldview. It is critical to remember that, although ‘our world’ is (whichever of the three that it is) we always retain the capability to perceive the world around us as do ‘the other two’ worldviews. Your personality type? Simple. We grow up and learn about the world and develop our ways of getting through life, acquiring successful (and not-so-successful) coping skills and other approaches and talents, skills and interests, strengths and weaknesses, all of these together comprising our individual personality, which are appropriate to the nature and character of the world as we find it. This ‘world as we find it’ being both the common and consensual reality shared by us all, in which: birds fly and camels do not, happiness is earned, nice guys finish last, to the victor go the spoils, united we stand and divided we fall, wear clean underwear, look both ways before crossing, eat your vegetables, he won’t respect you, she won’t go out with you, your family is everything, kill or be killed, waste not want not, a stitch in time and to thine ownself be true. However, there is still and always for each of us, the experience of the world (and life) from the perspective of and (more importantly) in the context of:
- the Outsider as a clark you know that there is a real world and it is all around you….and you are not a part of it
- the Predator as a scott you know what is and what isn’t and though you ask no quarter and, if necessary, give none, everything about life could be so simple, if only they would let you
- the Herd Member as a roger you know that the answer is available and the way you are meant to spend your life is appreciating this fact and, when appropriate, letting the people around you appreciate this fact
So, there are the three ‘personality types’ of the Wakefield Doctrine. How do you know which one you are? The answer to this question just happens to (also) be the answer to the question: ‘what do I do with this Wakefield Doctrine that will help me to better understand the people in my life?’.
First infer which of the three worldviews fits best (for you or the other person). The reason that we do this is accounts for how the Wakefield Doctrine can help you better understand the people in your life, we are trying to appreciate how ‘the other person relates themselves to the world around them’. Note the words, I totally did not say, appreciate how ‘the other person relates to the world around them’. I said, appreciate how ‘the other person relates themselves to the world around them’. Understanding this distinction is necessary for the Wakefield Doctrine to be a useful and valuable tool in the effort to understand the people who make up the world we all live in and will, possibly be the topic of the next Post!
(hey…spur of the moment thing I ‘published’ a Wiki How to article this morning…seeing how I had this post and such…. go read it and tell me what you think (or want to do) or (how you feel)… Reader Advisory: the article is this Post..in article form… in front of strangers (which means mostly rogers and some clarks)
..since this is starting out as somewhat of an odd morning, I don’t feel too funny about including this music vid (like the riddle that Oedipus solved, when it first came out, I hated it, then when ‘Airplane’ used it, I laughed at it, and now I enjoy it)