Too(s)day the Wakefield Doctrine ( “I think Tuesday is the cutest (of the) Workdays! …like a 2nd date, so full of promise, yet such a potential source of suffering!”)

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


so, yesterday we wrote a Post that was built on the following promise:

So here’s what we’ll do: I’ll write a couple of hundred words about the value and use of the Wakefield Doctrine on a typical Monday morning. I’ll stop writing, take a quick shower, get dressed and start my work day2. After an hour or so of work, I’ll come back here and ‘re-write’ this post. Let’s see if this ‘oh-my-god-can’t-you-see-how-incredibly-useful-and-fun’ theory of personality accounts for any change in my day.3

Fine. I’ll tell you about my day and the (principles) of the Wakefield Doctrine. I won’t attempt to re-write yesterday’s Post, for the obvious reasons. (Actually all I want to do is try and come up with something clever (and a touch risqué ) about character of Tuesday). But promises are promises (unless they are threats, and then you need to be more careful of clarks than scotts or rogers by a long shot!)

In the middle of the day yesterday, I had occasion to interact with people I had never met.*
I walk up to the front door, (noting that a person was coming towards the house from across the yard), and knocked on the door. a scott answered. I knew she was a scott from: a) her eyes** and 2) she smiled and stepped forward at the moment of introduction,  ‘Hello, I’m clark from….’  ( I laughed to myself and thought, ‘god! I loves this Doctrine’ …and increased the volume of my voice, shortened my sentences and cranked-up my (level) of eye contact.) The meeting went well.
The person I noticed walking across the lawn towards us? (who I ignored because I needed to establish a relationship with the dominant personality)  another scott! (he was there to help with the move…) he had no legitimate role in the interaction,  but he kept coming back into the room where I was talking to the scottian woman.  lol ( you ever watch a bunch of puppies playing as a group? one is always trying to establish ranking***  that’s what this guy was doing. He walked in to the house, didn’t introduce himself by name, (because he was a member of her pack and therefore not alpha), but nevertheless was trying to see if he could establish dominant ranking on me  (it would have enhanced his relationship with her, of course).  I mean you could see the energy as he walked, pretended to be a part of the conversation, walk away and then come back in…. I did not allow myself to be distracted… it was fun to watch.

Anyway…. that was my Day-with-the Doctrine.

Tuesdays… your favorite Day of the Workweek?


* it was a meeting with transitioning tenants, I was there to make sure everything was being left as it should (by the parties leaving), not necessarily an adversarial interaction, but the potential was there, as I was representing the interests of the owner of the property and the people I was dealing with were representing their own…

** new Readers?  not such an impressive deduction… a primary identifier of the scottian personality type is in the eyes, ‘the gaze’ to be more succinct  (read more on the Page on scotts… suffice to say, ‘a scott is never not paying attention to what’s going on around them’)

*** another primary characteristic behavior of people who live in the world of the Predator… the drive to ranking, trying for dominance, but not attaching importance to being the alpha, as much as it is necessary to know where one stands… the pack social order


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. Joy Christi says:

    I used to think Tuesdays were ok, like Monday Light, but now I have an 11-hour workday on Tuesdays. Tuesday is the MIDDLE FINGER of my week.
    I know you’re going to say Wednesday is the middle finger, but if you hide your thumb, it’s really TUESDAY.

  2. zoebyrd says:

    not fond of Tuesdays… just sayin… I do like your description of yesterday though. I wish I could use or maybe just have confidence enough in the doctrine to use it as you do… maybe some day… until then I will bow to the master…una…lol.

  3. Denise; says:

    Thank you for the illustration. It is coming slowly but that is the most enjoyable thing about the Doctrine. Once you “identify” the other person, “game on”! lol
    Think about it – you can reduce, if not alleviate, frustration, puzzlement, misinterpretation (by the other person)….enhance the exchange simply by knowing how the other person relates themselves to the world.
    It is the coolest thing:)
    A meeting or interaction or argument may not go the way you might like it to but the cards are surely stacked in your favor. Who doesn’t want the advantage?!

  4. Molly Molly M. says:

    I like Tuesdays — they’ve always been my favorite days. They are close enough to the beginning of the week to still be a new beginning, but far enough in that the chaos of the weekend has been put to rest.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      totally agree

      ….and doesn’t have the culturally-imposed pressure of ‘Hump Day’* and not yet (are we tempted) to indulge in the dreams of weekend-salvation!

      * as ridiculous a concept as there might be