W. -the Wakefield Doctrine- ( ‘of clarks and contronyms …and other general insights’)

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


A Comment from Linda yesterday, included the observation that we (are), “…attracting a group of individualistic minded peeps.” I replied,

 “It was a ‘tentative article of faith’, in the beginning of this blog that, by virtue of what the Doctrine is, the readership would have to be those with very robust imaginations…and, more importantly, people who enjoyed playing with the new…”

…’tentative article of faith‘ (?!)
New Readers? Here at the Doctrine we talk about personal realities. More precisely, we talk about living in one of three characteristic personal realities (aka worldviews): that of the Outsider (clarks), the Predator (scotts) and the Herd Member (rogers). What may not always come across strongly enough in these Posts is the fact that these are real realities. One of the primary differences between the Wakefield Doctrine and other personality type systems/schema is that we do not focus on what a person tells us about themselves as much as we focus on appreciating how a person is ‘relating themselves to the world around them’.
In fact, if there is a single statement that best describes the Wakefield Doctrine (and it’s value),  it would be, ‘using the Wakefield Doctrine as a perspective, we infer how a person (or ourselves) are relating themselves to the world around them and, by virtue of this understanding, be able to see the world as the (other) person is experiencing it.‘  And in order to pull that off, you need to be able and willing to imagine that:

  • …reality is, to a certain, but very real extent, personal. nothing weird, like singing pencils or the ability to turn invisible (no, wait… that is possible in the clarklike world view)… lets say, the ability to flying without the aid of technology
  • …there are three characteristic worldviews (personal realities)  that of the Outsider, the Predator and the Herd Member
  • …we are all born with the potential to experience life in any one of these three realities and that, at an early age, we settle into one, (our predominant worldview), however, we never lose the capacity to experience the world as do ‘the other two’
  • …what other people refer to as personality types (and imply is, in part or in whole, a simple choice of the individual to act a certain way), the Wakefield Doctrine describes as ‘the most effective strategy for dealing with the world, given the nature and character of the world….you know, the world of the Outsider, the life of the Predator, the reality of the Herd Member
  • …using the Doctrine is as easy as your imagination. Know the characteristic of the three worldviews, observe the people in your life and (correctly) infer how they are relating themselves to the world around… (as Lizzi would say), ‘Boom!’  you now know more about the other person than they know about themselves
  • …it’s fun to be able to see the clarks and the scotts and the rogers in your life! …and, at times, initially, it can be a little spooky. If you persist with the Doctrine you will have the experience of interacting with a person, they will act in a manner that you find yourself thinking, ‘she is so a clark‘ or ‘jeez! not too much a scott!’  or  ‘oh man! he is such a roger‘  the spooky part is that you’ll then realize that the behavior that prompted this response was not among the descriptions or examples or characteristics that you read here… they’re just acting the way they are supposed to

so, have fun today. Tell us about any characteristic of (any of) the three worldviews that you may observe today. Remind me tomorrow to get started on the topic of secondary aspects. thank you


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. zoebyrd says:

    For the sake of argument, that first bullet would have to be more inclusive …even if you think its weird doesn’t mean its not my personal reality…otherwise what are Rogers for?

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      I agree, I think (well, I am a clark)… maybe there is a better word than weird and there is a very real possibility that I am ‘behind the times’ when it comes to the acceptance of an idea such as ‘personal reality’. I meant to say that we are not using the idea of reality being personal to give license to or (put our selves in a position where we might be accused of promoting an un-realistic and unlikely notion (the singing pencils)… probably need to express that concept better, more directly and, seemingly counter-intuitively, more concretely than I do here
      ya know?

      • zoebyrd says:

        Well you could do that or you could lighten up …. it was a joke. Lol.

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

          What is this ‘joke’ you speak of?… ( I understand the ‘lighten up’ as it is a common mode of flying in some timelines… but the joke? is it a variation on…)


          • zoebyrd says:

            Sorry I was just foolin around….didnt expect my first comment to be taken seriously. ..

            • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

              damn! (actually it’s not my interpretation of your question but my poorly essayed riposte (see!?! like that! lol words are not always my little friends!))

              and you are correct, this here Doctrine here is for fun in all forms and we are all able to handle (ourselves)… so no, nothing to say sorry about (in your reply)

              yeah! and they let me write without supervision or oversight in this blog! lol

  2. Linda Roy says:

    Aha! Cool that I was able to spark a bit of conversation with my comment! Thanks for the shout out Clark. :) Yep, I love anything that encourages imagination and I do find it fun to observe the world around me in this new way, picking out the Clarks, Scotts and Rogers. In acting school, I was trained to constantly observe the world and its inhabitants around me and I find this adds an intriguing element to that, not to mention entertaining. Along with some interesting opportunity for introspection.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      you welcome

      while it seems natural enough to the people I meet here, I suspect the idea of imagining the world as different (to the very fundamental level that we require for the proper application of the Doctrine) is more difficult for many people than I imagine… but then, they aren’t here, are they?