Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
“HEY!!!! I’m nervous in front of people too!!!!!!!”
“You know you’re not so special, I have a lot of times where I’m shy and un-confidential… you’re not so different…”
Let me start by saying, ‘thank you, scotts thank you rogers‘
I’m grateful, not just because we’re seeing increasing numbers of scotts and rogers coming to the Wakefield Doctrine blog and reading and commenting and, getting something from the experience and such, I’m grateful that, by you’re interest and activity you’re demonstrating, a critical key aspect of our little personality theory is being illustrated and validated. Allow me to elaborate:
the Wakefield Doctrine is predicated on the idea that we all born with the capacity to experience the world in one of three characteristic ways, as Outsiders(clarks), as Predators(scotts) as Herd Members(rogers). At a very early age, one of these three (worldviews), becomes our reality and we grow up and develop in this context. the Wakefield Doctrine maintains that ‘personality type’ is (simply) the successful coping strategies appropriate to the reality we exist in, our style based on the nature of the reality we have to contend with; if you grow up in the world of the Predator, guess what? you’ll learn that what works is to be aggressive, quick to act, given to ‘action before reflection’, as a result you’ll also tend to be mercurial in temperament, passionate in relationships… if I happened to grow up in a reality in which I was ‘a part of/connected to my surroundings’, right from day one, then you can be sure the social interconnections that exist is where I will focus my efforts, learning to get along in life… this is both appropriate and successful because that ‘reality’ is where living conscientiously and careful in action, grounded in a world that’s quantifiable and understandable will allow me to live at peace with my world, my reality of the Herd Member. But this just tells you where scotts and rogers come from, why they are the way they are…
the thing that I’m talking about today is what explains how a roger or a scott can stumble across this blog and (for a small percentage) stop and read and smile to themselves (and look around and see if this is some kind of trick or trap or something) and… stay around. So why is that? Because of the potential (we all possess) to experience the world as do ‘the other two’.
the key to (using) the Wakefield Doctrine as a tool for self-improvement and the reason (some) scotts and rogers are finding this blog fun and useful lies in our potential to experience the world from the perspective of the two worldviews that we are not. So have fun.
and thanks for stopping by!