Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
Why yes, this is one of the stranger Posts, here at the Wakefield Doctrine. The question you will (want) to ask yourself, at this very early stage, is, “…does a stranger suggesting that I ask myself this question annoy me or does it make me want to smile (to myself). And who do they think they are, trying to tell me what I should be asking myself?!!”
We’ve been hoping you would stop by. This Wakefield Doctrine blog is the kind of place that, of the many who pass through, a very select few stop long enough to check and see if what they thought they read, really was what someone intended to write. And… of that small group, a much smaller number decided that checking the Facebook or twittering a recipe, could wait just a little longer. Well, it’s probably time to tell you that, by virtue of reading this far, you’ve placed your self in this last group. It’s been written here, since the beginning, that the people who read and ‘get’ and enjoy this blog are those with a special kind of …mind….imagination….curiosity, a certain self-confidence and a flexible intelligence that makes finding oddly interesting things, (and places and, especially, people), a necessary element to their lives.
Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine.
(Quick intro) While we’re sorta proud of the fact that the Wakefield Doctrine, as a ‘personality theory’, is totally anecdotal, lacking in charts and stats, chi squares and control groups… we are confident in the power of whatever it is, (about this perspective on human behavior), that makes the Wakefield Doctrine so useful and helpful and fun. In any event, we have three personality types, two directives and a fair amount of laughter.
the personality types:
- clarks (the Outsider)
- scotts (the Predator)
- rogers (the Herd Member)
the two directives:
- with the Doctrine as (an additional) perspective, go out and make the effort to ‘try and see the world as the other person is experiencing it’
- remember that; ‘the Wakefield Doctrine is for you, not them’
… ok! That’s all you get, seeing as this is a supplemental Sunday TToT Supplement!
oh yeah! almost forgot! The subtitle?
- the road trip-ette is a thing that is beginning to take shape in my mind for early August. The elements are: a concert, Cambridge, self-Challenge (for a clark)
- the ‘zoe reference’ is (to) Friend of the Doctrine zoe (aka Ivy) who is embarking on a project her ownself that, although it’s only involving her, a benefit is to be gained by others who might follow along. One of the interesting, (though not original with the Wakefield Doctrine), things around here is the deliberate effort to cultivate ‘identification’. (Which) we chose to define as: finding commonality (mental, emotional, spiritual) with another person and, by virtue of this connection, self-enhance ourselves.
Anyway, long story, if you’re a new Reader and find this of particular interest, you might want to check out the section on clarks first (under subject heading: ‘who could possibly understand what I’m going through‘…lol)