Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
Yeah, I know! Didn’t we do a clark-centric Post just last week? So why not something of the scotts and the rogers? Sure, totally going to get to it. But, today is Tuesday. And Tuesday is, in fact, the most clarklike day of the Workweek.
Funny thing about this morning’s post. Well, it’ll be funny if you’re a clark. (there are some scotts and rogers out there who have secondary clarklike aspects and know the Doctrine well enough to find it funny too.) Anyway. So I’m trying to find a topic for a Post today and settle on it, (the topic and today), being Tuesday. The first thing that occurred to me was, ‘well, maybe I should just go back and find some old Posts that have Tuesday as the topic and use them!’ and I laughed. …and thought, “that is such a clarklike thing to think!*”
But it is Tuesday and I am a clark and there’s a good chance that you’re a clark and, even if you’re not, it’s a lead-pipe cinch that you have a significant secondary clarklike aspect. But that’s not important right now.** What is important is telling you why Tuesday is the most clarklike Day of the Workweek. And the reason that that’s important is that this whole Wakefield Doctrine ‘personality theory’ is predicated on adopting a certain, (and deliberate), perspective on the world, your world, today. For reasons not yet fully understood. The connections and associations that comprise the three worldviews that are the three personality types, are totally, and at times, startlingly, true and accurate. They provide us insights to the world ‘as the other person is experiencing it’.
But now I’m out of time! Fortunately, I did go ahead and copy/paste a couple of sections of a couple of Posts that talk about Tuesday. Find them below.
(Hey! Here’s a fun experiment! Well, kinda only fun for me, but if you believe me (and, of the three personality types, clarks are the least likely to be caught lying.***) So…the fun experiment: I’ll write a short description of what makes Tuesday the most clarklike day of the week, without reading the sections from previous Posts. Lets see if: a) I’m still the same person I was in 2013 (or whenever these were written) and 2) whether my writing has improved at all over the intervening years!
Why Tuesdays are the Most clarklike Day of the Workweek
Tuesdays are the Most clarklike Day of the Workweek because:
- they’re not Monday and, Mondays, as everyone knows, are the first of the rogerian Days of the Workweek (’cause … you damn well better accept the fact that the weekend is over and maybe, if you put your nose to the grindstone and get serious and work hard, maybe…just maybe you might be rewarded with another weekend. …maybe)
- Tuesday is not Wednesday (with it’s ridiculous name… ‘Hump Day’…. I mean, seriously, who the hell came up with that name!?! ( I know!! I know!!! ” yes, clark?” rogers did because scotts got them to and the scotts had the idea given to them by a clark) still, it’s a stupid name.)
- Thursdays are sort of a scott/clark kind of day… work almost done (like the scott cares and, as if the clark really ever takes credit for working hard), maybe an exam the next day… all nighter!! scotts and clarks kind of effort (the rogers study every day, like their schedule calls for)
- Friday? gotta give this one to the scotts
- Weekend?? sorry…whole ‘nother Post
Thats my 25 words or less! (lol)
From a while ago:
…no, the weirdest thing about clarks is their morning time. (This is not necessarily literal. It is, necessarily, the time between demands and performance. The offstage moment, as the house lights go down). That is the strangest part of ‘the experience of the world from the personal-reality-perspective of clarks (the Outsiders).
It (seems) to be a time of choice, it is (often) a time of desperate hope, it is (always) a time of incredible … distance.
This distance is not as common and simple as physical distance (although, have you ever been in a crowd of people, say an elevator, where your attention is dominated by, say the floor you are intending to travel to, and then you notice that there is a person standing very-next-to-you? you wonder briefly how you could have not noticed them), and (this distance) is not an emotional gulf between people (although, there are times when you are prepared to accept that the person you care so much about just is not invested in the relationship, and then you see an act of selflessness that takes your breath away), no, the distance is none of these.
…and another Post, I forget when this came out:
We all know that Tuesday is the day of the week that is most clarklike, right? The clue was right there in the Title, right? And by the associating of the word ‘mild’, you know have a spot-on assessment of the clarklike personality type, right?
Well, right about the ‘Tuesday is the most clark-friendly Day of the Week’, but t-wrong about the assessment of the clarklike personality type as being ‘mild’. Moderate?, fair… temperate?, sure, why not? even-tempered?, now you are straying… easy-to-get-along-with? getting colder… flat-affect, overly rational? ok…warmer… driven by a disconnected emotional aspect to find the way back home… yow! boiling !
Tuesday is the easiest-going Day of the Week. Rivalled only by Thursday on the lowered expectations scale, Tuesday is the day where you can believe in the promises of the work/school, even commit yourself to giving all to making the week a time of great accomplishment. Without the threat of an Exam (Friday) or even a pop quiz (Wednesday), Tuesday is the day where:
scotts wake up
rogers begin to get annoyed
If you were looking through the eyes of a clark…on a Tuesday morning…and the newspaper headlines read: ‘Meteor to Strike Earth on Friday, Extinction of all Life Certain!’ your reaction would be:
relief because the mess you made of your first serious relationship would finally stop bothering you (…hopefully)
excitement because now you don’t have to worry about having enough money to pay the mortgage
amused because you had a dream in which you felt loved and cherished by all and when you woke up you had a genuine emotional conviction that you were ‘a part of the family’
a sense of vindication because you knew that nothing really mattered
regret as you finally realized that people did not really care about how strange the inside of your head is, they only wanted to believe that you liked and appreciated them
Well, that was …interesting!
*if that doesn’t make sense, you need to ask a clark
*** but not for a good reason, at least good from the perspective of the clark in question… we don’t lie because of fear (no, thank you for that thought Kristi, and while we agree that lying is a bad thing and not lying is a good thing….sometimes the underlying reason for not doing something, offsets some, if not all, of the good.)