Tuesday -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘(an) answer to yesterday’s question’

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


So yesterday we had a post that in part posed a question to Readers. And, as is the way of this here blog here, the process of answering was both the clue to the answer and confirmation of the underlying assumption. (No! wait!! scott.… I’ll get things moving… just let me set up the premise… then music videos and excitement!! I promise!)


I think I’ll settle for a quiz that’s as close to a personality assessment as you’re going to encounter here at the Wakefield Doctrine):

    • When you woke up this morning, did you feel good/scared/confident that today would be a good day in ‘the world out there’? If that sounds at all reasonable, go stand over there… no, there are others already in that section of the gym, you’ll see them when you get there.
    • When you woke up this morning, did you get up? ok… amuse yourself while I deal with the last group of personality types. Sure, anywhere will be fine.
    • When you woke up this morning, (well, lets rephrase that to ‘when you transitioned from quiet concern to active concern), did you feel that although you might describe yourself as confident, you will swear in a court of law that the world makes sense if you just work hard enough at understanding it. If you don’t find that description of the start of the average day totally un-reasonable, don’t go anywhere… stay here in the middle of the crowd of participants

There you have it! The three personality types of the Wakefield Doctrine!

How do you know which you are?

To which our friend Cynthia Sageleaf commented:

“Hmm…when I woke up this morning, I thought, man, I DON’T want to get up…I just want to stay warm and let that world out there just do its thing while I do my thing (reading, writing, contemplate) right here. lol”

So, New Readers? Cynthia is a clark* by her own admission. Now in her comment, she gives us clues to understand why the choice she made (from among the three) is the clarklike choice. Do you know what that is?

Hey! We’re not so much into the ‘Tell us the answer and we’ll tell you if you’re wrong or right’ here at the Doctrine. That being said, many of us enjoy the challenge of ‘getting it right’. Far be it from us to deny that self-affirmation that prompts that hand to shoot up in the back of the class…”I know this one!! I know! Call on me.”

So lets compromise! This is being posted in the morning. I’ll follow-up in the afternoon with a continuation of the discussion of the implications of Cynthia’s Comment. Since we’re kinda ‘open book’ in our quizzes here, if you want to ask Cynthia directly, go to her site ‘Intuitive and Spiritual’ and ask her. She is totally happy to help.

Be sure to come back this afternoon!!


OK it’s afternoon, in an early-evening sort of way. Thanks to Valerie for commenting (and thereby reminding me that I needed to finish this post).

So, the key element to the ‘quiz’ is the notion of the world as being ‘out there’. Not, ‘out there’ in the sense of, ‘oh man, clark, you’re really kinda getting out there with this personality theory’ but more ‘out there’ as in ‘separate from the person making the observation’. aka the Outsider. Of the three, clarks are the ones most comfortable with the notion that the world, reality, the girl in the checkout line at the Stop n Shop and your favorite nail technician at ‘Plenty Pretty Salon’ are in a place that is not where we are. We wake up and consider the world out there and decide how best (or if at all) we can deal with it. rogers and scotts tend not to make a distinction between themselves and a planet full of people, nephews, dogs, old movies and serious religion. They are a part of, on a pre-conscious level. clarks, it is said, can believe anything because we don’t believe in anything. (that is a deliberately provocative expressing of the notion that if there is always possibility, there can never be certainty.)

ya know?

(Since I did promise our scottian friends a music video):


*  btw one of the few Rules around here has to do with designating a worldview to a person. It’s up to you to determine which of the three is your predominant worldview, and therefore, your personality type. No one has any authority to say, “You are a (fill in the blank) get used to it!” That does not mean that we can’t talk about another person’s worldview, but it’s the height of gauche to discuss someone’s worldview when they are standing right there, unless, of course, they invite discussion. aiight? Cynthia has stated publicly that she is a clark.


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. valj2750 says:

    I guess I missed yesterday’s post. I’ll go back and read it now and come back and comment. Or will I have the answers before I have the question. I want to read that question for myself. Bye.

  2. valj2750 says:

    Well, a big duh to me. The info in the box is from yesterday’s post. Do you think there might be a fourth worldview?

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      no, I have not seen anything in the scheme of the Doctrine that would suggest a fourth worldview. keep in mind, of course, that the worldview are (the) character of the relationship between a person and the world… especially (or better to say the personality types rise from) the world as the very young child experiences it. All of our descriptions of the three types are, in fact, merely lists of strategies and coping mechanisms that are predicated on reality being of one of three characters.

  3. Sageleaf says:

    I AM A CLARK (drums beating in rhythm) I AM A CLARK. I AM A CLARK. DA DA DA DAHHHH! Okay, it’s later in the evening and I’m getting a second wind. I remember once you said that clarks prefer the morning. Okay, I have an admission: mornings are not my friend. Evenings, increasingly, give me a second wind and if I could, I’d stay up until midnight or 1 am. Apparently it runs in the family. My grandmother, who is 80, stays up until 4 am (!) and gets up at noon. That’s a trip! :D

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      I believe the reason I prefer the morning (over the later parts of the day) is that I am not confronted with the overwhelming evidence of my own inadequacy, however, as the hours pass… lol
      I’m typing at 10 pm I totally could fall asleep at 8:30 but if I manage to get past 9 9:30 I get a second wind and can go until midnight. rhythms and all, I guess

  4. UP says:

    Well, I’m lost now.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      (Like with any funhouse)…the adventure is finding your way out!
      personality types: 3
      difficulty to learn characteristics of types: fair to time-consuming
      reliability and usefulness once learn: way high
      fun to use: totally

      ask a question (any question) and chances are the answer will be the missing piece you’re looking for