the Wakefield Doctrine

the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers

A medley of emotion… of mix tapes and relationships. All in the context of the Wakefield Doctrine (..of course!)

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

Our friend Jen, at Breaking the Parenting Mold has written a Post titled: Twisted Mix-tape Tuesday   and has invited her Readers to devise (or create or imagine of compile) as list of songs to resonate with a certain theme,  in the case of today’s Post it is:
‘Why you have to play me like this?’

The real challenge here is a very interesting, albeit in a different context, challenge for those of us working on the Wakefield Doctrine. The Doctrine holds that we all live our lives in one of three worldviews, and that what most people refer to as personality type, the Wakefield Doctrine maintains is simply an appropriate  strategy in dealing with the nature of the world that one finds themselves in, there being three characteristic worldviews: the world of the Outsider, the worldview of the Predator and the reality of the Member of the Herd. It is how a person relates themselves to these three (very real) personal realities that produces what is called personality types.  Where this mix tape thing is interesting is that it is asking us to take a very personal emotional perception and pick songs that represent the subjective experience that occurs when the individual listens to a song. Where this is related to the Wakefield Doctrine is in that we maintain that for the three personality types, the three worldview, how life is experienced is, how the individual manifests themselves is based on three very distinct… somethings…. lol.  Lets try to get all basic: the three personality types are clarks(the Outsider), scotts(the Predator and rogers(the Member of the Herd) and one way of describing the three is: clarks think, scotts act and rogers feel.  And part of the challenge (and huge potential benefit) is to acquire the ability to perceive the world as ‘the other two’ do.  Of course, the problem arises when you realize that each are manifesting from distinctly different perspectives: rational thought, direct action and subjective emotion.

Where this all ties into Jen’s project is how do you translate one subjective experience into a form that can be relayed and accepted by another person causing (that person) to experience the same emotion/reaction/thought…

stay tuned.


Written by clarkscottroger

April 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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  1. Bravo! I am impressed at how quickly you pulled that together! Of course your introspective nature probably gives you an edge.
    Lenny Kravitz was such an integral part of my former life, his voice illicits something in me that is indescribable. Somewhere between loneliness and happiness. If there is such a place. The symbolism in that song is sometimes lost in the sheer enjoyment one feels in listening.
    Our friend Jimi, well he goes without saying. That song has a place on a list of mine yet to come……suspense…..
    Oh and Robert Palmer, well one of my all time favorite videos, when videos were still in their infancy. Perfect choice.
    So happy you decided to join me….now you have all week to work on forbidden love, take it any way the wind blows….


    April 3, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    • @Jen

      a little quo for that quid… the question I posed, the observation and comparison I made regarding the challenge in your mix tapes project and the efforts of the Doctrine to find a way to understand each of the three worldviews was done in all sincerity and, obviously was directed at you (as opposed to your Readers). I probably was not as clear with the daunting task facing the Doctrine, but the parallels are there, will continue to try to express what I know is a truly worthy effort.


      April 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      • All I really want to say is yea! Yea, for taking this to a level only you can take it to. I wondered myself it that was your intention. But my attic space is full and sometimes processing information can take longer than the time allotted for reading. However the post stuck with me throughout the day. Looking forward to continuing on this journey.


        April 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      • @Jen

        the coolest thing about the Wakefield Doctrine is that, once you have gotten enough of it into your head, it drives itself…you will find that you will discover not only new ways to use it, but new ways to explain it (to others…mostly the rest of us). The area that is most challenging is, not surprisingly the area with the most potential and that is how do you ‘step into the world of…’ which is like seeing through another person’s eyes ‘kept on steroids.
        There is a lot being developed in terms of language to deal with the concepts and subsequent methods of utilizing these insights. So if you see a sign, ‘Metaphor spoken here’ you’ll know you are approaching the Wakefield Doctrine.


        April 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

      • *like*


        April 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

  2. Wait..there’s a WD Redux site? Who knew!? FUN STUFF!!


    April 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    • @Cyndi

      aiyee!! time deficit!! time deficit!!

      oh well, Cyndi?…Jen… Jen? Cyndi… lol well, all right we can make this a secret clarks only club… lol for the more esoteric Doctrine teachings and videos and such… in fact, I was headed over here to leave some videos for examples of the three types…
      Jen? what I said about how there is the initial structural understanding of the Wakefield Doctrine that is totally necessary and then (the fun part) are the little, not necessarily rising to the level of knowing you need to ask…those facts and pieces of this thing are the most fun…

      Which is the first of the Video that I will do a new Post on… it will identify people by their types… what is important is not the simple identification, but rather as objective examples of ‘the why are they’…. the discussion that centers around the process of identifying a personality type is not only instructive but that is where we learn ‘the new stuff’

      So to start you off (Jen… Cyndi has been at this longer and is scary good at learning this thing, so don’t hesitate to ask her questions. there is something about the questions ‘students’ ask other students that is inherently different that those asked of teachers and in ways, much more beneficial to a certian point)

      …in any event in the new video you will see Mickey Rourke (c 1980s) and though your mid will try to take you to scott, possibly strong roger, Mickey is…. a clark! lol (I know that feeling… I felt that way when I realized that Jimi and Prince were/are both clarks..

      So look for the new Post later today…. I will also put in some classic vids (to save the looking around) of a roger and a scott and a clark and a scott


      April 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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