Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine ( the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers) Official Site. Here you can learn a way to look at how people act and behave that will have you smiling in confident understanding. And if that were not enough, this ‘theory of personality’ is both fun and useful. You know those, “take this test to see if you have a Driver Personality”, or the “Are you a Plant, an Animal or Mineral Personality Type?” kinds of things that used to be in the back of every Sunday newspaper supplement, but nowadays are the things you see on everyone’s Facebook page? Well this blog is kinda like that….but better, more fun and useful.
Why do we say that? ‘Cause with the Wakefield Doctrine* you can know what kind of personality everyone else has, not just what kind of personality you have. I mean really, all these “test yourself”, “know your inner vegetable”, wtf!! if you needed to understand yourself better, are you really going to let a total frickin stranger on a website on the damn internet tell you about yourself? What, are you crazy?** Of course you wouldn’t. But if you are a little bored and are one of those people who get a kick out of finding fun things that you can take back to your friends in class or at work or at the dorm, then you might enjoy this Wakefield thing.
We call it a theory of personality, partly ’cause it sounds good and partly to help the google find us, but it is not a theory like say the Pythagorean theory or the theory of relativity or even the Kevin Bacon Theory. It’s more like the thing you and your best friend do, you know, when you are where there are a lot of people and you start to make up stories to go with the people passing you by on the street or maybe the people in the cliques in school, (the ones that are real assholes even though they don’t need to be)…it’s sort of like that. But the Wakefield Doctrineis fun because it ‘holds together, on it’s own’. Once you see one person of each type, the rest does it by itself. Like seeing Amish people. When you see one, you will not need to have someone tell you next time you see kids with those clothes on or the haircuts…it will not be necessary to figure it out, you’ll just know. It’s the same with clarks, scotts and rogers.
What makes this Wakefield thing so good, why everyone seems to like it a lot, is that it doesn’t just make senseabout one thing about a person, (you know like their favorite color or type of job best suited to), this Doctrinething tells you a whole lot about the person you are looking at. And you know, it’s really not that hard to do! You just read about one type (rogers are the easiest to start with) and then you wait. And the person you are watching will do it all for you! Really!
You don’t have to ask the other person any questions, they don’t have to tell you anything about themselves, you just pay attention to how they act around other people and their personality traits will jump right out at you! A scott will always act like a scott, no matter whether you ask them to or not. (Kind of would be better if you didn’t go up to them and say anything like, “hey this website says you are a scott! do something scottian!”) Actually, if you read what we have here in this blog, you would know a whole lot about what that person would do, if you did, in fact, go up and say something like that. The Wakefield Doctrine is a fun way to think about people that seems to let you see a lot of how that other person sees the world.
So, Wakefield Doctrine Lesson of the Day? No Lesson today! It’s Saturday! But there is only one more week before school starts, so there is a lot so stuff to do. So no time to waste.
Ms. AKH has been busy on her project! (She has her own little column, right in the middle of the first page… the one that says: “Hey!! scott talking here, pay attention”..she has been working real hard on it, so be sure to go there and read…
DS#1 is working on getting everything ready for the new school year (at Mill Fill High, of course!). Not just a few changes there this year, new Exchange Students! We have a group coming in from (the Autonomous Region of ) Madrid, and everyone is looking forward to welcoming them. Check out some of her subject matter in store for her students.
(the)roger (or RCoyne as he has been sometimes signing in as)(kinda like the RCoyne, decent thug vibe goin with that)(which, in context of Civil War Re-enactination makes for a very strange visual) at any rate, he has been busy with the recession session. And there is some re-decorating that is goin on over here.
So, if you are new to the Wakefield Doctrine, welcome! This thing is fun. And it is not really that hard. Once you do get it, you will be glad you did.
(and we have music…all sorts of music…category defying music…Mr. B? resist any reasonable effort at categorization, if you would…)
*Doctrine: not associated with any sect, denomination, religion or any other scary bunch of people who seem all, like friendly and interesting at first but the next thing you know they are asking you to help them hand out little leaflet things at the bus station or the cafeteria…those people we…the Doctrine does have those kind of people, but they are clearly marked and easy to avoid.
** Actually it kind of makes you a clark, but that would come as no surprise to you, would it?……clark
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