Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
If this is your first visit to the Doctrine, we are happy to see some new faces. You will find this an interesting ‘place’ and in all likelihood you will like it here for one of three reasons:
1. There is no such thing as boring new information
2. There’s some kick-ass music videos and that AKH and this glenn guy they really seem alright.
3. There is a tradition here that goes back at least 35 years. How bad can it be?
So let’s get you some (nearly free) hats (for your damn heads) and show you around. Better yet, let’s get our rogers and our scotts to join us on this here tour. Yeah, we will show you the museum and the archives and we will show you how we have fun here. And be sure to remind us to tell you about Wakefield. That’s right! There is a real Wakefield! Saturday night is the night we drive through Wakefield in the real world during our Saturday Night Wakefield Doctrine Live Call-in. Now you can call the Doctrine and your questions will be answered…from Wakefield!! Fun!! Informative!!! You will be a better person for it! (Saturday Nights 8:00 to 8:45 pm EST Dial: 1-218-339-0422 Enter Passcode: 512103#)
Oh and look who just showed up. Here’s Ms. AKH. Just in time to welcome our new visitors and give them a tour around the Doctrine. (I hope she stays on her best behavior. No F-bombs and such)
OK everyone, please line up and let’s all try to stay together so no one misses anything. (This is gonna suck. I can’t believe I let Clark talk me into this. At least I don’t have to worry about losing all of the those fuckin’ rogers. Wish I could…) Before we begin, I’ll give you a bit of background. The Wakefield Doctrine has been established for 35 years and it is built upon the premise that everyone experiences the world/reality differently from one of three overlapping but distinctive perspectives. The three groups (clarks, scotts and rogers) represent three distinct characteristic perceptions of reality and are classified as such by their habitual responses to the world. It is important to note that all people possess the characteristics of clarks, scotts and rogers but that it is the predominance of qualities from one (over the other two) that makes us who we are. No one is entirely clarklike or scottian or rogerian.
First I’d like to address the statement by Clark referring to myself and a certain glenn, that we “really seem alright” (being scotts that is. Fuck you Clark.) There seems to be an initial preconceived notion by new visitors that scotts are the least desirable of the three, thus causing most newbies to shy away from the notion that they may very well be predominately affiliated with the scotts as such. (fine with me. more prey) But we’ll get to that later (they have no idea what they’re missing. Poor bastards. They’ll see…) The truth is there is no good or bad about any of the three. It is simply a matter of their perceptions of the world and their characteristic responses.
So let’s start off by learning to understand the three personality types. (God help me I sound like a damn roger.) If you’ll refer to the 3 sections in the upper right-hand corner on the Doctrine home page (CLARKS SCOTTS ROGERS). Here is where you will quickly be able to learn in-depth about each of the three. Perhaps you are already beginning to think of some of the people that you know as you peruse these sections. And that, in a nutshell, is the whole purpose of the Doctrine. That is to say, once you can differentiate the three you will find yourself saying “oh….so that’s why he acts the way he does. He’s such a (clark/scott/roger-take your pick).” That, folks, is the beauty of the Wakefield Doctrine. You can finally understand and have the answer to the age-old question “why do people do the things they do?“ And further, by understanding this, you will actually be able to predict their behavior in any given situation. (We scotts love this. Gives us the edge. Perfect for hunting own our prey. Fuck yeah…) How cool is that? To finally understand everyone around you. Friends, family, spouses, bosses, ANYONE!! Thus lending itself as a useful and fun tool.
OK. Now let’s take a look at some of the more explanatory, if you will, posts. That is to say, the ones which our new readers can immediately relate to and gain more understanding of the three types.
don’t tell me, show me these types (love this one)
look no further! we have the answer you are searching for, provided of course, that the question you have is: How I can understand the behavior of others and better understand myself through a system comprised of only three personality types?
These are just a couple to get your feet wet. There are also some great hubs on hubpages by the renowned Progenitor of this whole damn thing. Just search the Wakefield Doctrine in hubs and you will see all of them. Hell, we’re starting to show up everywhere (facebook, hubpages, stumbleupon, posterous, tumblr, google buzz, blogged, blogcatalog and scribd just to name a few).
And that concludes our tour for this evening.* We’ll be here for you 24/7 for your enjoyment, comments, questions, whatever. See you over there at the Wakefield Doctrine.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the videos! You’ll find them in every post. Nope, can’t have a post without a video. Your reward for reading.
Now if you’ll follow me into the drawing room I have a special guest as you’ve never seen him before.*(Ah… Ian to calm me down inside. Thank God. I don’t know how much longer I could’ve gone on in a civilized manner. Fuck that. Was starting to crawl out of my frickin’ skin. Next time I’ll leave it up to Clark. Nah, that might be a little bit tricky for our newbies. Guess it’ll have to be a fuckin’ roger. Hmmmm. Not sure about that either. They’d probably fall asleep on him. No. We’ll leave it to the Progenitor Clark. Afterall, it is his baby.)