I happen to know the 2 children in this picture are siblings. I also happen to know they are both clarks. Knowing this, how is it they have the same kind of look on their faces?! Precisely! Because they are clarks! Anyone who: 1) knows a clark, or 2) is familiar with the Wakefield Doctrine, will tell you we like people simply do not like posing for pictures. LOL
Obviously there is more to identifying a clark than noticing a characteristic dislike of having his/her picture taken. Still, ya got to admit – how weird is this pic? Which brings me to another oft used word to describe clarks. “Weird”.
It’s true. Of the 3 personality types, clarks are the “outsiders”. Referred so to describe how they relate themselves to the world which is to say clarks see the world from a distance, as a thing out/over there. We do not feel, never felt, part of/members of the herd (everybody else). Translation? clarks will tell you they feel, have always felt “different”. And while growing up had a desire to “be like everyone else”, to be “normal”.
clarks live inside their heads. we are a creative people, we see and concede the possibility of virtually anything because, after all, if you can think it then there must be a way to realize it. Whatever “it” is. clarks often appear reserved, polite (do not be misled. LOL) and….nice. We hate that adjective. Why? A good question to ask the folks at the Doctrine. As children, clarks were reluctant to raise their hands first in class. Not because we didn’t know the answer but rather we did not want to be wrong. In front of everyone.
By now you’ve noticed I’m a proponent for the Wakefield Doctrine as a life tool. As I continue to learn how to express the immense value of the Doctrine, I find myself still wondering how do I say, as a clark, “here is a view of the world from the perspective of a roger, a clark, a scott. What is the language I can use to express/describe what it’s like to be a clark, scott or roger?” Want to spread the word man:)
Since it appears to be trying Thursday, I’ll try and keep it simple. There is no other self-help guru, book, program, workshop that comes close to the Wakefield Doctrine. It’s unique, effective, simple, (sort of) and challenging. What can it do? Things like answer questions we all ask at one time or other: “why did he/she do that?, why did I react like that and not like that?” or “how is it I can achieve ____”, why did they treat me like that?!”
It can often be heard/read that “the Wakefield Doctrine is for you not for them” . Those of us who set down the road of “self-improvement” are aware that to do so is to take responsibility for our own selves. For example, I accept the notion that if I change my clarklike nature in a relationship, that itself changes the relationship (from my clarklike perspective). This is a key concept. And not everyone has the stomach for it.
OK, OK! I get it! See? See? Here’s another way to figure out if you or someone you know is a clark – if people “yell” at you/them to get to the point and stop making it so damned complicated, you probably have a clark on your hands. LOL. (rogers are also quite verbose and are famous for telling stories that take forever. One inherent difference? rogers need to be sure everyone has the back story or history of a thing. clarks are about facts, rogers are about the emotion)
Hell, this is a mess. If you feel like it, are inclined to, are curious, have nothing else to do this afternoon then call this number today at 3:30 EST 1-218-339-0422. At the prompt enter this number 512103. It’s self-explanatory. The Lady will connect you to the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Call In Show, Thursday style. Ask questions, listen, participate or not. It’s usually fun and informative, friendly and non-judgmental! Yo clarks! It’s a no fear zone! LOL