Straight from the Archives…”Of Metal and Mayhem and the Softer Side…. “

‘Morning. This didn’t quite work the way I expected. No never mind. Today is my first re-print. May I present a GirlieOnTheEdge post from July 30, 2014 (sans comments):

….of clarklike females. So yeah. The vid today is of a clarklike female. Performed by a clarklike female. Du-uh. Dead giveaway? The boots. With that dress. OK. “Easy peasy”. For clarks to spot at any rate. Sure. Plenty of my sisters wear boots. It’s not the fact of boots, rather the wearing of them that makes the difference. What do I mean by that? Well, it’s about what it represents. It is not a conscious thing.

How to tell the clark, scotts and rogers in your life? Well, there are certain “characteristics”, markers if you will, that give you a clue. Bottom line? It’s how a person relates themselves to the world. I often talk with Clark of the Wakefield Doctrine. You too, btw, can call in every Saturday night, 8:00 pm EST.  We wind up talking Doctrine eventually, right Cyndi? 🙂

I’m about self-development. Most of you know that already.  Being a clark, it’s a nev-er – en-ding endeavour. As it happens, I was talking to Clark yesterday. One thing led to another and we got talking about his post about rogers and their “expression“. About what it means for a roger to lose their “expression”, what it means when there is no longer a “context” for them to manifest that expression. Conclusion? It’s not a personal thing. It’s about the herd.

Our conversation ended with a brief discussion about the rogerian characteristic known as “lashing out”. What it represents, how it manifests and with whom. Hint:  scotts got nothin’ to worry about! It’s a sensitive topic for sure. Who likes to talk about the negative aspects of our selves?

I won’t lie. It’s often not a pretty conversation. But you know the old saying – “no pain, no gain”. Self improvement, from a clark’s perspective, requires talking about (for example) our propensity to tolerate a roger’s lashing out as much as why rogers behave this way with clarks (mostly).

Yep. Much can be learned about oneself via the Wakefield Doctrine. And I’m talking to you scotts! and rogers now as well. You can learn a ton of shit about other people. And learn a lot about your own damn self.

At some point, when the dots start connecting, when the language to express the understanding begins to emerge, it’s a hell of a lot of fun. It’s not all about the negatives. It’s simply about what makes people tick. Life 101.

There’s a common saying about the Doctrine: “it’s for you, not them”.  Think I’m going to request a special order t shirt from Clark with just that saying…

It’s Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by and reading my mid-week ponderings. Hey Christine! More music that doesn’t make your ears bleed:)




  1. ivywalker · January 27, 2016

    This was really pertinent for me today. Glad i read it before work where the lead roger has been losing her power and thereby expression is being squashed…i will try to stay cognizant of this today for both our sakes…as a clark who doesn’t appreciate a lasing out at me…and to be more tolerant of her situation


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 27, 2016

      This is pretty cool Ivy. The re-print didn’t include the original comments. You were one of the first to leave a comment on this post back in 2014:D
      I’m glad this was helpful for you today 🙂
      I came by this post this morning stricktly by accident. Or was it?!


  2. Cynthia · January 27, 2016

    Gotz to get ready for work but HAD to comment. Okay, I wear boots…I’ve even worn them with dresses, but I don’t have a “good” pair of Doc Martens. Hehe.
    And…let’s see…that song is awesome. 🙂
    And self-development? Yes. All the time. All the time. Checking out 10 books from the library because I want to be a better boss, think better, improve relationships with people, understand people better. OMG…Call me Clark. lolol


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 27, 2016

      Thanks Cyndi! And call you a clark I shall, as I do!
      You know, you also commmented on this post when originally published in 2014 🙂

      Now Cynthia, all self respecting clarklike females need a “good” pair of Docs or comparable boots. You know. Dress 😀

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