All Sorts of People - Ordered Complexity
Section 6: A seventh personality style, the...10/13/06
The 'telephone switchboard' of human personality has a unique insight into the operation of the other personality types, and often acts as a coordinating influence in our current society.
Section 5: Exhorter and Contributor, the fifth and sixth...
The Exhorter deals with crisis; the Contributor optimizes within limits of challenge and adventure; in combination, they implement self-initiated planning and action.
Section 4: Historical and internal evidence for a fifth...
Three individuals in history with energy and imagination, who push others, and who deal with transitions between states, are compared with the contrasting conditions of Tourette's syndrome and Parkinson's disease, to demonstrate the existence of a...
Section 3: Teacher and Mercy - two personality styles...
The Teacher feels emotional about the elegant explanation. The Mercy identifies emotionally with others. These two individuals never get married.
Section 2: Perceiver and Server - two personality styles...
The principled Perceiver -- eclectic, outspoken, bound by duty, sensitive to the negative -- is contrasted with the sensible Server who does things one at a time, in response to the need.
Section 1: Personality profiles - a Big Picture...
This book may describe you. You will see who you can marry. We will explain the compatibilities and conflicts between you and your marriage partner, and between the two of you and your children.
Section 9: Perceiver and Contributor Expanded and Compared
The Contributor as a mental strategy develops upon a basis of Perceiver and Server thought. We compare Contributor planning with its Perceiver foundation.
Section 8: The Perceiver in more Detail.
This highly associative and outspoken individual thinks in terms of duty, honor, and justice, and despises the hypocrites around him who just 'don't get it' that these traits form the core of their 'personhood.'
Section 7: Contributor and Exhorter Expanded and...
The two cognitive styles which together generate imagination look at things very differently - we'll look in detail at some of these distinctions.
A Digression: The Teacher in History - Part One
We demonstrate how we obtained these traits by looking in history at two individuals who demonstrated the cognitive style of Teacher. We look here at the headings of 'Curiosity,' 'Concentration', and 'An Intellectual Loner'.
Section 11: A Comparison of the Perceiver and the Mercy
These two associative strategies together handle object recognition in the right hemisphere. It's interesting to examine how they divide the responsibility.
Section 10: A Closer Look at the Mercy
What takes place inside a person with deep emotional sensitivity?
A Digression: The Teacher in History - Part Three
We close this digression with a look at the headings of 'Conflicts with Natural Family,' 'At Times a Dictator,' 'Humor and Relaxation,' 'Teacher and Facilitator,' and 'The Teacher-Terrorist.
A Digression: The Teacher in History Part Two
We look here at the headings of 'The Teacher IS his understanding,' 'Conflicting Emotions,' and 'Many Books, Few Externals, a Simple Life.'
Section 12: A Comparison of the Teacher and the Perceiver.
These are the two strategies that together handle theoretical thought.
Section 14: A Closer Look at the Server.
The cognitive strategy that supervises action, and is responsible for copying and mimicking others, is placed into a symmetry framework with three other styles, in preparation for a look at the cognitive style of Facilitator.
Section 13: A Comparison of the Contributor and the...
The highest level of cognitive analysis is compared with the module that is responsible for 'understanding.'
Section 16: A Comparison of the Server and the Contributor.
Contributor strategy coordinates right hemisphere Perceiver analysis and left hemisphere Server thought in order to generate planning and contingency analysis; we look here at what is done in the right hemisphere, at the Server foundation and then the...
Section 15: A Comparison of the Server and the Mercy.
These two strategies together generate Extraversion, just as Teacher and Perceiver in cooperation create Introversion; we look at the division of labor between the two modes of thought.
Section 20: The Facilitator Part Four
We integrate the coordinating role of Facilitator strategy into civilization theory, and prepare for a transition to history and Exhorter strategy.
- United States
More information'All Sorts of People - Ordered Complexity' is a collection of seven linked books:
Book One presents personality differences - we may describe you, your family, your friends, in a great deal of detail. We develop symmetries between the various forms of thought. This will help us later as we map things onto the human brain.
Book Two examines the energy engine of the mind, the source of our excitement. This form of thought operates strongly in one personality style and gives it 'charisma.' We'll look at multiple historical persons, using direct quotes chained together from published historical biographies. That way you know we aren't making this up.
Book Three analyzes typical compatibilities and conflicts, and uses this information, with the symmetries developed previously, to generate a static model of the human mind. Surprisingly, there turn out to be only about eight common marriage combinations.
Book 4 looks at a second personality style - it's the basis for sensitivity, and thus for human interaction and love. We examine its development, in persons from history, again using only direct quotes from historical biographies.
Books 5, 6 and 7 are too sensitive to put on to audio. Thus, we leave them for you to read by yourself - they can be downloaded from our website at www.cognitivestyles.com.
These seven books, taken together, provide a possible explanation for human consciousness - this is the Holy Grail of the social sciences. We leave it for you to judge how well we succeed.
A series of accompanying videos for the lectures have been made available.