Saturday, 11 July 2015

Different Drums and Different Drummers

Brief summary of the above topic by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates in their book titled; Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types.
If I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my view or if my emotion is less than yours, or more, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly. Or yet if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, let me be.

The point is that people are different from each other, and that no amount of getting after them is going to change them. Nor is there any reason to change them, because the differences are probably good, not bad. People are different in fundamental ways.  They want different things; they have different motives, purposes, aims, values, needs, drives, impulses, urges. Nothing is more fundamental than that. They believe differently, they think, recognize, conceptualise, perceived, understand, comprehend, and cogitate differently. And of course, manners of acting and emoting, governed as they are by wants and beliefs, follow suit and differ radically among people.
People can’t change form no matter how much and in what manner we require them to. Form is inherent, indelible. It is the thinking and wanting that is required to change the thinking and wanting. Form cannot be self-changing.
In 1907 Adickes said man is divided into four world views: Dogmatic, agnostic, traditional and innovative. In 1920 Kretschmer said abnormal behavior was determined by the temperament similar to those of Adickes; hyperesthetic, anesthetic, melancholic and hypomanic. Thus some people are born too sensitive, some too insensitive, some too serious, and some too excitable. Around 1920 Adickes spoke similarly pointing to four ‘’ mistaken goals’’ people of different make pursue when upset; recognition, power, service and revenge. Also in 1920, Spranger told of four human values that set people apart; religious, theories, economic and artistic. Note critically that if you don’t have yourself accurately portrayed, no way can you portray anyone else accurately.

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