Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982. This post is the sixth audio track. Some parts of the lectures are missing. But, more audio tracks will follow.
Track 1: The beginning of History of Madness lecture course
He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”. At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness” based social field theory and Temperament.
Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:
“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”
Dr. David West Keirsey
The last part of elementalism
Role theory: Adler, Moreno, Sullivan, Kelly, Ellis, Berne
Programs, Drama, Game, Script, Lifeline
Eric Berne: Hydraulics and Electronic. Robot Theory.
Elements cause behavior. The person is programmed not relevant to the situation. One flaw, the “crazy” is not listening to feedback.
Wholistic Theory: opposite of elementalism.
There is a system: Gestalt.
No causal elements. Polarity
Self Actualization – Kurt Goldstein
Changing and staying the same. Self distribution. Self regulation.
Tape recording (Elron Hubbard – never abandoned metaphor )
The elementalists [Freud, Jung, Adler, etc.] never decoded their metaphors into things you can see. “Freud’s fiction” Attractor elements, Integrator elements.