Audio Track 15: Labeling of “the patient” and criteria of “madness”.
Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982. They were rediscovered after his death by chance and some sections of the tapes were partly recovered. This post is the fifteenth audio track (there was nothing recoverable on the 13th ,14th). 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.”
Track 15: Labeling of “the patient” and two of the four criteria of “madness”.
Labeling versus “diagnosis”: the relieving of responsibility of the family dysfunction.
Madness: 1) repetitive, 2) appears unreasonable