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History of Madness – Track 2

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped in 1982.  This post is the second audio track.  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 … Continue reading

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The History of Madness — Track 1

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped in 1982.  This is the first audio track.  More audio tracks will follow. He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the … Continue reading

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The Premise

“The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments. Undignified as such a treatment may seem to some of my colleagues, I shall have to take account of this clash and explain … Continue reading

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The Revolution of Corrective Counseling

[Editor: This is one of the last pieces of my father’s writings] [Editor: HyperLinks added] [Pillars of Madness] This revolution revealed to those who cared to look that every successful method of corrective counseling owed its success, not to the factor … Continue reading

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Defending One’s Self

DEFENDING SELF EACH PERSON WANTS HIS OR HER WORTHINESS VALUED IF IT IS NOT VALUED, THEN THE PERSON FEELS SHAME WHEN A PERSON FEELS SHAME, THAT PERSON DEFENDS SELF BY EMPLOYING A SAFEGUARDING ROLE AND A DISTRACTING RITUAL AND, IF … Continue reading

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The Premise of Madness

The Premise of Madness The following is one of Dr. David West Keirsey’s last distillations of his work on “Madness”.  Even I forget that he even included the method of intervention. “Though this is madness, yet there’s method in it” — … Continue reading

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Productive Ability

The four kinds of ability are not equally distributed. Half of the population, fifty percent, are Guardians, born with logistical ability, Forty percent of the population are Artisans, born with tactical ability. That leaves a mere ten percent for the … Continue reading

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The Judge Rotenberg Center  Artist: Kim Noble  The JRC Have you ever heard of the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC)?  Probably not.  They are, well, infamous to most of us in the profession.…

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ABILITY: Safeguarding Roles and Distracting Rituals

The above is a frame of coordinates with column factors that intersect with row factors resulting in INTERSECTION variants.  Each variant is unique. Thus, consider intersection 1A, Diplomatic Preempting. Note how different it is from, say, intersection 4A, Diplomatic Accommodating, … Continue reading

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Mad Words

MAD WORDS When someone acquires a ritual of using certain words in ways that do not make sense, or acquires a ritual of using certain tools in ways that are counter-productive, witnesses regard such rituals as madness. They wonder if … Continue reading

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