On Fri, 3 Nov 1995 JOHNWFIELD@aol.com wrote:
> Replying to LO3596 --
[ the following list of five archetypal behaviors ]
> o The Pure Tekkie, who will automate anything that moves, no matter what
> o The Pure Behaviorist, whose dislike for technology begins with the clubs
> o The Pure Systems Thinker, who is more interested in sensitizing everyone
> o The Action-Oriented Manager, to whom rapid-paced flow of decisions is
> o The Improviser, who has the highly unusual ability to invent process on
This is hilarious and deadly all at once. Some truths, on their own
strength alone, provoke confessions: and so I must confess myself a Pure
Oh, but now hold on there. These are of course, as you pointed out,
"archetypes". And I am most certainly not one of those. None of us are.
The fact is, reading your list, when I reached number three I immediately
felt a shock of recognition. And a little voice said, "Michmerhuizen, if
you ever fell from grace, and embraced all the most vicious habits you are
capable of, you would be one of those archetype number three types."
Now I feel better. Confession is good for the soul.
Well, aside from the frolicsome humor, doesn't every one of us recognize,
in some way, at some time, our own weaknesses? And don't these often take
the form of "archetypal" responses to the situations we find ourselves in?
-- Regards Jim Michmerhuizen firstname.lastname@example.org web residence at http://world.std.com/~jamzen/ ........................................................................... . . . . There are far *fewer* things in heaven and earth, Horatio, . . . . . . . . . than are dreamt of in your philosophy... . . | _ .