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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %THEORY HUMAN RESPONSE 960118 People who try to control other people must work in terms of some theory of human response. They act in ways which are based upon some theory of how other people will respond to their actions. Their theory may not be conscious or articulated. They may not have explained their theory of response to anybody; but yet in some dim way they operate in terms of some set of expectations of how people will respond to their attempts to be in control. At a naive level controllers may expect others to just yield to their efforts to be in control. At a more sophisticated level controllers may feel that they can win in a competition to be in control. But there are even more levels which are possible. Controllers are likely to be people who think in terms of dichotomies: right versus wrong, moral versus immoral, legal versus illegal, conformal versus non- conformal, proper versus improper, etc. They are likely to expect others to respond in dichotomous ways to their efforts to be in control. They invite others to respond in dichotomous ways to their efforts to be in control. They find it hard to imagine how sophisticated people can be in responding in transcendent ways to dichotomous attempts to be (or appear to be) in control. People can respond to controllers with a whole spectrum of ways which are not clearly either submission or rebellion; not clearly yielding or opposition. More subtle responses are suggested by words such as: heal dragging, lack of enthusiasm, getting sick, having accidents, being confused, being dim-witted, generating confusion, using mis-information, being misleading, being mildly deceptive, withholding information, not being creative, lacking imagination, working slowly, being a bit late, etc. See the next essay. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================