Psychology is defined as the reasons, for particular and individual interpretation of reality.One interprets rain as a blessing for the crops, and another as a definite inconvenience to one's picnic plans. Growing crops is a context for the interpretation of rain. Picnic plans is a different context for the interpretation of rain. Rain means the picnic will be called off.
The Thinking-I is a conceptual controller, as a function of the memory, wherein the memory of one's self, as the history of what the Thinking-I can and cannot do in the physical world, is the reference library for all thinking and decision-making.The Thinking-I encounters a furry creature, compares it to reference in the memory as automatic or volitional, decides it is a skunk and retreats as fast as is prudent.
Interpretation is the particular Associations one may choose from the the myriad of possibilities available in the memory, which are associated or attached to any given present sensation in present circumstance or present mental activity, like 'seaside' can produce any of multitudinous associations from ocean front to restaurant.
Interpretation as the choice of Association is defined as automatic or volitional selection.Associational selections are made automatically in lightning speed, which is necessary for instantaneous response to potentially life-threatening or harmful situations, such as one jumped at the sudden appearance of a snake. After the so-called heat of the moment, the Thinker may volitionally select specific associations, perhaps more appropriate to the initial response. The snake is volitionally identified as of a harmless variety by searching the memory. Automatic association is called habitual, and allows for all sorts of automated activity like walking, running, eating, driving or conversation. However the associative processes of ordinary thinking can also become fairly automatic, when it might otherwise be volitional and creative. Whenever thunder was heard one always associated God bowling in the sky.
Context is the organization of the memory into categories of conceptual information.Salad is categorized as food and not clothes. When seeing or thinking about salad, one will automatically and volitionally associate related mental information such as lettuce, vegetables or fruit, dressing or croutons. If one sees or thinks of a particular salad such as Caesar Salad, a more limited and precise category is associated, such as romaine lettuce, Worcestershire Sauce, raw or coddled egg yolks etc. The Interpretive Context is all associative information pertaining and related to salads, or this particular salad. Volitional selection would be to create a new salad recipe. Volitional selection would be to create a new salad recipe or to fantasize settings in the salad might be served.
The primary premise here is that there are two all-inclusive and primary contexts for Interpretation defined as the Ego and Identities. The Ego is called the Interpretive Context of the body, meaning restricted only to those associations that have been formed by the direct experience of the body, either as internal to itself or external, as its environment. The Identities are called Interpretive contexts as created by the mind and thinker.Because the Ego as context of the body is Conservative, and because the Identities as creations of the mind tend to be Progressive, the Ego and Identities are quite often at war and antagonistic to each other. In the Conservative System, Ego interpretation is dominant. In the Progressive System the Identities predominate. Ego interpretation where consequence is inherent in the body and thus more closely related to Natural Affection. Identities are created by the mind and thus consequence is adopted to correspond to the personification, which determines emotional content. Consequence of the Ego and Identities can be in conflict, such as reckless driving endangered the body, but was an adopted Identity as daredevil.
One and All:
The Ego represents the Interpretive Context of One single body.See yum-yum Peanut Butter, but alas associate heartburn, whenever it is eaten. However excluding exceptions like the aforesaid heartburn problem, most all bodies of a same species are essentially the same, with nearly identical sensory, vascular, respiratory, digestive or sexual systems, etc.
This means that in the context of Ego interpretation, most people are alike in the interpretation of the world, through the context of the body.Ego interpretation represents commonality, universality, equality, and the shared experience of the world environment through the sensory system. Everyone in the crowd jumped at the sound of a firecracker.
The interpretation through the context of the Ego is an internality representing a conceptual construct of a universal and singular body, which by its dynamic is essentially the same for everybody with minor differences.The Ego as the interpretive context of the body is based on universalities, unification, commonalities, empathy, similarities, ethics, cooperation, sharing, compassion, love or sacrifice. By the body, everybody is everybody, with heart, lungs, brains, and nearly a universality of the facilities of sight, smell, hearing, taste and feel.
The Identities represent the Interpretive Context for any number, to all possible personifications, that can be adopted by a single individual, or any and all as states of mind. [One] represents the singular body, and the [All] represents the potentiality for the single mind to create all Identities and personifications.By adopting the various objectives and corresponding values that characterize various Identities as states of mind, the One individual can adopt or create various personifications distinct from the singular body. Persons can adopt the Identities of Chef, Animator, Auctioneer, Monk or Mortgage Broker, Skydiver or Spy. These Identities can correspond or conflict with the Ego. A Chef may more readily correspond to the Ego than a Skydiver. Identities can be individual, antagonistic, conflicting or hostile to the Ego, and the Identities of others. Identities such as racist, religious fanatic, con-artist and thief will conflict with other personifications.
The Identities represent interpretation through the contexts of personifications created by the mind, of which any number can be created, such as cowboy, conductor, painter or lawyer.Identities may correspond to Conservative tenants like 'early to bed, early to rise', but because they are creations of the mind, without the necessity of actual physical embodiment, like one imagined themselves to be a future rock star, and because Identities are usually adopted as correspondences to the accomplishment of objectives, like firemen fight fires, Identities may be created for the sole purpose of progressive goals, as more than simple maintenance. The Identity was an all-night gambler.
Identities for the most part are based on externalities to the body, as Identifications and personifications based on objectives, as skill, professions, achieving goals or wannabe.Most Identities are upstanding, however with the Progressive System, Identities are used to achieve distinction, separation and superiority over the context of the Ego-body, creating antagonistic dualities between body and mind.
Internal and External Authority:
Internal Authority is called all the resource information as pertains to the body contained in the memory, as the Interpretive Context of he Ego.The body is an internality to the external environment, wherein interpretation and decision-making originates in reference to the self, as one admits one does have the strength to to climb the cliff, although the go ahead.
Internal Authority also can refer to self-decision, in which the individual may make the choice to hike alone, without resorting to External Authority, in this case being contrary advice from family and friends as retained in the memory, but the source of which is external to the individual self.
External Authority is called all resource information as pertains to Identities which are based on personifications with objectives as created by the mind.The adoption of the Identity of soldier may have no relationship to one's self, as the personal constitution of the body, but may be created because of family expectations maintaining tradition. The Identity of soldier is in this case is External Authority, as adopted by the mind and Thinking-I, for reasons perhaps outside the individual's personal predilections.
The Ego and Identities are both contained in the conceptual make-up of every individual, as Interpretive Contexts of the Thinking-I, which can switch between contexts at will.Great concern is taken in the preparation of one's dinner, which is a priority of the Ego, while at the same time one is watching the news, with as external Interpretive Identity of politician. The Ego as Prime Interpreter is what concerns the sphere of the body, as what is called Internal Authority. Women can be said as a generality to be more concerned with Ego related issues, such hearth and home, children, food, health or romance.
When the Ego is the primary interpreter, it is called a propensity to Conservative Interpretive Context.This is said to be Internal Authority, wherein the body is governed primarily by prohibitions for safety sake, and the conservative continuance of the self in a same or similar manner, but definitely not a worse condition, such as accident or ill-health.
When the Identity is the primary interpreter it is called a Progressive propensity.Both the economics of Necessity and Subsistence and Excess and Profit are objectives necessary to survival. Thus an Identity may be said to have a propensity to be either primarily Conservative or Progressive. A collector of cans for a living would be called Conservative, while a rich real estate developer of course would be Progressive.
Primary And Secondary Identities:
A Primary Identity is that personification of which the individual identifies themselves, and the Interpretive Context primarily relied upon and incorporated.All individuals tend to have more than one Identity, such as father or mother, teacher, driver of a vehicle, hobbies, political or cultural interests, although these Identities are generally not recognized as such. The Primary Identity is often determined by cultural mores, such as 'woman's place is in the home', or 'the man must be the breadwinner'. Or the individual can adopt, select or create any Primary Identity as so inclined such as nurse, teacher, carpenter or beer truck driver.
Secondary Identities are the Interpretive Contexts of things people do or positions people take.Secondary Identities include such things as hobbies, club presidents, sports enthusiasts and various amateur pursuits. Secondary Identities are generally self-created based on interests more closely connected to the body, as passions and activities that feel good, like cooking, hiking or sight-seeing historical sights.
The Primary Identity and each or any of the Secondary Identities may correspond or conflict with the Ego and each other.Correspondences would be Identities that conform with the nature of the individual body or Ego. A female Identity generally accords with a female body-ego, although the Primary or Secondary Identity of Tomboy may seem preferable to some. An example of conflict might be when a heterosexual Identity does not conform with a homosexual body-ego, and these conflicts may or may not be suppressed. In this last instance the Secondary Identity of antique effete, may correspond to the homosexual body-ego, but be in conflict with a Primary Identity of heterosexual cowboy.
The Ego, Primary and Secondary Identities may each and all be in conflict with each other, or all may be in correspondence, or there may exist some mix.The Primary Identity of the gangster, may conflict with the Ego as husband and family man, and a Secondary Identity as child molester.
Progressive Evaluative Complex:
Progressive Primary Identities:
In the real world the Progressive Primary Identity usually takes the form of occupation.'What do you do?' is the common refrain. Occupation means the product produced, and the amount of money generated. The Consequence of each of these objectives is assessed by Numerical Evaluation. The product produced such as health worker, maintenance man or gardener produces a result measured against the progressive idyllic icon. The health worker, maintenance man maintain and gardener maintain conditions as they already are, produce little or no profit, and thus are low ranking with an accordant degree of wages. That which makes a profit gets a higher ranking. An invention may produce a service to mankind or simply be a useless fad which generates revenue. In either case the ranking is higher since profit is produced with accordant increase in monetary wealth. In contrast religious folk may consider their religious Identity as Primary, and any occupational Identity as a Secondary.
Progressive Secondary Identities:
Progressive Secondary Identitiesare things like body-building, weight-reducing, fitness programs or health regimines of one kind or another. The impetus for these practices generally do not proceed from the body-ego or from illness related incentive but from the mind, wherein the comparative authority is the muscle man, model or fitness freak, each as External Authority, in which the results of these programs are deemed of greater worth than the natural self. However since these personas may be created by the mind, without consultation with the body itself through inner feeling, many times these can be harmful, like liposuction or facelifts.
Conservative Primary Identities:
Conservative Secondary Identities: