Working Backwards into the Wheelbook
from any Situation You Are Studying

The following Index of Wheel Topics can be handy when studying situations that have already passed in your life that you feel interested in, are troubled by, or perhaps, are being upset over.

After an encounter with another person, or a troubling telephone conversation, or a dinner attended by friends, or a staff meeting at the office--after any such events in life, it is possible to study the behavior of the people who were present in the wheelbook from the things that you remember, especially the things that were blatant and stood out for you. Even little insights here and there can be interesting.

One way to study a past event is to go through the wheelbook from the beginning and see if the wheels jog your memory of what happened, perhaps through their descriptions of the eight scenarios first, and the gestures and appearance that goes along with them, or maybe by realizing what the strong emotions were of certain others remembered in the scene, etc.

Another way is to work backwards into the wheelbook from the nature of the encounter that took place.

If a person was telling about a problem they had with someone else to somebody on the phone, and they're puzzled about the way the other person acted, they can go to the Index and find: "How they relate to your problems with other people: Examples:" on page 30 in the wheelbook.

Or, after any meeting or gathering, one can go to the Index and find: "How they each interact," and "What they each contribute to the meeting," and go back in their memory and place the types of others who were there--as well as the types of one's self.

With any problem with another person that you are wishing you could understand, you can go through the Index and find the topics that may be most appropriate for clearing up what's going on.

In summary, the Index of Wheel Topics makes it possible for you to find which wheels are most pertinent to whatever you have seen, without going through the whole wheelbook. As you read through the wheel topics in the Index, you will find those that match up best with the questions you have about the scene that you are remembering. (And don't forget your own part in the picture, as well as the parts of others!)

Index of Wheel Topics
A preliminary view of the Essence . . . the eight types at their best: 2
A preliminary view of the Personality . . . the eight types at their worst: 3
How they each interact to get it done: What they each contribute to the meeting: 4
In relation to time: In relation to space:5
The scenario that each type projects on any present scene: Typical gestures of each type: 6
How each type appears to other people: Appearance and posture of the types: 7
Negative emotional feelings: Reciprocal positive emotional feelings: 8
Experiential sensations of negative emotions: Conceptual rationales for negative emotions: 9
Eight great lies that they each believe: When things go bad, they may be thinking: 10
What they most characteristically speak of: In their thinking, they may see themselves as the11
What they probably think the other person did wrong: What they think the other didn't do: 12
What they probably think they are going to do: What they think they aren't going to do: 13
These are the basic ego needs of each type: When their egos are satisfied, they may think: 14
Basic motives of the ego: What they want from the thing, or event: 15
Basic ego conditioning that causes everyday problems: Ways they are each blocked by ego: 16
These are ego avoidances of life: With the ego under great stress, each type tends towards: 17
Manipulations 1: Examples: 18
Manipulations 2: Examples: 19
Manipulations 3: Examples: 20
Manipulations 4: Examples: 21
Manipulations 5: Examples: 22
Manipulations 6: Exmples: 23
Defenses 1: Examples: 24
Defenses 2: Examples: 25
Each type has its own characteristic expectation: Each has its own characteristic entitlement: 26
Remember that the types are four pairs of reciprocals: Respectively, they can be expected to27
You can sit back and watch each of the types: Other possibly aggravating habits: 28
These are some of their classical roles: Their message to everyone is: 29
How they relate to your problems with other people: Examples: 30
Their policy in a bad situation: Maybe, in a sexual interlude: 31
Typical courses of action: Examples: 32
They may be seen telling other people: Underlying this may be: 33
Some troubling days they may find: Examples: 34
What they may have to do, to keep it up: So, they might be spending all their time: 35
Characteristic statements: Characteristic invitations to trouble: 36
As a rare final resort: When they can't handle it: 37
The biggest mistake that each may have made: Propensity to possible emotional disorder: 38
They may ultimately be seen by others as the: Unless there is some healing, they may be: 39
Fundamental essential qualities: What their essential lives are about: 40
The essential human being in action: Moving about in a world of natural resources:41
Their destiny, in essence, is: Without manipulative personality, their life would be: 42
Strong qualities that they each show: When their game is good, you can see each type: 43
What they've got: What they each add to it: 44
This is a good person to turn to, for: You can count on them for: 45
Essential strengths: Essential qualities: 46
This is what they can do: This is how they can do it: 47
Classical characteristics: Classical roles: 48
What they are really great assistance for: These are some bonus qualities: 49
Special talents: Significant essential resources: 50
What it takes to have the right stuff: What it can come to: 51
Personality and Essence
Personality is a corruption of essence: Essence underlies personality: 52
These are natural things that they like: But, if this grows into: 53
Outside, ways of self defeat. Inside, qualities of being. Outer roles are not 'you.' 54
Outer roles are adopted (reacting to parents, society): Inner strengths are yours: 55
Inside, what you already have going for you: Outside, going too far: 56
Personality is essence taken to extremes: Essence is only moderation of your style: 57
Fundamental existential bases of the types: Basic phenomenology of the types: 58
Authentic Non-Manipulative Communications60

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