Николай Михайлович 1994–2018 гг.
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In Russian, the word «family» means «seven I». In Russia they often write the word «family» through seven: 7I. But what is this 'I' in the word «family», what are these 'I's, and why are they exactly 7? This will be discussed in the book.
It can not remain unnoticed that whenever the myths and legends, tales and sayings speak about the team, the number 7 surely appears as the number of the team members.
Here are, for example, fairy tales:
Here are the movies:
Here are the popular proverbs and sayings:
Honoring of 7 great wise men is peculiar to ancient cultures, for example:
The novel «About SEVEN sages» in various reprocessing was known in the Middle East, Persia, Byzantium, Europe, and others.
The gods also live in the teams, so the ancient religions are characterized by the peculiar faith – the pantheons were made up of 7 supreme gods. For example:
The myth about the creation of people by the goddess Ninti from the ancient Sumerian epic «Atrahasis» is noteworthy:
Ninti pinched fourteen pieces of clay;
Seven of them she put aside on the right,
Seven put aside on the left…
The goddess has accepted twice seven childbirth,
Seven was born of a masculine gender,
Seven – a feminine gender.
It is possible to recall the Greek tragedy «Seven Against Thebes», recall the 7 sister-pleiad daughters of Atlant, whom Zeus transformed into a constellation, 7 sons and 7 daughters of Helios, 7 Saint Old Testament martyrs (7 brothers Maccabees), 7 angels of the Apocalypse, but the word «family», in which the number 7Is clearly contained, speaks more eloquently about the number of members of the team. The family is 7I (seven I).
The 7 roles of the team is a fact observed by mankind throughout history and therefore reflected in the culture, traditions and religions of the peoples of the world.
Family – it is not just the team connected by ties of marriage and relationship. Family – this is a compulsively established, lapped team. It is known: if characters in the family don’t get on well in any way, then there are no ties of relationship or marriage will keep the family from destruction.
Any team is not just a set of a certain number of members. The team has an internal device – a system of relations between its members. The relationship in the team is built up not at once. Each person needs to find his «place» in the team, everyone must take his «position», should get his role. «Places», «Position», roles – this is all the same. The team has 7 «places» («positions», roles.
People, wised with life experience, know that in the team it is necessary to «establish» themselves. It means that with the certain behaviour one has to declare his claims for quite concrete «position» in the team. However, not everyone can like the claims regarding this «position». In response, the others can «point to his place». They can also put someone «in place». And it will not be the place where the person would prefer to «put» himself.
In the process of lapping of people in the team, there is a fight between them for roles, for «places», for «positions». There are role arguments and showdown. If a person in the team is offered or imposed a role that does not fit to the certain mode of thinking, then he has a mental discomfort. He attempts to change the attitude towards himself, tries to change the position in the team. As a result, he either obtains the other role or accepts his role («love comes with habit»). Otherwise, he has to leave this team, and then they say about him: «He didn’t get on well in the team». In working teams say: «We haven’t worked well together with him».
Eventually, members of the team get on well with each other and the relations between them are stabilized. The team with established and settled relationships is called a lapped, established team. In such a team all roles are occupied and, most importantly, the roles that are occupied suit all members of the team.
Each team attempts to become established and lapped team. As the team has 7 roles, the team wishes to consist of 7 members, from 7I. This is where the word «family» (sem’ya) came from.
If the team has fewer members than 7, then the team achieves to get members for unoccupied (vacant) roles, and if the number of members in the team is more than 7, then the team achieves to get rid of excess members.
They say that the family is a unit of society. It is true. Established, lapped team – this is a unit of society. Each established, lapped team consist of 7 members, of seven I.
Now let us talk about where the roles come from. By the way, everywhere in this book the word «role» is understood not as a role of theatre or cinema, but a psychic role.
People communicate with each other not only in the language of words, but also in the language of feelings (emotions, moods). And the language of feelings is a language of relations. It is not a coincidence that question: «What is your attitude to it?» – is always a question: «What feeling do you have about this?» Therefore, in reply, they tell of some feeling. They say: «I treat this with admiration (contempt, joy, pride, distrust, envy, hatred, ecstasy, horror, satisfaction, etc.)».
Relations and, consequently, feelings, have a role nature. They, explicitly or implicitly, always connected with «places», «positions», roles. With the tone of speech, gestures, facial expressions, posture, by which people express their feelings and attitudes, it is possible «to indicate to a person his place», and it is possible to «put a person in place.» Another thing is that in response you can hear: «What do you take me for? In what tone are you talking to me?!» Such a response means that a person does not like the role (that «place») that he was given, does not like the «place» to which he is «put».
Each feeling, except for strength (depth), has also a role direction. Each feeling is an attitude that is directed from one role to another. Experiencing some feeling, the person is in the role with which this feeling is connected. At the same time, referring to another person with this feeling, he suggests (points) him to take that role to which this feeling is addressed.
The sense of superiority is the attitude, reversed from the role of the Head-Idol to the role of the Victim. When you look down at another one, with superiority, then at this moment you are on the role of the Head-Idol, and you with tone of excellence «point the place» (you instruct to take the role of a humiliated Victim) to that person to whom you address with superiority. In response, you can hear: «In what tone are you talking to me?» What do you take me for?! What are you here pretending to be in front of me?’– This means that he does not like the «indicated place» (the role of the Victim), and he does not recognize your claim to the role of an Idol.
3 feelings are connected with each role (emotions, moods, state of mind). In the end, 7 roles are related to each other with 21 feelings, which constitute the basic set of feelings. From this set, all the vicissitudes of relationships and experiences are composed, just as words and sentences from the letters. There is a scheme of the relations between roles and role record of feelings which are actively used in the role theory of feelings and relations.
Any relationships are always the role relationships. Psychic roles are within each of us. 7 roles are the 7 beginnings of each person, those are his 7 primordial forces, those are the 7 «poles» of his soul, those are 7 «back streets», 7 «snugs» of the soul. The 7 roles of the team are only the manifestation of the seven I, living within each person.
But getting back to the team…
To become a part of the team, a person needs to enter the team for some role. The only question is, for which particular role? Usually, in the team, there are occupied roles, and there are also unoccupied (vacant) roles. And then it turns out that anyhow a role for a person does not fit. Not all roles are equally acceptable for him. There are roles that he likes, and there are those that he does not like. What does it depend on? – From the character formation.
People are different. Each person has his own character composition, his own set of spiritual qualities, his own peculiarities of character. Qualities of the soul, traits of character, peculiarities of character, the tendency of nature – all this same, is role preferences of the person. Each person attempts to occupy the most preferred role for them in the team or at least one of the acceptable roles to him. Another thing is that not always such roles are offered to him. It happens that those roles are already occupied by someone.
The most preferred role is the dominant of the character. It defines the type of character, therefore it is called as well the essence of the character, the essence of the soul or simply the essence of a person. Questions: «What is his character? What is his type of character? What is the essence of his soul? What is the essence of this person» are always a question about what role dominates in the character of this person.
The feelings connected with the role dominating in character generate the leading traits of character of the person. For example, the feelings connected with a role of the Idol – pride, joy and complacency; – generate the corresponding qualities of the soul: arrogance (superiority), idleness (hospitality) and laziness (self-complacency, self-content). If the role of an Idol dominates in character of the person, then those traits of character will be the leading traits of his character.
Of course, the character of a person is not reduced to the dominant of the character (to the most preferable role). Every person is familiar with all the roles, in every person, there is his 7I. However, in the characters of different people there is a different ratio of those seven I. Some I in the character are in a surplus, and others I is lacking. For example, there are people in the character of whose there is a surplus of selfishness and cunning, and heroism and self-sacrificingness is lacking. And others are different: arrogance, idolatry is excessive, and hardness and perseverance is lacking.
To find out the character formation of the person it is necessary:
As a result, it is possible to make a mental portrait of the person, i.e. a portrait of his soul.
In the picture below shows the ancient Slavic god Rugevit. 7 heads of Rugevit under the hat – this is the 7 of his I. The upper head of Rugevit is his basic I (the dominant of his character). Two heads below are two other roles that prevail in his character (the other two 'I's of Rugevit).
Another image of the seven-headed Rugevit.
It should be noted that not only the Western Slavs worshiped to a seven-faced idol. The Nenets also worshiped their seven-faced idol Vesako on the island of Vaigach.
The idea of the seven I am clearly expressed in the petroglyph from Khakassia: a seven-headed creature is depicted on the stone and 7 people are next to it.
Another petroglyph from Khakassia with seven-headed creatures.
7 roles generate 7 types of character (7 psycho types). It happens like this. Having received a role in the team, a person gradually gets used to it and the role becomes familiar to him. Staying on the role does not pass without a trace. Together with the role, a person receives and a set of feelings connected with it, which begin to manifest in the tone of speech, in gestures, facial expressions and poses. Gradually they are getting fixed in manners and habits, and, in the end, become the features of his character. So the role becomes the dominant of the character of a person. The proverb: ‘Sow an act – reap a habit, sow a habit – reap a character…’, describes the process of transforming of the taken role into the dominant of the character.
It happens that the person has got the role of an Idol in the team. It means that all treat him with a honour, respect, awe. If the role of an Idol is acceptable to this person, then, being on this role, he does not feel emotional discomfort. Over time, having got used to the role, the one, as it is peculiar to an Idol, begins to look down at others, with a sense of superiority. The role of an Idol is fixed in features of the character. A person becomes arrogant, haughty, assumptive. He develops aristocratic manners. And he behaves like an Idol not only in the team where he was assigned the role of an Idol, but also among other people. He already can not and does not want to behave in another way. It means that the role of an Idol became a dominant of his character, became his basic I, became the essence of his soul. Such person will try to occupy a role of an Idol in any team. What if the role of an Idol is occupied by someone else? If there is already the Idol with all his dignity? They begin the fight for the role of an Idol in the team. They can’t stand each other. They have role conflicts and showdown. Everything will end when one of them will either leave the team, or will stop to apply for a role of an Idol – «will break off his hubris».
There is a connection between the character formation of the person and the features of his body. For example, a good-natured joker is always describing fat, a cunning person with a long nose, and a smart guy with glasses. Speaking about the strong man, it is necessary to emphasize his simplicity, they will say: «Brains are not needed when you have power». But the clearest connection of character with the features of the body is reflected in the word «Grabber» and derivatives of it: «selfishness», «selfish habits», «self-interests». The word «Grabber» – although it is connected with fell (skin), but speaks about quite certain features of the character.
The connection between the body and the soul is not fixed. Not all idols are fat. Not all cunning people have a long nose. Not all clever people have weak eyesight. Not all athletes are simpletons. Not all Grabbers have a sensitive fell (skin), etc. But all the same, the connection between the body and the soul exists.
Observed by people, and, therefore, the really existing connection of the person’s character with the feature of his flesh can be explained in a different way. However, only the fact of the existence of such connection is important for the understanding of the character formation, and its nature (the physiological mechanism) does not matter.
Well, now, at last, about the seven I – about 7 roles and about 7 types of character. Those are 7 colourful, well-recognized characters. Each person easily recognizes in them their relatives and friends and acquaintances, neighbours and colleagues. He recognizes himself, because 7 roles are 7 faces, 7 essences, 7 hypostases of each person.
The story of the roles is conducted according to the scheme: role – feeling – spiritual quality (features of the character) – behaviour (actions). In other words, feeling connected with the role, generates a spiritual quality (a feature of the character), which, in turn, generates actions and behaviour.
There are people with «ardent hearts» and «ardent» souls. These are «ardent» fighters and «ardent» orators. They have «ardent» speeches and «ardent» ideas. Ardour is called «blaze», «fire», «fervour» of the soul, and people who have an «ardent motor instead of a heart» can be called heroes.
The role of the Hero is related to the energy of the body. People, in whose character the role of the Hero dominates, are people with increased energy, with a large reserve of vital forces. They are active, energetic people.
They are «hot» people. They do not tolerate the heat. They love the cold, the frost, the winter – like Pushkin’s Tatiana from «Eugene Onegin»:
Tatiana (Russian soul,
not knowing why)
With her cold beauty
Loved Russian winter…
They are drawn to coolness, to the water. They like swimming and other funs with water.
Water – the most mysterious liquid of nature, performs an important role in the energy of the body. Water, as a source of strength, is given much attention in fairy tales and bylines. For example, Iliya Muromets gained heroic power after the Magi give him three buckets of water. Tzar Koschei manages to find the former strength and break the chains after he drinks three buckets of water.
The Hero’s role is connected with three feelings: inspiration (excitement, courage), boredom (spleen) and tenderness (pity).
Feeling of inspiration is a feeling of excitement, passion, rapture, winged sentiments, daring, courage, drive.
Inspiration is called high spirits, called a state of lightness, freshness, vivacity. The person in high spirits goes «the flying gait». Inspiration «spreads the wings of the soul», gives «wiggle the wings of the soul». This is the state of being in love – that is why they say that love inspires.
Inspiration generates such feature of the character as «soar» – the desire and ability to go beyond the ordinary, to rise above the daily routine. The feeling of inspiration generates the desire to fly.
Inspiration is a feeling of freedom. When a person has got an inspiration, they say that a person caught spirit; they say that he has a mischievous mood. He begins to improvise. He gets spontaneity and immediacy of action. He becomes unchained and liberated.
The inspiration is a creative beginning in the person. It is a feeling of sincere, creative uplift. Often during a spiritual, creative upsurge, a person rushes with «burning eyes», not knowing what to do with himself.
The feeling of inspiration is well conveyed in the famous masterpiece of Russian romanticism – «The Song of the Stormy Petrel».
Over the gray plains of the sea, the wind gathers clouds. Between
the clouds and the sea, the Stormy Petrel flaunts proudly, like a black
Then touching with the wing the wave, then soaring like an arrow to the clouds, he screams, and – the clouds hear the joy in the courageous scream of the bird.
In this scream – THE THIRST OF WINDSTORM! The power of anger, the flame of passion and the certainty of victory are heard by the clouds in this scream.
The thunder roars. In the foam of an anger, the waves moan, arguing with the wind. The wind covers waves with a strong embrace and throws them with scope in a wild rage on rocks, breaking emerald bulks in dust and splashes.
Here he rushes as the demon, – the proud, black demon of a storm, – both laughs, and sobs…
He laughs over the clouds, he sobs with joy!
This is a courageous Stormy Petrel flies proudly between lightnings over the roaring angrily sea; that screams the prophet of a victory:
– LET THE STORMWIND WILL BE MORE STRONG!
The feeling of an inspiration generates to the desire to plunge into the storm, to bathe in it, to surrender to it completely, without a trace. In such state of soul of a person, having stretched hands, jumps in a grass, runs out during a thunderstorm under heavy rain streams, swallows of them, trying to embrace the raged elements. With such feeling fly, young horses jump on a steppe scope, puppies play and behave outrageously.
These people tend to live and act at the limit of their forces and capabilities. The principle of karma-yoga is suitable for them: «Act on the limit – and you will step over your limits».
Heroes are people who are addicted. It is extremely dangerous to go on a car if it drives a person with a heroic character. He can not go quietly, his «eyes are burning». He needs spirit, drive. He will definitely arrange a dashing, risky race.
People with the heroic character achieve to the extreme, emergency situations. They always go on aggravating the situation. Only in an extremely acute, critical situation, in situations connected with danger and risk, they can throw out their energy and fall under the drive, fall under a sense of excitement and inspiration.
People with the heroic character constantly reach into fire and water, get involve in fights and wars, take part in risky escapades and adventures, in riots and revolutions. They conquer mountain peaks, soar to the skies, descend to the bottom of the seas, go with a bear spear for a bear. The main thing is that they can not and do not want to live in peace. Everything that is not related to the marginal risk is for them a deadly boredom:
And he, rebellious, asks for a storm,
As if in windstorms is a peace!
Heroes are offenders, rebels, extremists, revolutionaries. Revolts and revolutions are a social storm. Heroes draw on the thick of events, in the most hell, at the very top of the attack. It is not by chance that the «Song of the Stormy Petrel» was an anthem of the revolutionary youth of the beginning of XX century.
The lot of Heroes is a deadly risk and a passion for the attack. Pushkin’s poem «Poltava» describes the feeling of fighting the inspiration of Peter I.
Are shining. His face is awful.
Movements are fast. He is beautiful,
He is all, like God’s thunderstorm.
…Powerful and joyful, like a fight.
He devoured the field with his eyes.
‘The aspiration to danger lies in the basic of all great passions» – Anatole France said.
The attractiveness of difficulties and dangers for heroic character is reflected in one of the songs of a climbing cycle of V. Vysotsky:
Here is not a plain, here is another climate –
There are avalanches one after another.
And here behind a rockfall, the rockfall roars, –
And you can turn off, round break –
But we choose a difficult way,
Dangerous, as a military track.
And from the narrow-minded point of view, there is nothing more unreasonable, than useless and dangerous climbing on the mountains or going in unnecessary campaigns. For the inhabitant, it is more reasonable and civilized to spend time in the summerhouse, in a rest home or in a resort near the warm sea. There is no need to jump in the winter to an ice-hole if you can spend time culturally and with dignity in the warmth and comfort at a good table.
People with fire in the soul are always directed forward, upward, into the «Houses in the Holy». They live forever in the search for a new one, they grab for everything at once. Their eyes burn with a mischievous, «demonic» brilliance. They are maximalists – they do not know the measures in anything. They do not need a titmouse – give the crane out of the sky. They – «from the frying pan into the flame». In their rules «to love – so the queen, to steal – so a million», «to walk – so to walk, shoot – so to shoot», «either the chest in crosses – or the head in the bushes». In their aspirations, they are uncontrollable.
The life of a person with a heroic character is the «wheel of Fortune». He can win, but can lose; can win in battle, and can be defeated, can steal a million and love the queen, and maybe lose his head. He is rich today, tomorrow is poor, and after – again with money. However, the prosperity, wealth, social position, the opinion of others, however, the very presence of opinion, as well as the lack thereof, does not interest the Heroes. And any result of their adventures does not matter to them: «Movement is everything, the goal is nothing». Heroes do not appreciate what they did, and do not take care of what they achieved. People with a heroic character need only one thing – a feeling of an excitement, inspiration, courage, drive. And only for the sake of this feeling they ask for trouble, look for adventures on their own head. It is said about them «violent», «rabid», «irrepressible», «restless».
To the questions of the inhabitants: «Well, what do you want, why do not live as well as all? It is not seriously, unworthy. It is time to settle down and let the mind come», – Heroes sometimes tell a legend from representations clear to inhabitants. They are talking that they need a fame, need money and other but in fact, Heroes do not need it all. The hero needs a storm and the intensity of emotions, and serene philistine peace, even furnished with all sorts of amenities, Heroes do not need.
Heroes are very passionate, addicted players. Everything for them in life – is a game. Any risk, any danger – no more than a game. And the more opponents in this game, harder it is – more exciting, more interesting. The war for them – this is also a game. Heroes are boys who have not played enough in their childhood in the war.
In clothes and life, people with a heroic character are tend to confusion. Their own appearance does not interest them. They can have clothes with spots and holes. It has been said that: «A Hero – trousers with a hole!’
After a walk children with a heroic character have their clothes torn, elbows and knees are broken, and they are wet and dirty. They only need to rush, rave and kick up a raw. Such boys always play in the war, and girls play with boys more than with other girls.
People with an ardent soul are different with a big passion, ardour of feelings. They have all the feelings of fire, painted with the ardour of the soul. If they love so love so much, believe so believe, hate so hate, are jealous so are jealous. They have everything over the edge, and all the feelings are also over the edge. They are hot but not cool-headed. For example, in «The song of the Petrel» together with a feeling of passion and an inspiration the Petrel splashes out both joy, and pride, and laughter, and anger…
The Hero’s role can also be called the role of the Passionate, and people, in whose character the Hero’s role dominates, people, with a passionate, ardent soul, can be called «passionaries», from the Latin «passio» – «passion». The term «passionary» was introduced by L.N. Gumiliov in the work «Ethnogenesis and the biosphere of Earth».
All passionate, gambling, inspirational is called incendiary – incendiary dance, incendiary music. If a person does something with excitement, with a fire in his soul, then they say that he «lights», «burns». A person with a «fire» in the soul and eyes «burn with fire», and he works «with a spark».
Inspiration, passion, excitement, courage, drive – this is the very «ardour», «heat», «fire» of the soul. Incendiary is a property of a heroic character. People with a heroic character «ignite» who surround them, infect them with their energy, their passion and their flame. Others begin to act energetically as Heroes, although such behaviour does not suit them in this way and in Heroes absence they do not show creative activity, excitement and inspiration. The hero is the instigator. The child with a heroic character surely «will keep in toes» the group of kindergarten, a class of school, a group of a summer camp.
The ability of people with a heroic character to kindle others with the fire of their souls, to enthral the team is called «charisma». All revolutionary chiefs and leaders were charismatic leaders – there are no other leaders in revolutions. Not for nothing they were called ardent revolutionaries.
Now the most spread character of the Hero-revolutionary with burning eyes – Che Gevara.
A hero is a guide, a leader, but not a «formal» one, not appointed, but a charismatic leader. They follow him not by order, not by coercion, not of selfish interests, but go at the behest of the heart, at the behest of the soul. They go to the end of the world. Help him with all affairs and endeavours.
Heroes find loyal friends in any kingdom of hypocrisy, meanness and hypocrisy. In fairy tales, unexpected helpers bring to the hero a mighty horse, give a magic sword and wonderful chain-armour, an invisible cap and speed boots.
A hero is an enthusiast, an initiator, a pioneer of affairs. If the team has not the person who is «burning at work», then all affairs gradually fade and stop. Therefore, the core of the corporate philosophy of successful companies is the bet on the pioneer-enthusiast.
I am bored, a demon!
(«Faust and Mephistopheles»)
Boredom, melancholy, languor of the soul, ennui – this is another feeling associated with the role of the Hero…
Boredom (spleen) comes when everything is palled, tired, disgusted. Boredom is the main enemy of people with an ardent soul, with a heroic character. It pursues them always and everywhere. As Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin:
Then he saw clearly,
That the village has the same boredom,
Although there are no streets, no palaces,
No cards, no balls, no poems.
The spleen waited for him on guards,
And she ran after him,
Like a shadow or a faithful wife.
Boredom, spleen, «like a shadow or a faithful wife» everywhere chases them, and they flee from it «to the edge of the world», get involved in any adventures – they seek adventure on their own head.
Boredom and inspiration – this is the «whip» and «cake», which drive and attracts the Hero. He runs away from boredom and strives for adventure, for a new and unexplored, for a risky and dangerous, for what will give him a state of an excitement, an inspiration, winged sentiments, drive.
Tales of the peoples of the world tell of the exploits of heroes: tsareviches and princes. But here is the question: why do these princes and tsareviches not sit at home? Indeed, at home is a palace, a castle with chambers. There are servants, skilful cooks and soft beds. There are sycophants and saints, fans and idolatresses. It would seem: well, if he is itching to, then would jump around the castle-palace, and for the night – home to rest in warmth and cosiness, under the protection of high walls and guards. And at the gate is a crowd of admirers with laurels and raptures. And he – on a horse, wearing a hat with feathers, wearing gold-embroidered clothes, worthy and sensible.
So why do Heroes go on a dangerous path, into the mud, into the cold and other uncomfortable conditions? Because they are bored at home in the palace and at a holiday, in warmth and comfort. Although they are trying to be cheerful Heroes are not looking for fun. That’s why the Heroes run away from the palaces: from the death boredom – to an excitement and inspiration, to storm and risk.
When they say that the old is already palled, tired and bored, that is a wish for a new, fresh, original – this is a typical urge of the heroic beginning of the soul.
Boredom, chasing Heroes everywhere, the reason that they are just starting to do things, but do not continue and, moreover, do not finish them. People with the heroic character are bored to continue and complete their own affairs. They quickly «catch fire» with a new affair and, alas, as quickly «cool down», cool to it and leave what they have started. They start everything, but finish nothing – they are bored to bring and debug.
People with a heroic character hate weekends and holidays. They do not know what to do with themselves with a boredom, even howling like a wolf. Therefore especially for them on holidays arrange entertainments and competitions.
The heroic beginning is more characteristic to young – after all, in adolescence and youth, the human body is full of strength and energy, and with age, the energy of the body becomes weak. Therefore, it is very important to make the education of children and young people fascinating – because, for people with a heroic character, everything that is not interesting and exciting for them is boring. Each teacher knows: as soon as the pupils lose interest, they immediately begin to make noise and entertain themselves. Any severity can not keep the attention of pupils – only interest.
Where it is possible to see many Heroes? – At the playground. There are children in the continuous movement. They passionately and with enthusiasm run, play, rush…
Tedious waiting for Heroes is unbearable. They can not stay in one place for a long time. They are impatient, restless. They say, that they are «full of beans». They want to move constantly. Such behaviour not only small children but also many adults have. There are people who, for example, can not lie on the beach. They want to do something: to swim, to play volleyball or play football. They have to put their energy somewhere, spend it on something.
The role of the Hero is not intended for everyday life. Therefore, people with the heroic character often do not find a place in society. They are exhausted from boredom – and here lies the most important trouble – alcohol. Alcohol temporarily activates the energy of the body, causes the feeling of excitement and inspiration, which Heroes are looking for constantly. Not finding a place in the philistine world, they drink and, alas, lose themselves into drinking.
A heroic character formation is found in all animate creatures: men and women, humans and animals. In 1966 the Mosfilm did a movie «Wings» about a woman with a heroic character. This film is about three days from the life of a former military pilot, and now the director of the vocational training school Nadezhda Petrukhina. For a long time the war ended, but for the heroine of the film, the former pilot, only those years were filled with authentic meaning. The war for such she is, has become one of the highest manifestations of the human spirit. Therefore the heroine also remembers war with horror and at the same time as the hour of triumph. She, for her misfortune, has not been able to reorganize and now, with her maximalism and sacrifice, sometimes she looks inappropriate, or even ridiculous. She deeply experiences dissonance with reality. She does not manage to adapt to this peaceful, everyday life…
Besides the boredom and inspiration with the role of the Hero, there is also a feeling of tenderness.
Plots of chivalric romance are built according to the standard scheme: A hero (for example, a knight) usually wanders in search for adventures (for example, to fight with the Villain, with the dragon). At the same time the Hero, except the loyal friend, still by all means has a beloved, there is «ladylove» for whom the Hero has tender feelings.
The feeling of tenderness generates the aspiration to fondle, caress, take pity on Therefore beloved, regardless of their real size, they are called diminutively caressing names: «baby», «pussy», «cutie», «sweety pie», «sweetie», etc.
The feeling of tenderness can be addressed not only to the beloved woman. With tenderness, the mother takes her child in her arms, strokes and kisses him; the dog licks his puppies, and the cat – kittens.
Tenderness is associated with affection, a desire to take in arms and to hide from adversity. Children are taken in hands. They carry beloved in hands. The feeling of tenderness is experienced a small child when he puts to bed with him a favourite teddy bear for the night, embraces him, strokes and gently covers the blanket so that he would not «froze».
The symbol of the heroic desire to save, hide and protect is a monument to a warrior with a saved child in his arms, installed in the Berlin Treptow Park.
Why does the Hero protect the weak, save them, help them in trouble? Because the Hero is pitiful to weak.
Tenderness is called a sweet feeling or a feeling of affection. Gently beloved call darlings. «Have mercy, pity, host a favour» – that’s what they say when they turn to this part of the human’s soul. With a pity give alms.
The feeling of pity generates such quality of soul as mercy. «Sisters of Mercy» were called nurses in the World War I. Sisters of mercy were treating to wounded with a pity.
The souls of men and women, as well as the souls of all other animate creatures, are arranged identically. There are no exclusively male or exclusively female feelings; there are no exclusively male or exclusively female roles. There are also women with a heroic character. Such woman «… will stop the horse at a gallop, enter the burning log hut».
The woman with fire in a soul was sung by V. Vysotsky in one of the songs of a climbing cycle:
I asked you «Why are you going up the hill?» -
And you were going to the top, and you were spoiling for a fight. –
Elbrus is seen great from the plane…
You sniggered and took with you.
Since you became close and affectionate…
In the characteristic of the heroine of a song specified the qualities of soul connected with a heroic dominant of character: inspiration, tenderness, affectionateness and also charisma – ability to lead (words are turned to her: «I tried to keep step with you from the last force’).
Women with a heroic dominant character are called «fatal women». Because of them they «lose their heads», «go crazy with passion», they get carried away, they are jealous, because of them they shoot at duelling, commit suicide, let down the fortunes, rob banks, raise riots, overthrow governments and make revolutions. Meet the fatal woman – to lose half life. Will shake up all soul.
Considering portraits and photographs of famous femme fatale women, studying the certificates of their contemporaries, it can be noticed that most of them did not differ in external beauty. Fatal femme women are attracted not by external beauty, but by an inner fire.
The body’s energy system is responsible for sexuality and sexual ability. It is not for nothing that the chakra «svadhisthana» (the center of the body’s energy system) is called the sexual chakra. People with a heroic character are different in the irrepressible tendency to sex. Women with a developed energy system, sometimes even at a distance, have an ardour emanating from the «svadhisthana» chakra. It is not by accident the womb where women are bearing children, is located near this chakra. They say about such women that they become pregnant from the first kiss.
Generally speaking, behind the word «love» can be hidden different feelings. Therefore, usually to the word «love» add a certain epithet – specify the hue, type, kind of love. People with a heroic character are characterized by fervent love and tender love. It not for nothing to say about the Hero-lover: ‘He is passionate and gentle» – cause an ardour, passion and tenderness are connected with the same role of the Hero.
But, it is known, the Hero-lover – he is not only passionate and gentle, but also light-headed. Laura from «the Stone Guest» not for nothing called Don Guang «my light-headed lover». «The object of passion and tender feelings» the Hero often changes. One and the same «object of love» quickly becomes boring for the Hero, it becomes boring, and people with a heroic dominant character do not tolerate boredom. The boredom drives them away. That is why their love is changeable.
People with a heroic character sometimes meet so-called «Casanova complex». They need to achieve the desired goal associated with danger and risk. Without the passion of sex, they are bored – after all, they need a storm of passion, a flurry of feelings.
Everyone knows the feelings associated with the role of the Hero: an inspiration, boredom and tenderness. Each person has a heroic beginning. Another thing that is one people have a lot of this heroic beginning but other people not enough.
With age the power of the body becomes weak, the heroic beginning decreases, feelings are cool down. They usually say about the person who has lost before an ardour of the soul:
But early feelings has cool down…
The heroic beginning is called the energy of life. They say about people whose character lacks heroic qualities:
There is no life in them, all dolls are waxen…
From boredom and from such «waxen dolls» Pushkin’s Don Guang has run away to Madrid.
When Lev Nikolaevich Gumiliov defended the dissertation according to the passionate theory of ethnogenesis, one of the members of dissertation council asked him: «Can you explain on fingers who are passionarians?’ ‘Understand! Not all people are Grabbers», – replied Gumiliov. This is true. Not all people are Grabbers. There are also «Heroes-passionaries». But there are Grabbers too. It will be discussed about Grabbers in the next paragraph.
There are people who are called «Grabbers».
Grabbers possess an increased susceptibility of the nervous system and a rapid reaction. The Grabbers have increased skin sensitivity, perhaps, is due to the fact that many nerve endings come to the surface of the skin.
Grabber’s role, three feelings are connected: greed (avarice), distrust (suspicion) and anxiety (concern, frustration).
The feeling of greed, avarice, lust, associated with the Grabber’s role, generates the desire to possess the object of lust. Greed and avarice are constantly encouraging Grabber to use his chance, not to miss the prey, to have time to grab, to get ahead of others, to jerk to himself in time. That is why Grabbers are called Grabbers and graspers. They have a very developed «grasping reflex».
The Grabber is a lover of freebie and easy profit. Selfish greed, the desire to grab on the cheap generates a rush demand, when they throw out a scarce commodity. When to the hungry throw «or the fight-dog» the object of their lust, they, fuelled with greed, arrange among themselves selfish bickering.
Greed is the source of envy: «another grabbed, he got it, but I did not!» – enviable. They say about Grabbers: «Greedy folk have long arms».
The Grabber – he is not only a grasper and a Grabber, but he is also still cormorant and cheapskate, he is a miser and a chuff. Grabbers do not like the word «to buy» very much, because «to buy» means «to give money». They prefer the word «to obtain», that is, «to make a raise», «to take», «to find», «to get a gift», «to steal», and only in the most extreme case, after bargaining, «to buy».
If the Grabber buys something, then only on the cheap. He will not pay an extra kopeck. Before buying something, the Grabber will always find the lowest price. He always knows what, where and how much. This can be seen in Judas. This is what the Gospel of John says:
Mariia, taking a pound of backgammon pure precious world,
has spread Jesu’s legs and wiped His legs with her hair;
and the house filled with the fragrance of the world.
Then one of His disciples, Judas Simonov Iscariot,
who wanted to betray him, said:
Why not sell this chrism for three hundred denarius …
…because there was a thief
He had a cash drawer with him and wore that they lowered there.
(John 12: 3–6)
Judas who as a result has sold Jesus for 30 silver coins was a treasurer in the company of Jesus and his apostles: «he had a cash drawer with him and wore that they lowered there’. The thirst for money is a very selfish tendency of nature.
The Grabber – thief. He is an evident thief or a thief in the depths of his soul. The Grabber all «self» clings to his hands. If giddy-person always loses everything, then Grabber, on the contrary, as if gathers by itself.
The Grabber – hoarder. He drags to the house everything that will get, everything that «badly lies». His house is filled with unused junk. When moving to another house the Grabber gets boxes with junk. There is only one way to make Grabber get rid of junk – to persuade to sell. But he won’t sell cheap.
An example of a selfish woman – a Box from Gogol’s «Dead Souls», which thought, how not to undersell, she wanted to sell more expensive «dead souls». Another example of a selfish character – a squirrel from the cartoon «Ice Age».
The notion of property – the notion of the «eternal and integral» right of a person to private property – has grown from a selfish greed: «Mine! I will not give it!» Grabbers are ardent owners, zealous apologists of a private property.
The Grabber considers the wife (or husband) own property too. The Grabber has always a marriage of convenience. Grabbers like to conclude the marriage contract. For them, marriage is a deal «you – me, I – you». When divorcing the selfish person will certainly try to bargain more junk.
Grabbers are very jealous. Jealousy – generation of greed too. Mutual jealousy is called the competition. Competition arises when one is jealous of others as the object of lust. Competing with others, the jealous person strives to get ahead of everyone, before reaching the desired goal. The competitor is encouraged with a feeling of greed and lust.
No need to assume that greed, envy, greed are bad feelings. For example, A.S. Pushkin believed that «Envy is a competition sister, consequently from a good kind». The poet presumable has written this phrase in 1831. (First published by P. V. Annenkov in the Collected Poems, 1855, vol. I, p. 288.)
Grabbers are called «stuffy» people. They say about them: «from greed the toad strangles».
Grabbers eat a little, economically, if at their own expense, but at other expense eat greedily, until dumping. Their motto is: «What I do not eat – then I will bite’
Grabbers can be good speculators and second-hand dealers. These are bright and prudent businessmen who measure everything on money and sensitively react to change of market condition. Their god is – the Golden Taurus. They are corrupt and unprincipled. For the sake of profit, Grabbers will easily break laws and moral standards.
Grabbers are self-serving people. Self-interest – this is a vested interest. The Grabber is looking for benefits in everything. He lives according to the saying: «The fish seeks, where is deeper, the man – where is the best». He works only if he sees a direct personal benefit for himself. Whatever he does, wherever he serves, the Grabber always works only for himself. For the sake of the idea, for the sake of society, the Grabber won’t work. On Grabber «where you sit down – there you go down». It is better for him to use piecework payment for labour. At the time rate, the Grabber will work with «the left hand»: and why should he work at all if they pay for the time spent at work?
The most favourite position of Grabbers in an army is a position of the supplier, quartermaster. At all times, in all countries, all peoples had quartermasters who stole supplies and rations. Not for nothing to say: ‘To whom – war, and to whom – mother dear». Therefore, the order in the army always began to lead from the fact that the thieves-quartermasters were shot. Generalissimo Suvorov not for nothing said that any quartermaster, who served for two years in one place, can be hung without trial and investigation.
Another feeling associated with the role of the Grabber is a feeling of distrust, suspicion, doubt, scepticism.
The Grabber is extremely distrustful. Like Thomas unbeliever, he will not believe until he feels it.
Thomas… told them:
if I see wounds on His arms from nails,
and do not put my finger in wounds from nails,
and do not put my hand in His ribs I will not believe.
Mistrust creates a way to check everything. The Grabber never asks the road once. At first, he will ask the road from one passerby, and then will begin to ask the same about the other.
Mistrust and suspicion generates Grabbers to have such feature of the character, as caution, circumspection, the desire to «keep their head down».
Greed together with distrustfulness makes Grabbers to be thrifty. Especially they like to stock up with gratuitous or cheap things. They have long-term stocks, and at the real Grabbers – and multiten-year stocks.
Grabbers» suspicion is shown in their aspiration everywhere and in everything to see someone's intrigues. They sow the relations of general mistrust and suspiciousness, strive to arrange «witch-hunt».
The suspicion and distrust of the Grabbers can be outweighed only by their greed. The feeling of distrust and suspicion is always mixed up with a feeling of greed and jealousy; both these feelings are associated with Grabber’s role. The Grabbers conflict of distrustfulness and greed is a source of grasping habit.
If the Grabbers give money, then only for a credit, at interest, only with benefit, only for a loan or other guarantees. But on the pledge of the word they do not give for a loan. They «do not beg for snow in the winter».
It is better not to lend money to Grabber – he will do everything not to back the money. You can completely lose contact with the selfish buddy if you give him a small amount of money for a loan – he will stop meet with you under any pretexts, just not to back money.
As Grabbers are tended to the theft, they the first notice other thieves – «a fisherman sees a fisherman afar». They suspect all in theft and laceration aspirations, because they are familiar.
The role of the suspicious Grabber is a role of a watchdog who watches for a junk. And often this is the role of «dog in the manger» – it does not eat and does not give to others.
The suspiciousness of Grabbers makes them vigilant. It is almost impossible to slip past the self-guard, caretaker or auditor. But he can be bribed. It will not be cheap, but possible. Grabber’s motto: «Serving the Fatherland, do not forget yourself!»
The feeling of mistrust is also called a feeling of scepticism, a feeling of doubt. Grabbers this is people who are sceptical, doubtful at all, taking nothing for granted. Grabbers are people of a critical mind, they are pragmatists and realists.
The fashionable phrase that «real people sit on unfaithfulness» (i.e. doubt everything, do not trust to nothing and to nobody, check everything and recheck) is one more illustration to feature of the character of the Grabber-realist. The feeling of mistrust is called the feeling of the real.
The developed feeling of mistrust and suspiciousness of Grabbers generates a tendency to hide and conceal money and valuable things. «It is a quiet Ukrainian night, but you have to hide fat!» – this is about Grabber. It happens that Grabber on a drunk «will break for treason» – he will hide money, but, when become sober, he can not find them.
Realism, distrustfulness, thrift, business grasp this is what called the pragmatism. The pragmatism – is a selfish feature. Therefore, the role of the Grabber can also be called the role of the Pragmatist.
Except greed and distrustfulness, in a selfish corner, in a selfish nook of soul, there still lives the feeling of an anxiety, concern, frustration.
The feeling of anxiety (concern, frustration) in a strong manifestation is called a state of «nervous platoon», nervous excitement, annoyance. When a person does not want to go into such an emotional state, he says: «Do not nervous, do not irritate me!»
The person who, having looked at the watch, has understood that he has overslept that he is late usually passes into a condition of nervous excitement. He jumps sharply and begins to gather feverishly quickly. The «alarm» command, which sounds in the army, in the fire departments, at the frontier post, just calls to this nervous-feverish state. At the same time the siren howls, the flasher blinks. This is done specifically to increase the feeling of an anxiety, to increase nervous excitement.
The condition of nervous excitement a person who is forced to do several special, urgent things at the same time usually have. In such emotional state the squirrel from the cartoon «Ice Age» feverishly was gathering scattered nuts. Such a state of mind happens to the mother, when she is «all on her nerves», urges her child: «Come on! Come on! Move faster! A little time!», to take him to the kindergarten.
Feeling of an anxiety, concern, frustration sometimes call a stress. Stress is constantly exposed to residents of large cities with a high rate of life. When a provincial comes to a large or metropolitan city, it seems to him that everyone around him «runs like a fever».
Long stay on a nervous platoon – leads to nervous breakdowns, hysterics, psychoses. When a person has broke, being on a nervous platoon, they say: ‘Why are you crazy about? What, do nerves play pranks?’
The role of the Grabber is the role of the person responsible for achieving the result within a specified time. Grabbers become beautiful magnificent administrators, managers, clerks and businessmen. They are smart, distrustful, vigilant. They manage to make affairs on time.
The boss, who constantly urges: «Come on! Come on! Move faster! A little time!», which requires subordinates to achieve the result within a set time, is called a demanding leader. Such person «seven fells will lower», but will achieve. Insistence is the feature of character generated by feeling of concern, anxiety.
Grabbers internally accurate people. They do not like slackness. For this reason, Grabbers do not wear shoes without backdrops, without heels. They prefer practical clothes of military or sports cut – functional and not holding down movements.
Grabbers perfectly are able to keep within standards. Often the life of the Grabber is divided into «technological operations». For example, many of them get up «on program». From the moment of ascent all movements are worked out to automatism – there are no delays, no expectations, no time is spent for «rocking». It is in order to organize life in this way, and statutes have been created in the army.
The feeling of concern is called feeling of control, business mood. Such emotional state of the Grabber V.?Vysotsky expressed in lines:
He is a bead, collected, tense
And doesn’t look for trouble…
Grabbers are vigilant, responsible, accurate, smart and disciplined. They are called «lapped». They have everything in sight. They have everything under control. Grabbers remember everything, forget nothing, and especially – who, whom, what and how much.
Grabbers are excellent innovators and optimizers. They are able to achieve the result on time with the least effort. They extremely straighten a way to the purpose, reject all superfluous, all not connected with achievement of result. Only the Grabbers really understand that the deadlines are the most important: «the testicle is dear to Christ’s day».
There are a lot of Grabbers in an army among mercenaries. These are professional employees. They are able to keep within standards. No need to expect feats and heroism from them, but they know their business well and can do their work. Grabber is not a Hero. He will not go with a grenade to the tank; he will not run into a bayonet attack. But the self-defender will take the trophies and will not miss the opportunity to maraud, plunder.
The Grabber is a robber. And the robbers go only to easy and reliable booty. 40 robbers will never attack 5 soldiers. The soldiers have nothing to take, and besides, the soldiers will fight back. The extraction of robbers will be easy. The Grabber is not cowardly, but prudent. He is incredulous and does not like to risk in vain. The Hero does not need the risk for the sake of risk; the Grabber does not need such risk.
In order thee Grabber could show his qualities – speed, accuracy, business acumen – he should be given such an opportunity. The Grabber should be offered a specific scheme of actions that would give him immediate, tangible benefits. And when the «rules of the game» will be defined (the goal and methods of achieving will be specified), the Grabber will be the first to achieve the result. He will improve the methods, discard all unnecessary, all not related to the achievement of the goal.
Grabber’s life is similar to a sprinting treadmill, on which he runs swiftly and does not turn around anywhere. There is no «untouched virgin land» and «unrestricted roads» for him, but he is very good at catching what is floating in his hands. Grabber will not miss the chance.
Grabbers are pragmatists and realists, but their «realism» often pours out in limitation. Grabbers find it difficult to change and develop their conceptual system. That is why Grabbers are stubborn debaters. They argue to blue in the face at the slightest pretext. The dispute for them is a method of assimilation, but, having assimilated them before, they will argue that this is what they previously meant.
The Grabbers can «go in cycles» in the same ideas (the ideas «fix») and logically built schemes. It is difficult for the Grabber to change his views – for this, he needs to «break his brains». It is impossible to persuade the Grabber He will furiously argue, defending his established beliefs and logical schemes.
Grabbers are not creative. They do not generate radically new ideas, they do not create new theories, but they can very quickly bring the already created theory to logical completeness (logical absurdity). The Grabber in science is a typical scientist who stamps an article for an article, a thesis for a thesis, developing and improving already created theories.
Because of the unwillingness to change and develop their conceptual system, Grabbers have extremely limited outlook. They are tremendously ignorant in everything that goes beyond their specific activities. Grabbers are not able to dream and don’t want. They prefer a «titmouse in the hand» and «the crane in the sky» they not only do not see, but do not even want to look at the sky.
Grabbers – are people who are tough-minded and rational. They do not like prefaces. If to begin to explain to the Grabber a situation and motives, then he, by all means, will interrupt and will ask: «And to what these reasonings?» Just like that, without the purpose, the Grabber will not listen to. He is only interested in what can be specific, immediately applied in practice with immediate benefit to him. No general knowledge, knowledge for general development, to expand the outlook can not be shoved to the Grabber.
Grabbers do not like any rationality in the world around them. They really do not like to give flowers – they hate the uselessness of this thing. To buy flowers for the Grabber is to throw money away. If Grabbers present (not without difficulty, but it is necessary), then only useful from their point of view things. It is better for Grabbers to present them money.
Unlike the Hero who does not understand at all that in the world there are laws and rules, the Grabber tries to observe laws. He knows how to use the laws. The Grabber is pragmatic. He does not crawl into trouble, does not run into hardship without weighty reason. But if he sees a selfish interest, then Grabber rejects any conventions, step over any laws:
Thanks to the developed nervous system, people, with an overabundance of selfishness, are able to control not only everything what is going on around them, but also themselves, i. e., they are capable to self-control. In particular, Grabbers can control themselves in a dream. For example, they can wake up in time fixed to themselves without an alarm clock. Accordingly, people with a large lack of selfishness, people with reduced selfishness – they badly control themselves in a dream. For example, up to adult years, such people can urinate in a dream.
The developed nervous system does not allow Grabbers to relax. Grabbers are drunkards of the so-called «British school». When the Grabbers drink, they become hopeless, but not «cut off», do not fall asleep suddenly. Grabbers do not fall asleep until at least a little sober.
Painkillers do not work well for Grabbers or act for a very short time. «Local anaesthesia» of the usual dose almost does not dull their pain. Therefore, even simple operations (like treatment or extraction of teeth) is better for the Grabbers to do under general anaesthesia – when the mechanism for assembling images in the mind is completely turned off.
Grabbers are not indifferent to the aching, hoarse and creaking sounds from which all over the skin. They or adore, «go bananas» and «are wild» from such disturbing, hoarse sounding (creaking metal rock), or don't accept him (dental drill).
For Grabbers the world is divided into «fools and scoundrels». Such views had a mother of the heroine of the novel «What to do?» of N.G.?Chernyshevsky, who wanted to marry her daughter more favourably.
There are no bad or good roles. Each role has its own purpose. For example, the assignment of the Hero’s role – to find, start, open, and they find, start, open, however, they do not continue what they started, they do not finish the cases – they are bored with it. The heroes throw the started and get carried away with the new. Assigning of the Grabber’s is an effective implementation in practice, translation into action, achievement of a concrete result. Grabber – implementer.
Each person has a selfish nook, selfish snug in his soul. Each person has a selfish beginning. Each person knows the selfish feelings: envy, anxiety and mistrust. Another thing is that some people have a lot of selfishness, but others have it not enough. Shortage of selfishness makes a person impractical, sluggish, unassembled, makes an inadvertist and a sprawling, makes unlucky in life.
Selfishness gives a person critical thinking. The lack of selfishness deprives the mind of a person of scepticism and criticism. People with a lack of selfishness are easily subjected to ideological treatment, they easily become «zombie» – they believe in logical, but not viable ideas. They have no feeling of deception. They can easily be lured into sects, into financial pyramids and other business adventures. They have no engineering feeling – the mechanisms designed by them do not work, constructions collapse, cars do not go, planes do not fly.
If the character of a person is not very selfish, then he lacks pragmatism and business acumen. People, with a lack of selfishness in character, can not be engaged in business – their transactions will be unprofitable. The Grabber’s role should be at least one of the prevailing roles in the character of a businessman.
In order any, even very good affair, move, it is necessary to turn it into business. The formula for success is: «If you can give something to this world, sell it to it». Enthusiasm is necessary at the initial stage, but on the bare enthusiasm, you will not go far. In order the affair move, it must bring in income, give benefit, profit. Otherwise, the affair will stop. To begin business here is necessary the Hero enthusiast and to continue the business, it is necessary to turn him into business, and here is necessary pragmatic Grabber.
They say that genius is a combination of talent with the ability to break through. The ability to break through is one of the manifestations of selfish pragmatism, selfish grasp. Without selfish ability to break through any talent is doomed to be an eternal loser.
The Bible in the book of Ecclesiastes said:
Not quick get a successful run, not brave – a victory, not wise –
not for the reasonable – wealth and not for the skilful – favour,
but time and a case for all of them. Because the person doesn’t know the time.
It is very important in life to be able to use the turned-up event, it is important not to miss your chance. But it is never impossible to guess in advance when he turns up, «because the person does not know the time». Only the Grabber is ready to meet his chance. The selfishness is responsible for the ability of the person in time to grab necessary to him.
To begin business here is necessary the Hero enthusiast and to continue the business, it is necessary to turn him into business, and here is necessary pragmatic Grabber. Enthusiasm is necessary at the initial stage, but on the bare enthusiasm you will not go far – the Hero will soon cool down, it will be boring for him. In order the case move, it is necessary to involve and operate the selfishness beginning which each person has.
In other words, to make any, even very good case, move, it is necessary to turn it into a commercial enterprise, into a business. Commercialization of the project is a necessary condition for its success. The formula for success is: ‘If you can give something to this world, sell it to the world’. And they say: ‘The dream will come true if it turns into a business plan».
There are people who are called «simple», «simple-minded». They say: «a simple man», «a simple worker», «a simple indifferent labourer». In Soviet times, often used the speech revolution: «the broad masses of a simple working people».
Simple people differ in physical strength and endurance, but are not famous for their great minds. They are told about them: «All brown and no brains».
Three feelings are connected with a role of the Simpleton: fidelity (friendship, devotion), offense (rejection, abruption, alienation) and bewilderment (confusion).
The feeling of bewilderment, confusion is connected with a role of the simpleton. This feeling is also called a feeling of dumbfoundedness, discouragement, puzzlement.
Confusion is also called the feeling of surprise. This feeling arises when a person is taken aback, dumbfounded by surprise. This situation causes stupor (fading). This condition is called silly, «stupid» position. In this position, a person feels «a complete idiot». He does not know what to say and do. The person stupidly looks with opened mouth, «stares», «look like a cow looking at a new gate», without understanding anything, claps eyelashes. In case of the team bewilderment, there is «a mute scene».
When they want to express their confusion and bewilderment with gestures and mimicry, they shrug their shoulders, make a helpless gesture in dismay, scratch their head, raise their eyebrows. Feelings of confusion are often used by artists when they portray fools.
Due to the feeling of confusion and bewilderment, there is generated such feature of character as naivetй. People who are characterized with the simplicity of the soul, i. e., people whose character is dominated with the role of the Simpleton, are called ordinary people.
Many ordinary people with age acquire such an expression of the face, as if they are trying hard to understand what is being talked about, what is the meaning of what is going on.
They say that «simplicity is worse than theft» because of sincere simplicity and thoughtlessness the people can cause more damage, than the thief.
When they say about a person that he is «simple and ordinary», this is a «soft» expression. They say so if they do not want to offend. Alternatively, sometimes they say different things: «stupid as a log» or «stupid as a cork». They say: «primitive unicellular creature». They also say: «fool», ‘booby», «cretin», «dork», «dumby», «lop-ear», «gormless», «woodenhead», ‘bonehead».
The Simpleton’s role can still be called the Fool’s role. When an old woman from Pushkin’s «Fairy Tale about a Fisherman and a Fish» said to the old man: «You are a fool, ninny!» – she pointed to the dominant of his character.
When ordinary people are called «oaken» or «wooden», then, on the one hand, there is meant their lack of understanding and thoughtlessness, and on the other hand – their physical strength and endurance.
In Soviet times, evil tongues ascribed to the forestry academy the motto: ‘We admit oaken – we release linden (pseudo)». In this motto, the word «oaken» means physically vigorous, strong, enduring, but not very smart people.
A Simpleton – he «is uniquely cut out, but tightly sewn». The clothes sit on him ridiculously, when walking he stamps. He tells simple and even primitive jokes. He does not understand subtle humour, hints, he is not brainy, does not catch on thought, he can not read between the lines. A Simpleton is slow-witted.
It is necessary to explain them in the most simple and comprehensive way, without going into detail and specialties. It is necessary to make notes, explanations for them. You should «chew» the information for them, say over and over again. When they say about a book that it is written «accessible», «intelligible», «understandable to the broad masses of the people» – this means that the book is written for ordinary people. There are a series of books «For Dummies» (for fools).
Such people need to repeat the same thing many times in different versions. The saying «repetition is the mother of learning» is a saying for them. Theoretical studies for them surely have to be followed by a practical training. «Bare» theory that is what they do not perceive.
A Simpleton is easier to do something himself than to explain how this is done. They say about such people that they have «clever hands», that they «think by hands».
All difficult for them is unclear. If something will not be enough explained, «chewed», said over and over again, they surely will not understand or will understand wrong. It is true to say about them:
For fool, the law is not written.
If it is written than it is not read.
If it is read than it is not understood.
If it is understood that it is taken wrong.
It is very difficult to shove, to poke into their dull heads at least some, even very simple thoughts. Simply, without going into details, say: ‘Need to work!» And it is true, to work – this is only they can do very well.
They are hard-working. Therefore, it is possible to call the Simpleton’s role can call the Workaholic’s role or Simpleton-Workaholic» role.
Simple people do not understand subtle melodies. But they feel a simple rhythm very well. Therefore, they compose a simple rhythmic music for them on the principle of «two claps – thee stamps with the foot». Such music is called to «pop» or popular, i.e. clear broad masses of the simple people.
Ordinary people often get into silly, foolish situations. They must be constantly patronized and monitored, in order to avoid any accident happened something with them. Swindlers curl around them – strive to confuse, deceive, outwit, cheat the ordinary person. The Simpleton – this is a «chump» in a criminal jargon.
Ordinary people have not a big lexical resource. It is difficult for them to formulate their thoughts, therefore they usually talk with obscenities. Do not swear, but they talk. The obscene words and expressions concepts do not contain notions – only emotions. Foul language is a language designed to express emotions. Swearing – it is not an abusive language. In the same obscene expressions, you can put different feelings: anger, bewilderment, admiration, mockery, envy, annoyance, superiority, joy, anxiety, anger, loathing, boredom, inspiration, etc.
Simple people need a constant labour rhythm of life. When having interrupted the labour rhythm of life, ordinary people do not live long. So happens to many elderly workers who have interrupted a labour rhythm of life after retirement. One year, second – and the person is gone. He died. Though he could still live and live, work and work.
Another feeling related with the Simpleton’s role is the feeling of friendship, fidelity. It is also called the feeling of camaraderie, the feeling of a team spirit, the feeling of elbow, the feeling of unity, the of solidarity, the feeling of «we».
Simple people are collectivists. They can be good, loyal friends. Therefore the Simpleton’s role can also call Friend’s role.
The strength of any team – in its cohesion, mutual assistance and mutual support. These qualities are given to the team with the feeling of friendship, which connects the members of the team. The team, united with the feeling of friendship, can act as a whole: «We are all as one!». If there are millions of people in such a team, then it becomes «a million-fingered hand, compressed into a single thundering fist!».
The feeling of «we» generates known the certain rules of friendly relations: «die yourself, and help a comrade!», «One for all and all for one!», etc. Each member of the team, united with the feeling of fidelity, puts the interests of the team above personal interests. The motto of collectivism is «equality and brotherhood».
The spirit of comradeship and collectivism, the relationship of mutual assistance and mutual support lie in the basis of all communist movements and ideologies. The word «communism» comes from the word «commune», which means the community. Communism this is an ideology of communality, of collectivism. Therefore, communism has always found and will always find a response and understanding between the broad masses of the simple working people. In previous eras, different countries have also made a lot of attempts to create a society of universal equality. It was convincingly shown by I.R. Shafarevich in his work «Socialism as a phenomenon of the world history».
Collectivism generates levelling. Collectivists strive to be «like all». To make all identical: identical clothes (uniform), identical hairstyles, identical prosperity, an identical way of life. It is possible to recall that all had similar clothes in the communistic countries: USSR of Stalin’s times, China of Mao Zedong’s era. Identical jackets, identical caps and peaked caps. The school uniform, the same for all pupils, specially designed to emphasize the equality, identity of the pupils at all schools. The violation of form was seen as the desire to stand out, the desire to break equality. The same meaning has the corporate uniform, garment.
The feeling of a unity generates a desire to act as others do. «All have run – and I have run!» – says one of the characters of the movie «Gentlemen of Fortune». Therefore, the feeling of collectivism sometimes is called «gregarious feeling», because it gathers animals into herds, birds – in packs, and people – in groups.
Development of feeling of collectivism is the sense of all team rituals. For example, a ritual team dance is arranged by many tribes just before the team hunt, during which absolute interaction and mutual understanding will be required, but there will be no time for discussion. Corporate celebrations pursue the aim of development of collectivism in corporation too.
Marching training – is an army team ritual. It is not by chance that the feeling of «we» is also called «feeling of order». The purpose of marching in the army is to develop the feeling of unity among the soldiers.
The friendship of soldiers is an obligatory condition of the military performance. It is not by chance that the army in former times was called a squad. Without the feeling of friendship, unity, mutual assistance, comradeship and mutual assistance, the subdivision can not act in a combat as a whole and is doomed to destruction in advance.
Friendly relations in the team, relations of equality, are called fraternal relations. «Brothers» and «sisters» call each other members of spiritual orders, spiritual brotherhoods, emphasizing the equal, fraternal character of relations between themselves. They were also wearing simple identical clothes.
Members of criminal groups also call each other «mobsters», «brothers» – they emphasize with it the relations of fidelity and mutual assistance between themselves too.
The equality of the members of the team is emphasized when they speak about the circle. There are no corners in the circle, no sides. Here are the expressions: «circle of equals», «circle of friends», «Cossack circle», «round table». «Knights of the round table» are knights who are equal between themselves. There is no hierarchy between friends. A hero in the circle of his friends is only the first between equals and nothing more.
Many peoples of the world have a fairy tale about how the father, using the example of a broom, explained to the brothers the necessity to stay together, help each other, remain faithful and friendly, be «one for all and all for one!». Each separate twig or straw in a broom is easy to break, but it is impossible to break a broom entirely. Unity is a power.
Simple people are unpretentious. They easily cope with hardships and adversities in the team. It is reasonably said: «The more the merrier!’ – it is better in the close team for them, than in offense because the offense is one more feeling connected with Simpleton-Workaholic’s role.
Another feeling connected with Simpleton’s role is a feeling of resentment, rejection, alienation.
It is known: if to call the person the fool, then he will take offense. This is because of e the feeling of the offense is associated with Fool’s role (another name of Simpleton’s role). The role of the offended is the Fool’s role. That is why they say: «Are you offended? – You are fool!’
The offense is called a stupid feeling, i. e., a feeling connected with Fool’s role (another name of Simpleton’s role). As, it is known, «hurt people are seldom at ease».
The offense is called frustration of soul. They say about the offended that he is in frustrated feelings.
The offence is called a feeling of rejection. When a person has a feeling of the offence, he turns his back, does not take the receiver, slams the door, sends to hell (or even further away), announces a boycott, crosses the offender from his life and stops all relations with him. «Don’t approach me, I am offended …» – is sung in one popular song.
The feeling of offence often goes near the feeling of bewilderment – they are connected with one and the same Simleton’s role. Therefore when everything is confused and is unclear, there is a desire to throw everything, to send everything far away.
Ordinary people are touchy – the feeling of offence is close to them, because it is connected with the dominant role in their character. You need to be simpler with ordinary people. If they do not understand a joke, they can take it as an offense.
To the feeling of offence, rejection is devoted the short story of S. Lema «Inquiry» (Series of stories about the pilot Pirks). In this short story, we are talking about how, in the extreme circumstances that arose during a space flight, the pilot Pirks experienced the feeling of rejection towards those who deliberately created this situation, and therefore he was inactive under the influence of the feeling of rejection, i. e., was striking, boycotting the situation.
Many of those who served in the army «compulsory service», remember the feeling of rejection of the whole prevailing situation there, the desire to step aside, to keep from everything as far as possible. During the years of service, many of them are losing and habit of the initiative, the brains are getting so stupid that it is very difficult for people to force themselves to think again and to act independently. This is an example of how the imposed role in an army turns into a dominant of the character.
Since the Simpleton’s role is connected with the feeling of friendship (acceptance), resentment (rejection) and bewilderment (misunderstanding), then for ordinary people everything is divided into a pleasant, unpleasant and incomprehensible. Including all the surrounding, divided into friends (their, ours), enemies (strangers, not ours) and incomprehensible people. There will not be conversation and communication with («not ours») outsiders. In order to obtain something from ordinary people, first, you need to «become a friend», become «theirs» for them, to enter into their circle.
In spite of all his external inconspicuousness, the simpleton’s role has a great meaning. Thanks to Simpleton’s role, there are existing peoples, there is an ethno sphere of humanity. The feeling of unity connected with the Simpleton’s role creates peoples and other communities of people, and the feeling of rejection does not allow humanity to merge into one people. The feeling of rejection divides humanity into peoples, generates xenophobia – rejection of strangers, aliens, foreigners.
Without the feeling of «we», uniting people there would be no collectives, communities, the peoples. Humanity would be divided («quantized») only on separate people. And without a feeling of rejection towards strangers, without xenophobia, humanity would merge into a single community, and then there would be no division of mankind into peoples, e. i., there would be no ethno sphere.
It is impossible to remove «bad» or «unnecessary» feelings from the soul of the person, it is impossible to remove the «soul pole» connected with Simpleton’s role, therefore the humanity will never lose the division into the peoples. Humanity will never lose its ethnic diversity; will not lose its ethnic structure.
Due to Simpleton’s role, there are not only the division of people into national communities. All communities: class, religious, and national exist because of the division into «ours» and not «ours».
The aspiration to a unity, cohesion, conciliarity is shown in the form of class, religious, ethnic solidarity. All parties and the movements are seeking to unite people on class, ethnic or religious sign use aspiration to solidarity, cohesion, unity. They are all striving to bring together the strength of the broad masses, to make them «a million-fingered hand, compressed into a single thundering fist».
The aspiration to unite all the believers belonging to the certain religion is reflected in the names of the religious organizations (Muslim Brotherhood, «The orthodox union of youth»). The aspiration to unite on the national basis is reflected in the names of the patriotic and nationalist organizations («The Russian national unity», «The union of the Russian people», etc.). There are organizations that combine class solidarity with religious or national solidarity. For example: «National Socialist Workers» Party of Germany», «The general Jewish working union» (BUND), «The Christian and socialist union».
Without «we», uniting feeling of people, there would be no parties and associations. And without the feeling of rejection towards strangers, there would be no parties and religious diversity. All would be members of the one party. All would be adherents of one religion.
The degree of animals» aggressiveness of can be determined from their tails. When animals are angry – they hint with a tail, when ready for attack – straight a tail, and when wish to leave the place of fight – tuck the tail. To tuck the tail under the belly means to descend from the Villain’s role, to give up without a fight. People also sometimes say: «Do not lift your tail on me!».
Three feelings are connected with the Villain’s role: rage (anger, hatred), hardness (severity, confidence) and concentration (gravity).
Anger, rage, hatred generates the desire to tear, smear, kill, destroy. Those who have this feeling of rage and hatred are called the Villains, and the one who is broken off is smeared and killed, is called the Victim.
The feeling of anger is described in the «Song of the Stormy Petrel»:
The thunder roars. In the foam of anger, the waves moan, arguing with the wind. The wind covers the waves with a strong embrace and throws them in a wild rage on the rocks, breaking emerald bulks in dust and splashes.
When the all-burning feeling of hatred settles in the soul of a person, he becomes angry at the whole world, at all around. And if the rage jumps out of him, then at such moments he is ready to kill everyone who will be caught. Sometimes you have to hear: «Such rage takes me that I am ready to shoot everyone …» So there are murderers who rush into school, cafe, restaurant and shoot everyone until the cartridges finish out.
The anger, rage, hatred are also called the feeling of aggression. It is exactly hatred that generates fights and wars, when, «some wicked eat the fury of other wicked ones».
The feeling of rage is considered sincere feeling, i.e. the feeling comes from heart, therefore, the person who has made something in rage, they say he did it «in a fit of temper». Therefore, a miffed person is called angry, got into a temper.
The rage in its strongest manifestation is called fierce hatred, rampage. Under the influence of fierce hatred, a people is ready to torture, mistreat his victims. They say: «Behave heinously».
Rage, hatred is considered a bad feeling, called «negative» emotion. However, the world of feelings is not reduced to two poles (positive and negative), but to seven poles of the soul – to 7 roles. It is a magnet that has 2 poles, and the soul has 7 poles (7 chakras, 7 mental centres).
In fact, there are no bad or good feelings. There are only appropriate and inappropriate feelings; there are fitting and unsuitable feelings. Sometimes the rage is necessary, for example, during the war. As it is sung in a famous song,
May the fury is noble
Boiling hot, like a wave!
There is a people’s war,
The rage and hatred frighten, push people away. They run away from evil. The rage can force and coerce, but you can not carry away somebody using it. If people follow Hero on their own will, the Grabber bear-leads, than a Villain chases victims in front of himself.
The rulers with a cruel, spiteful character are called despots, tyrants. There is an atmosphere of fear around them. Villain tyrants are always lonely, because with their hatred they «burn out» everything around them and, at the end, remain alone. Because tyranny, despotisms and satrapy is predestined to crash sooner or later.
Angry despots are not only men, but also women. An example of this is Saltychikha, a landowner who lived in the 18th century and killed more than a hundred serf peasants subject to her.
Hatred is called also a feeling of revenge, and revenge, as is well-known – «this dish which is served cold». Here it is necessary to pay attention that in the pure form of hatred – cold feeling. Hatred becomes hot, ardent when the passion is added to it – this is hatred of the person who has a lot of energy, a lot of fire. The ardent rage is a mixture of the heroic and rascally elements. Here it is important not to confuse feeling with a character dominant.
True hatred is «Finnish» hatred: cold, long, ruthless. The Caucasian irascibility comes from a mixture of the heroic element with the spiteful one. Quick-tempered people – people whose character has prevailing roles of the Hero and Villain. Villain’s hatred does not radiate heat, but gradually boils hot.
The heroic beginning gives to all feelings the fieriness. If the Hero has all fiery feelings painted with an ardour of a soul, then the Villain has all feelings with an impurity of rage and hatred. Villains are irascible. The hero lights with passion and inspiration, and the Villain burns out with anger, rage and hatred.
Rage, anger, hatred is an integral part of the soul as well as other feelings. No one feeling (and including rage) can be isolated from a soul, can be removed from a soul, can be «amputated». Many thinkers in hope to save the world from wars and crimes suggested to refuse from rage and hatred. This thought is brought to logical absurdity in the Buddhism where it is forbidden to hate and kill any creature. If the ordinary person enraged at night by the mosquito hooting in an ear switches on light and, grabbed the Scripture which was reading so peacefully for the night, begins to thrash with rage the book on walls and furniture in a pursuit of a mosquito, then the Buddhist has to pray and, meditating, to plunge into blissful nirvana if he, of course, is able to meditate.
Another feeling connected with the Villain’s role is a feeling of hardness.
The feeling of hardness generates such features of character as frankness, firmness, severity, rigidity, harshness, restraint and headedness. These features of character are considered as male features of character. Therefore when there is suggested to show courage, it is about these sincere qualities.
People with a strong character are people of an iron will. Inflexible, indestructible, hard as a rock. They say about them: «tough kid», «tough nut».
People with strong character are cool-headed. They are restrained and silent. If they speak, then rap out words, briefly, laconically. They sharply answer. They know how to say «no».
The main internal contradiction of the Villain’s role is that in this role, at the same time, is combined irascibility (anger) and coolness (restraint). When they urge «to show hardness, but to constrain negative emotions», mean to constrain rage – just it is considered as «negative emotion». Such appeal appears because that the feeling of rage goes with the feeling of hardness, – they are connected with one Villain’s role.
Hardness and inflexible people are called strong people. At the same time are meant not physical force, but «the power of will», «force of character», «strength of mind», «lustihood», «stiff upper lip». Just about the strength of the spirit is sung in a famous song:
Hardily comrades we go –
Will’s getting stronger in the fight
When they say about a person: «He is strong and angry», – then in this case under the word «strong» is meant again not physical strength, but «strength of mind». The strength of mind, (lustihood, stiff upper lip) goes near with the rage – cause they are connected with one Villain’s role.
«Get stronger» – means to get hardness and conviction. They say: «Not in the force is the truth, and in the truth is a force», – i.e. strength of mind is derived from confidence in its rightness.
The strength of mind is also called the feeling of the truth, feeling of justice. People with strong character – are honest, direct, correct and incorruptible people. They do not compromise on principles, because they are convinced in their rightness. They say so: «Our case is right».
The feeling of truth is also called the «feeling of duty». «A strong in spirit» person says to himself: «Who, if not me». The strength of mind, hardness are called «an internal core in the person». Strong people are lonely, but they are not afraid of loneliness. They say to themselves: ‘I am stronger, when I am alone».
People with strong character are characterized with pathological honesty. They absolutely do not accept any compromises with their conscience. For example, to sell more expensively, than have bought, and even more, to increase the price significantly – this from their point of view is dishonest. Because of the honesty, they are incapable for trade and business. Because, the main rule of trade: «if you do not deceive – you will not sell».
The motto of people with a strong character: «do not lie and do not be afraid of». These are brave people. They are afraid of nothing. Such person – and he is «one soldier in the field». He can go alone to the crowd and will fight to the end, to the last drop of blood, to the last breath.
The person with a strong character is a defender of the truth (as he understands it), the defender of bases and foundations.
These people have a strong hand. They have no doubts and hesitations. The hardness of the hand is needed not only for the executioner, but also for the surgeon, the dentist, the captain of the ship, to keep the helm with his strong hand, to lead the ship through storms and reefs.
The credo of people with a strong hand is «truth and order». Every time when is growing confusion and anarchy, there are cries about the necessity to «put things in order with a strong hand». There is a need for a severe person with a «heavy hand» who will not liberalize, but will apply to the troublemakers all the strictness of the law: «The law is severe, but it is the law».
People with a strong character tend to solve problems radically, totally, once and for all. Their favourite decision is the death penalty. «No person – no problem».
Hardness is also called rigidity, and rigidity often turns into cruelty. Very often «bringing order with a strong hand» such people break into hatred. They begin to behave heinously – «burn out with a hot iron», «pull out with a root». This is due to the fact that hardness and hatred go together, because they are connected with one of Villain’s role.
Strong people are strong-willed people. «To show will», «to show the strong-willed qualities of the soul» means to show hardness and persistence, then means to do «through impossibility». When they say, that it is «need to exercise will in yourself», – that is about developing this hardness, inflexibility and so forth.
People with a strong character are people of «long will». They are always ready to make a strong-willed effort to achieve the goal. They are always ready to «squeeze», «press», are ready to commit violence. When something does not work out, does not go as it should be, then you have to do everything «on clenched teeth». Without the ability to «squeeze», no one case will be brought to an end. It is not for nothing to say that «violence is the midwife of history».
Such people of the old temper were – strong, convinced and inflexible:
Nails should be made of these people –
The hardest nails in the world!
Such people are capable to endure pain hardly and courageously. They burn out their warts with a cigarette and do operations on themselves without anaesthesia. They do not bend, do not give up, do not break down, do not «split», do not become limp, do not cry:
If to show in the museum
one crying Bolshevik,
all day long the gawks would stick out in the museum.
Sure, you will not see this in the century!
lord voivodes burned out on our backs.
People with a strong character are severe, «right» people. Correctness is the lifestyle of the Soviet Stalin era: the right people in the ironed jackets clasped on all buttons, in clean peak-caps and the polished boots. They say the right words in the right movies. In those days for being late at work, the employee can be sent to court and prison. For a deviation from the «line of the party» – shooting, «step to the right, step to the left – shooting».
The rigid style is the general style of all totalitarian regimes. To match this style and the personal characteristics of the members of the National Socialist Party: «sustained character, hard, Nordic, persistent … ruthless towards the enemies of the Reich … did not have connections discrediting him» (see the film «17 Moments of Spring»).
Leaders with ruthless character are called despots, satraps, tyrants, dictators, but only they can bring an order with a strong hand.
A strong despotic government style is also found in families. In the villages of the owner with a strong hand that keeps the family «in the fist», they call it a fist. In the fist farm, everyone works from dawn to dusk, there is neither slackness nor sloppiness.
There are also women with a strong character. It happens that the family is held by the mother or the grandma with a despotic character. For example, such a woman was Napoleon’s mother.
«Keep in the fist» means not to allow anyone to squeak, not let anyone raise their heads. The monarchic state with a single owner (the monarch, the tsar) is reasonably called «derzhava». The monarch «keeps» everything and everyone in the state.
The feeling of hardness generates such feature of a character, as severity. A hard person is a severe person. He has a strict suit, a strict hairstyle and strict order in everything. His life is subject to the strict order. Such people live in the «strict access zone», which they created for themselves.
They have a strict style of clothes. They usually have a tightly buttoned suit without embellishments and excess details. All things are kind, durable and reliable. They prefer a strict black colour. They are wearing black glasses. Villain – this is «black person».
To understand this type of character it is enough to recall the images of villains from movies. This is a reserved, short-spoken person with a short crop or with smoothly combed back hair, in black clothes and black glasses. He stubbornly, persistently confronts the main hero and suffers a defeat from him only in a decisive battle at the end of the film. In reality, victory often goes not to the Hero, but to the Villain – to the hard, rage and hard person.
Black glasses, as a sign of serious, severe intentions – this is long-established «stamp» of Hollywood insurgents. It is enough to recall such films as «Terminator», «Matrix». The harsh style is the style of the main characters in the movie «Matrix»: black glasses, strict black raincoats, black coats, short haircuts, shaved heads.
Harsh style is called classical style. There is nothing superfluous in the classical style, there is nothing ostentatious, there is no splendour (no baroque or rococo). Classics are noble simplicity and severity; this is an emphatic rejection of any decorations, from vulgarity, from excess.
In Russia, a strict, restrained style is called the St. Petersburg style. Petersburg style is resisted to the Moscow style – magnificent and luxurious, with merchant vulgarity and flashiness. The severity of the St. Petersburg style was sung by Pushkin:
Love you, Peter’s creation,
Love your severe, slim appearance.
Neva’s power flow,
Its coastal granite…
The motto of hard, severe people: «To be, and not to seem». They do not tolerate any show-off, no empty external effects, no self-embellishment. As the hairstyle is a self-embellishment, they or just comb hair back, or cut very short, and even refuse a hairstyle – shave the head bare.
Another feeling connected with the Villain’s role is the feeling of seriousness, concentration. This feeling better to call the mood of the soul or the state of the soul. They say: «He is ready seriously». They appeal: «Be adjusted on the serious relation to business. Be adjusted on a serious harmony».
When a person has a serious mood, then he «knits his eyebrows» – shifts his eyebrows. Therefore, a serious mood is called a gloomy mood. If a person is serious, then they ask him: «Why are you so gloomy, so moody?’
People whose character is dominated the Villain’s – are serious people. They have serious business, serious relationship and serious talk. Therefore, the Villain’s role can also be called the Serious’s role, Gloom’s role or Moody’s role.
Serious mood and hardness often go along, because these feelings are connected with one role. The serious mood has no clenched teeth, as a feeling of hardness, but there is mindfulness and concentration. Serious mood creates the desire to find the truth, to get to the truth. And the feeling of hardness that comes next to it – the desire to protect and defend this truth.
The serious mood generates such feature of the character as attentiveness, concentration, meticulousness, corrosiveness, accuracy, neatness and scrupulousness. The set of such spiritual qualities is called pedantry. Therefore, the Villain’s role can still be called the Pedant’s role.
Such people have all thought over and debugged – tools are honed, footwear is cleaned, a suit is pressed, and in a pocket, there is certainly a neatly folded handkerchief. Their style – is the style of «a person in a box», because of accuracy they tend to put every thing in a box. They take good care of things (just do not confuse frugality with selfish stinginess), so they keep things in good shape for a long time. They are wearing old, but well-preserved things and therefore look old-fashioned.
Seriousness, concentration generates such qualities as studiousness and diligence. Sometimes, when working, Pedant groans from studiousness. And some of them, with diligent work, stick out the tip of the tongue.
Pedants have a thirst for an order and systematization. They seek to order everything, to place everything in places, to compartmentalize everything. Pedants know: order – is when each thing has its own place. If ask the Grabber: «Do you have … (something)?» – «Yes!» – «And where?» – «Well, it is necessary to look for …» – will reply Grabber. Grabber has a mess, and Pedant has things in their places. He does not need to look for anything.
They have all carefully thought out and planned. At meetings and at the service, they come a little beforehand. They get up early and go to bed early. With age, they get up earlier and earlier in the morning, also, in order to be able to sit in the toilet without interference, the sensitivity of the excretory system of the organism affects. They are different in good health. Long-livers often occur among them.
There are no cockroaches and other insects in the Pedant’s house, because they do not survive – there is nothing to profit there, there is no mud. There is no mud even in the cracks. There is cleanliness and order. Barracks, bachelor order. There is nothing superfluous.
The serious mood generates aspiration finally to understand something, «to put the end in the business». In other words, generates aspiration to completeness.
Every case should not only begin, continue, but must be brought to the end – put a point in the business. If the Hero’s role is intended to start the affairs, and the Grabber’s role – for continuation and implementation in practice, then the Villain-Pedant’s role is designed to complete the affairs. Finishing and debugging – here those final stages for which the Pedant’s role is intended. He does not need to be hurried up; he will bring the matter to the end. It will be very long, but in the end, it will be a masterpiece.
If the Pedant has begun «to dig» in some question, then he «will surely get to the bottom». And if Pedant has put a point in some question, then there really is nothing more to do.
Often confuse skill and professionalism. Professionalism is an art to do the work of the required quality in the shortest possible time, with the minimum expenses and efforts. And the skill is an art to do a masterpiece, to do work of the highest quality without restriction on term, forces and means. In other words, professionalism is a manifestation of selfish pragmatism, and skill is a manifestation of diligence and pedantry. Professionalism is the lot of Grabber, and skill is the path of the Pedants.
Negligent, self-congratulatory moods are not peculiar to serious people. They don’t like improvisation. They do not like jokes and do not wish to understand. However, they are not stupid and not silly. But they do not like hasty conclusions. They carefully weigh all the pros and cons. Because they are considered slow-witted. They learn slowly, but firmly. They «are strong back mind».
It is dangerously to joke with serious people. It is possible to reply for an inappropriate joke from a rack. They will find out for sure what the joker meant.
The Pedant’s character is called grave. They say about such a person: ‘difficult person» or «a person with a grave character».
Pedants do everything carefully, neatly, thoroughly, but slowly and leisurely: they carefully separate the skin from the sausage – so that there is not a piece of sausage left on the skin, and the wax is also separate from the cheese. They do not eat from paper or from a frying pan, but only from plates. Bulk stocks always pour into a specially designed container. For example, Pedant will never pour tea into the teapot from the pack. At first, he will pour tea into a tea can, and from a can – into a teapot. No one single tea will be lost. It is not greed, but accuracy.
Fussiness and meticulousness is the reason why Pedant is called a bore. If Pedant started to speak, then he will certainly tell what he decided to tell. Tell to an end. It is useless to change the subject of conversation. If you interrupt him and start a conversation on another topic, he will patiently listen, but after all, he will say: «Now, I have not finished …» – and will continue his story from the place where he was interrupted.
Unlike the restless Heroes, Pedants are assiduous. They are capable to sit for a long time in one place and pore with concentration over some subject. The hero will not be able to sit for a long time – he will constantly jump up.
One of the activities where it is need perseverance, accuracy, meticulousness, cautiousness and patience is the writer’s work. Without persistent, painstaking and persevering work on the text, the writer does not become. For example, Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin lacked persistence:
Wanted to write – but work persistent
Was stubborn to him; nothing
Did not work out from his feather…
There is a certain pedantry in character of each accomplished author. It is not necessary that Pedant’s role dominates in character, but pedantry is necessarily an overabundance. However not each pedant – the writer. A pedant can rewrite a thick book many times by hand, but it is ruined by tediousness. He can stretch a short story into a multivolume collection of works. Every attempt by Pedant to write a piece of art inevitably ends with graphomania.
There are three types of writers: journalists, fiction writers and technical writers. If journalists and novelists «play» with words, strive for polysemy of words, phrases and verbal turns, then Pedants, on the contrary, always strive for clarity, unambiguity and unambiguousness of the text. Therefore, journalists and novelists of the pedant do not come out. But they can be good technical writers, authors of instructions, manuals, directions, rules, regulations, laws, codes – in short, all those works and documents that require thoughtfulness, clarity, uniqueness, certainty, logical coherence and completeness. The pedantic style of pedants is a heavy official language of instructions and manuals.
Pedants are able to read carefully and work with text. Usually, they have their own style of underlining and highlighting of phrases. The handwriting is smooth and firm, letters without curls and rounded corners, the lines are clear. Sometimes they write letters in words separately from each other. It happens that people in thoughtfulness draw something on paper. Pedants do not have dashed sketches or curls. Their drawing always consists of clear firm lines.
Pedants are not able and don’t to do anything bad. They say: «If you want it to be done well, do it yourself». From their point of view all around potboilers who are not able and do not wish to do serious work as it is necessary. They consider it is impossible to trust anyone around them, – will surely spoil, turn out potboilers, will leave unfinished something or will not make not as should be. They do not botched, low-quality work themselves. The pedant – this is a lonely master, this gloomy bore is always something dissatisfied, grumpy and grouchy.
A pedant can not become a boss. Suggesting that all around the potboilers, Pedant will strive to do all work himself. He will work round the clock, without sleep and rest, without days off and holidays.
Pedants use only good, reliable, high-quality things. They do not save on quality. It is by accident, when they want to emphasize that the thing is made good and reliably, then they say that this thing is for serious work. Every thing, and especially the tools for their serious work (and otherwise they can not work and do not want to work), they choose very carefully.
People with meticulous, pedantic character can not often come in top place. For meticulousness and fussiness, they are not liked by chiefs. Very often Pedants work as a chief specialist – harmful, meticulous and fussiness verbalist and caviller but to subtleties and details knowing a profession.
In the movie of Soviet period, «the Major «Whirlwind» is a scene in which the Villain-Pedant’s style is very well reflected. The SS man, who was charged to blow up Krakow, enquired of his revolutionary proletarian origin and decided to shoot himself in order to be honest in front of the nation. He has already brought a pistol to a temple, but has recollected about the glasses which were not washed up in the kitchen. He put aside his pistol, went into the kitchen, washed it, wiped the glasses, carefully put them in the cupboard. And only after it came back into the room and shot himself. He could not shoot himself, left something in a mess (the glasses were not clean). Of course, he had an ideal order in the house. His shape and appearance were perfect. He had short, combed hair back. Is it possible to imagine an SS man with a shock of hair or flash hairstyle?
The Villain’s role is actively exploited in his work by a Japanese actor and filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. He plays people in all movies whose character is dominated with the Villain-Pedant’s role.
The character of Villain-Pedant is reflected very well in the movie «I have had enough!» (Falling Down – 1993) with Michael Douglas in the main role.
To understand how in one Villain’s role are combined tediousness, cruelty and hardness, it is possible to turn to the example of Saltychikha (Dariia Nikolaevna Saltykova), who has tormented at least 138 of her serfs.
Saltychikha was a young, rich, beautiful woman. Saltychikha in 26 years has become a widow and have got in full possession about six hundred peasants in the estates located in the Moscow, Vologda and Kostroma provinces.
Before the death of her husband, Saltychikha was not noticed a special tendency for cruelty and violence. But approximately in half a year after widowing, she has begun regular beating of servants. The main reason for punishment was dishonesty in washing floors or laundering. Saltychikha loved cleanliness and order. She did not tolerate sloppy work and dishonesty. (Recognize features of Villain-Pedant). Saltychikha tried to reduce the order with a strong hand, but her rigidity began to turn into cruelty. She began to break into anger and hatred. The feeling of rage goes along the feeling of hardness – they are connected with one Villain’s role.
Punishment began with the fact that she struck to the guilty peasant woman blows with the subject which has come to hand (most often it was a log). Then guilty was flogged, sometimes to death. Saltychikha could pour the victim with boiling water or sing her hair on her head. She also used hot tacks for curling the hair, which grabbed the victim by ears. She often dragged people by the hair and at the same time beat their head against the wall for a long time. Many killed by her, according to witnesses’ words, did not have hair on her head; Saltychikha tore the hair with her fingers, which evidences of her considerable physical strength. Victims were starved and tied naked in the cold. (Recognize rage and cruelty, peculiar to, whose character is dominated with Villain’s role).
After the exposure and trial, Saltychikha spent 33 years in prison, 11 of them in the crypt. She had not regretted. (Recognize firmness, perseverance and assurance in own righteousness, peculiar to people, whose character is dominated with Villain-Pedant’s role).
Saltychikha is a bright example of how the role turns into a dominant of character. Before the widowing, Saltychikha was not showing any special tendency for cruelty and violence. But after her husband’s death, she had to take his role. After that, the transformation of Villain’s role occupied by Saltychikha into the dominant of her character has begun.
No need to underestimate gloomy, grouchy bores. In addition to boring meticulousness in their souls, there is enough hardness and malignity. When the next message appears in the news, that a certain inconspicuous person burst into a cafe, restaurant or school and starts to kill everyone there, you can no doubt – this is Nuisance-Pedant broke away. Hatred, was long boiling in his soul, burst out.
So, it is possible to call the same role the Villain’s role, the Firm’s role, the role of Strong Spirit, the Pedant’s role, the role of Serious, the role of Gloomy, the role of the Bore.
Each person knows the feelings connected with this role. Another thing is that some people have many qualities of this role, but others – not enough. A person whose character lacks the qualities of the Villain’s role is a spineless spin. They say that he does not have an inner core. Such a person is called weak-willed, flabby, weakling, «manna porridge». He lacks rigidity, firmness, confidence, perseverance. Such a person is not capable to contend for truth, defend his views and convictions, he is not able to protect his relatives and friends. A man who does not have the male feature of the character (i. e., the character which lacks the Villain-Pedant’s role), they say: «Not a man, but a rag …, weak-willed and spineless». And anyway, when asked: «Does this person have a character» – then they mean whether the character has features of Villain-Pedant role? The word «character» usually means hardness.
It has long been noted that kindness, good nature (the quality of the soul) is associated with the fullness of the person (a feature of the body). It is not by accident that a cheerful and good-natured cheerful person is always portrayed as fat, but about a fattened, stout man they say: «grown fat». Ship cook, chef are always portrayed as fat, cheerful, good-natured.
Good-natured people not only like plentifully and eat well. They still love to sing and perform. Some of them have a pipy, deep voice. Such people like to play with their own voice. The connection of the voices with completeness can be seen in the example of opera singers. Most of them are thick, well-fed. How not to remember about Lyudmila Zykina, Tamara Sinyavskaya, Monserat Kabalye. You can recall the tenor L. Pavarotti – fat man, who could spend hours telling journalists about his love for spaghetti.
Good nature – not the only feature of the character of people of this type. Idleness and self-love are peculiar to them. Idols really like to bathe in the rays of glory.
Three feeling connected with Idol’s role: joy, pride and complacency (good nature).
Experiencing the feeling of pride, dignity, superiority, a person strives to straighten his back, stand up to his full height, straight his shoulders, thrust his chest, raise his head and lift his nose.
Under the influence of self-respect a person begins to realize his personality, begins to understand his value, his importance, his greatness. He becomes arrogant and haughty, majestic and assumptive, proud as a peacock and self-involved, conceit and ambitious, aspirant and vain.
A sense of self-worth is also called the sense of 'I'. This feeling generates self-love, selfishness, egocentrism, individualism, snobbery.
Such people are convinced that «the person – it sounds proud».
People, whose character has the Idol’s role as dominating one, constantly stick out their 'I'. They say all the time 'I'. Whatever they say, they always start with the word 'I' and speak only about themselves.
The sense of 'I', the feeling of pride and self-worth is called an ambition. When the person sticks out his 'I', they say that he «shows his ambitious».
A sense of self-worth generates a great conceit in a person. Such people «…consider the others as zeros, but themselves as number one». They, «as flags, bear their faces», look down on the others, inflate cheeks, talk «through a lip».
Such people are similar to the Cat and the Hen from the fairy tale of G.H. Andersen «The Ugly Duckling» who «considered themselves a half of the world, and moreover, the better half».
When women are facing each other, raising their heads and straightening their back, demonstrate their dignity and arrogance, they are called geese.
The feeling of superiority generates permissiveness and unceremoniousness. Such a person is absolutely convinced that everything in this world is for him. He’s an impudent person. The interests and rights of others do not exist for them. He is the «hub of the universe». He is the centre of the universe.
He holds his fingers «grandstanding», so that «the hand does not get into his pocket». They say about him: «He sits on his fingers».
To express themselves, express their 'I', emphasize their individuality, their exclusiveness, they are wearing bright, lush, catchy clothes. The pretentiousness and tastelessness, vulgarity and kitsch are peculiar to such people. They love bright, «atomic» colours. It is to the point of recall here the crimson jackets of «new Russians», «suits with the low tide».
They like to accept solemn poses. «Spreading their feathers», like a peacock, a cock, a pheasant, a turkey. They say about such: «The pompous turkey».
And she is herself majestic,
Acts, like a peahen…
(Fairy tale about Sultan)
«Peahen» is a bird a peacock that goes stately and, flaunting with herself, stretches the feathers.
Such people like to flaunt, glamour, forsake, flaunt, «throw dust into the eyes». They like to make broad gestures, «throw off the Lord's shoulder». They are generous spender – they pay without bargaining.
They adore luxury. It is for them there were invented vulgar-luxurious styles of Baroque, Rococo, etc.
They love any tinsel. They like, when everything shines, sparkles and shimmers. They constantly decorate themselves with rings, finger rings, chains, bracelets. They have everywhere «tsatsk», «frills».
Attitude, the tall talk was called priggishness. For the sake of a swagger, gangster criminals did themselves headdresses because of which came across. But there was the desire to swagger, and it was larger than a necessity to be careful. Now tattoos have become fashionable and tattoos are made by all who wish to show off. The feeling of 'I' generates the desire to stand out. No matter how.
People whose character has dominating Idol’s role have nothing for themselves, for internal use. They have all for the show. Nothing more but this.
Bragging, ostentatious bravado is peculiar to them. They say lush, beautiful, colourful, but empty phrases. They speak with meaning in their voices, make meaningful pauses. All, what they say –this is «monopoly on the truth», cause they consider themselves this highest, the last instance.
They want to be always in the centre of everyone’s attention. They want all around them to fuss, to «bend down» for them, pander to them.
They like to preside over everything and lead all. They always want to be at the top, in power. They like to preside, sit at the head of the presidiums, speak from the stands. They do not tolerate when something occurres without their permission. They like to allow or forbid. They strive to have a finger in every pie.
They are vain and ambitious. Adore flattery, magnificent titles, ranks and awards. The desire to become famous at any cost («the show off is more expensive than money») pushes them on «Herostratus’s feats».
These people are chronically suffered from «star fever» and «megalomania». They crave fame, ecstasy, laurels and worship. They want to get a clap, hear the storm of applause, shouts «Bravo!», «Encore!» They dream to bathe in the beams of searchlights, to take a parade under the «copper pipes» of the orchestra. Dream under the thrill of the crowd to drive along the wide avenues in a luxury car.
Such people like to appear surrounded by a trail of admirers and worshipers. They go hiking with a crowd, with a trail and they turn the campaign into a series of halts and picnics with a drink and a snack. So kings went to war with the whole «court of His Majesty», with mistresses, admirers, cooks, servants, sycophants, fools. Went in feathers and plumes, ribbons and bows, sparkling with gilt and precious stones.
When in collective or in society the Idol’s role is assigned to someone, they say that «cult of personality» of this person reigns, that he is in the exclusive situation, on an exclusive role. In the family – this can be a cult of one of the family members (husband, wife or child). In the state – it can be a cult of personality of the governor, in the firm – a cult of the boss.
Pride, dignity, superiority is an exalting feeling. It gives rise to arrogance, the desire to keep oneself above the others, to look down at everyone. All rhetorical twists connected with a prominence: «rise above the low», «look down», «walk all over», to above it», «let thing rip», – all this indicates on superiority. Experiencing a sense of superiority the Idol «puts himself above» surrounding people.
Haughtiness and arrogance, self-conceit and superiority – these qualities are called «lordly manners», «bossy manners», cause these traits are peculiar to the nobility, the elite, upper classes, «the big time». Elite, nobility call «great», «high», «high-born» people, and refer to them respectively: «Your Majesty», «Your Highness», «Your Excellency», «Your High Ancestry». In order to understand the character of the elite, it is enough to look at portraits of kings and nobles. Their faces are arrogant, each finger has the ring, luxurious clothes, everything sparkles with gold and precious stones.
The Idol’s role – is a role of the head, lord, boss, chief, governor, authority. Among chiefs can often be met people with such type of character.
The role of the idol is the role of a respected person, who has achieved success and prosperity, well-being and position in society. They say about such a person: «He is a big person now, a big chief, a big boss». This is not about the high physical growth of a person, but about his «high» position.
They say about the office of a high-ranking chief «high office». This is not about the height of the cabinet and not about the height of the ceiling in the office; this is about the high position of its owner.
The Idol’s role is a role of the person who has achieved everything that he wanted. He has already no place to strive for. He is proud of himself and his position. In fact, the Idol’s role is the role of the philistine. All philistines and inhabitants are obsessed with self-respect. They have all connected with the feeling of dignity. If reply – so answer the bell, if meet – so to meet worthy meet, to look – so to look worthy… The main demand of philistines – to provide them worthy life, worthy existence, worthy old age. So that they could carry their dignity, superiority. In order for them to look haughtily at all, from top downward.
They do not want to lose their self-respect even for a short time. They are afraid of «losing face» very much – i.e. to descend from the Idol’s role, to pass from the feeling of superiority over surrounding people to another state of mind.
Among children as well as adults, are met portentous, haughty fat people with an ambitious. They love to speak with adults «on equal terms», with dignity, and look down at peers. They go for a walk in fashionable pants with catchy stickers on the back. They do not make a rumpus, do not play in the war, do not drive the ball with vehemence, do not climb buildings and cellars. Not worthy!
Women do not kiss up to men in their ambitions and vanity, in arrogance and conceit. Because all souls are identical. All souls consist of the same feelings. In Pushkin’s «Tale of the fisherman and a small fish» is described how to increase the requests for power, when told by the ambitious old woman who wished to become «the sea empress», to dominate and rule over everyone and everything.
It is noticed long ago: as soon as the person becomes the chief as soon as he receives the Idol’s role – he begins to get fat promptly. Here is how Yaroslav Hashek wrote about this in his book «The Adventures of the brave Soldier Sveik» during the World War:
… the corporal, during the journey, gave the impression of a furious man. He tried to look so puffed up as if the next day he should receive at least the title of commander of the corps.
When they sat on the train on the Peremyshl-Hyrov line, Shveik, addressing the corporal, has told:
– Mr. corporal, I look at you and recall the corporal Bozbu, who was serving in Trento. When he was assigned to the corporal, he began to increase in volume from the first day. His cheeks began to swell, and belly puffed up that the next day even his state trousers were not buttoned… They sent him to the infirmary, and the regimental doctor said that this was the case with all corporals…
It is impossible to confuse the Idol’s role with the Hero’s role. The hero needs storms, battles, shocks and risk. The hero – he is in passion, and ecstasy rushes to a storm, merges with it, bathes in it. The hero – he is keen on the action. For a Hero «the aim – nothing, moving – all!».
An Idol is a respected person, an authority. The hero is not an authority. The Hero is an instigator
The Idol’s goal – to show oneself, to attract attention. Everything that the Idol does – it is grandstanding, peacockery and a flashiness. There is no fire, no ardour in an Idol’s soul. There is an arrogance and ambition, self-love and narcissism.
The idol is «the outworked steam» of the Hero. The idol is a triumphant winner, who proudly puts his leg on the chest of the defeated enemy and fades in a solemn pose: «See all who I am».
If the Hero rushes into battle, rushes to the boarding, climbs on the wall of the stormed fortress, then the Idol will not go into battle. He will lead a battle in a proud-worthy attitude. He can snatch out a sword too, covered with precious stones and designate the aspiration forward. But he, most likely, will not reach the place of a fight and battle.
Pushkin's poem «Ruslan and Lyudmila» has a character called Farlaph:
Another one – Farlaph, the haughty screamer,
Invincible in feasts,
But the warrior is much smaller than his swords.
The idol – is a «haughty screamer», who is a very modest warrior when he takes a sword. He is not very timid or coward, but excessively appreciates himself. There is nothing in the Idol more valuable than his 'I'. If he, the one and sole will die, so the one and sole world will die with him. However, the thirst of glory can also push the Idol to death: «Company in distress makes trouble less!». But his death will be obligatory ostentatious. The Idol does not need disgraceful death.
The Hero needs a risk for the sake a risk and the Idol needs a risk for the sake a swagger, for the sake a show-off.
Manifesting yourself and presenting yourself of (own I) – are different things. The manifestation of self – is a heroic beginning (a feeling of inspiration, passion, excitement), which is realized in an emergency situation. In ordinary life, the Hero is bored. He does not know where to put himself, what to invest his energy in. The hero comes to life only in an extreme situation. Only in an extreme situation, the Hero’s eyes are light up.
The Idol’s principle is connected not with the manifestation of self but with the presentation of self, own I, own ego. Frills and arrogance, dignity and ostentation – these qualities of the Idol can be manifested only in ordinary life. In an emergency situation, there is no to frill, no arrogance. Therefore, philistine does not like extreme things. He wants that everything could be quiet and worthy.
It is needed always to remember that the character of a person is not reduced only to the dominant of the character – to their most preferred role. Every person knows all the roles and feelings. It often happens that the character of a person has an overabundance of the Hero’s and Idol’s roles simultaneously. In this case, the energy rushes from him, and his 'I' sticks out.
Another feeling connected with the Idol’s role is a feeling of joy, laughter, and fun.
The Idol’s role is the role of the person who has achieved success. And laughter and joy are the same companions of success as a pride. Having achieved success, a person is proud not only of success, but also glad to success. He stands, proudly raising his head, straightening his back and straightening his shoulders. And he is smiling and laughing yet. He is shining from the joy.
The excitement and burning eyes of the creator – are heroic, and the sparkling smile of the winner – is a part of the Idol.
Joy and pride – are compatible feelings, because they are connected with the same of Idol’s role. Pride (superiority) often goes with laughter (joy). It happens that the person haughtily laughs, haughty grins or impudently (i.e. with a sense of superiority) grins. A smile can be arrogant, a smile of excellence.
Joy is called a bright feeling. «From the smile, it will be much brighter» – is sung in a famous song. They say about a joyful person that he has «clarified face». When a person receives joyful news, they say that his face has brightened up.
The Idol’s role – is the social role of the nobility. All kinds of addressing to the nobility are indications of their Idol’s status in society. The representative of the nobility – he is majestic (hence «Your Majesty»), he keeps himself high, with excellence (hence «Your Highness»), he shines with joy (hence «Your Excellency»), he is radiant with joy (hence «Your Grace»).
Joy and success are celebrated. Therefore, the feeling of joy is called a holiday mood or an idle mood. People with an Idol character like idle mood and idle life. Therefore they are called «idle people». Life for them is a «holiday, which is always with you».
They adore any holidays, festivals, carnivals – any bright and noisy social events, on which «all people have fun and exult». Especially they love such holidays, on which you can combine fun with good food, – weddings, anniversaries, feasts.
The Idol’s role is intended for holidays and celebrations. This is the role of the «wedding general», this is the role of the toastmaster. It is a role of respected elder, the patriarch, the aksakal who is constantly invited to holidays and celebrations: on weddings, the births and a commemoration. So he goes, from house to house, from table to table. He sits everywhere with dignity at an honourable place, speaks beautiful speeches. Speaks a lot of, in a beautiful way. Speaks with self-respect and a broad smile.
The idleness is a constant state of mind of the highest ranks of society. They have constant «a life holiday» – balls, amusements, entertainments and funs. They shine with dresses and jewellery, boast of connections and acquaintances, boast of luxury and wealth. There «the big time» feast and rejoice, have funs and gourmet. It’s not for nothing that all this social circuit tends towards a good cuisine and delicious dishes – they are gourmets and devourers. They are judges of good dishes.
The idle life which is conducted by the elite is called «social life». To take part in it – means to «see the light of day». For idle pastime, restaurants and nightclubs have been invented, in which is constantly the club and restaurant bohemia – regulars of these clubs and restaurants. Bohemia there shows off and has fun – «lives fast».
If you have to look for Heroes on the playground, then you should go on a holiday to admire the Idols, it’s better to see a secular-boss party. There, at the «vanity fair» – there are worthy people, straight backs, proudly raised heads. There are expensive suits and luxurious outfits; there are show-offs and flashiness, shining smiles and trivial jokes.
The theatre is considered a cultural institution. It is considered that going to the theatre is acquaintance with culture. Looking closer to the theatre, you can understand what is the meaning of the word «culture». The main action in the theatre is not on the stage, but in the hall and in the foyer. People go to the theatre not to see the play, but to show themselves. A visit to the theatre for them is the debut. They put on the best clothes. Women put on jewellery and walk about halls of the foyer with self-respect. In other words, people go to the theatre to pacify, show off. They mean under the word «culture» and «cultural people» to be like an Idol. Such people are called «theatre-goers», but more often «party-goers». The main for them – not an action on the stage, but hangout – an opportunity to hook up with the same empty party-goers. The theatrical and artistic party tends to bohemian life – idle lazy inaction and empty chatter.
There is a separate talk about artists. They become artists to carry themselves into the world from the stage to «give people themselves». If the girl says that she dreams to become an actress, it is possible not to doubt that in her life an impression of grandstanding, peacockery and a fleshiness comes from. They say about actors in life: «empties with grandstanding».
The idol is a person-holiday; this is the permanent animator inventor. Bright, noisy, sparkling with his smile, releasing «flat» jokes, he bears all his I, bears the feast of his soul, regardless of whether this holiday is needed or not. But not everyone and not always needs a holiday. Therefore, when a person «blooms» and begins, like a fountain, to burst out of joy, laughter, merriment, they say: «If you have a fountain, shut it up» (Kozma Prutkov). Sometimes they say: «Wither!’
The feeling of joy is called a dizziness of success, a hung-go mood. A person becomes boastful and talkative from the joy. It is not for nothing they boast their success on holidays and celebrations. The Joyful Idol likes to lie about his exploits, like Khlestakov or Baron Munchausen. He likes to boast of victories over women, they say, «I changed women like gloves». He likes to tell trivial, «greasy», scabrous jokes. He likes to scoff. In Griboedov’s «Woe from Wit» there is such character – General Skalozub.
To induce the philistians to pay attention to something, to induce to acquire though some representations, he needs to be cheered up, amused with a joke. Even very serious works need to be diluted with jokes. The inhabitant must fictitize the text, to turn it into pulp fiction.
The idol – he is a glib talker, loudmouth and gas-bag. However, the Idol’s eloquence is often connected with an empty stomach (dogs tell lies when they not feed). A full idol – he is lazy, complacent, pacified and indifferent to everything.
Another feeling connected to the Idol’s role – is a feeling of complacency, prosperity, serenity, satisfaction, pacification, calmness, relief. This feeling is also called harmony of the soul, feeling of peace, «cloudless condition of the soul».
It is known that not only pride and joy, but also self-complacency, complacency are peculiar to the person who has achieved success.
About a man who, due to his successes and achievements, passed to the Idol’s role, and he liked to stay on this role (the role began rapidly turn into a dominant of the character), they say that he «caught the star» or «fell ill with a star disease». And it is known as the «star disease», is manifested not only in arrogance and idleness, but also in complacency and calmness that generate relaxation and laziness. The «Star disease» makes a person complacent. He stops to work without letup – «rests on laurels».
When they say about a person that he has wallowed in bliss and luxury that he has indulged in laziness and idleness, it means that he constantly stays for the Idol’s role. Because striving to surround yourself with luxury stems from the feeling of own 'I', idleness – from a feeling of joy and fun, and bliss and laziness – from a sense of complacency. This is how the kings live. This is how all elite lives.
An Idol – he is a benign idler and a slacker, he is a loafer and sybarite. He is «darling». Just do not confuse the «darling» Idol with «stuffy» from greed Grabber, whom constantly «toad strangles».
Well-being, complacency and appeasement – is the inner state of the soul that arises when everything in life is good, when you can relax. If they say to a person: «Why are you so tense? Relax! Everything is good!’– he is offered to pass to the Idol’s role. When they call to do business, on the contrary, they demand to get rid of idleness and complacency, stop «resting on laurels», e. i., they suggest to left the Idol’s role.
The feeling of complacency and appeasement is called a state of comfort, a «comfort zone». To encourage a person to act, he must be taken out of the «comfort zone», removed from the state of complacency and appeasement.
There is always playing a soft, relaxing music in the restaurants. This is done specially in order a person could relax, relax the mind, relieve the feeling. The feeling of relaxation, complacency, appeasement is often along with a blissful smile on your lips.
There is a smile of superiority, and there is a generous smile – it is a smile of bliss, a smile of satisfaction, a smile of relief. Such smiles arise from the fact that a sense of joy, a smile, a sense of pride and a sense of complacency are associated with the same role as the Idol. However, there is no such thing as a smile of disgust, a smile of hatred or a smile of horror, for a sense of loathing, a sense of hatred and a sense of horror are associated with other roles – not with the role of the Idol.
Laughter and joy often go along with complacency and relaxation. It was from the compatibility of feelings of joy and complacency that a steady image of a cheerful, good-natured fat man appeared, an amateur is tasty and plentiful to eat, a lazy person who looks at problems «through his fingers» and is always ready to «give up» difficulties and setbacks.
It is known that laughter allows a person to relax, remove anxiety and tension. This is due to the fact that laughter and anxiety are not compatible with each other, because they are associated with different roles. Laughter is associated with the role of the idol, and anxiety – with the role of the Grabber.
Bliss is sometimes called a sense of indifference. When they say: «I do not care», «It does not matter», «I’m purple», «congruent» – it means indifferently. Lack of attitude is also an attitude, or rather an attitude of indifference.
Generosity, carelessness and carelessness breed good nature, peace, humanism, tolerance, condescension to others' weaknesses, all-forgiveness are those qualities of the soul that are called kindness. It is no coincidence that they say: «… and I have forgiven him for joy» because joy and complacency are feelings connected with the same role of the Idol.
Sycophants know that it is better to address a superior when he is in a good, good mood, that is, in a good-humoured mood. Being in a kind, benevolent mood, the boss can satisfy any request, without delving deeply into the heart of the matter. Therefore, toadies, before appealing to the head with a request, try to translate it to the role of the idol. They try to make the chief laugh, cheer him up, disagree.
The feeling of complacency is also called «a feeling of deep satisfaction». The revolutions of the Soviet-era press: «With a feeling of profound satisfaction, Soviet people received news of …» – testify to that attitude, about that philistine role of Idol, which was proposed to occupy the «Soviet people» in connection with the news of…
Well-being and satisfaction are called a feeling of satiety. Philistine – he is full and satisfied, complacent and complacent. Bliss is a feeling of peace, a sense of peace; this is the «harmonious state of the soul». Bliss is the state of a person who has found harmony within himself, living in harmony with himself and the world around him. Such a person is free from anxiety and excitement, from anger and sorrow, from passion and envy – a continuous harmony in the soul: «Everything is fine in this best of the worlds».
A good state of mind is called a state of rest. Actually, the feeling of complacency is necessary in order to relax, relax, to find harmony in the soul.
When they say that a person «lives in pink glasses», «looks at the world through rose-coloured glasses» – this just means that he lives in complacency, in harmony with himself. He wants to preserve this state of mind and therefore tries not to notice difficulties and problems, misfortunes and anxieties.
Generosity generates spit. The role of the idol is the role of the head, the boss. And the bosses, as you know, do not care about the employees and subordinates, the troubles and difficulties of ordinary people.
Bliss generates manilovism – dreams and intentions, completely divorced from reality. The blessed state of the soul gives rise to good intentions, which, as you know, «paved the way to hell». There is the expression «well-meaning philistine». After all, the role of the idol is the role of the layman.
Generosity generates complacency – contentment with oneself and the surrounding reality. When a person lives happily and carefree, then they say that he lives in clover. After all, when a person has a good mood – he sings.
A good man, having harmony in his soul, is a happy man. Happiness is when everything is all right. Happiness is a set of emotional states associated with the role of the idol: joy, pride and complacency. Therefore, congratulations on the holiday are always accompanied by a wish for success, happiness, joy and prosperity, the desire to experience feelings related to the role of the idol.
The word «thank you» is a blessing. This is a wish for a person to move to the good state of the soul, that is, into a state of complacency.
All the ideals of the layman about the «happy bright future» are the ideas of a peaceful, dignified, joyful and carefree life. That is why all sectarian agitics about the «paradise of the Kingdom of God» depict the «enlightened faces» of smiling and good-natured people «finding harmony within themselves». After all, happiness is when you do not have to strain or worry.
The role of the idol is the role of the man in the street who has achieved everything he wanted. He has nowhere else to strive for. And now he, a worthy person, can live happily, can «rest on his laurels». It does not matter at what stage of the social ladder the philistine is, what his wealth is. It is important that the philistine thinks his position is reasonable enough. «Be happy with yourself!» – the core of philistine philosophy. The phrase: «Man – this sounds proudly» – belongs to the inhabitant of the doss house from the play of M. Gorky «At the bottom». But he, the inhabitant of the «bottom» – wants to be proud of himself.
There is no difference in the spectrum of feelings between the royal or high society inhabitant and the inhabitant from the bottom of society – drunkard. Complacency and self-satisfaction, as well as to drunkards are so peculiar to inhabitants of high society. A drunkard wants to drink and have a snack to relax and go to a complacent mood.
The word «self-satisfied» is usually used together with the word «pompous». To the words «pompous and self-satisfied» are usually added «turkey» or «dummy». It is not by accident. An inhabitant is a fool. This is the proud, joyful and self-satisfied blockhead. He has no his own thoughts. He does not know what he thinks until he hears what he has told himself. They do not write books – they have no thoughts for themselves in silence. They publish collections of speeches and performances.
In spite of the fact that inhabitants consider themselves «cultural and civilized», they are not creators of culture and a civilization. They are not creators, but only consumers of culture.
Almost all classics of the Russian and world literature have paid a tribute to the accusation of platitude and narrow-mindedness. Actually, they only described features of the Idol’s role which dominates in characters of petty bourgeoisies inhabitants.
Narrow-minded ideals – are ideals of success and well-being, joy and pride. It can be noticed that the most readable inhabitants of the edition – are newspapers and magazines about a social life, about the life of stars and celebrities. They write about who of the celebrities at which party was, in what outfits and how has shown off. The inhabitants want to enter the elite of the society, they want to become part of the elite, they also want to walk in their outfits, to glitter and show off like the elite. Inhabitants strive to that position which the elite have achieved.
The «Song of the Stormy Petrel» of A. M. Gorky has the character which has two reflected qualities of the idol – stupidity and cowardice:
The silly penguin shy hides a body fat in rocks…
«The stupid penguin» is a philistine who is afraid of a storm. He is opposed in the song to the Hero-«Petrel». If Heroes need a storm and «great upheavals», the inhabitants are afraid of the storm. They want to live and enjoy life worthy.
The spiritual qualities peculiar to people, in the character of which the Idol’s dominates, determine their views, beliefs and vital values.
It can be noticed that such features are peculiar to representatives of the Russian liberal and democratic public. «Democrats» constantly speak about «protection of the rights and the dignity of the personality». They divide all people into «those who have self-respect and those who do not have it». They affirm the priority of individual rights over the rights of society. They are internationalists and cosmopolitans because believe that «the mankind is quantized on the personalities». They do not have ethnic solidarity (if they are Russian by origin). Instead of protection of interests of the Russian people, they talk about «universal human values».
Here it is necessary to make a reservation. Eventually, some words change the sense, i.e. the concept standing behind a word changes. If at the beginning of the 19th century the word «liberal» meant the freethinker (A.S. Pushkin in Eugene Onegin calls the hero «the dangerous liberal»), then now «liberalism» means connivance and condescension at complacent complacency. Now they talk «the spineless liberal» (« …shy hides a fat body»). Has changed the sense and the word «democracy» which initially meant «sovereignty of the people» and was a synonym of the word «conciliarity».
Arkadii Haidar has shown very well the Idol-philistine in the «Fairy tale about the boy Nipper Pipper» – this is Baddie Boy, who is «for a barrel of jam and a basket of cookies» wanted to go to the bourgeoisie. The Baddie cried: «I am my own, the bourgeois!» At the same time, friends-comrades fight with the bourgeois army. There is the boy Nipper Pipper among them – this is a Hero-Ringleader – he is first among equals, among his friends-comrades.
If ordinary people (i. e. people whose character is dominated by Simpleton’s role) are characterized by a spirit of camaraderie and collectivism – «die yourself, and help a friend!», «One for all and all for one!», the Idol – is a worthy philistian, that is, an individualist. To those who feel themselves proud and worthy (i.e. takes the Idol’s role) they address «sirs», and to equal to themselves, to their friends and comrades, they address «comrades».
If communism as the ideology of communalism and collectivism, has always been and will be the ideology of the broad masses of the simple working people, then liberalism and democracy is the ideology of the philistins, the ideology of the «middle class», the ideology of the petty bourgeoisie.
If we recall that the word «demos» in ancient Greece did not mean the entire «people», but only the free population that had civil rights (i.e., owners), then everything is finally put into the order. Democracy is the power of owners (petty bourgeois). Therefore, it is called the «democracy of shopkeepers».
The elite and the philistines are «the berries of one field», this is the same Idol’s character. The only difference is that the representative of the elite has more money than the philistine. But ambitions, manners, life values are the same: show off, ostentatiousness, craving for idleness and inaction, feeling of superiority, good nature and nonchalance. The philistine only expresses discontent because that wants to enter into the power structures, wants to be a part of the elite, wants to be treated as someone belonging to the highest class.
The philistine for the elite is «own, bourgeois». They feel an affinity of souls. Therefore, the elite supports philistine («democratic») parties, integrates their representatives into power, provides access to the media.
Patriotic populists are not only prevented from coming to power ranks, but they are also not admitted to participation in elections. The authorities forbid national patriotic parties, put patriots in prisons («the Russian article» of Criminal Code). Elite, top ranks, authorities are really afraid of the national unity, are afraid of national «million finger hand compressed into a united smashing fist».
Feelings connected with the Idol’s role – pride, joy, pacification, are considered to be good feelings. All fairy tales with a happy end come to an end with the fact that heroes began to live worthy and joyfully, began to live in clover. I.e. their state of mind began to correspond to a role of a joyful and complacent Idol.
Going to the Idol’s role is a prize at the end of trials. This is the state of mind which people strive for. They say: «Here I will finish work, I will achieve the goal, then when I will have a rest. I will live joyfully and worthy, I will find peace and rest in the soul».
Victories and achievements are celebrated with a holiday. Scenarios of all Soviet holidays corresponded very well to the Idol’s state of mind. At first – there is a lot of pride and dignity. The ceremonial meeting begins. On the stage are the most respected people – presidium. There is a lot of light from luxury chandeliers in the solemnly decorated hall. The worthy people dressed in all the best with dignity report about successes, boast of victories. They are awarded with orders and applause. After the solemn meeting, there is a festive concert. The artists present joy and laughter. The audience in the hall is amused and has fun. Then follows a festive dinner, a banquet. In the complacent state of mind all come back home.
The Idol’s role – is a role for rest and a holiday, for the accumulation of forces and fat accretion. This role is not intended for affairs. At the same time, the Idol’s role – is the role of the Head, the role of the boss, it is not unreasonable that the Idol’s roles are called «bossy manners».
When the head of an enterprise or a collective becomes a man whose character is dominated by the Idol’s role, then things go only by inertia. Therefore, those who have burning eyes, should follow the leader. When they say, that it is need «to give the way to young», that «we have a way for young everywhere, and we honour old people everywhere» – this means that it is need to replace Idol’s with Heroes. However it is should be borne in mind, that not all the young people have a heroic character. It happens, that young people have a surplus of arrogance and rigmarole, self-love and complacency. Youth, in itself, does not guarantee a heroic dominant of soul yet, does not guarantee fire in the soul, does not guarantee enthusiasm for the activity.
A lot of people strive for success just for the moment, when, having reached it, they could be on the Idol’s role. Some of them strive for power and wealth, others – for the top of science or art, and all in order, when the way ends, to stand on the winner’s podium, bathe in the rays of glory, experience a sense of triumph, stay in the role of a winner. Only for the sake of «copper pipes» of glory, they are ready to go «through fire and water», so that at the end of the way to taste glory and a holiday. They go to success at any price, if only at the end of the hard way it could be possible to proudly raise the head, straight the back, straight the shoulders and, look at everyone with a smile from the height of one’s own success. Actually, for this purpose, such events are intended, as a triumphant meeting of the winners, erection on winner’s podium, rewarding with badges of distinction. At the end of the way there necessarily should be some celebration, some holiday: solemn graduate prom or lovefest at the banquet after the defence of a thesis.
However, there are such spheres of activity which will not bring deafening success during one’s lifetime. Moving affairs in such spheres, knowing that there will be no glory and honour, ecstasy and worship – this is quite another thing. The person who has consciously doomed himself to infamy and obscure existence, who has no right to be treated with pride and dignity in the eyes of others, such person is accepted as a loser, as a person who has not achieved success in life. They are addressed in indulgently, disdainfully manner. They are not respected.
To kill in an Idol and Idol’s dream yourself is not that easy. Maybe it is not obligatory to be done? Or it is better to give up on everything and indulge in idleness and laziness, mire in bliss and luxury (if such an opportunity is near and available).
Each person knows the feelings connected with the Idol’s role: joy, pride and complacency. Each person has the Idol’s principle. Another thing, that one people have a lot of Idol’s principle, others – not enough.
People, whose character has not enough of Idol’s qualities regardless from their real achievements, are accepted as unsuccessful people, as losers. Such people are not able «to present themselves». They lack authoritativeness, solidity, and representativeness.
Ability to present yourself, focus on yourself everyone’s attention, the ability «to draw to yourself the audience attention» is necessary for any public figure: speaker, entertainer, preacher, lecturer, teacher. To do this, it is necessary to be able to pass on the Idol’s role, to be able to behave with dignity, smile and speak beautifully. Otherwise – nobody will listen, nobody will pay attention to your words. If you will not respect yourself, then nobody will respect you.
The art of beautiful performing is a great art. It happens that boring, nerdy teacher comes to the blackboard and begins to mutter something at a board to himself. Nobody listens to him. The audience begins to utter quiet whispering and choked giggles, gradually turning into noise and hubbub. Another thing if in front of the audience performs talkative phrasemonger. He is flaunting and drawing, takes solemn poses and makes significant pauses. He talks banalities but they listen to him with opened mouths and caught a breath. A boring bore – although he knows a hundred times more than a phrasemonger, but bring nothing to the audience, they just do not listen to him. Although the phrasemonger will bring to listeners at least something.
The art of teaching – is a great art. Not each master can be a good teacher. To reveal the secrets of mastery to the student – is the final stage of training. The main thing in training is to «put the base» – to teach basic techniques, to instil basic skills, to give basic knowledge. To lead a student step by step from outsider to master the right method of teaching is not enough. It is necessary that the lecturer was an authority for the students. Otherwise, the student will not listen to the lecturer; will not pay attention to each of his words.
Authority in a conversation is on the side of someone who has or
unhurried, significant manner to express own thoughts, or calm power, i.e.,
is on the side of someone who is sure that they listen to him. The words
one by one are separated from him and fall heavily on the listeners. A
person, who does not have any weight, looks as if he tries to keep his
own words and eat them back; he is embarrassed by his phrase before he
managed to complete it.
It is noticed long ago, that cunning manner, sneakiness, and resourcefulness are somehow connected with nose and scent. That is why a crook, a cunning man, a deceiver, a schemer are always portrayed with a long nose, and the long-nosed artist is necessarily chosen for the role of the cunning dodger.
Here is the picture on which the artist depicted how one cunning person checks another on the lie detector.
The idea of the picture is that the nose of the cunning person is longer than the nose of the inspecting one. Checked is more cunning, resourceful man. He will turn out, get out, deceive, «come out dry from the water».
When they want to say that a person is a liar and a deceiver, he is drawn with a long nose. Speech turns, indicating the manners of cunning people, are always connected with nose and nose: «To lead by the nose» means to deceive. «To lead around a nose», «to leave with a nose» – means to deceive.
The gesture «to show the nose» – to put your thumb to the nose and protrude the little finger – means «I have deceived you».
«Sniffed»– they say about the conspiracy of intriguers. Emphasizing their insight, they say: «smelled out», «got a sniff of». They are curious, like to «poke their nose into» other people’s affairs. But sometimes they manage to «pinch their nose».
It is considered that the nose grows because of lies. For example, the nose of a wooden little man Pinocchio grew when he told a lie.
People consider a long nose is a sign of the wit. However, physiognomy considers the sign of it not the length of the nose, but the «high back of the nose».
So, the connection between wit and nose (scent) is noted by the people and is reflected in speech turns, fairy tales, sayings, gestures. Consequently, this connection exists objectively, and the work of physiologists is to explain its nature. Only the fact of the existence of such connection is important for psychology, and its physiological mechanism does not matter. Psychology is aimed at understanding of the soul, not the body, and the word psychology is translated as «knowledge of soul», and «physiology» as knowledge of the body.
Three feelings are connected with a role of the Trickster: embarrassment (uncertainty), feeling of shame (disgrace, infamy) and feeling of fastidiousness (loathing, disgust).
When a person experiences the feeling of awkwardness and inconvenience, when he has fallen into awkward, uncomfortable state, then they say that he feels himself «ill at ease». An awkward position is also called a ticklish position.
The feeling of awkwardness causes embarrassment generates shyness and bashfulness. Under the influence of awkwardness, a person becomes cautious, courteous, delicate, insinuating. He tries to behave so that not interferes into anything, not to make something wrong. He goes on tiptoe, sits down on the one corner of the chair.
The feeling of awkwardness is called as well the feeling of guilt. Experiencing awkwardness, a person behaves, as if apologizing, justifying himself. They behave so when want to make amends, to atone for the sins.
The feeling of awkwardness (uncertainty, inconvenience), in its strong manifestation, leads to the eccentric behaviour. In eccentric comedies, the character, experiencing awkwardness, grasps for one thing or another, does not know where to sit, where to put their hands. Awkwardness – is the «fair game» of the French comic artist Pierre Richard. Always apologizing and justifying.
A feeling of awkwardness, uncertainty is called «an inferiority complex». When the person behaves, experiencing the feeling of awkwardness, then they say him: «Why are you complexing? Do not complex, do not fuss!’
From awkwardness is generated an obsequious, fawning manner of behaviour. When a person plays placebo, apple-polishes, ingratiate, then they say that he «caves in to, «stooges», «lackeys», «serves».
When in an awkward situation people always try to get out, turn out, therefore streamline phrases and evasive, wanton speech with constant dissuasions are peculiar to people in whose character dominates the role of Trickster.
‘Will you speak sincerely! Do not shy, do not hesitate!» – they say to Trickster. But he speaks evasively, with hints, obscure words. He escapes from direct questions. Says neither «yes», nor «no», nor «maybe». He twists round, shirks. He dodges as water snake on a frying pan. He does not look into your eyes directly. They say about such a person: «sly fish». He is able «to come out dry out of the water». However, the Trickster is disclosed by the false «running» eyes.
Tricksters are people of quick and subtle mind. They can read «between the lines», understand subtle hints, catch the slightest nuances. The liveliness of mind, flexibility of mind, resourcefulness and ingenuity are peculiar to them. They are curious and inquisitive. They are smart and nimble. They are called «snakes», but at the same time, they are considered smart people. However, their mind is not deep, and knowledge is often superficial. They are people of a speculative mind. These erudites who have picked up «on the tops» of fragmentary information, but do not have deep knowledge.
Tricksters are masters of intrigue, politesse and behind-the-scenes affairs. They become politicians and diplomats. It is right to say that the awkward, uncomfortable position is an ordinary position of the diplomat. The diplomat's job – is to get out of an embarrassing, ticklish situation.
It is known from medical practice that when a frontal region of the brain is damaged or removed, a person loses «quickness of mind», loses wit and the ability to understand humour.
Another feeling, connected with Trickster’s role – this is feeling of shame, disgrace, infamy, embarrassment.
The word «shame» is derived from the word «shamefacedness». However, the shamefacedness as a feature of character, comes not from shame, from the feeling of awkwardness, accompanying it. The ticklish, awkward, uncomfortable position is a situation on the verge of shame. This is the desire to avoid shame, disgrace and an infamy.
Knowing the guilt of him, the Trickster tricks, dodges, experiences a feeling of awkwardness. But if after all «to bring him out into the open space», «tear the mask off», expose him, then he is experiencing the burning feeling of shame, disgrace, infamy.
When they want to disgrace a person, they say that it is need to «pin him to a pillory». Why exactly to «pin» – in order for him not to wriggle out, cop out, slip out.
When a person is ashamed, he does not look directly into the eyes. He looks away, looks down, his eyes rest against the floor, in the ground. They say: «It was a shame to look into the people’s eyes. I did not know where to put my eyes from shame. I wanted to sink through the floor from a shame».
They hide the face, cover their faces with hands, turn away, cover face with a mask or dark glasses from shame and disgrace. The typical image of a spy – a person with a long nose, wearing dark glasses, covering his face with a collar and hat. A spy goes on his half-bent legs and sniffing something.
Being afraid of a shame, any sins, defects, shameful, unseemly acts are hidden, concealed. What is a shame to do – they do such things secretly, quietly, in the shadows, behind the scenes. Because to do disgraceful things under the people’s looks is a shame. Therefore, they keep silent about shameful affairs, they darken. They say about shameful things: «shade deals», «a dark story», «a muddy story».
Tricksters tend to the secretiveness. They always «keep something on their minds». They strive, while remaining in the shadow, act by someone else's hands. They like to «swim in muddy water», like to «fish in muddy water». They are called «muddy people».
They become «gray cardinals» and «secret counsellors of the leaders». They like to create a «shadow», behind-the-scenes government.
When Trickster was «brought out into the open space», when the secret becomes apparent, when sins «come up», when «shady deals» become clear, then vile and disgusting acts become visible to all. Everything is in sight. «To put it in a sight» means to put it on public display, i. e., to general shame. The commander does so, when he puts the guilty soldier in front of the ranks and tells everyone about the heinous misdemeanour, or the teacher, when he puts the guilty student at the board in front of the whole class. In front of everyone, the offender feels awkwardness and shame. These feelings often go alongside because are connected with the same role of Trickster.
Shame, disgrace, infamy are called a burning feeling. Some people become red of a shame. A feeling of shame is called the conscience of a person. When a person experiences the feeling of shame, they say that his conscience is not clean, that his conscience torments him, he is tortured by remorse, he is burned by the shame of memories:
Memory burns us down and the conscience torments us,
The ones who have it.
The conscience often stops people from abominable and vile deeds. If the person is capable to be ashamed, realize the guilt, then they say that he has a conscience. But it happens differently. It happens that a person «does not understand the shame», «lies and does not blush» (with the shame). They tell him: «You have no shame, no conscience».
There is an expression «the reflexing Russian intellectuals» which was often used concerning the intellectuals of the beginning of the XX century. «Reflection» consisted in the fact that the intellectuals chronically experienced feelings of shame and embarrassment. «Reflection» represents a social role of the intellectuals. The intellectuals has screw over, then it reflects, experiencing shame and awkwardness.
Another feeling, connected with the role Trickster – this is the feeling of squeamishness, creepy, enormity, disgust, abhorrence.
Abhorrence – is an attitude toward something dirty, unclean. From the feeling of creepy and abhorrence come vile obscenity: unclean, disgusting, vile, bitchy, lousy, kike, shitty, crappy, abusive, vomitous and etc.
Abusive language can be not only dirty – connected with the feeling of abhorrence but spiteful, i. e. connected with the feeling of spite. No need to confuse rage and spite with abhorrence and creepy – this is different roles. The feeling of rage generates the aspiration to approach to a hatred object to tear, destroy, torture. They say in rage state: «Wait a moment, I will reach you!». The feeling of abhorrence generates a desire to move away from the object of disgust as far as possible, shake off the dirt.
When something odiously was done to someone, they say that they have walked over him, have put him in a pool, have smeared in dirt, have dipped into shit, have poured slops, have despised, have shit all over. They say about such person: «got into a mess», «step in» a shit, in a filthy, dirty story.
The imp, the evil spirit, is always something ugly and disgusting. The imp, the beastliness should be crushed, burnt, destroyed. Like slugs, worms, reptiles… Therefore rascals are beaten, people throw in them heavy objects. They strive to clean from sticky nasty dirt. «Nasty heretics» were burnt on the «cleaning» fire.
It can be noticed that the feeling of loathing and abhorrence often goes near embarrassment – they are connected with one role of the Trickster. For example, if a person decided to do an ugly and disgusting act, then, before committing it, he experiences a feeling of awkwardness. For example, before stealing, a person looks around stealthily. He knows that stealing is a meanly endeavour, therefore feels awkward. This transition to the role of the Trickster, he gives out his vile plan.
When they say that it is nasty and disgusting to lie, then they state the fact that the feeling of awkwardness (with which they usually lie) and the feeling of loathing (aversion) are connected with the same role of the Trickster-Deceiver.
The feeling of loathing comes alongside another feeling connected with the role of the Trickster, with the feeling of shame, disgrace, infamy. That, who is smeared in the mud, experiences not only a feeling of abhorrence and creepy, but the feeling of shame, disgrace:
And to dirty
Chimney sweepers –
Shame and disgrace,
Shame and disgrace!
When they say that the biography of a person has «dirty spots» this means that a person has committed «dirty» and «vile acts». Politicians who «have blurred» their reputation with some nasty affairs are called «dirty» politicians. It is known that «politics is a dirty business», i.e., a matter that causes loathing and disgusting.
When a person wants to emphasize his contempt for anything, he calls it mud. «Dirty money» is money received in a nasty way. Therefore «dirty money» is «to be laundered».
Unseemly affairs and acts are such affairs and acts which have no good appearance. Therefore, in order to dishonour a person, they first slander him with a mud (in the literal or figurative sense), and then – are put on public display, that is, to the general shame. At the same time, a person feels disgusted from the dirt, and the feeling of shame because everyone sees him slanged with mud or slops.
The ladies, experiencing the feeling of contempt, disgust, wrinkle their nose, go, slightly lifting their elbows, and they exclaim: «What a nasty thing! What an ugliness!» With the feeling of disgust, the mother tells the little child on a walk, when he grabs some dirty thing: «Boo that! Throw! Bleh! Kaka!’
The feeling of loathing generates fastidiousness, over-fastidiousness, sanctimony. An intelligent affectation, grimacing generate from the feeling of creepy, loathing. Mother says to a little child: «Eat! Do not wriggle!’ – when he wrinkles his nose, turns away, carries with a spoon on the plate.
If a feeling of disgust is addressed to a person, this feeling is called contempt. The feeling of contempt, fastidiousness, loathing living in the soul of Tricksters creates their contemptuous look and wrinkles from a nose to corners of lips. There is an impression, as if they constantly wrinkle a nose from a stench, snuffle. We often hear the expression from them: «this smelly nonsense».
Words snuffling «gnusavy» (voice) and vile «gnusny» (act) have the general semantics – «vile» (because of the root «gnus». Experiencing the feeling of loathing, such people themselves often strive to make everyone around nasty and vile things. That is why they are called vile persons, bastards, rascals. Tricksters are able to dismiss gossips and rumours, like to inform, write anonymous denunciations, to do mucks surreptitiously. To play a nasty trick– «to spit in the soul» – it is possible in different ways. In the Trickster’s arsenal is causticity, cynicism, mockery, irony, sarcasm, saying yes, malice. They have a caustic, sharp thought.
Nobody likes to be on the role of Trickster. No one likes to experience feelings of abhorrence, shame, loathing. These feelings are not liked by all people, regardless of whether the role of Trickster dominates in their character or not. However, those people, whose character has the dominating role of the Trickster, they are able to avoid situations in which they have to feel abhorrence, shame, loathing. And if they turn out to accept the role of Trickster, they try not to recognise, but they deeply and strongly experience feelings connected with this role.
Everyone knows the feelings connected with the role of the Trickster. Another thing is that some people possess a lot of qualities of this role, but others have not enough. A person whose character lacks the qualities of the role of Trickster is called a goon. There is no courtesy and delicacy in him. He does not know how to «smooth out sharp corners», «get around sores». Doubts and fluctuations are not peculiar to him. He has neither shame nor conscience. He «does not understand shame». The cheapskate is not disgusting. The quick-wittedness, resourcefulness and ingenuity are not peculiar to him.
It is noted long ago that there is a connection between the mind of a person and his vision. A silent timid boy with glasses is a long-standing image of a smart, knowledgeable person, an image of a soft person. The connection between the mind of a person and weak vision so firmly established in the views of people that some people wear glasses only in order to appear smarter. «Ah, put on glasses!» – they say with amazement about the boor and rude who put on glasses to look like a soft and intelligent person.
If Tricksters have fast, but superficial, speculative mind, then «four-eyes clever men», distinguishes with a deep mind. They are capable to develop and reconstruct easily the conceptual system owing to what they actually possess the developed system of concepts and representations.
Alas! Destiny of clever is to be the victim. This is true for humans and animals. Scientists often conduct experiments in rats – they suggest solving various «intellectual» tasks. Keep all rats in one cage. When forget to feed rats before the days off, rats due to hunger begin to eat each other. At the same time first are eaten the smartest rats, which were the best at solving «intellectual» tasks. After that, there are only their marked paint tails left in the cage.
Three feelings are connected with the role of Trickster: admiration, horror (fear) and sadness (sorrow, despair).
The feeling of admiration is called the feeling of beauty. It is expressed with excellent degrees and high marks. They say: «wonderfully», «charming», «beautiful», «excellent», «wonderful» «amazing», «delightful», etc. They usually groan, gasp, eyes roll to the sky.
The feeling of admiration is reflected in the well-known in Pushkin’s lines:
The flash of wonder I remember:
The day you came in front of me,
You were like evanescent vision,
Genius of beauty, clean and pure.
V. Vysotsky described the feeling of admiration in this way:
That evening I did not drink, did not sing –
I looked at her with might and main,
Like children look …
The feeling of admiration is called a «high» feeling, an «exalted» feeling. This feeling is one of the elements of love, cause love is not only passionate or tender, but also exalted. With exalted love they kneel before the beloved, kiss their feet, deify them, they call them «my bright angel», «my ideal», «my idol». Often the expression of exalted feelings begins with the exclamation ‘O-O-O!». For example: «O-O! I admire and bow…’
The exalted feeling of beauty is called a «pure» feeling. They say about those who experience beautiful and pure feeling: «His soul is beautiful and pure». When say that it is necessary «to clean the soul», then the talk is about deeply experiencing an exalted feeling. Experiencing this feeling, a person is «cleaned with the soul» from pride and conceit, from anger, envy and all other feelings not connected with the role of the Victim.
It is impossible to confuse exalted feeling with the exalting feeling at all – with feeling 'I', self-respect and superiority. An exalted feeling, unlike the exalting feeling of 'I', generates not excellence, but worship.
The exalted feeling is drawn to the «high» and «great», i.e., to the Idol’s. The exalted feeling is the recognition of your «smallness» and «insignificance» in front of the «great» and «high». Therefore, experiencing an exalted feeling, people worship. Because of striving to bow before the beautiful or the great under the influence of the exalted feeling of beauty, the role of Victim can also be called the role of the Fan or the role of Victim-Fan.
People whose character has the dominating role of Victim are modest and quiet people. They do not strive to pay attention to their person. They are very sincere people, able to feel the slightest falsehood or insincerity of other people. They are impressionable and sentimental. They differ in the subtle perception of colour, beauty and harmony.
If a person whose character has a dominating Idol’s, dresses like a rooster, a peacock or a parrot (brightly, brassily, pretentiously), then the person with the character of the Victim has a good aesthetic taste and thirst for «soft», discreet shades.
These people believe that «beauty will save the world» and are ready endlessly admire something beautiful in their opinion. They grow beautiful, but useless and inedible plants – flowers. Grabber is enraged such evident waste of time and effort, like growing flowers. Grabbers say: ‘When you want to admire the flowers – watch how the potato is blooming. There is a benefit from it!’
People whose character dominating role of the Victim strive to surround themselves with beauty, objects of an art. Grabbers consider objects of an art useless dust collectors and strive quickly «to sell this beauty when idiots are ready to buy it».
If people with the character of the idol, like bright lights, chandeliers, illuminations, then people with the character of the Victim prefer a soft, muted light from a table lamp, floor lamp or sconce.
Unlike Grabbers who trust nothing and trust nobody, people with the character of the Victim, on the contrary, are very trustful, inspired people. They are subject to hypnosis, easily enter a trance and meditation. They dream, sometimes hardly distinguishing dreams from reality. See colourful, colourful dreams. Having imagined something, they can believe in the reality of it. Sometimes they live for a long time in an imaginary world they invented. They are called charmed.
People whose character has the dominating role of the Victim tend first of all to exalted, spiritual love. It is not easy to achieve from them, carnal love. They should be cajoled so long as Don Guan talked to Ineza:
Ineza! – black-eyed… oh, I remember.
You have been running after her for three months
The demons hardly could help you.
I found in her sad look
And dead lips. This is strange.
You, as it seems, did not call her
Beautiful. And exactly, she has
So little of true beauty. Eyes,
Just eyes. And glance… such glance
I’ve never met. And voice
Of her, it was so weak – as if the voice of the sick…
Ineza is an example of a person who has a character with dominating role of Victim. They say about such: «weedy man».
The word «soul» often means not the whole world of feelings, emotions, moods and experiences, but only a part of this world – only exalted feelings. When they say that «there is a soul in this person», they mean that this person has exalted feelings, that he has developed a «spiritual beginning».
Exalted feelings are called spirituality in person. When they say that spirituality goes out of life, it means that there are less light, higher feelings in the world, less sigh, less aah, less folded eyebrows, less euphory, less admiration, less prayers, less eyes turned to the sky, less hands uplifted to the sky.
High feelings – this is spirituality in a person, it is holiness in a person, this is his feeling of sacred. If a person constantly experiences exalted feelings, then they say about him: «Ah! He is a saint!’– or – «She is holy!».
Holy feelings are called religious feelings. Here is how the sacred feelings were described by Daniil Andreyev in the book «Rose of the World»:
As soon as I opened the front door, a warm wave of descending choral tunes poured right into my soul… The compelling force made me kneel although I did not like to kneel before: sincere immaturity prompted me to suspect earlier that something slavish was committed in this movement. But now the kneeling as it turned out is not enough. And when my hands have laid down on the shabby, trampled by thousands legs doormat, some secret door of soul opened and tears of incomparable blissful delight have rushed uncontrollably.
High, sacred feelings are an integral part of the soul, as well as other feelings. No one feeling (and including an exalted feeling) can be isolated from the soul, it is impossible to remove from the soul, it is impossible «to amputate». Therefore people will always believe in God, will worship God. Therefore there always will be religions. There will be people and the organizations (churches, religious sects and communities) speculating on sacred, exalted, religious feelings for the purpose of getting the benefit. It is necessary to hope that in the future will be for them the relevant article in the Criminal Code – «religious promotion and kindling of religious feelings».
The same sublime, holy feelings that people experience through praying to God are experienced by fans of some variety «star» or «adored father of nations». Stars of the stage are also idols for their fans. This can be easily verified by viewing the relevant videos or newsreels. It is not by accident when someone admires and delights his idol very much, they say that he defies him, i. e., he is treated as God.
Servants of religions are not in vain called confessors and priests – cause they call to experience holy feelings, teach spirituality, teach to bow and pray. Holy, exalted, religious feelings are the emotional state of openness and absolute trust to «great». In this state, a person needs to confess to someone, tell everything «as if confessing».
The exalted feeling generates in a person openness and trustfulness – the sincere feeling of a small, defenceless and weak person in front of the «great good power» that protects and covers. This feeling pushes crying children into the arms of the mother, making them cuddle and not letting go of «the great and the good». Therefore when children are sleeping, they hold the parent by the hand. With the same feeling, children ask to be taken on hands, and little puppies press close to the mother dog.
Another feeling related to the role of the Victim is fear, horror, dismay.
Fear generates fright, trembling, shyness, fear. Constant fear leads to persecution mania.
There are people who say: «I am not afraid of anything! I do not know the feeling of fear!» They lie. Fear in the soul can be much or a little, but all the same though a little is present. The fear and horror are integral parts of the soul, as well as other feelings.
Another thing that people, who have a character with dominating role of Victim, live with constant fear in the soul. They remind a timid fallow deer with huge eyes. It is not for to say: «Fear has big eyes». In general, every time when it comes about feelings and qualities of the soul of the person, with the character of the Victim, the eyes are always mentioned. For example, Pushkin’s Don Guan, telling about Ineza, recollected her eyes, her glance.
The person whose soul has got a fear is called dejected, flattened,« broken by the spirit», stem-broken. They say: «Why do you go as dejected? Why do rush from every bush?» The fact that a person turned out in the role of Victim, that his «spirit is broken», is evident from his horror and fear, and his tears.
A man who is shy and timid, is called weak. At the same time, there is meant not a physical weakness, but «weakness of spirit». Therefore, the role of the Victim can be called the role of the Weak, the role of Bottler or the role of Victim-Bottler.
All religions exploit feelings connected with the role of Victim. Therefore, these feelings and moods were called «sacerdotalism and mental imbalance».
Fear often accompanies an exalted feeling, for they are connected with the one role of the Victim. The fear that accompanies the exalted sacred feelings is called sacred trembling. Trembling and shyness accompany the feeling of exalted love: a wave of heat flashes to the lover's face, he reddens, turns pale, unable to speak.
Fear and prayer often go alongside. Usually, a person turns to God and religion, when adversity and misery drive him to the role of the Victim, when fear and horror will break his pride, drive him off of arrogance, put him on his knees.
American general Dwight Eisenhower truly remarked that «there are no atheists in the trenches». In the war, when bombs are bursting around, fragments are flying and bullets are whistling, the soldiers grieved by the horror, shrinking into a ball, pray: «Lord! Save! Take it!». The same is done by the person exhausted with a disease. At a new attack of pain, he prays: «God! Do not leave me! Forgive me my sins and arrogance! Save and have mercy!». On the same role of the Victim there is a student who in horror before exam puts to God a candle and prays: «God! Send me the happy ticket!’
There is another feeling connected with the role of the Victim: sadness, sorrow, grief, despondency.
The sadness (sorrow, grief) is also called the feeling of despair and hopelessness. This feeling leads to emptiness and detachment, indifference and loneliness. This feeling arises when everything is «boring», when everything is lost, when everything is already indifferent, when the person gives up.
As it is sung in the popular song of A. Makarevich:
There are days when you are giving up
And there are no words, no music, and no strength.
During the days like those, I parted with myself
And did not ask anybody for help…
In a state of grief, sorrow, despondency any philosophizing, all the words and intricacies seem to be inappropriate. In a state of detachment and emptiness, often appear the people who have experienced a strong shock, such as the death of the loved ones. It seems to them that all around is «all vanity of vanities and vexation of spirit». One of the books of the Old Testament is devoted to the feeling of indifference – the book of Ecclesiastes.
In a state of emptiness, a person avoids society. He feels superfluous in any company, at any «holiday of life». People with a character of the Victim are «superfluous people».
The role of the Victim is the role of the unfortunate person. People are crying from the grief and misfortunes. People with a character of the Victim are whiny. Among the fairy-tale characters are Pierrot, Thumbelina, Princess Nesmeyana (Never Laughing Princess).
The role of the Victim is the role of an intelligent, knowledgeable person. And, as it is known: «much knowledge brings many sorrows». «Woe from Wit».
When a person walks around, bowing his head, they say: «Do not be sad, do not worry, do not despond – never give up, lift your head up!» I. e., he is offered to pass to the Idol’s role, since snuffling up the nose and raising his head – this manifestation of the feeling of pride connected with the Idol’s role. Or they tell him: «Smile, have fun!» it is also an offer to pass to the Idol’s role, because the feeling of joy and fun is also connected with the Idol’s role. And they say: «Give a wave of your hand to everything, look at your life through your fingers», – and this is also an offer to pass to the Idol’s role as the feeling of complacency and carelessness is one more feeling connected with the Idol’s role.
Detachment is called thoughtfulness, the state of «internal emigration», «immersion in yourself», «falling into prostration», a state of self-immersion and self-contemplation. They say about a person in this state of mind: ‘His eyes are unfolded inward. He looks in inside of himself». They say: ‘He should stay alone with himself».
Detachment brings an acute feeling of loneliness. «Superfluous people» say about themselves: «loneliness is my holiday». An aching feeling of loneliness – this is the feeling of alienation from this world. It is also called nostalgia. Nostalgia – this is the feeling of left by everyone, the unwanted person for whom everything has failed, ideals have broken and nothing remains, except for bright memories.
This feeling is also called the feeling of fatigue and emptiness. When the person becomes tired of life, when he is exhausted with troubles and diseases, when he feels superfluous, he is striving to withdraw from the world, from life, i.e. there is a thirst for suicide. The feeling of detachment -this is a feeling of fatigue. They say sometimes about suiciders: «He is tired of life». The craving for suicide is connected with the awareness of the meaninglessness, the vanity of one’s life. It is reflected in the popular song of S. Nikitin.
…The signors cried,
their wives and maids as well,
Dogs on sleeping ledges
and children in hands…
And it became so clear to them all,
so clear, so clear,
That life was all in vain…
Those who work in telephone services of rescue from suicide have been bothered for a long time with multiseries whining and snotty confessions of suiciders: «My life was vain … I am so lonely, left by all, unwanted… I have decided to commit suicide».
The condemnation of suicide by religions is very important. It is be better when people go to church and pray to God there, than when they finish their own lives. After all, the feeling of loneliness and exalted religious worship are feelings connected with the same role – the role of the Victim. In the church in front of the icon, you can cry, pray, repent, open your soul and confess. Only for the sake of this, it is worth keeping God’s temples, prayer houses.
People whose character is dominated by the role of Victim are silent people. Being on the role of Victim, the person grows numb from admiration, from horror, despair, and emptiness. The timid four-eyed person, «botanist» or «swot», as they tell now – this an excellent pupil who sits on the first desk in the classroom, and holds breath, listening to the teacher’s words. Silence, along with the glasses, is a distinguishing feature of smart people. There is a remarkable saying: «Keep silence and you will be like a smart person».
Each person knows the feelings connected with the role of the Victim: admiration, fear and sadness. Another thing, some people have a lot of qualities of this role, others have very little. In the person who does not have feelings connected with the role of Victim, there is no wisdom, no depth. They say that he has nothing sacred, nothing pure. He is not capable of self-sacrifice. He does not know God, he is not afraid.
Each type of character has its own characteristics: its own style, its views on the world, its actions. Through these features, the distinction between the 7 types of characters can be seen.
The character of a person is reflected in the style of his clothes.
Each type has its own ideals and values.
Each type has its own view of the world.
Each type has its own sin.
The essence of each of the 7 types of characters can be understood from the person’s behavior in this or that situation.
During the booze …
In a battle …
Something like that will happen on fire…
What they are looking for this in life…
This is how the new things appear.
Each type reacts to adverse effects by its own body system:
A person’s character changes with age. Human’s organism is full of energy in his youth that’s why a hero character is peculiar to the young more than the old. Human’s heroism is a spirit of youth, the energy of youth. As the years go by the energy of an organism gets week and qualities of other roles start developing in a person’s character more and more.
When they say to a man: «When will you finally grow up? When will you start being serious about life? – it means they wait a heroic dominant will change to a pedant dominant. And if they say: «When will you finally grow up, leave your childishness, settle down and become solid, important and worthy one?» – It means they understand the word «grow up» as changing of a heroic dominant to an idol one.
A man who has «grown up» can’t let himself hopping, jump on one leg, play a ball with boys because «it’s not solid, you are an adult!» «Adult» has to be important, have to walk proudly, with dignity. Though the point isn’t an age but a role.
Heroes don’t grow up. They are reckless and inspired «boys» till their hair gets grey, till old age. It’s spoken about them that they have «a young soul».
The Generalissimo Suvorov was quarrelsome like a boy till he died. To wake his army for the campaign he yelled like a cock and before the Rymnick battle, in the age of 60, didn’t think about how solid his deed was, he climbed to the top of the highest tree in order to look over enemies» positions. He behaved evidently not solidly, not worthy, like a boy. That’s why his soldiers believed him and fought and won.
Suvorov didn’t like having a role of Idol. When Russian forces entered into Milan Suvorov ordered his servant to wear a luxurious, tailored of gold and to bow before the public instead of himself.
Suvorov often said: «Signboard of fools is an honor». That’s right. The more stupid the person is the more he tries to be in a proud pose, moreover, he cherishes a feeling of dignity, the more he aims to take a « central», «main» role – a role of Idol.
When we get older energy of our organism becomes weaker, illnesses start attack a human’s body. That’s why many old people are identified with the role of Victim. They start more often think of God, the salvation of their souls, perishability of being.
There are no exclusively male and exclusively female feelings, only male and only female roles. Sometimes it’s talked about a man that he has a female character and about a woman she has a male one. It concerns to the fact there was an exact distribution of functions of males and females in a traditional community. Accordingly, there were «male» and «female» roles, emotions. There is no an exact distribution of role to «male» and «female» in the urban society. There became much more males with female character and females with male one in the modern society.
Since ancient times human has lived with domestic animals and pets together. Cows and horses, sheep and pigs, cats and dogs, ducks and geese – all these animals were domesticated by human thanks to his animal element – his soul. Stockbreeding appeared only because of an animal element in human.
When animals and humans live together there appears general collective, common pack in which contact occurs in general tongue for all alive creatures – in the tongue of soul, feelings and emotions.
There are different relations among domestic animals. Sometimes animals get along with each other and sometimes don’t. It happens that a calf and a pig are in friendly relations and sleep together in a cattle-shed. It’s talked about inimical relations: «they lead the life of a cat and a dog life». Though cats and dogs get along with each other often if they live together in the same family.
Distribution of collective members by 7 roles (7I) is not an exclusive feature of some race, people or the whole human race. Not always human occupies the head-role in the collective (pack) composed of humans and animals. It happens, that dog has a head-role. There are dogs that sleep even with a married couple in a bed. It’s amusingly to listen to dog’s «master’s» explanations about its boundless impudence, they say, it has such breed. But the point is not in that dog has such breed but in its role of the family (the collective). But much often dog takes a simple-friend role that’s why they are given resembling names like «Friend» (Druzhok). It’s said right that «dog’s a man’s friend».
Lonely people or childless families usually have pets. They make a friend or those they can care for. Animals have roles that complete master’s characters it a family-pack. That’s why we can judge master’s characters if we know their dog’s characters.
The fact that animals have characters was noticed by naturalists a long ago. For example, Seton-Thompson wrote even books «Animal Heroes» and «Lives of the Hunted» where he described biographies of animals with characters.
To understand a person’s character you have to make up his psychological portrait or a portrait of soul. To make a portrait you need to make a research on his soul, i.е. to do a psychoanalysis of his personality.
The research consists of 2 stages:
1. At first, you must identify dominant roles, you need to find out qualities of which roles (which «me») are excessive and which are lacking in a character;
2. Then you need to divide roles in the degree of their preference for this person. The most preferred role is a dominant of a character (the main person’s 'I'). A less preferred role is his second 'I' and even less preferred is his third 'I' and so on.
Mentally passing from one role to another, recalling life situations in which some features of their characters have developed, marking simulating motives of actions, it's needed to identify the qualities of which roles (which 'I') are in excess and which are in lack in a character.
When making a conclusion on the investigation of the soul you can make up a psychological portrait of a person (a portrait of soul) which you can represent as a table. The psychological portrait, for instance, can look so:
Usually, to define a person's character structure it is enough to identify 2-3 prevalent roles in his character.
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Usually, to define a person’s character structure it is enough to identify 2-3 prevalent roles in his character.
You can practice to define a type of character of personages from famous fairy tales, novels, movies.
There is a task to identify dominant roles in characters of Alexandre Dumas» novel «The three musketeers»: Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan that joined them.
Athos is strong and honest, self-contained and silent, cold and cruel. He is only one who didn’t have pity on the Milady and executed her with his hard hand. When Athos turned a gun to Milady and said he was going to shoot if she wouldn’t give him Cardinal Richelieu’s document, Milady gave him the document because she knew about Athos» strength and didn’t doubt he would shoot. Athos, being the Milady’s husband and loving her so much, however, hung her cruelly when he saw a mark on her shoulder. So, it’s obvious that Villain role dominates in Athos» character.
Porthos is silly, conceited, boastful, adores luxury and all glittering things. He likes eating tastefully and abundantly. Porthos is still as conceited in the novel «Ten Years After» (ordering a suit he demanded that gold was everywhere), as in the first novel «The Three Musketeers» where he wore a cloak with a baldric tailored with gold in front and ordinary leather from the back side in the summer heat. «Show» is above all for Porthos. In the novel «Ten Years After» he was involved in adventures just only because of baron title. In addition, Porthos likes to eat tastefully and abundantly. So, evidently, the role of Idol dominates in Porthos» character.
In the novel «The Three Musketeers» there is an episode in which the difference of Athos» and Porthos» characters was shown greatly. Athos had the rapier with a very expensive hint which was hanging on a wall of his room. Athos didn’t use this rapier, didn’t «show it off ». Conceited Porthos asked Athos to let him carry that rapier. In answer to this request Athos gathered all his money and offered Porthos it, and about the rapier, he said that it would leave the room only when its master left the room. People with strong character can reply «no» in such way that none will ask for the second time.
Aramis is boastful and tight-lipped. There is a mystery side in his life. He can compose a letter of letter equivocal sense. He knows how to deal with the strongest people of the world. Musketeers laugh at, in their view, Aramis» hypocritical inclination to religion. As a result, Aramis made a brilliant career in the mystery order of Jesuits developed himself as a master of intrigue. So, the role of Trickster dominates in Aramis’ character.
At the same time, Aramis has really inclination to religion. After a few attempts leave worldly businesses and adventures he accepted holy orders after all. It means that the role of the Victim is one of the prevalent roles in Aramis» character.
Heated and inspired D’Artagnan has a hero character obviously. D’Artagnan’s heat and inspiration appeared in the fight against de Jussac. That’s how Dumas described that fight:
The young Gascon’s heart was beating so much it was ready to blow up because of fear. He… was going round his adversary like a little wolf changing his tactic and location twenty times per a minute.
D’Artagnan is capable to involve people into his affairs. That was D’Artagnan who involved the three musketeers in dangerous adventure, connected to brilliant pendants.
The difference of Athos» and D’Artagnan’s characters appeared in their manner to fight with swords. In the novel «Twenty years after» there was described an episode of a fight on deserted night road when D’Artagnan was chasing the escaped duke de Bofore. In this fight, D’Artagnan attacks with hazard and Athos beat all his attacks back with his strong hand. This episode illustrates the role connection of Hero and Villain – Pedant with a strong hand. Such duels are described by poets as collisions of ice and fire.
D’Artagnan managed to join the collective of friends-musketeers with peculiar to him the role of Hero because this role was vacant in three musketeers» collective.
Character changes with age. As the years go by, cunning starts to develop in D’Artagnan. Dumas calls D’Artagnan a cunning Gascon. We can suppose the role of Trickster was the second 'I' of D’Artagnan’s character. With the years when the energy of our organism gets weaker and heroism gets less and less, the second not heroic 'I' starts to display itself brighter and brighter.
That’s another problem. We need to find out what types of characters the song of Basilio the Cat and Alice the Fox «About Greedy Men, Braggarts and Fools» from the movie «Adventures of Pinocchio» tells about:
The sky is clear and blue! We’ve no intent to the robber,
One doesn't need a knife to face a braggart,
One needs to say him «Yes», to flatter him,
And after that one can do anything to him!
In this verse of the song, it’s spoken about people in which character the role of Idol dominates. Such people are disposed to boasting. They want to be higher in eyes of those who surround them. They like doing wide gestures, to make «high-hat». It’s enough to play along, let Greedy – Idol play his favourite role and he starts showing how generous he is, starts throwing money around, doing wide gestures etc.
Swindlers use this feature of the character.
The next verse is about a greedy man:
One doesn't need a knife to face a greedy man,
One needs to show him a copper penny,
And after that one can do anything to him!
In this verse of the song, it is told about the people in which characters the role of Grabber is dominant. And Grabbers are greedy. From a desire not to lose «a copper half-pence» they are ready to do anything. It’s talked about them: «hang themselves for a coin».
The next verse is about a fool:
One doesn't need a knife to face a stupid man,
One only needs to tell him lies, to foul and mislead,
And after that one can do anything to him!
In this verse are concerned the people in which characters the role of Simpleton is dominant. The swindlers» goal is finding a Simpleton and to fool him, to confuse him and, in conclusion, to cheat him.
So, in the song of Basilio the Cat and Alice the Fox «About Greedy Men, Braggarts and Fools» it’s told about ways of play with sensitive strings of the soul of three types of characters: Idols, Grabbers and Simpletons.
It’s proposed to solve some role-tasks on your own. It’s needed to perform the psychoanalysis (the soul analysis), i.e. to identify prevailing roles of character and to make a portrait of the soul.
To perform the soul analysis of the shy thief from the novel «The Twelve Chairs»:
«The manager of the second block of Starsobes was a shy thief. The whole his being protested against theft but he wasn’t capable to stop stealing. He stole and was ashamed of it. He stole permanently and was always ashamed of it and that’s why his shaven cheeks glowed always with a blush of embarrassment, shame, shyness and confusion».
It’s said, the two bears don’t get along in the one lair. It’s needed to indicate prevalent roles in «bears’» characters and to explain why they don’t get along in the one liar.
The principle of distribution into 7 roles, into 7I is the overall universal principle of all collectives» structure – small and big. Every big, numerous collective strives for division into 7 parts – 7 secondary collectives, 7 groups, 7 companies, 7 families. To strive doesn’t mean to achieve but still to strive. Little secondary collectives are distinguished in a big collective – friends» companies, which strive for becoming established collectives, i. e. strive for becoming 7I.
Secondary collectives (groups, companies, families) take roles in a big collective and, in the end, each secondary collective gets his overall group character. Each secondary collective (group, family, company) strives to distribute characters by 7I principle inside it, but from the outside, it looks like unity with its overall group character which adds some overall group features to the each member’s character.
Collectives» aspiration for distribution into 7I is that reason thanks to which humanity has the ethnic structure. Humanity is not a faceless homogeneous mass of people but divided into peoples having their own national character.
The principle of 7I spreads all over the whole humanity. Humanity is a big collective, a big pack of people which divided into 7 big communities – 7 «worlds», 7 «civilizations», 7 super ethnoses:
Each super ethnos has its superethnic character in the family of humanity’s superethnoses. Each superethnos, in its turn, divides according to the principle of 7I into ethnoses (nations, peoples) having its national character inside its superethnos. And each people (ethnos), in its turn, divides according to the principle of 7I into subethnoses, which have their subethnetic character inside each ethnos (people).
In other words, the ethnic hierarchy of humanity (superethnos, ethnos, subethnos etc.) corresponds to the hierarchy of characters – superethnic, ethnic, subethnic, regional, local and so on.
The whole second half of human’s life is made only of the habits
gathered in the first half.
(F. M. Dostoevsky)
People live in the society, in a family, in a collective. Each person has to enter relations with other people willy-nilly. Life of an every person is unavoidably concerned to troubles in relations and, at the same time, collisions of characters. People get on and are at odds with each other, collaborate and argue, fall in love and break up. To avoid troubles and mistakes in relations with those around you, you need to learn how to understand people. You need to understand what things and from what person you can expect and what person you can rely on, what relations are to be built and with what person, and with what persons are not recommended for building relations at all.
People are different. Each person has his own type of character, own values, own priorities.
You can’t judge all people by yourself. You can’t come to someone with one mark. You need an individual approach to an every person. And to understand what exactly approach is needed to a concrete person, you have to make up an analysis of his character and make a portrait of his soul.
But you need to start with yourself. To learn how to understand people first you need to learn yourself, your soul, your character. A person has to understand himself. The ancient said: Know yourself and you will know the world». It means if you know the 7 elements of your soul, your 7I, you’ll know the characters of other people. Because characters of all people established in the same way. All characters are formed of 7 principles, 7 roles, 7I.
The difference is only in excess or lack of some element in the concrete person’s character.
Guided by the teaching about 7I, a person can know himself, understand his type of character and make a portrait of his soul. Don’t snuffle with yourself. A portrait of the soul must be honest. Nobody knows a person better than he does himself. You need to confess to yourself qualities of which roles are in lack and which are in excess. Because often people want to add the features they do not have. Men usually want more heroic and manliness in their characters and almost an every woman is sure nobody has such a feeling of beautiful and harmony as she has.
To understand yourself means to get yourself. Because only having understood himself a person will learn how to be himself. To know how to be yourself is important especially for a man of mature age which character has already established formed. To try to be another person in a mature age, to try to change your character means to try to break yourself. It can’t lead to anything good. «Don’t bite off more than you can chew», don’t try to take someone else’s place. For example:
You have to understand yourself and do activities, for which are needed those features of your character that have already formed, i. e. do that deed in which your soul is. To succeed you don’t need to break yourself, that’s enough not to make stupid mistakes. And you have to understand yourself and those around you for that.
A human has a right to be himself, to have such a type of character which formed initially. But at the same, you need to know how to rule yourself. You have to understand that each feature of character if let it be freely manifested, may lead you to unwanted effects. A person needs to understand himself in order to know where and when he has to hold himself in check and where and when he has to stimulate himself. A person has to understand himself to become a master of his fate.
You don’t need to strive for changing yourself; it’s enough to understand yourself. It’s quite another matter, that learning your character observing yourself and your actions, a person often glances at his soul, catches himself on some emotions. A person starts touching the world of his feelings carefully, for this is the world of his mental feelings. Little by little a person opens feelings for himself, which he used to consider as not significant before. He opens roles for himself which he hasn’t had before in his character. Gradually a person’s character starts getting equalized, obvious defects start improving. Before prevalent roles stick out not so obvious and other roles become brighter. Little by little a person changes and learns to be different.
The art of being different is the art of transformation, the art of being different for a while. Ability to be different means don’t limit yourself to only one role, some set of feelings. Because as alphabet has no «bad» words, as arithmetic has no «bad» numbers so there is no «bad» feelings, emotions, moods in a soul. It’s another matter that in different situations there are «inappropriate» feelings as in some words there are «inappropriate» letters. For instance, it’s inappropriate to have fun or to laugh in a church or at the funeral. Other feelings are appropriate there.
About the theatre of life, about masks and roles, it’s written a lot of poems by numerous authors, from Shakespeare to Vysotsky. The main thing in the theatre of life is to learn to separate yourself from the roles, from roles in life as well as from psychological roles. For example:
Two persons are going on a road. The one is haughty and bombastic. He is going proud, straightened his back, broadened his shoulders. Behind him at some distance is a woman in a dark kerchief in the modest suit of the church lay sister. The question is: what is different in their souls? They have different dominant roles in their souls. There is a role of Idol in one soul and a role of Victim in another one. Once they chose these roles and got used to them long ago. But with the years a mask becomes a face and a role becomes a dominant of character. A person doesn’t play anymore; he actually lives with this role. But a role doesn’t stop being just a role.
Knowing his 7I, a man makes an important discovery for him: it turns out that those features of the soul which he considered as his 'I' actually are no more than a role he used to perform. And he is not the only one to play the same role.
If a person thought that his personality, his 'I' was his strength and inexorability, his impregnability and firmness of his principles so it’s just a role of Villain which he used to play and which became a dominant of his character. And except for him, this role is played by million other people. Another man thought his 'I' was his dignity and superiority. But it’s only a role of Idol which he chose for himself. The third man thought he was his spirituality, his high feelings. But it’s not more than a role of Victim – Admirer which he chose. The fourth man thought he was his fineness and his helpfulness, his skills to find an approach to people and influence them. But it’s not more than a role of Trickster, his mask which he hides behind. It’s another matter that these masks have already stuck to faces and roles have turned into the destiny.
A person can raise the question: «Where is my 'I'? What is my personal individuality, which is unique? It’s the answer: human’s individuality and uniqueness, if they are, are not in his soul, his feelings, roles he plays or lives. Individuality and uniqueness of a person, if he has it, are related not to his soul, his character, but to his mind, to his knowledge and achievements.
Person’s inner world consists of soul and mind. The mind is the world of images, ideas and representations and soul is the world of feelings, emotions, moods and emotional experiences. Thoughts, ideas, representations live in a person’s mind and feelings, emotions, moods live in his soul.
Feelings, emotions, moods are elements of a soul, it’s what a soul made of. Feelings are called states of the soul, called impulses of the soul, a gust of soul. Emotional feelings are called soul feelings, emphasizing their belonging to the soul, and moods are called soul moods. Sometimes feelings are called «strings» of the soul. «Touch strings of the soul» or «play strings of the soul» means to awake some feeling in a human’s soul, caused some moods and emotional feelings in the soul.
Feelings are the soul’s tongue. That’s why all creatures that can have feelings and communicate in the tongue of feelings, are called animate creatures, i. e. creatures that have a soul. The language of feelings and relations is a common language for all animate creatures, for all races and people, males and females, people and animals.
The Russian language has no doubt about the existence of the soul and animate creatures. To talk about animate creatures, in the Russian language is used the pronoun «who» and, to talk about inanimate creatures, is used the pronoun «what».
The tongue of feelings has his own alphabet. Just like words are compiled of a limited quantity of letters and sentences are compiled of words, so any emotional feeling is made of the limited amount of feelings. This set of feelings is called a basis set. It’s like all substances consist of the limited set of chemical elements given in Mendeleev’s table so all emotional feelings are made of elements of a basis feelings set.
Contrary to the established opinion, the soul is a conceivable phenomenon. Soul structure is not an unsolved mystery. It’s not surprising. Because the world of emotional feelings and moods is known to all people without any exception. Every day a person goes through feelings and emotions from the morning and till the evening. A person is always in some state of soul, some mood of soul. In conclusion, each person, willy-nilly, is a lifelong researcher of a soul. Every person’s life is a permanent psychological experiment from birth till death.
To learn the world of feelings and emotions you don’t need to equip labs and do special experiments. All psychological experiments are realized by billion people trillion times and every day they continue to be taken again and again. You know the results of those experiments. They are generalized in folklore: in the fairy tales and Russian epic, in myths and legends, in parables and proverbs.
The soul should be studied by science which is called «psychology» («psyche» is «soul» in Greek and «logos» is «studying»).
The foundation of psychology should be a good, «working» theory of soul (the theory of psyche) which:
However, there are extra requirements to the theory of soul. The point is that a soul, a subject of the psychology science, makes it different from other sciences. For instance, if the world of deep-water molluscs and arctic spiders are known, probably, by ten researchers, the world of emotional feelings and moods is known by all people without any exception.
It’s obvious; the theory of soul (the psyche theory) which must be in a foundation of psychology has to rely on folklore and humanity’s experience. The theory has to put down and to explain a daily life experience of people, has to bring generalized facts to a shaped system of presentations.
The theory of soul (psyche) must be understandable and convincing. The theory should not cause rejection because of its incomprehensiveness and non-compliance with the real life. On the contrary, the theory must be obvious. A person should feel that he always thought so, that he was always aimed at something alike, that this theory only regulated his ideas of life, only brought them to a shaped system, and took everything in its place.
Terms of psychology (soul theory) must be words of simple speech, thanks to the fact that all the terms related to psychological phenomena, all intents and conditions of soul, have already got their names a long time ago. There surely are suitable words in the spoken language of any people. There should not be scientific words with which scientists like to hide absence of soul (psyche) understanding, in the psychology.
Does such theory of soul (psyche) exists that would satisfy all marked above requests? Yes, it does. It’s a role-play theory of feelings and relations, which logically follows the Theory of 7I specified in this book.
Why is the theory of feelings, the theory of soul (psyche) called a role theory? Because feelings are not only the tongue of soul but the tongue of relations as well. A question: «What do you think?» – it’s always a question: «How do you feel about?». That’s why the answer is always some feeling – «I feel excitement (contempt, joy, proud, hatred, distrust, inspiration, horror etc.)».
Relations and, therefore, feelings have role-play nature. Obvious or not, they don’t always concern to «places», «positions», «statuses», i. e. to roles. One can talk about psychological roles but not about roles in theatre or movie.
You can «point to a person’s place» or «put a person to his place» using a tone, a pose or a gesture, which always have a feeling, an emotion, a relation behind it. It’s quite another matter that you can hear the answer: «What do you think I am? In which manner do you talk to me?» It means that a person doesn’t like the role (the «place») he was put at.
To speak shortly, an every feeling, except strength, has a role direction, role address. Any feeling concerns not only to some role, but is addressed to some other role. Any feeling not only has a role direction but also is addressed to some other role. If feelings would not have any role address, then a tongue of feelings wouldn’t be a tongue of relations and then you wouldn’t be able «to point a person’s place», i.e. to point his role. So, feelings are relations between roles. Every feeling is a relation addressed from one role to another.
Since a soul is the world of feelings, and feelings are the tongue of relations which have role-play nature then the theory of soul (psyche) may be called the role theory of psyche or the role theory of feelings and relations. Its point is:
Soul organization is described with a scheme of soul, a role-play scheme of feelings, a scheme of relations between roles. Foundation of a soul scheme is a heptagon star.
© the scheme of soul (the role-play scheme of feelings, a scheme of relations between roles) and also all its images are protected with the copyright law and belong to the author of this book Nikolay Mikhailovich Tatarov.
Symbols located on tops of a heptagon star means 7 roles. Next to the role symbols there are written their names. Arrows directed from one role to another are feelings (emotions, moods).
Arrows mean a role direction of feelings. Any feeling (emotion, mood), the relation may be described as a few roles with an arrow between them: the first symbol points from what role a relation comes, the second points at what role this relation is aimed. This designation of feelings is called role recording.
A scheme of soul (a scheme of the relation between roles) is a determinant logical construction as for the role theory of feelings as for Theory of 7I. There is an exact logical coordination in the foundation of Teaching of 7I: a role, a feeling, and a soul feature (a feature of character), manner (actions). I.e. a feeling concerned to a role creates a soul feature (a feature of character) which, in its turn, creates actions and a manner of behaviour (look above at the role table of feelings and soul features). It’s a scheme of soul that assigns a «connection» of feelings to roles and features of character. We can say that the Theory of 7I is based on the scheme of soul.
The role-play theory of feelings and Theory of 7I are complementary parts of a single Theory of soul, its two inseparable parts of the one single whole.
The role-play theory of feelings and relations is the theory of soul (psyche), the theory of feelings and relations and Theory of 7I is the theory of characters and collectives, which explains the processes of collective’s forming, shows a mechanism of distribution of soul qualities (features of character) between collective’s members (the principle of 7 me).
Theory of 7I answers the question «What happens». There happens forming of a collective and distribution of the soul feature into 7 roles and the role-play theory of feelings and relations answers a question « How does it happen?», «what mechanism is in this distribution into 7 roles?», i.e. reveals a role mechanism of relations.
If we talk about people’s characters in Theory of 7I, then it’s about relations between people in the role-play theory of feelings and relations. If we talk about people playing roles in Theory of 7I, then the role-play theory of feelings and relations is about roles that people play.
You can get to know the role-play theory of feelings and Theory of 7I (full version) in the book «The Seven Stars in One Hand».
The role-play theory of feelings is a very beautiful and well working theory. It explains everything and put it on places. Every man can make sure in this, having compared presentations of the theory with his own life experience.
The role-play theory of feelings is a shaped, logical, graceful, elegant theory. It is an inner integral theory without strains and contradictions. Everything is «sewed» and joined in this theory. It joins the culture-historical tradition of peoples and daily people life naturally.
The role-play theory gives answers all life questions, explains all moral categories. For example, what the lie is and what the truth is, what God is and what the devil is, where they are. The theory discovers secrets of love and mysteries of power. Shows the anatomy of a laugh. The theory explains why fate and fame «spoil» people. Why laugh and horror are not incompatible. Why do people like laughing but don’t like when they are laughed at?
The role-play theory of feelings describes and explains the role mechanism of relation, discover schemes of relations (role connections) which a lot of life situations put in. The theory discovers secrets of power, explains problems of love, shows the main point of eternal themes.
People are different. Every person has his type of character, his own life experience his, own images of the world. That’s why each person takes Theory of 7I in his way. Everyone make accents in his own way. There are people that aren’t interested in it. But the majority of people show an interest in Theory of soul. Usually, it happens so.
Having read this book (it usually take a few hours), having thought about its contents, a reader comes to a conclusion that «it’s seemed to be true» and he has to understand it better and note something. Learning of theory begins.
First of all, you need to learn it critically. You need to make sure in its actuality; check is everything in this theory right? Are there mistakes in this theory? Probably, the experience of the entire world isn’t right and a number of roles is not 7 but there is some different number?
In the process of critical learning of the theory, you try not only to doubt in it or contest it but try to make your own system of representations about an inner person’s world. Each person, depending on his character, learns the theory in his own style. Some people come to new knowledge carefully and step by step come back to learning of the role-play theory of feeling several times. Other people learn it passionately and actively.
In the period of active learning of the theory of feelings, some people even leave their place and, absorbed with themselves, walk not knowing a way for a few days.
Comparing the theory with his own life experience and making sure every time that the theory «works» a person makes incredible discoveries. The theory starts living. A person starts seeing different bright types everywhere, starts «reading» characters of those who surround him and gets to know peripeties of life situations. A person starts to notice things he hasn’t noticed before.
But time passes and vanity of daily life takes its rights. Current businesses move the Theory of soul away. A person gets deep in the world of daily routine more and more. However, knowledge doesn’t disappear. The teaching keeps living in the bottom of mind, keeps working as a «background function» inside a person.
The role-play theory of feelings and relations is a faithful guard of a person’s soul.
The theory as a guard dog which lies next to a door, dozes, nobody notices it, and, it’s seemed, that it doesn’t notice anything as well. But if a threat appears, the dog wakes up immediately, ready to attack uninvited guests.
Even people, who as it seems, learned the role-play theory of feeling very well, come back to it anyway. It’s that case when revising is needed. People come back to the Theory when they grew up and got wiser. Come back on their new step of life to discover new knowledge. Come back when they have troubles in relations with surrounded people, when they need to understand a situation and read it correctly.
Practiced the role-play theory many times and made sure that it really works; a man starts to trust it like it’s a multiplication table. And the theory doesn’t let a man down.
The role-play of feelings and Theory of 7I is knowledge for yourself, for permanent daily use during the whole life. The theory doesn’t contradict a person’s life experience. That’s why after a certain period of time the theory seems more obvious. A man starts to think that he always thought so and the theory is only regulated his ideas of life, put it into the system, put everything on its places. Theory of soul joins a human’s world view, becomes a part of his daily knowledge.
To understand the tongue of feelings and relations as important as to understand the tongue of words or numbers. A man understood a role sense of relations won’t be a prisoner of a situation. This man will always be a master of a situation. If he wants he will turn a situation into his favour if he doesn’t want he will be able to escape taking part in useless situations. He can calculate a role situation in ahead like a car’s driver always calculates the road situation in advance.
Every person’s life is connected with moods and emotional feelings, the problem of relations and collisions of characters. Every person needs knowledge of souls and characters, relations and emotions in his daily life. Liquidation of common illiteracy in psychology is one of the important modern problems.
The objective of this book is giving basic knowledge about the world, about yourself, giving a foundation of world view, putting a system of life coordinates, showing a system of values, opening a sense of moral categories.
Knowledge of this book raises a person on the quite high level of world understanding. And now he can find his way of life by himself.
It’s very important that this knowledge is easy to understand. You don’t need to study at academies or universities for years (moreover, there is no such knowledge there). It’s enough to read this book, to think, to compare new knowledge with your life experience and to keep using it for the whole life.
A possibility to get basic knowledge easy and quickly is especially important for those who live far away from civilization. Because not all people live in big cities, not all people can choose an area of living and circle of people for communication. A lot of people live in conditions of uncomfortable social, economic, ethnic, criminal atmosphere. A lot of them consider his life as being hopeless.
Not let a person tangle in life problems from the very beginning, not let him chose a criminal way, not let him stick in religious and sectarian organizations. To help a man to become a boss of his fate, to find his own life way – there are goals, which the knowledge of this book helps to achieve.
This book gives a man inner strength, makes him morally steady, gives him strong psychological defence. You can think of this book everything but you need to know it first of all. Life of many people is divided into two parts: before and after discovering this book, Theory of 7I.
The best way to bring people knowledge about souls and characters is spreading of the cult of 7I. Cult of 7I is not a revolution in culture and world view but returning to the deep sources of traditional cultures, because cult of 7 me is known by much of people of the world because of their ancient cults of Seven Gods.
In ancient Ancient Rus the cult of 7I was represented by knyaz Vladimir’s pantheon of 7 pagan gods: Perun, Hors, Stribog, Simargl, Mokosh, Volos, Svarog. Every pagan god had his own character and his «specialization».
In ancient Greek and Rome cult of 7I is a cult of 7 gods-olympian. Each god has his character in Greek-Roman mythology: Jupiter (head of pantheon) is luxuriant and great, Saturn is strong, hard, cold, Mercury (patron of trade) is cunning and cheating (it’s known if you don’t fool you won’t sell). Apollo (god of the sun) is flaming and inspired, Venus is a goddess of beauty, goddess of beautiful and exhaled.
In the Northern Caucasus, in Ossetia, the cult of 7I is represented in mythology about 7 main gods. There is the sanctuary Seven Dzuars (Avd Dzuary – it means «seven gods» near Galiat in Northern Ossetia. The city Feodosia in Crimea was called «Ardavda» in Alanian that means «Sevengod» i.e «the town of Seven Gods». Ossetins have an expression «curative drug of seven gods» and wish to welcoming house owners sounds like «abundance of seven gods». There are Ossetian expressions «shining of seven gods» and «you deserves to be in Heaven of seven gods».
In India cult of 7I is a cult of 7 great Rishis (7 prophets) to which gods revealed the Vedic anthems. Seven Rishis (Saptarishis) are 7 wise men that associated with 7 stars of Big Dipper. Seven Rishis are seven sons of Brahma god, which were given birth from his mind. Seven Rishis are considered as creators of the universe and fathers of all now living. Rishis control humanity from «inner worlds». Great Rishis are called Bhardwaja, Kashyapa, Gautam, Vishvamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha and Atri.
In China cult of 7I is a cult of Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove: Ruan Xian, Xiang Xiu, Xi Kang, Ruan Ji, Wang Rong, Shan Tao, Liu Ling.
They are characters of different stories, art and literature.
Seven Chinese Gods from Bamboo Grove
There is a cult of 7I in Japan. It’s a cult of seven gods of luck. New Year’s gifts are brought by seven gods of luck in Japan. At first three days of New Year the magic ship of treasures Takarabune, loaded with gold, rice, wisdom, knowledge, longevity, health and luck, brings to the shore 7 seven gods of luck: Ebisu, Daikoku-ten, Hotei, Jurojin, Fukurokuju, Bishamonten, Benzaiten. Gods are ready to give any person they met luck and help in anything. Each of gods has his own character and his «specialization». Each God has his own pack of mental features. We can see the similarity between characters of seven lucky gods of Japan and Greek-Roman seven gods. For instance, the goddess Benzaiten with lute in her hand is Japanese Venus.
Seven lucky gods swim on the ship with treasures «Takarabune»
7 roles of a collective is a phenomenon which was observed by peoples from generation to generation, that’s why it found its reflection in the national cultures. It can be seven gods, seven heroes, seven sufferers, but it’s always seven persons, seven animate creatures, who express seven roles of collective and seven types of character. Cult of 7I is the Theory of 7 roles of collective, 7 faces of the soul and 7 types of character, added with the story about the reflection of 7I in the national culture.
Cult of 7I is a kind and good cult which helps a man to understand himself and surrounding people. It’s the starting point, from where the way to the large world of knowledge about a person begins.
Symbol of the cult of 7I and the emblem of the theory of 7I is a logotype of 7I, represented in the front of the book.
Книга «7Я. Краткий курс» является адаптированным фрагментом книги «Светопреставление» (глава 2).