Success in this inquiry was limited by uncertainties that surround both the various hierarchies and their dualities.
With that caveat in mind, here is the provisional pattern:
|Primary Hierarchy||Odd-number Pole||Even-number Pole|
No significant growth in understanding emerges from this tabulation. There is no obvious natural progression or pattern. Some pairing was evident: see below.
It seems that they may all be related in some way either to control or perhaps to an internal-external differentiation.
These two are linked. When something is described as 'internal' it means experienced or perceived or represented within the boundaries of the self, and that usually implies controllability by the will. What is external may lie within the mind, but it is represented as outside the self, and usually not fully controllable. Internal-external is not generally equivalent to personal-social, although in a particular case it may be.
In examining speculations, a surprising finding was the evident pairing—. Poorly understood remains on its own.
■ internal v external. In , the subjective-objective duality is similar i.e. 'subjective' implies an internal location (what is dependent on something inside me), while 'objective' implies an external location (what is dependent on something out there).and both showed a duality based on location. was focused on control in terms of locus:
■ In the poorly understood evolutionary-preservative duality might be about the control of identity i.e. the self-environment fit. The preservative pole suggests control that is internal, while the evolutionary pole suggests unpredictability due to forces external to me., the
■ fuzzy and ambiguous respectively and the even levels were delineated and definite respectively. levels showed a link to the internal-external axis—but seemingly the opposite of what was found in and . Might Experience be about control of personal state? Might Communication be about control of the message?and shared some similarity in that the odd levels were
■and also showed similarities in that they both appeared to be about social relationships or social cohesion. Might be about control of the future? Might be about control of conflict? An internal-external dimension might also apply in both cases.
All THEE hierarchies show an oscillation. In the review conducted for this inquiry, the general feature of locus of control may be evident. A regular finding is currently emerging in relation to the Spiral-derived hierarchy (both from Principal Typologies and the Q-expansion) in which the odd levels require acceptance and adaptation because control is impossible, while the even levels enable formulation and determined action because control seems possible.
Conclusion: Each oscillating duality. Examining all of them together has not revealed a definitive and useful generalization to date.was previously considered separately when determining the
Last amended: 10-May-2013