Q-Hierarchies, are derived from a Q-expansion of a Principal Typology. It is the most captivating and complex form within THEE. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Q-Hierarchies are surprisingly obscure and difficult to discover and formulate. While hierarchies are not new in the literature, the Q-pattern has never been described before (to my knowledge).
Apply a Modal Hierarchy to convert a 7-level Principal Typology Hierarchy to a 28-level hierarchy of Types. The Modal Hierarchy is a set of 4 hierarchically ordered Styles relevant to operating each Type in the Principal Typology.
Each Typology appears to have its own distinctive Modal Hierarchy, and several have been provisionally named.
In, the modal levels are currently formulated:
Converting each Type into 4 Subsidiary Types (syn. Sub-Types, Styles) generates a 28-level structure of Types. Each is an entity that is psychosocially recognizable and can be specifically named.
Example: can operate in the following styles:
: —resolving decisions
: —challenging decisions
: —shaping decisions
: —generating decisions
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Form a set of Q-domains by taking all 4 Levels of one Type together with the lower 3 Levels of the next higher Type. The arrangement is cyclic. So the 7th combination requires 4 Levels from Type 7 to combine with the lower 3 Levels from Type 1. As a result, of a lower Q-domain Hierarchy becomes respectively of the next higher Q-domain Hierarchy.
The result is:
Q-Spiral—a growth trajectory that follows the Subsidiary Typology order.:
Note: No re-ordering, as required when Principal Typologies generate Spirals.
49 Q-Hierarchies (and equal numbers of the associated forms) probably exist from the Primary Hierarchies. The number is only probable because … just three of these have been developed in detail and sufficiently validated. It is assumed provisionally that the Root Typology lacks this expansion.
Levels in Q-Hierarchies (as discovered to this point) appear to possess a surprisingly intense identity-defining quality for a person. They seem to reflect powerful inner states determining the way that we live, work and relate. Exactly why this should be so is a subject for investigation in the Architecture Room.
Frameworks for are currently being investigated.has been clarified as . Applications have been produced for ( ) and ( ). The underlying person-oriented
Other Frameworks have been investigated, especially dealing with new economy businesses, academic disciplines and organisation of research work.
See the currently conjectured Q-expansion.
has been developed as:
Originally posted: August 2009; Last updated 2-Feb-2014.