TFJD Codes and Emotional Volatility Indices (VI) for Worldview Themes
|Attempting to gauge the relative amount of thinking (T), feeling (F), joining (J), and doing (D) associated with individual worldview themes enables our going beyond using a simple playing cards based scheme for classifying them. In this more refined TFJD scheme, each theme is assigned a four digit TFJD code based on relative measures (scored on a 1 = low, 2 = average, 3 = high basis) of contributions. The chart below provides examples.|
|worldview theme||THINKING (T)||FEELING (F)||JOINING (J)||DOING (D)||TFJD Code|
|#5A Scientific Materialism||3||1||2||1||3121|
|#34 Valuing Traditions and Status Quo||2||2||2||2||2222|
|#35B Working for Change||3||3||3||3||3333|
Each of the eighty-one four digit TFJD codes are uniquely defined in a relative sense; each can be associated with a uniquely numbered box as illustrated in the table below. Admittedly what worldview theme is put in what box is a bit more subjective! The assignments are based on both quantitative and qualitative measures of human behavior, and neuroscience based considerations. (see *Note below) As you look over the table below, realize the following:
1) As one proceeds from left to right in the table below, generally thinking becomes more evident.
2) As one proceeds from top to bottom, generally speaking, feeling becomes more evident.
3) There are no good or bad code scores: their meaning is loosely connected to activity in certain brain areas.
From TFJD codes, an Emotional Volatility Index (VI) can be derived. Something that’s volatile is likely to change in a sudden and extreme way. Just as some financial investments are more volatile than others, “investing” in various worldview themes presents a similar contrast. Thus those investing in Passionately Impulsive (theme #18A) and The Artistic Orientation (theme #12) need to be prepared for much greater changes (both up and down) in their feelings / emotional state on a much shorter time scale —that is, much greater volatility—when compared to less emotionally volatile themes such as Dispassionate (theme #18B) and Scientific Materialism (theme #5A). Note the VI scores for these themes below. Worldview theme volatility increases dramatically with absence of thinking (T) and increase of feeling (F).
|worldview theme||TFJD Code||Emotional Volatility VI index|
|#5A Scientific Materialism||3121||2|
|#18A Passionately Impulsive||1323||486|
|#12 The Artistic Orientation||1333||729|
* Note: Much more about TFJD codes and Emotional Volatility VI indices, including the rationale for introducing them, their connection to both human behavior / neuroscience, and their mathematical basis can be found in The Worldview Theme Songbook—Exploring the Feelings Behind Worldviews.