The ‘Clustering’ Psychology

I am putting forth the thought that there are similar characteristics in similar looking people. In this case, people who look alike are bound to act alike. More so, such people are bound to follow a similar trend in life and prefer a certain outcome. This is the age of the greatest advancements in technology and with it the highest rate of unemployment. Why not advance man? Or rather how we decide what to do with ourselves. What if there is a pattern, throughout the world that gives a hint as to who we are, and what we can do. I think there is. And I think this is the future of humanity.

It’s no secret that man seems repeated over and over again, on all of us. You would never miss a look alike. What’s more, if you teach yourself, you will recognise a recurring pattern to all these faces. Turn on your television and mark the similar looking people. They act exactly the same. Save for a few nuances here and there. Otherwise, every single human being falls in a category based on looks. With this said, I still believe in uniqueness. The only purpose of this clustering is to enable people find themselves a lot faster. Our whole human race will evolve into a perfect society without lose of talent or will power. By recognising our clusters, we can achieve so much more.

Before I reveal the clusters, I want to express further what this will mean. There are many science fiction writers who portray the future of humanity in many different ways. When I was younger, I came across a book by Bernard Hollister, ‘You and Science Fiction’ that was printed in the year 1982,(http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-11-30/news/0011300453_1_chicago-river-villa-park-roosevelt-university). I couldn’t put it down. The book focusses on looking towards the future and he gives a great many scenarios of how that future is going to be like. In one, we despise art and have public burnings of great paintings including the Mona Lisa. In another, a team of astronauts, tasked with repopulation, realise the new gender bias in their survival plans. In another, automation defeats us and man can no longer create anything by hand for fun or imagination. Whatever you want, just type it into a computer and its yours.

All these ideas sparked my imagination. And I thought of a probable future for man. Instead of the rigorous years spent trying to find a place in society, we can have a list of five possible outcomes for every person. In this case, children as young as five can simply look up their cluster and focus on achieving either one. I say five because there is no research done as of yet. But in actuality, it should be two. When this is done, there will be no joblessness, lose of talent or resources. We will know what to expect with every birth and help people towards the path that will make them the most prosperous.

So, how do you cluster society? We as human beings are the more intelligent species on the planet which basically means that we can do anything we want. Almost anything we can think of. The television was once a picture book. The satellite dish was once a man holding a kite and finding electricity. The aeroplane was a hand glider. The Burj Khalifa was a cave. The military was a group of men with sticks. And our greatest education were all just stories by a couple of old philosophers. Man can and has achieved plenty. Surely it would be difficult to limit someone to only five possible outcomes. So, how do you cluster society. Well, I propose looking at two things. Mind and Body. And just in that form. But there are four distinctions in each. Which make eight clusters. I will call them the MB-clusters. 

MIND has four similar distinctions that are there in BODY. These are elements to do with Hands, Thoughts, Processes and Feelings. They could either be internal or external in relation to each person. Let us start with mind. People who fall in the first cluster of mind, are the more thinking sort. They are predestined to use their minds in day to day life than they would their body. Like mathematicians, scientists, academics and many others. This does not mean that they are cleverer than the Body clusters. Intelligence is not a factor in MB-clusters. It also does not mean that they don’t use their body at all. We are simply looking at the preferences of certain groups.

  • MIND-HANDS

What is it to say hands? Hands are a very powerful tool. And there are those who are more accustomed and efficient in using them than others. For instance, It can take a me less time to input a four thousand word article than it can another. I have a faster typing speed or mental frequency of how to use my hands for this function. Think about a pianist who dances on the keyboard like his hands are rubber. Some are even geniuses with the ability to learn this art faster and easier than the rest of us. In such people, both halves of their brain are linked more closely than the rest. It can be learnt or birthed, but that is another topic all together. They include people like designers, architects, painters and so many other sorts who largely use both their minds ability and their hands. I have discovered that you can tell this sort of people, as with all the rest, by how they look. Seems challenging but look at the following pictures and notice a trend of similar appearances.

Artur Rubenstein, Pianist

Vladmir Horowitz, Pianist

Both have similar facial appearances that distinguish them as Pianists.

We can call this cluster the The M-Athenean after the Greek God Athena, who had similar characteristics.

  • MIND-THOUGHTS

Once again its good to point out that this classification does not look at intelligence or IQ levels, just individual preferences. Talking about thoughts, this are the thinkers in society. The creatives. Thinking is an art in itself. They are people whose whole existence is within their minds, their whole purpose and self-worth. And its not a bad thing. A writer spends nearly a whole day in a corner cooking up ideas and stories. To some, it seems like a very plain existence without tire, stress or involvement. But its not. Thinkers may use more energy and may depend greatly on that single ability. The scholars, the writers, the psychologists, the philosophers, the scientists and a majority of society who reside in their minds, fall here.

Stephen King Writer

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Writer

Both have similar facial appearances that help distinguish them into this category. The same can be said about the other categories on this list. In fact I was so confident that I just typed in doctors or artists and used the list to find pictures. I was surprised by how close the faces were.

We can call this cluster the M-Apollean after the Greek Goddess Apollo, who had similar characteristics.

  • MIND-PROCESSES

I don’t enjoy schooling. I don’t enjoy having to go through a process to prove my ability. It doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate knowledge. I just think knowledge can be acquired in a different way. There are those who strongly oppose. A process exists to structure humanity and ensure greatness. If there is a clear goal to be achieved, then its more worth it. Processes don’t necessary need a goal, but a step by step system of thinking, reasoning and looking at life. The phlegmatic are perfect for this equation because they appreciate the beauty of systems and structure. It is very easy for those who think with processes to fall into a routine that ensures the best results. When I look at it this way, I see the mathematicians, the engineers, the scholars, the scientists, the doctors and all other people who count on logical steps to achieve something or reach a goal.

Ben Carson, Doctor

Frederick Banting, doctor

We can call this cluster the M-Demetrean after the Greek god Demeter, who had similar characteristics.

  • MIND-FEELINGS

Another group of creatives use both their mind and general feelings to live and choose what they do. Basically, the entertainers. Feelings does not necessarily mean anger, rage, happiness and the sort. It implies those who understand to a large majority the thoughts, desires, hopes and losses of the world. Or those who understand it within themselves. They are both extroverts and introverts. They reside easily within their thoughts and can just  as easily understand the world around them. Think about actors who can delve into a new personality, remain in-tune with themselves and be as detached as other creatives. Think about photographers, who see the world with a logical and emotional eye. Think about musicians and composers. They get from both their minds and their emotions or the emotions of those around them.

We can call this cluster the M-Dionysean after the Greek god Dionysus, who had similar characteristics.

Now let us move on to BODY. The second large cluster that focuses on people who are more physical in their interaction with the world and those around them. Their physical capability, mixed in with other elements makes them who they are. This is not saying that they have to be strong, fit or athletic in any way. But the lengths they go through to achieve or make something happen is more physical in nature. Dancers, Athelets, Explorers all come to mind. They don’t relie heavily on their mind, they achieve what they want using their body. They are divided in the same clusters as mind.

  • BODY-HANDS

Once again, hands are a very powerful tool and as this list concludes; they can be used in two different ways. But in this case, unlike the previous, we are not looking at hands themselves. Instead we are looking at the level of commitment or engrossment in a task. This is how easily one can be obsessed or otherwise taken in by an action or desire or thought. And therefore how much time they put into achieving it. I have an aunt who can sit behind a sawing machine for ages. I tried it and was utterly bored. She enjoys the rhythm, the result and the elements in her work. Hearing her talking about the touch of different fabrics and the feel of different colours, it was clear to see that that was her main ability. Explorers also fall in line with this. They can take ages, months and years, in their passion. They can be lost to the wild and feel more at home with the discovery and appreciation of things we would otherwise not notice. Therefore this is one of the more diverse groups. If you have a passion, desire or prefer a rhythm, then you fall perfect in this cluster. I think about weavers, painters, sculptors, explorers, farmers, stylists and many more.

Pablo Picasso, Painter
Salvador Dali, Painter

We can call this cluster the M-Hermesean, after the greek god Hermes who had similar characteristics.

  • BODY-THOUGHTS

When it comes to body thoughts, these represent people who have to use their mental ability to support their physical. To them, their body is more an art form that can only be made possible with the interaction of their mind. In other words, it takes the mind to learn the physical. Seems complicated, but look at a ballerina. There is a physical ability involved in the process but the dance itself has a beauty that requires the mind to truly see and achieve. It is not just a matter of placing a foot here and placing another one there. But seeing the balance, the musicality, the angling and the frame of the dance. Think about a martial artists. There is also a certain level of perseverance and will power involved in the art. A will power that is only possible with the mind. Some would think that every single form of physical exertion needs the mind. But I beg to differ. A footballer has talent yes. But the physical ability can be learnt by anyone of the other clusters. A swimmer has talent, but anyone else can learn to swim. For this particular cluster, it takes the mind and that means that a large majority of the public may not be able to learn it. Or may find it rather difficult. Some particular dances have this element, some games, some physical exertion like mountaineering. It takes the mind just as much as the body.

Margot Fonteyn, Ballerina

Julie Kent, Ballerina

We can call this cluster the B-Artemean after the Greek goddess, Artemis who had similar characteristics.

  • BODY-PROCESSES

This is very similar as the Mind-Processes except that it is more on the effort of the body than the mind. But generally, this sort of people find comfort in the processes and the structures and how they interact with the world. One person can see a fallen tree and think only of burning it for firewood. This cluster can see that same tree and polish it up into some of the most beautiful   sculpts. An eagle, an elephant, a rocking chair, even something as minute as a pipe can be made by this lot. Seems similar to hands, but its not. Processes means that they prefer the larger work as compared to the small delicate things. Carpenters don’t deal with just the one brush and colours, but build so many things from the same material. It is more of a talent than anything else. Builders as well, couriers and many others. They are those who don’t mind a hard days work. In fact they prefer it. Lugging things around, building things, transport and other hard works that we can’t accomplish with the same spirit or love. I think about the carpenters, the sculptors, the builders, the jewellers and all people involved in hard work and the making of many things.

We can call this cluster the B-Hephaeseans after the Greek god Hephaestus, who had similar characteristics.

  • BODY-FEELINGS

When it came to mind-feelings, we were looking at entertainers. This cluster is also about entertainers but more to do with the body. A skydiving team will push themselves past fear and all limits to achieve something beautiful. A marathon runner goes through all that only because there is that shining medal at the end and they get to prove the ability of man. Many athletes fall into this category. And many people throughout the world feel like they belong here. It is the most wildly loved and respected of clusters because of what they can do with their body. But as I mentioned earlier, unlike Body-thoughts, these physical aspects can be learnt by anyone. Even without the talent. I could put myself in a diet and exercise routine that could turn be into a marathon runner. I could do the same if I wanted to become a footballer, a swimmer and even a boxer. So what distinguishes this group from another? There has to be a difference in a clusters or it wouldn’t be a cluster. When it comes to Body-Feelings, it is more about the emotional will power and ease of transition. While I could train myself, it would take longer and I won’t have the perseverance to keep on going. Third, I would also need the talent and talent involves both mental and physical. A basket baller is mostly tall. That is the physical talent. If you look at these three things, you can very easily tell who belongs and who doesn’t. The will power, ease of transition and talent. Look at the athletes, the fighters, the military men, the animal trainers and many others. They fall perfectly in this category.

Evander Holyfield, Boxer

Wladimir Klitschko, boxer

We can call this cluster the B-Arean after the Greek god Ares, who had similar characteristics.

Within these clusters, there are also common trends between Body and Mind. In this case, the four elements can also be the starting point to distinguishing clusters. Entertainers tend to look the same regardless of wether they are in body or mind. Looking at the four critically is just as important as basing the clusters on body and mind.

The following two are in different clusters but look alike. Hence they can be seen to first belong in Feelings and then Body and Mind respectively.

Novak Djokovic, Tennis player

Adam Levine, Singer

There is always going to be that fascination with people who look a certain way. Aside from twins, other people can have a look alike. Francios Brunelle has always been fascinated with this and took the time to find people who look nearly exactly like others. He found shocking similarities and therefore proved that it is not only possible but it is possible to an almost identical approach (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268040/Francois-Brunelle-portraits-Photographer-sets-shoot-200-fascinating-portraits-strangers-look-like-TWINS.html). So there is truth to it. If you are looking for someone that resembles you, there are a couple of things to tick. Look at the height and fullness of cheeks, eye size and bend, jaws, ears, eyebrow size and height and even nose. At most four of these should be similar. You will be shocked at just how close you can come to resembling a complete stranger. The following is my favourite picture by the photographer Brunelle.

CONCLUSION

So what does all this really mean. There are so many ways to look at society already present. From the four temperaments and all the compositions by great philosophers like Sigmund Freud, Maslow and many more. Do we need another? Yes. Because there are all missing something. I think that the difference is in what to look for. When we say someone is a Sanguine, we would have to spend hours looking for the traits associated with a Sanguine. What if we could just look at someone and tell instantly that they are Sanguine or are going to become Sanguine. What if there was a pattern to seeing the differences. This is not a cluster based on temperaments or intelligence. We are all unique. I think there is a way to see ourselves.

A cluster. It is a bad word,But I am choosing to use is for now. We remain unique regardless. I am pushing towards helping someone know who they are and who they were meant to be. Therefore they can go to their goal without fear of they can understand themselves more. The MB-clusters do that. Like I said, they don’t rate on intelligence, or temperaments, or upbringings, or birth, they only look at tendencies. What one is more likely to become or prefer in life. And the way to tell, is by appearance. Most actors look the same, most athletes, most writers, most doctors. There are patterns. I think our faces can be used more than anything else. The angle of our jaw, the general structure of our cheekbones and even the sizes of faces. I think that we can come up with nearly three thousand of these similarities or as little as three hundred. Once that is done, I believe that they can all be broken down to only eight clusters that help understand human ability.

Therefore how you look, can tell you were you belong and what you are going to become.

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