Timmons Pictures

Table of Contents

Welcome to People Stuff

Introduction: People Stuff

Prelude to People Stuff
Complexity of People
Principles vs. Techniques
In The Beginning
A Philosophical Point of View

How We Got The Way We Are: Part1
Basics of Early Development
Early Messages
Actions as Early Messages
Learned Needs
Need: To perceive oneself and be perceived by others
Childlike Nature of Learned Needs
Self Experiments and Discovering Learned Needs
Number of Learned Needs and Personality Theories
Psychological Tests and Personality Instruments
The Self
Real Needs vs. Ought Needs
Learned Needs: Good or Bad?
Heredity: Indirect Determinants of Behavior
Charting Learned Needs

How We Got The Way We Are: Part2
Learning Behaviors
The State of Need
The Laws of Reinforcement
Trial and Error
Onion Skins
Some Onion Skins
Zig zags and Onion Skins
Old Pro Onion Skins
Identifying Onion Skins
Once upon a time...
Taking Control

How We Operate: Part 1
The Questions We Must Ask
The Answers We'll Never Get
The Chasm of Understanding
The Data-Inference-Prophecy Process
Data Level
Perceptual Filters
Inference Level
Prophecy Level

How We Operate: Part 2
DIP Issues
"Is" is Trouble
Labeling and Psychological Instruments
Selective Perception

How We Operate: Part 3
The I am Game
Lawyer's Ploy
Hand in the Cookie Jar
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

How We Operate: Part 4
DIP and Arguing about Truths
Final DIP Comments

How We Operate: Part 5
Words and Music

In the Works
Zig Zag Axioms
Onion Skin Axioms
Data - Inference - Prophecy Effectiveness Actions
Words and Music Axioms

How We Can Operate More Effectively: Part 1
Striving for and Thriving by Being an Effective Interacter
General Awareness

How We Can Operate More Effectively:Part 2
Circularity of Behavior
Reversing Negative Circularity

JoHari Window
Sharing or Self-Disclosure
Interpersonal Feedback

Active Listening
Poor Listening Symptoms
Passive vs Active Listening
Improving Listening Skills
Organs of Hearing vs Organs for Listening
The Invest Model
Listening Responses
Listening and the Behavioral Principles

The Nature of Change
Direction of Change
Rate of Change
Patterns Of Change

Response to Change
The Change Reaction
Characteristics of Change Influencing Our Responses
Strategies to Prevent and Cope with Change Effectively