Learning Objectives 1.Participants will learn that Solomon organized Proverbs as a developmental guide for parents, a survival manual for adolescents, and a crime prevention package for a nation. 2.Participants will learn how the underlying structure of the BRACE Character Profile is based on the Simple, the Scorner, and the Foolish of Proverbs 1:22. 3.Participants will learn how the BRACE Character Profile can be used to profile any well known or well conceptualized prototypical type or individual, real or fictional, dead or alive. 4.Participants will learn how to generate the necessary charts and graphics for a BRACE Character Profile analysis.
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To Know Wisdom Instruction To perceive the words of Understanding To receive the instruction of Wisdom Justice Judgment Equity To give Subtilty to the simple To the young man knowledge and discretion.
PROVERBS 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Three Prototypical Types (Core aspects of human nature) Type CType B Type A FOOL (0191) Psychopaths
The Simple (Type A) Features Seducibility & immaturity of thought Based on self-delusion, unrealistic expectations, and an absence of relevant and constructive focus... A cultivated habit of self- justification based on simplistic generalizations and discriminations... Cognitive and Behavioral avoidance... taking easy way
The Simple (Type A) Characteristics 1.Poor Critical Thinking Skills 2.Extremes of Attention 3.Marked Vulnerability 4.Expansive and Exclusive 5.Limited Capacity for Empathy 6.Path of Least Resistance 7.Limited Capacity for Commitment 8.Deluded Value System 9.Poor Judgment 10.Poorly Developed Social Conscience
The Scorner (Type B) Features Pervasive pattern of active and competing opposition to legitimate authority Noncompliance with essential structure Preoccupation with matters of power and control Increasingly deviant and violent counter-controlling strategies and tactics All at the expense of others
The Scorner (Type B) Characteristics 1.Refuses to Pay Attention 2.Shifts from Passive to Active Aggression 3.Visceral Aversion to Limits 4.Desires Adoration 5.Confrontational 6.Reinforced by Punishment of Others 7.Deviant Control 8.Concerned with “Reputation” 9.Quick to Assert Rights, Take Offence, Present Self as a Victim 10.Increasing Social Isolation
The Foolish (Type C) Features A pervasive and progressive pattern of unearned and unwarranted self- reinforcement Based on an unrestrained desire to experience first hand the limits of physical, emotional, and psychological being All under the guise of self- expression and self-discovery All at the expense of others.
The Foolish (Type C) Characteristics 1.Consummatory Interests and Pursuits 2.Deluded, Self- serving Values 3.Insensitivity to Others 4.Limited Sense of Personal Responsibility 5.Emotional Deceptions and Manipulations 6.High Risk Behavior 7.Vague Dissatisfaction and Boredom 8.Learned Emotional Instability 9.Poor Sense of Self 10.Medical, Social, and Legal Difficulties
B ForcesC Forces ? 0 to 7 15 to 21 8 to 14 CHILD ADOLESCENT YOUNG ADULT ADULT CHARACTER
PLEASURE & COMFORT NAIVE OPPOSITIONAL SIMPLE FOOLISH SCORNER DEPENDENT HEDONISTIC EXPLOITIVE POWER & CONTROL SAFETY & SECURITY IMMORAL ARROGANT OPPORTUNIST NARCISSISTIC DESIRE FEAR ANGER
BRACE Character Profile™ Structure 75 items rated on a 5- point scale. Three core character types: Type A, Type B, and Type C. Three Domains of 8 variables each: Cognitive, Behavioral, and Existential. One “bonus” item for each core Type.
Basic Requirements to Establish Input Ratings basic reading skills good critical thinking skills access to a good knowledge base about the person or prototypical type being rated understanding the rating instructions a high level of motivation to follow the rating instructions time to complete the input ratings
HUMAN NATURE: Characteristics X Domains Type A Type B Type C Behavior Cognitive Existential
How Much of Each TYPE in Each DOMAIN? COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR EXISTENTIAL A AA C C CB A C B A C B A C B
What Is The Relationship Within and Between Each Domain? COGNITIVEBEHAVIOREXISTENTIAL A C B A C B A C B
Analysis... It’s Elemental and Relative Core Characteristics (Type A, Type B, and Type C). Three DOMAINS (Cognitive, Behavioral, and Existential). Elemental (break it down) and Relative (build it up).