A solid beginning to a book.
How to behave individually? Think of a compass rose. The north is transparent; the south is secret. The east is cooperative and the west is ready and able to fight. These points of the compass can be given other names.
North can be Steve Jobs. South John D. Rockefeller. East is Mahatma Gandhi, while west is Winston Churchill.
Alternatively, there are actions for each compass point. North is a firm handshake. South is ears open, mouth shut. East is smiling. West looks you in the eye.
North confidently sets expectations for others. South is still waters running deep. East is charismatic. West is a tower of strength.
Groups can be analyzed by a similar compass rose and how good, or bad, they are at steering in any one particular direction. Northward is a group that does good work. Southward the group interacts well with others. East is a group that is fun to belong to, Westward is a group that has each others backs.
If one thinks of the book “Rapport” by the Alisons, their animal circle of the north lion, east monkey, south mouse and west T-rex drives at similar ideas. The lion is transparent and leads the group in doing good work. The mouse is quiet and listens well. The monkey is cooperative, fun, smiling and charismatic. The t-rex stands his ground for his own beliefs and has your back.
The Carl Jung compass rose model has introspection to the north; feeling to the south; extroversion to the east and introversion (recharges his batteries in private) to the west. This, if rotated ninety degrees counter clockwise, fits the animal model reasonably well.
In each of the compass roses, people can be good or bad. That sentence probably contains a fundamental attribution error. They are not inherently good or bad people. They are having good or bad days.
Good people have bad days by forgetting the gold and silver rules. Silver: don’t do unto others that which you don’t want done unto yourself. Gold: do unto others that which you want done to yourself.
The cooperative person becomes overly familiar and desperate to please at any price. The leader becomes dictator. The autonomous fighter becomes an assassin. The empathic, quiet listener becomes a spy or saboteur, hiding in the shadows.
The adaptable person knows where on the compass he is at the moment, but can deliberately steer a course in any direction. He can also accurately see where other people are on the compass. With skill, he can move them, or manipulate them, to other points.
Is it ethical or is it human hacking?