I haven’t had a chance to read all of the new articles about the holistic side of things, but I will when I can finally get off of my phone. I feel so claustrophobic on this thing.
However – since the holistic problem solver is so focused on her relationship with others and the world – could it be that she functions like the linear functions within the OST but within the RST (or, at least, an expanded version of the RST).
The last RST thread that I was involved in had me oscillating between the MC and IC being part of the RST status through their awareness or ignorance (or being completely separate).
At first, I wanted to say that the RST was purely an objective arc, a statement by the author (or Storymind) that was independent of the MC and IC. That certainly avoids the issue of mixing up or confusing the througlines.
Then, a statement (that I misunderstood) made by another poster made me change my mind and flip to the idea that the MC or IC could directly perceive or misperceive and – because of this --impact the RST.
Often, linear thinkers might claim “that person is from a different world,” or “men are from Mars and women are from Venus.”
But, what if, there is an alternate version of the OST with tones of the RST or just an expanded RST that overlays the OST. The primary difference being – they manipulate it.
I hope that makes sense. I’m sure my thoughts on it will evolve, but – in the end – isn’t the OST biased towards linear thinking? And wouldn’t that make the holistic thinker seem to be inaccessible or alien to linear thinkers?
I could keep meandering through this, but I’ll stop here.