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¿PARA QUÉ SIRVE LA RABIA?

Si la rabia fuese ese sentimiento, tan extendido por lo demás, de resentimiento, reconcomio, envidia, despecho, y deseo del mal ajeno, sería una emoción abominable, y patética, a la que habría que borrar definitivamente del registro de lo útil. Pero esos sentimientos rastreros son sólo, en el MAT y en la vida real, falsas emociones que sustituyen y usurpan el lugar de otras emociones sanas. Y, como en todo en la vida plena, no es porque algún usurpador se haga con una palabra preciosa –como “amor” o “seguridad”, o “plenitud”, para engañar a su víctima antes de clavarle el puñal, que habría que renunciar a dicha palabra y dejársela a él (pues eso sería despecho). Lo que hay que hacer, es limpiarla, devolverle su significado real, y prohibir al estafador emplearla para usurpar nuestros sentimientos auténticos. Y, para hacer eso (rescatarlas y limpiarlas), sólo disponemos, de entre nuestras energías innatas – que como todos saben desde el MAT, son nuestras EMOCIONES AUTÉNTICAS,únicas energías válidas de las cuales disponemos para funcionar integralmente e íntegramente- de la rabia auténtica que el MAT redefine como “nuestra capacidad innata de percibir las mentiras, agresiones, manipulaciones (y otros tufos que “casualmente” percibimos con el único sentido ligado y unido a la rabia: el olfato) y nos capacita para reaccionar ante ellas”. Y, reaccionar bien, con rabia auténtica, significa, en el MAT, decir de inmediato ante ellas, “¡Así no!” y denunciarlas y “¡así sí!” y proponer algo más vivo, más sano, más sanador. Y esto es precioso. Y eso es orden en marcha, en movimiento; ética haciéndose cultura viva. Sigue leyendo

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THE SPLENDOUR OF THE HUMAN BEING, fascicle 7: THE SYNTHESISER

The Synthesiser responds, in our structure, to all the whats of things. We left this structure as the last because, among all, it is the one that most relates to the rest. It is the one responsible for thought and everything related to that process. Its basic function is development and its transcendent function is clarity. Its correct functioning or dysfunctioning is what is most perceived in all of us: when it functions the way it was conceived to, it transmits a personal sensation of intelligence, clarity and openness that is also perceptible to others. If it does not function, it transmits a sensation of confusion, density, obscurity.

MAT Personality Structure - Preciada Azancot

MAT Personality Structure – Preciada Azancot

Development, in MAT, means more and better of the same thing. It doesn’t mean something other (through transformation – Transformer – or change – Orienter) than the same thing improved, enlarged, multiplied or subtracted and divided. It is a movement of penetration, of deepening, both horizontal and vertical. It is linear and straight in both abscise and ordinate. It does not have leaps of dimensions like the Transformer or the Orienter.What does the Synthesiser do?
– The Synthesiser selects: all the data coming from the other five structures are collected by the Synthesiser, which is going to select the ones that appear most relevant for keeping.
In our training work we provide relevant information on the structure of personality and its emotional engineering so that it can be selected and in this way the knowledge of our innate installed potential can be widened. And what happens is that the view that each one has of oneself and of others expands, thus allowing love for oneself and for others to arise, through valuing and caring for our inalienable endowments.
In our consultancy work we teach people how to select the data coming from each one of our structures, whether personal or organisational. And this represents a great widening of the field of everybody’s knowledge, because previously only the stimuli of the Rector and the Synthesiser were selected and the human being, in the company, was two-dimensional. On selecting data from the six structures, it pushes back the notion of an iceberg that presented the “rational” tip, (in other words the Synthesiser’s rational data and the Rector’s norms) and concealed the mass of the other four sixths (the Protector’s bonds, the Vitaliser’s sensations and emotions, the Transformer’s innovative ideas and the Orienter’s visionary and transcendent experiences), which were scorned as being “subjective, irrational and unmanageable”. The vision changes and the data proceeding from the six structures are considered as treasures of the same importance. The feeling of potency and control over reality is developed in this way. It is our way of innovating in knowledge management.
There is no need to insist on the close relationship that exists between awareness and regard for each structure; or between the ease of selecting and keeping data proceeding from the appreciated structures and the habit of discarding data from the undervalued structures. Not one of the structures is useless or surplus, as we already saw. We will take two very common examples of undervaluing structures in the company: scorning the Transformer and the Orienter. Clinical experience with Alzheimer patients shows us the extreme gravity of this undervaluation. In effect, the patient forgets the Synthesiser’s data and cannot remember how many tomatoes there are in the fridge. Then the Rector’s data are forgotten and the patient becomes confused as to norms and limits, appearing more indulgent. But it is when the process is already critical that the patient forgets who he is, Transformer data (identity) and who the people surrounding him are. At the last stage of deterioration, necessarily fatal, the patient forgets that he is a human being, and that is when he does not know how to be or breathe, both manifestations of the Orienter.
Study of the human being’s six dimensions, as we have seen, introduces the absolute appreciation of each one of them, and at the same level. This puts an end to the myth, so widespread in management sciences, of overvaluing the Synthesiser and the Rector as providing the only rational and adult data to be taken into account during brainy management meetings. This is why such meetings are normally so sterile.- The Synthesiser files: the selected data are immediately filed and for this purpose the Synthesiser first opens as many folders as necessary. This step presupposes classification of data, which is also the Synthesiser’s task. It is very important to point out that the Synthesiser, even more than the other structures, selects, classifies and files data proceeding from the six structures, without privileging any one of them. This is the mechanism that allows development of the entire structure: not one law or diagnosis could be made (the Rector’s task) without available data, not one alliance could be formed without remembering who is lovable or not (Protector), nothing could be shared without knowledge of its existence (Vitaliser), nothing could be created ex nihilo without using existing materials and data, known and available, tomorrow cannot be seen if we forget and no do not perceive today. Everything would die through lack of use and memory without our Synthesiser.
The people who knew Napoleon told how his genius as a statesman was due precisely to his ability to file data, and that his mind was like a massive filing cabinet where all issues were ordered, classified and filed. This is why he was able to direct dozens of matters at the same time and to achieve development of his management programme.- The Synthesiser classifies: And this classification work is prodigious because it takes in every datum, stimulus, deduction, sensation and emotion proceeding from our structures. Classification does not necessarily take place before the data are filed. Rather it happens the other way round: when we are faced with new stimuli and situations, when we function well, we tend to open a folder with a common theme, for example “Sunday experience in the new Chinese restaurant”, so as to then classify tastes and smells, for example, and then keep them in the files “tastes” and “smells” that will serve us, in another similar experience, for enriching our culinary knowledge and sensitivity.
Classifying implies recognising categories. And this knowledge, as we already saw, proceeds from the Transformer and is collected by the Synthesiser, whose principal function is the development of a useful work. Here, every word is relevant: the notion of development, the Synthesiser’s main and basic function, which exists with this purpose. The notion of work, because development implies things to do, working. Without it we would die as soon as this function stops. No cell, no organ would do anything. We would not make a single movement; we would not have a single thought. It would be death through generalised inactivity. Thus, to allow us to live, advance and improve and in this way to develop, the Synthesiser works without resting: it recognises data, in other words it identifies, collects, analyses, classifies, files and does a thousand things more with data, as we will see, and it is all for us to be intelligent and thinking beings.
Recognising categories allows classification in a coherent and practical way, in other words it facilitates the frequent and versatile use of the classified material. There are millions of classifications and categories in our brain, all alive, which allow us to resort to our memory and use the classified material for new analyses and new developments. Every human being has his particular way of classifying the collected data, because the classification depends on the categories, which in turn depend on the Transformer whose essence is the real and profound being of each person. And that makes us different and incomparable.- The Synthesiser memorises: in other words it retains the stored information and keeps it conscious. The healthy Synthesiser has an impressive memory. And the great secret that we discover with MAT is that for this to happen, the Synthesiser must be fed by its innate and corresponding energy. Indeed, as we will see in the next chapter, the suitable emotion that feeds the Synthesiser for it to function in all its areas of competence is authentic sadness, defined in MAT as sensitivity to loss. We will leave our discourse on this aspect for the next chapter and settle for a mere example. If we have the ability to feel losses and be saddened by them, we will also have the ability to remember a maximum of collected, stored and lived data: so as not to lose opportunities, memories, possible combinations and in a more elemental way, data.
Many techniques for memorising exist, all related to the faculty of making us sensitive to loss. And that is not casual, it is causal.
On the other hand, overloading the memory, as has already been proved, is noxious because it limits the availability for capturing and elaborating new data, which can be more important than the mere accumulation of excessive material. When we function well we have above all a good archive with easy access, more than the faculty of remembering all the telephone numbers in a directory or annual. We could do, to the detriment of exercising the rest of the structures in a harmonious way, thus reaching disequilibrium. Our Rector, if it functions well, would immediately alert us to the risk of lack of harmony. Moreover, the Synthesiser’s transcendent function would remain mortgaged, since accumulation does not mean clarity and does entail risk of confusion.- The Synthesiser thinks: in other words it formulates new ideas that can be useful to us for solving any problem that may arise.
All the rationalist schools, from Socrates to Descartes, have identified the enormous importance of thought in the human being, reaching confusion between thought (the Synthesiser’s task) and the being (Transformer) as Descartes did. In our western society, the structure of personality has become imbalanced in favour of the obese Synthesiser, whereas in the oriental universe the Synthesiser has been deflated to the Orienter’s advantage. Both positions are wrong, apart from dangerous, because they lead to disequilibrium and lack of harmony.
Thinking, in a balanced person, ought to be one sixth of his activity. Thinking is adequate when there is a problem to be resolved, when there is an opportunity to develop something alive and good, when something has been lost and a new option is sought to replace it, and when we are well and decide to be better. Nothing more. Thinking for the sake of thinking, cerebral torture, exhausting the mind, is bad. Thinking at the time of creating is as well, thinking instead of feeling sensations and emotions is very bad, thinking instead of putting limits and thus allowing more possibilities of being invaded and destroyed is equally bad and thinking instead of loving and giving oneself is desolating.
Because we are living and working in a rationalist society where thinking is already an almost excluding mania, we introduce a true revolution in our work as consultants and trainers, not only in the question of stopping the rest of the structures, all of them, from not being present at all times in our students and clients, but also and above all in the adequate use of the Synthesiser for thinking well. Since, as we will see, the Synthesiser tends to be used too frequently in the work place, in other words replacing the structures that really should be working, and when the Synthesiser should be used it is not used or used badly, because the causes of the problem are not eradicated, which, for us, is the criterion of an intelligent person.
We will take two examples, one to illustrate each mentioned case: an executive has just been dismissed from the organisation because his boss does not like him. Then he becomes depressed and thinks about how to ingratiate himself with him or how not to show that he is more creative than his boss so as not to be envied and expelled from his next job. It is a bad procedure. He ought to feel rage at the injustice and joy at no longer being in hostile surroundings to his creativity. And he ought to set about looking for other options of working with people who are not envious, or better still, with people who know how to value talent, in other words who use their Transformer well. In this way, our executive will gain and develop instead of condemning himself to losing.
The other case is an executive who arrives late at the airport and loses his flight. He will become angry and blame a series of elements (like the alarm clock or the traffic) and people (the employee who told him that the flight had left) or himself (for being an idiot by arriving late, even though it may be due to a flat tyre). This is a bad option because it brings no solutions or development to the problem. This is the time to use the Synthesiser to seek other options with which to compensate the loss. These examples illustrate the type of very frequent situations that people encounter.- The Synthesiser relates: in a prodigious way that no computer will ever be capable of doing. It relates sensations and ideas, sentiments and intuitions, conclusions and imaginations, in other words, all the data provided by any one of our six structures. The Synthesiser relates compatible elements, and, in contact with the Transformer, relates elements that were incompatible until now, to be a creator. As it becomes less fearful of relating things that are apparently separate, it becomes bolder, more imaginative, intelligent and clear.
The marvel of our Synthesiser is that it is capable of relating pears with apples, a tactile sensation with a smell, an emotion with a figured datum, a diagnosis with an intuition, all of these and a hundred things more, and giving an intelligent result, in other words congruous and coherent.
For example we relate unemployment with fear and underdevelopment. It is an intelligent association. But there are a thousand more relations. All intelligent. It can be associated with free time, the creation of a new model of society, time to spend with the children, change of employment more suitable for our real situation or level of growth, with hunger, embarrassment for another, with a thousand things.
The ability to relate makes it possible to learn about our positive conduct as well as our negative conduct. In effect, if we receive a cool rejection when we embrace a friend, and this response is repeated time and time again, we will stop embracing our friend. What would be bad would be to extend this response and never embrace anybody.
The ability to relate has allowed logic to formulate the principle of causality, according to which a cause produces an effect. In the above example, if instead of an adult friend it was a case of mummy and daddy when we are very young, we will decide that embracing produces pernicious effects and to stop being spontaneous and affectionate forever.- The Synthesiser perceives losses and increases, as well as variations, no matter how small they may be. And this ability is the one that gives it its real usefulness in our structure. The Synthesiser is our great personal mathematician. It is our personal calculator. It measures everything. For this, it captures any variation very intensely and acutely. On saying variation we are not talking of change, the Orienter’s material. Variation means the same thing in different amounts.
For example, we have less money than last month at the same time of the month. This is imbalance, a loss. Our Synthesiser will start to function and analyse the situation until detecting the objective causes of such loss. From that point it will find options and solutions, eradicating the causes.
All the measuring apparatus that the human being possesses have been invented by our Transformer to imitate the capacity of our Synthesiser; thus the computer is the most modern and advanced example for imitating our Synthesiser’s capacity for working, storing, relating, filing, and measuring. In the task of measuring, we will give as an example the size of the letters and the spacing we choose to write a text.
Where the positives are concerned, the Synthesiser measures losses and looks for solutions to replace them, measuring the gains and increments and finding the satisfaction of development. On the negatives, the Synthesiser proceeds in the opposite way: for example if we measure our temperature and find that it is 40º we will have a problem that needs to be solved, and if we only have 38º the next day our health will have developed for the better.- The Synthesiser processes: to reach an idea the Synthesiser relates and processes all the available data related to any problem. Processing means having a programme and programming oneself to reach a solution or a desirable result. For example: we want to go the cinema: we collect data by reading what is showing and we process data, those collected and those filed on the films that we have already seen, on our tastes and interests, we mix all these data aimed at choosing the film and we reach a choice. For example, we can see our intention destroyed if we do not process the times of the film and arrive at the ticket booth when it is already closed.
When we do not find satisfactory solutions, most of the time it is because we do not process filed data. In the previous example of the child that decided to stop embracing, if we were to open his archive of data, we would find numerous occasions, before and after the decision, when the child could have seen other children embracing, with complete satisfaction. If this child goes to a psychologist later in his life, he will be made to remember those experiences and generate others, satisfactory ones, so that he can process them and reach a healthier decision.
In the third chapter, when we see the typologies of personality, we will find that, according to the profile we have, we fail to process an infinite volume of data, which if it were processed, would make us recover our plenitude. And in this way we all become accustomed, so as to maintain typological prison, to overvalue certain data and their corresponding structures, processing them all, and to undervalue others, with their corresponding structures, failing to process them. This is why the result is false, deceitful and impoverished.- The Synthesiser connects, in other words it establishes connections of all types between all the available data. For example, in the third chapter we will see that a personality typology is acquired when the suitable emotion for our strongest and most talented structure is disconnected, replacing it by false rage. Thus a child that has a very potent Rector, decides, for very powerful reasons that we will analyse later, to disconnect the fear of his Rector. With this, it will stop functioning and every time that child is in a situation where threats need to be diagnosed or limits need to be imposed, the child will leave his system open to invasion. In this way, the child will become rash and trust in the worst and most toxic. To return to conquering the talent of his infancy, that child, generally now an adult, will reconnect the fear of his Rector and become talented in detecting threats and defending himself.
The Synthesiser connects all the elements that can be connected in our structure. For example, for team work to take place, the Synthesiser connects each structure with all the other ones, so that they may relate, communicate and work together. This work, done outwardly, between the structures and any important or necessary element, is also done inwardly, on connecting with an apparently forgotten datum that needs to be processed and is fundamental for detecting a more suitable option for us.- The Synthesiser develops and this is its main function. In effect, looking for how to produce more and better signifies development. For example, producing more objects for developing the production of bicycles in a factory is a fundamental task of the Synthesiser.
In the bodily context, when our hair and nails grow it is because the Synthesiser is working. When we develop an action programme, with assignment of time and responsibilities, it is the Synthesiser that we put work to achieve it.
In our evolution, team work is necessary between the Synthesiser that develops, the Transformer that creates something that did not exist before and the Orienter that produces changes between one state and another, different and unrelated. For example. in the creation of a company the change starts when the future partners, who did not know each other before, meet and relate. Development occurs as the communication between them increases and they address their dreams and projects. Transformation takes place when they manage to create a new business project that achieves awareness of the reality they desire to create. The agreement to do it will depend on the Protector. Development by each one of the partners of his working programme to convert a mere project into reality will be the Synthesiser’s task. Forming a team and working together to achieve development of the means, the products, the actions and the results will equally be the Synthesiser’s function.- The Synthesiser detects certainties and errors: it approves the former and corrects the latter. Thus, the Synthesiser has the function of verifying the reliability of the data with which we are going to work. If we think that two and two make five the Synthesiser will detect an error in the result and seek the right solution in its memory, or by counting fingers or by using a calculator for example.
It is important to differentiate between a mistake and a lie. The Synthesiser does not detect or discern lies so much as mistakes. For example, if we have to group black and white sheep into two different flocks, if a black sheep wanders into the white flock it will be a mistake and the Synthesiser will detect and correct it, separating it and putting it back in the black flock. If what happens is that somebody painted a white sheep black, detection of this trick or lie will be the Vitaliser’s function. The Synthesiser will be able to detect the imposture in a slower and more detailed way, seeing that when it rains the black sheep loses its colour or noticing white hairs in the feet, in other words in a more experimental and deductive way.- The Synthesiser calculates, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. These skills are in fact included in the function of development, in other words obtaining more or less of the same thing. And the adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing are done between objects or subjects of similar categories. One cannot divide three apples by one pear or multiply four ships by six submarines. This type of process is done by the Transformer, not the Synthesiser.- The Synthesiser perceives what is dead, useless and outdated. This is an essential function of the Synthesiser to keep it updated and effective. The perception of what is damaged, to find what to do to repair it, is a very fundamental function of the Synthesiser. Equally fundamental is the perception of what is dead, so that the Vitaliser can remove it from the system and keep it alive and healthy, so that it is not contaminated and therefore damaged by the dead object or subject that could decompose and rot everything.
If we have, for example, a tool box that our Synthesiser will need to repair some furniture, and the box contains two hammers of which one is broken, two dozen nails of which three are bent and blunt, and a damaged file, the Synthesiser will deduce that the broken hammer and the three nails must not be taken into account when calculating our work capacity. The Vitaliser will eliminate them from the box, which will thus be more useful and efficient. The Synthesiser will decide to repair the damaged file.- The Synthesiser finds options: As a result of its ability to programme and process, the Synthesiser will find results that it will analyse and in turn compare so as to choose the best option at any one time. Intelligence, our Synthesiser’s function, has often been defined as the ability of finding solutions to problems. And those solutions are among the valid and founded options that we address now.
For example, we have two free hours: our Synthesiser will process all the data from our personality structure and will propose various and complex options for our consideration. Such as having a nap, having a bath, going for a haircut, going to the cinema, reading a book. Among all these options, and most frequently combining them, we will decide on the best option, the one that develops us best eliminating losses to the maximum.- The Synthesiser finds solutions: the solution differs from the option because the first, if it really is a solution and not an option, eliminates the cause of the problem that originated recourse to the Synthesiser. For example, if we have a fever, one option would be to have a cold bath or take an aspirin to lower our temperature. An acceptable solution would be to go to the doctor, have analyses made and follow the treatment to eliminate the cause of the fever. A MAT solution would be make contact with the rage that we have transformed into false fear and confront the causes of rage, eradicating them. This solution eliminates a structural problem that, in this case, paralyses the Vitaliser, and with it, its functions, thus recuperating vitality, justice and health.
Likewise, if an employee is not performing well, one option would be to speak to him and obtain his commitment to improve. A solution would be to analyse his performance and detect the cause of the faults and eradicate them. It could be sending him on a course on using a computer if the detected cause was not knowing how to use this tool.- The Synthesiser will compare options and solutions: the task of comparing is essential in the function of knowing, the Synthesiser’s main purpose. Having a maximum of points of comparison and comparing them is fundamental for this structure to develop its knowledge and widen it. This task forms part of the process of knowing and passes on to make up our experience of the world, also the Synthesiser’s task.
The Synthesiser’s ideal, when it proceeds to this task, is to achieve determination and selection of those options and solutions that produce the maximum positive effect with the minimum resources possible. This allows us to be efficient. Thus we obtain maximum gain with minimum effort and pain.- The Synthesiser finds the best solution for every problem: and moreover that process of updating and improving never ends, because our Synthesiser knows that perfection is never reached so much as what can be perfected. And in that process of seeking excellence, greatest knowledge and development, the Synthesiser pursues improvement from the precise moment in which it selects the best solution or option. For the intelligent Synthesiser nothing is definitive while it is alive. Improving is developing; and it is continuous.- The Synthesiser compares and updates data and solutions: through completing and correcting data, the data, along with the options and solutions, are continually updated. After updating, these are all compared again, so as to do, at least, two things: choose the most efficient and suitable option in each case or find another option or solution as a result of the comparison. For example, if in a family something was always done in the same way and through tradition and because it was effective, the Synthesiser has been making comparisons over this long time and found no need or use for changing it. But at some point, in its task of comparing, it will find another way of doing the same in a more effective and richer way. Then it will update its data and select as an option or solution a different, more profitable, useful and modern way of doing it.- The Synthesiser offers new options, appropriate to each situation, precisely because it is capable of perceiving losses. In effect, an option can be the best as long as it allows the maintenance and preservation of something worthwhile that does not entail or generate losses. If another option is detected that allows more development and less loss, this new option will be the one that the Synthesiser will choose. For example, when people wrote with a manual typewriter one could not make important corrections or move text around or have copies, barring one or two with carbon paper. Using that machine was the best option for daily work and required great skill in spelling and using the keyboard. When personal computers appeared, our Synthesiser started to compare and detected everything that could be lost by continuing with the old machine. Today hardly anyone in our surroundings continues using it. It has become an anachronism.
– The Synthesiser communicates: This is the Synthesiser’s second most important function, after thinking intelligently to find solutions to all problems – since for the Synthesiser functioning well there is no problem that does not have a solution – the Synthesiser is, in our entire structure, the authentic and definitive one responsible for communication.
In effect, when the work of thinking, finding what to do, say, deduce, propose is finished, the time arrives to communicate these whats to others so as to reach minimum agreement on what to do. Together. The notion of work is a concept of the Synthesiser. The notion of team also. And the only way of being able to work together is through communicating to the other or others what has to be done, thought, had, etc.
Written, spoken and gestural communication is a competence of the Synthesiser. In our teaching and consulting work we teach how and for what purpose one can communicate, through all the innate structure, towards the structure of others through the Synthesiser that reaches conclusions on what to say and from which channel or structure the communication should be developed. For example, if we want to communicate that the strategic plan that we have in a company is not well oriented and ought to be changed for this other plan, better oriented to the market’s opportunities and needs, our Synthesiser will choose to start using the Synthesiser-Synthesiser channel and will give objective data and information that will reveal the errors of the old plan. Then it will choose the Transformer-Transformer channel to present a new creation that covers the needs and opportunities discerned with the Orienter. Then it will go to the Vitaliser-Vitaliser channel so that what is no longer useful can be discarded and will finish using the Protector-Protector channel to create consensus and commitment on the new plan. These choices of the best and most valid options for passing ideas from one structure to another (either one’s own or another’s) are skills of the Synthesiser that weighs up what is available, connects the different options, processes and compares them on the basis of efficiency and usefulness, and chooses the best and most developing option.
No structure is more and better authorised for communicating than the Synthesiser that possesses all the data of all the structures and is capable of mixing, processing, improving, rearranging in numerous ways, analysing, seeking new combinations, and selecting these data, having access to the entire structure for collecting more data and proposing better options. Because our Synthesiser is our capability of intelligence, concision and development.- The Synthesiser negotiates (win-win): negotiation is a higher form of communication because it takes care of achieving agreements and consensus of contrary and most of the time confrontational issues. And a Synthesiser that functions well pursues sustained and sustainable development. It does not try to cheat or manipulate or impose positions of power. It starts, as in all its focus, from the belief that every problem has an intelligent and developing solution and looks for points of agreement between the parties allowing both sides to win and develop and have more of everything that has been analysed and addressed than before. This is efficient negotiation and not a game of cat and mouse where the trickiest, most intimidating or most provisionally powerful imposes his viewpoint over the rest. That type of negotiation is not coordinated or directed by the Synthesiser, so much as by a manipulative Transformer, an invasive Orienter and a castrating Rector.- The Synthesiser is manifested through conclusions, analyses, syntheses and communications.
It is the structure that most tends towards objectivity, rationality and intelligence. It is basically manifested through objective and contrastable data. This does not mean that we should conclude that the rest of the structures are subjective because they contemplate and work with emotions, whereas the Synthesiser is objective because it does not work with emotions. That conclusion would be erroneous. The Synthesiser, as we will see, works with an emotion specialised in rationality and development. That emotion is sadness and we will see it extensively in the next chapter. For now, we will simply recall that sadness is the only emotion that allows us to perceive and feel losses and aspire to find options and solutions to replace these losses by new development and well-being. And that intelligence lies in obtaining, at all times, more than what is lost.The name that we give to it in MAT, the Synthesiser, corresponds to its function of keeping and processing all the available data to obtain intelligent results. And of all the mental processes, the most difficult and complicated rational process is the ability, after good analysis, to establish a synthesis. Indeed, solid and learned analyses are of little use if we are incapable of establishing a synthesis. A synthesis that then, will be collected by the Protector to create concepts. It will equally be picked up by the Transformer to create categories. It will be processed by the Orienter to reveal new truths and unexplored paths. Without the synthesis, nothing would be possible. If we illustrate it, the analysis would give us the whats and the synthesis would give us the definitive and total what. That is the difference between the painstaking and praiseworthy work and clear and brilliant intelligence, the Synthesiser’s real function. For example, in this chapter we are making a presentation, an analysis and a synthesis of our universal personality structure in its six dimensions. We present what we have, all of us, to be able to live as a human.
In the diagram, on page 198, the Synthesiser is represented by a circle between the two triangles of the Socialiser and the Connector. In the drawing of the integrated structure, the Synthesiser is represented by the same circle but it encloses the two triangles that, simply, are introduced into the Synthesiser circle. The idea of representing it by a circle corresponds and is adjusted to its function of filing, ordering, and processing all the data proceeding from the six structures, whereas the Socialiser is represented as an inverted triangle balanced on its point as illustrating the desire to reconcile and balance order and unifying collaboration. Where the Connector triangle is concerned, the one resting on its base, it suggests the connection with the tripartite reality: two of them that can be perceived in contact with the visible world, (the Vitaliser and the Transformer resting on the base in the apparent reality) and one raised and without contact with the visible material (the Orienter placed in a suspended way in relation to the base). This is an attempt to represent a reality that cannot be transmitted in a simple geometric drawing, an approximation of didactic intent.When it functions well the Synthesiser is complete, six-dimensional in respect of data, conclusions and questions. It is agile, versatile, skilful, clear, reflexive, informed, updated, impartial, objective and synthetic.
It is agile because it has all the imaginable information filed and ordered, with all the possible connections and combinations.
It is versatile precisely because the information can be processed without censorship in all its possible forms and combinations, with which the possibilities of options and solutions are unlimited.
It is skilful because it is super informed and has mastered the art of taking advantage of all apparent and also unknown opportunities.
It is clear because it knows how to select the relevant information and process it in a methodical, sincere and honest way, preventing any confusion or opacity.
It is reflexive because it is not content with a single approach or analysis of problems and, moreover, it flees from clichés because it knows that they correspond to dead things that it detects, always looking for the most up to date and developed approaches. In addition, it is permanently updating any one of its results.
It is impartial because it works objectively, valuing any potential of development, without passion. With this it always finds something that can be used, true, worthwhile and authentic, in places where other structures throw in the towel, abandon or discard.
It is synthetic because it is intelligent and therefore essential and concise. It goes straight to the point, without detours, concentrating on the essential. In addition, one of its strong points is detecting any possible loss, and time management forms precisely part of this speciality, preventing the waste of time on auxiliary, sterile or contaminating things and data. It only values the things that encourage life.
When the Synthesiser functions well it has, fundamentally, three functions:
– Development of intelligence, which is manifested in an analytic, synthetic and clear way and that resolves any problem that may arise.
– Control and management of time. This subject covers an enormous repertoire whose development would deserve a whole book. We will synthesise it by referring to the skill of spending time on activities that develop opportunities for each one of our six structures and avoid losses and deterioration in the fields of said structures. This is a vast topic that we teach in our seminars.
– Total communication, as a guarantee of development, including the gestures, verbal and physical signs of recognising and encouraging each structure, towards oneself and towards others. In addition to this subject, the MAT methodology includes the handling of the typological channels of communication, sales and negotiation. These last teachings guarantee tripling the effectiveness of communication.
The Synthesiser’s field of action will be the subject of a next book. For now one exists, which we wrote in 1989, “MAT The Science of the XXI Century Manager” available by sending an email to: contact@mat-cachet.com.When it functions badly, the Synthesiser is confused, necrophilic, dense, sombre and pessimistic.
– It is confused: the memory does not function properly or it mixes irrelevant data that are entered in the processor as having relevant hierarchy and importance. With this, the results are topical and deplorable, characterised by their banality.
– It is necrophilic: it refuses to discard false, dead and obsolete data and processes them with priority over new and live data. In its results it presents a world of death that privileges and loves everything that is dead.
– It is dense: its cadence is slow, apart from confused. It mixes chalk with cheese and its thinking is like that of somebody mentally disabled.
– It is sombre: it confuses seriousness and reliability with being grim and pessimistic. Instead of finding solutions, it brings problems.The Synthesiser, like any structure, can fail through excess or defect. Through excess, there is an excessive load of badly ordered and filed data that invade the processor when it comes to finding options and solutions. With this, the discourse of a person in this state will be painfully boring, the presentation will seem endless because of the parentheses opened in every stage of his intervention, parentheses full of useless words like “obviously” (followed by confusing explanations and data), “perfectly” (followed by imperfect and excessive details that lead to the essential thread being lost), or “naturally” (followed by mistaken or outdated data that are no longer valid or current).
Where the time management of a Synthesiser in this state is concerned, it will be characterised by the accumulation of irrelevant and routine things that eat up all its time and prevent the natural opening towards the Vitaliser that rejects and deletes everything dead, false and useless, and towards the Transformer that allows creation and growth. An exhausted, beaten and sterile being is left, frightened of being, showing itself, creating and growing. A sad and depressing being.
When the Synthesiser fails through deficiency, the thinking is poor and weak and the person is characterised by flitting like a butterfly from flower to flower, with no fixed points or consolidation, like an irresponsible child on whom you cannot rely as an adult. It is superficial and flighty. It prefers seduction to selling and manipulation to negotiation.In what fields is the Synthesiser manifested?
The Synthesiser is manifested in all the fields of the human structure, the same as all the other structures are.
In its own field: through memories, thoughts, solutions, options, communications, negotiation and sales, and above all, problem solving.
In the Rector’s field: the examples are innumerable. The ordering of the articles of a law, for example, shows the Synthesiser’s intervention in the Rector’s terrain. The erection of a fence separating two adjacent plots and any task that makes possible execution of the intentions of separating, governing, presiding over, establishing norms, are interventions of the Synthesiser. In an army, for example, the order of the files and the coordination of the soldiers marching in an impeccable military parade shows the presence and intervention of the Synthesiser. In general, every work, project and execution needs the Synthesiser beforehand.
In the Protector’s field: examples also abound. We will limit ourselves to communication, which implies concern and attention for another, without which nobody would ever communicate. Or when one decides to make a gift: one has to work, ordering, buying, wrapping, transporting and delivering it.
In the Vitaliser`s field: all the waste material that the Vitaliser has to discount, proceeds, generally, from the Synthesiser. In addition we will mention everything representing work in the domain of movements, gymnastics, walking. Millions of examples. Since the Synthesiser, among all the structures, is the one that works.
In the Transformer’s field: No functioning of the Transformer would be possible if the material it is going to use to make its combinations and creations is not ordered and classified in the Synthesiser. In addition, after any creation, or rather idea of creation, the moment comes for analysing the feasibility, validity and sense of the project. Then the task of creating the work arrives.
In the Orienter’s field: the field where the Synthesiser’s intervention is least suspected is where it is almost constantly present. Let us think of known ways of contacting transcendence: meditation techniques, astral journeys techniques, dream interpretation techniques, these all need work, a process, techniques. These are like a starting point to achieve access to that irrational and unconscious world. Once there is contact, there is constant intervention of the Synthesiser in the selection of channels that can be translated and interpreted by reason. For example, if God Himself speaks to us, we will hear him through the channel of our language or some language that we understand. That is our Synthesiser’s intervention. And after the revelation of some portent or truth unknown until now, the Synthesiser will intervene to discriminate, with its analysis, whether what we discovered is feasible and possible or ought to be filed away, (by the Synthesiser, naturally) or whether it is a case of a delirium or hallucination.

Manifestations of the Synthesiser in art and religion:
– In architecture: all the baroque style is a manifestation of the Synthesiser in art in general, as is the modernist style.
– In literature: in addition to most essayists and many philosophers such as Nietzsche, we would cite Thomas Mann and Proust as outstanding exponents of the Synthesiser.
– In music: Bach, Vivaldi, Monteverdi and Handel are the greatest exponents of the Synthesiser in music, along with Mussorgsky and Shostakovich. In popular music, we would cite the raspa and the cha-cha-cha.
– In painting: Poussin, Rubens and Cezanne are only some of the excellent masters of the Synthesiser in plastic art.
– In religion: Zarathustra is the highest master in the expression of the Synthesiser in religion. We can also mention Masonry, although it is not exactly a religion.In the body the organs governed directly by the Synthesiser are the lymphatic system, the ears, the brain (very particularly the left) and the thyroid glands.

The Splendour of the Human Being - Preciada Azancot

The Splendour of the Human Being – Preciada Azancot

 
An extract from the book “THE SPLENDOUR OF THE HUMAN BEING” by Preciada Azancot
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El MAT resumido por su creadora, Preciada Azancot

Por Preciada Azancot

MARTIN PESCADOR 80X73 CM OLEO by Preciada Azancot

El MAT muestra, tras veinticinco años -voluntariamente silenciosos y solitarios-, de exigente verificación sobre un enorme número de casos, que el ser humano no es, como se suele afirmar desde los Griegos antiguos, cuatridimensional. No. El ser humano tiene seis estructuras, cada una altamente especializada en desempeñar una de las seis funciones vitales e indispensables para la vida. Es decir, no cómo dice Maslow –seguridad, pertenencia, estatus-autoactualización- sino como lo muestra la Teoría Omega del MAT: muy precisamente y en este orden jerárquico muy preciso: seguridad, desarrollo, justicia, transformación, pertenencia y plenitud.

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HISTORIA DE LA CREACIÓN DEL MAT

El MAT constituye a la vez un descubrimiento y una creación. Es una fusión de arte y ciencia. Se puede constituir en la ciencia humana del siglo XXI. Constituye una revolución de todas las ciencias humanas: psicología, sociología, empresariales, ciencias políticas, historia, filosofía, medicina, metafísica, etc.

Preciada niña

La creadora del MAT es Preciada Azancot Medina. El MAT es la historia de una vocación temprana. A los tres años esta niña se preguntó: “¿Para qué la gente funciona al revés?” y dedicó toda su vida a responder a esa, su pregunta existencial. Todos los niños formulan a esa edad una pregunta que, al no ser respondida por el entorno, se convierte en su pregunta existencial . El único mérito de esta niña es haber dedicado su vida entera, con tesón, a responder a esa pregunta.

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Potencia ante la crisis

Potencia ante la crisis

Por Preciada Azancot

 
EL MURO DE LA ESPERANZA BY PRECIADA AZANCOT - DETALLE

EL MURO DE LA ESPERANZA BY PRECIADA AZANCOT - DETALLE

La crisis económica mundial actual que se extiende a nivel planetario, no es, contrariamente a lo que nos dicen la mayoría de los políticos, transitoria. No sólo no pasará ni se aliviará durante los próximos siete años, sino que se agravará. Y se puede considerar como la más seria y profunda ocurrida desde hace dos siglos, pues corresponde al derrumbamiento definitivo del sistema socio-político y económico que rigió el mundo desarrollado durante esos últimos dos siglos.

En efecto, tras el derrumbe del sistema comunista y de las ilusiones de tibieza sociales, que revelaron su inoperatividad pero correspondieron a filosofías y necesidades legítimas de los seres humanos, estamos asistiendo ahora el derrumbe del sistema liberal y capitalista en su totalidad. Y ello, por la más legítima e inevitable de las aspiraciones del ser humano del tercer milenio: la de construir un NUEVO HUMANISMO tan o más profundo de lo que significó en su tiempo y lugar el Renacimiento. Vale decir que este derrumbe de un sistema periclitado, injusto y trasnochado, que si bien significó notabilísimas conquistas, es, aunque traumático y doloroso, sano y benéfico. El problema está en encontrar soluciones y opciones que conciten la mayor unanimidad posible, que no hagan víctimas innecesarias –y toda víctima lo es-, y que aporten un florecimiento revolucionario aunque pacífico de los valores, instituciones y culturas del planeta. Y creemos sinceramente que el MAT (www.mat-cachet.com), ciencia del Dirigente del siglo XXI, los tiene. Generosamente y para todos. Sigue leyendo

EMOCIÓN NO ES EL “TODO VALE”

Por Preciada Azancot

Artículo publicado en el Grupo de facebook: Psicólogas/os de FaceBook – 06-2008

BY PRECIADA AZANCOTEmoción no es el “todo vale”:
Está más que comprobado que cuando una emoción nos domina, nos saca de nuestro centro, nos desboca, es que esa emoción es falsa. Desde la escuela de Eric Berne existe la noción de emoción auténtica y de rebusque (emoción falsa). Una emoción es auténtica, desde el Análisis Transaccional, si corresponde en calidad, intensidad y duración al estímulo que la provoca. Y cuando esa emoción es auténtica, dura tan sólo el tiempo en que es eficaz y crea empatía y bienestar. Por ejemplo el miedo crea bienestar cuando nos pone en seguridad, la tristeza cuando nos hace pensar en buscar opciones para emplazar una pérdida que lamentamos, así como la rabia es sanadora cuando detecta, reaciona y denuncia la mentira y la manipulación. Sin embargo, tanto el miedo, la tristeza o la rabia eran consideradas emociones “negativas”. Y el orgullo puede ser destrutor cuando es falso y se manfiesta como soberbia; el amor es destructivo y falso cuando nos lleva al suicidio por un desengaño y la alegría es destructiva si nos hace invadir y violar sacralidades ajenas, o hacer promesas entusiastas que luego no cumplimos. Sin embargo el orgullo, el amor y la alegría eran consideradas emociones “positivas”.

Por eso era necesario dar una DEFINICIÓN objetiva y operativa para detectar cuando una emoción es auténtica y cuando es falsa. Pues si es auténtica, es eficaz y dadora de bienestar y si es falsa es siempre destructiva, aunque nos arrebate y nos cree una euforia temporal. El MAT (www.mat21.net) aporta luz sobre ese tema fundamental y nos muestra cómo y porqué no basta sentir una emoción para que ésta exista como tal. El MAT nos aporta, entre otras muchas cosas, una verdadera ingeniería emocional de la estructura, ya no cuatridimensional (como se creía desde la Grecia antigua) sino sextidimensional humana. Emoción es energía innata especializada en el perfecto funcionamiento de una de nuestras seis estructuras. Por eso hay sólo seis emociones válidas. No es el “todo vale” como podría deducirse de la Inteligencia emocional.

Preciada Azancot.

Rusia: El alma hecha país

Por Preciada Azancot

Artículo publicado en Grupo de Facebook: i love Russia

Rusia by Preciada Azancot

Siempre amé Rusia, y tenía algo de miedo de ir allí, nos sea que el choque con la realidad me hiciera amar menos esa literatura tan viva, romántica, sensible y maravillosa que Gogol simboliza más que nadie para mí, o esa música de infinitud ubícua que nos transporta a la pasión definida como la imposibilidad de no entregarse eternamente a lo bello, a lo grande, a lo que nos supera. Pero fui, pues siempre he sido valiente. Y regresé aún más enamorada de Rusia, porque Rusia es pura alma, puro anhelo de entrega, alma hecha arte (todos los rusos son artistas, por más modestos y humildes que sean), hecha amor por lo divino, apego a la tierra nutricia, fidelidad, fe en el hombre, arrebatado amor por la mujer, belleza de la armonía, infinita ella, de sus bosques de abedules presentes dentro de las ciudades, de sus cuidades refinadísimas y generosas, de su permisividad frente a la diferencia de sus ríos que unen y jamás separan. ¿Cómo es que no nos damos cuenta de que Rusia es el yo femenino de Europa, y que sin ella, Europa seguiría siendo seca, previsible, finita, solterona y rutinaria? Yo sólo creo en esa Europa. Y me siento orgullosa de una Europa así, mañana, ya.

Preciada Azancot.