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    Default Sphere of Interest Vs. Sphere of Influence

    In politics the sphere of interest of any individual will always be very different from the sphere of influence, for instance someone may have a very great interest (most ideologies deal with society or even the whole of humankind or the planet completely) but they will only be able to influence a hand full of individuals (boring their friends and family with their views, posting on a forum :-s ) or conversely they could be totally disinterested by control a swing vote.

    What's your views on how this corresponds to typology or even if its a genuine or useful conceptualisation of politics?
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    "How this corresponds to typology?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    "How this corresponds to typology?"
    Would a particular types have greater or smaller considerations of their sphere of influence relative to their sphere of interest, would they define each differently, would an extravert influence more people or less, would an interavert have a greater or smaler sphere of interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    In politics the sphere of interest of any individual will always be very different from the sphere of influence...
    ...if its a genuine or useful conceptualisation of politics?
    I'd think it to be a very important part of the conceptualisation of politics, as it hits on the framework of the purpose of politics itself. Yes, I think it's genuine and valid, because the issue must* be confronted in every politician's career (or even any voter or adviser or ideologue). Deeming it useless/irrelevant (or not) will change the process of political and social development because of a change in the basic assumptions about that process.

    People are probably aware of their impact on the political process in widely varying degrees, because of many factors...Typology would probably be one of them.

    * = I guess not always "must," and that's part of the point of your thread, isn't it?
    Last edited by Cimarron; 12-20-2009 at 10:08 AM. Reason: reading my response
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