Jan Scholten

Stage 1

Initiative Impulsive
These are people who take the initiative to start something. They feel they just have to make a start somewhere. Their ideas are often highly original. It is often the amateur who starts up something totally new, who acts spontaneously on an impulse.

Instinctive Spontaneous
The actions of this first stage are often quite instinctive and spontaneous.

They are simple in the way they approach their work. They do what they have to do in a straightforward and simple manner. They don’t think about it too much. They have no doubts or hesitations, they just get on with it. They may seem a bit primitive or naive but this is because they concentrate only on what they are doing and they don’t get distracted by a thousand and one other things.

Lonely Alone
They like to be alone, to go their own way. They don’t exchange their ideas with others very much because they know already what they want to do and how to do it. So they can give the impression of being very closed. This lack of communication can make them feel lonely, altough they often long for a relationship. They tend to choose a relationship with one person only. That is more than enough for them to cope with, as anything else would be too confusing.

Single minded Stubborn
They do everything by themselves, in their own way. They carry out their plans with a singleminded dedication that may seem very stubborn. But this is the way it works best for them, they go at their own pace, steady but sure.

One sided Thoughtless
They don’t really think before they start, they simply start and see what happens. They have made a choice and that’s what they’ll do. They don’t allow themselves to be distracted by anything that isn’t relevant to their task. They are totally fixed on what they want. They don’t want to know about the other side of things. They wear blinkers and can only look straight ahead. Things are the way things are and that’s it. They may appear closed because the only subject they ever talk about is what they want to achieve. But they are not really closed, it is just that there is nothing else to say as far as they are concerned.

Because they never pause to think about what they are doing they may seem very naive. They go their own way, childlike and innocent, not bothered by other people.

Fool Simpleton
In the extreme this may lead to foolish and careless behaviour. The problem starts when their way of doing things doesn’t work anymore. They don’t have the ability to reconsider their plans, so they carry on regardless, rather irrationally. They often get pitiful looks, as if they are not quite 1


The prefix that is associated with this stage is ‘in-’. This often indicates a beginning: to introduce, to initiate, to induce, to incarnate, impulsive.

They are often very optimistic and jolly people, going through life quite happily without cares or worries about day to day problems. In the extreme this could turn into mania. When they get the feeling that all their actions come to nothing they get depressed, they become gloomy and give up. They are unable to see what other options are open to them. The optimistic and pessimistic moods might alternate in a type of manic-depressive behaviour.

There is a constant exchange between Natrium and Kali when impulses [Stage 1] are conducted along the nerves. We also know that the presence of Lithium and Rubidium affects this process.

DD Hydrogen: Hydrogen has a special place in the periodic system. Its theme seems to fit Stage 1 but it also has characteristics that belong to Stage 1
and Stage 17. One could say that it is the only element that embraces all stages from beginning to flowering to decay.