AN INTRODUCTION TO ASYMMETRIC THEORY

Asymmetric theory (AT) proposes that the solution to real life problems can only be solved after careful identification of the subdimensions of the problem first and after decision to what extend those subdimensions contribute to the solution of the problem. This necessitates a thorough review of the problem and its subdimensions.

Let’s suppose that you have hair loss problem. Many people think that hair loss problem can be solved only with natural oils supporting hair stems nutritionally. They think a magical product can solve their hair loss problem or get the hair they lost back in a very short time. However, according to AT, even hair loss problem cannot be solved without bringing some important elements together. The reasons of the problem should be identified to better approach and analyse it. For this hair loss example, in order to solve the problem, we can say one needs a life without stress, a balanced diet, support from natural oil, support from hair serums, support from hair growth Shampoo. These are illustrated in the figure below.

Figure 1. Subdimensions of Hair Loss Problem according to Asymmetric Theory

As can be seen in figure 1, solution to the hair loss problem is not unidimensional. It has many subdimensions. Asymmetric theory proposes that the solution to this problem can only be solved via thinking on or considering the right combination of subdimensions with the right amount. In the figure, Less stress has the highest dimension that should be considered. This may mean that without successful stress management, the problem cannot be solved even if all other dimensions are put together successfully. It may also mean that depending on the weight of the subdimension on the proposed solution combination, even not being patient can make you unsuccesful even if you manage your stress, have a healthy diet, have the right combination of  natural oils etc. Therefore, each dimension should also be carefully reviewed and their inner combination should be thought on as well. Let’s take the natural oils as an example. Say, you put some natural oils that will support your hair grow healthily. However, according to AT, just selecting the right oils will not be enough. This part of the problem should also be thought on asymmetrically and in detail. For example, there may be oils that should be used only at night or maybe after meals? Or may there be some oils specifically stimulate the tiny hair on the head? Or may there be some oils to support the growth of tiny hair? Some oils can be used to make the thin hair thick. Therefore, all elements should be thought and decided. As a result, we can divide the oil subdimension of the hair loss problem into time to apply the oil (morning, night), type of the oil (Bitter almond, argan, castor oils etc. ), function (stimulator, thickener, nutritional support), accompaniment (What goes well with what), personal characteristics. In this way, one can decide what combination of oils should go well at what time of the day for which person. Here the personal needs should be added as the treatment should be personalized and unique to the individual. For example, if the person has high biotin levels, your cure high in biotion would not work for that person. Therefore, personal characteristics may be the main element by the help of which other subdimensions can be finetuned. Figure 2 illustrates what was told previously.

Figure 2. Subdimensions of Natural oils subdimension of Hair Loss problem

As can be accepted these are the levels that one can increase or diversify. The more details that are taken into account the more better solution can be developed. However, this approach should not let one leave practicality aside. As you know the more the better approach cannot be adapted to all fields. Practicality should also be considered dramatically. Finding 4 or 5 dominant variables on the issue explaining the variation more than 65% (as accepted in statistical research) would solve most of the problems. Imagine that you reach the 65% coverage for all dimension and subdimensions of your problem. This would make a huge success according to AT. Briefly speaking, all these bring us to the key metaphor of AT. Figure 3 illustrates this Key Metaphor.

Figure 3. Key Metaphor in Asymmetric Theory

As we all know, each lock has a unique key and this unique key is unique because it was designed with carefully crafted curves. This metaphor perfectly fits to the core of AT. Therefore, AT sees each real life problem as unique and suggests that a unique key should be created for each and every problem to reach the ultimate solution to them.

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