Good point Chris, below some examples from an excel file I am using to develop plot and characters. This helps me a lot to understand dramatica terminology
Domain, Concern, Issue, Element, Flaw, Short Description
1 Being perfect
Situation, Future, Choice, Logic, Flaw, Enforces “normal” idea of beaty and intelignece
Mind, Innermost Desires, Denial, Conscience, Flaw, Follows the rules no matter what.
Manipulation, Changing One's Nature, Responsibility, Conscience, Flaw, believe that everything falls on your shoulders, and this can be extremely stressful
Activity, Gathering Information, Preconditions, Nonacceptance, Flaw, cannot make mistakes without condemning himself
2 Being helpful
Activity, Obtaining, Attitude, Support, Flaw, Overly agreeable at first, or emotionally
Mind, Innermost Desires, Denial, Conscience, Blessing, Willing to suffer or die for others or a cause
Manipulation, Playing A Role, Ability, Cause, Trait, looks for ways to help other people
3 Its all about image
Activity, Gathering Information, Analysis, Production, Blessing, Makes things happen.
Manipulation, Playing a role, Ability, Effect, Flaw, Tells lies, exaggerates constantly
Mind, Impulsive Responses, Worth, Determination, Flaw, Makes you feel worthless
Situation, Future, Choice, Logic, Flaw, Doesn’t give reasons for his decissions
4 Being authentic
Activity, Doing, Skill, Cause, Flaw, Makes offensive jokes
Mind, Impulsive Responses, Worth, Unending, Flaw, Becomes jealusly easily
Manipulation, Playing A Role, Desire, Determination, Flaw, Longs to be something else.
Situation, Past, Fate, Chaos, Obstacle, personal letter gets put in wrong envelope
5 Having knowledge
Activity, Obtaining, Approach, Logic, Flaw, Can explain anything rationally
Activity, Obtaining, Attitude, Oppose, Flaw, Constantly criticizing.
Manipulation, Playing A Role, Knowledge, Process, Trait, focuses on accumulating knowledge and on privacy
Mind, Innermost Desire, Denial, Help, Flaw, Does not share information with you that they have that may help you excel in life
Situation, Future, Delay, Avoid, Flaw, For whatever reason, he will make sure something fails.
6 Being safe
Mind, Innermost Desires, Hope, Feeling, Flaw, Afraid of everything, controlled by fear
Manipulation, Playing A Role, Desire, Test, Flaw, Try to make you feel guilty when you're concerned over something they did to disrespect you.
7 Having fun
Manipulation, Playing A Role, Thought, Unending, Trait, focuses on keeping options open
Activity, Doing, Skill, Effect, Flaw, The guy who can do anything.
Mind, Impulsive Responses, Confidence, Trust, Flaw, doesnt think before he speaks
Situation, Future, Choice, Conscience, Flaw, freedom of choice is important to him you
8 Being in control
Manipulation, Changing One's Nature, Responsibility, Control, Flaw, Must be in control at all times
Activity, Obtaining, Self Interest, Pursuit/Uncontrolled, Flaw, Uncontrolled Wanting Emotions
Mind, Memories, Falsehood, Inequity, Flaw, Makes unfair rules
Situation, Future, Choice, Conscience, Flaw
9 Have peace
Manipulation, Conceiving An Idea, Expediency, Protection, Trait, withdraws to protect themselves from being absorbed into the crowd
Situation, Present, Attraction, Reaction, Flaw, The hero who didn’t ask to get involved but does.