I’m not super happy with the way I tried to halfheartedly respond last time, so I’m giving it another go.
Basically, you’re right that problem solving style is about how characters approach problems. But my understanding is that the way one approaches a problem is all about how they view the processes. If one looks at a problem and sees it as the state of things, they will approach the problem linearly. If they look at a problem and see it as process or a relationship, they will approach it holistically.
So Mental Relativity, what Dramatica is based on, says the Mind is a machine made of processes. Everyone’s pretty familiar with it, but the four external processes MR says we see are M, E, S, T. The four internal are K, T, A, D.
Dramatica says that these processes are used as the source of conflict in a story. But MR just says that these processes are more or less how we perceive the world.
One of the examples given in one of the articles on Storymind shows how we can see a process as a state. It talks about the red spot on Jupiter being a storm, which is a process of the weather, and how we treat it like a feature. So again, I think you’re probably right that how one views strength is a matter of perspective, but that perspective boils down to whether one sees strength as a process or as a state.