I have been thinking about encoding a dramatica story points as a source of motivation as opposed to a source of conflict.
Here’s an example.
Encoding for the story point mind.
Samuel is minding how he’s dressed before going to his friend’s 18th birthday party.
He’s insecure about how he looks and this drives him to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes to check on how he looks in the mirror.
A girl he’s always wanted to talk to walks into the party location but because he’s minding how he looks he fails to approach her. At some point in the party, a friend Michael introduces him to her and leaves the Sam and Rachel to talk but Sam asks to be excused because he wants to check up on how he looks.
When he returns, he sees her talking to a group of girls. He picks a drink and finds a seat where he picks his phones and surfs the internet instead.
Minding how he’s dressed
Drives him to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes
Which drives him to excuse himself from a conversation with a girl he’s always wanted to talk to.
Is this accurate? I feel I’m able to do better encoding when I think of the dramatica elements as a source of motivation that leads to the actual motivation I want to deal with.
Is it okay to say, Dramatica is an analogy of the human mind trying to deal with a motivation?