A Method for Locating Personality Types in the General Population


Subject matter alone will not indicate personality type,  as many different kinds of people are interested in the same things and have similar habits.  Narrative psychology alone will not indicate personality type, as any two psychologically identical people may have complete diverse interests and habits.  It is the combination of subject matter and underlying psychology that creates context.  This context provides identifiable fingerprints of specific personality types.


1.  Determine the personality type you wish to be able to locate.

2.  Find similar personality types in the historic record.

3.  Do a storyform narrative analysis of each individual’s underlying psychology in each historic case.

4.  Run comparisons among case studies for correlations between forensic subject matter and the underlying narrative psychology.

5.  Create a cluster map showing the relative incidence of correlation of each individual story point in the analyses of historic cases of the same personality type.

6.  From the correlation cluster, develop a probability template for each personality type to be used as a filter against the target population to identify matched individuals.

Melanie Anne Phillips
Co-creator of Dramatica