Interpersonal Circumplex

A tool brought from the world of social psychology by Katherine Isbister, in which you draw a diagram with 2 axes: friendliness and dominance and place a character in the centre, then visualise their relationship to other characters. Useful for understanding character relationships within stories.

Schell (2015) (pg. 353-355)


Jesse Schell. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses. CRC Press, Boca Raton, second edition edition, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4665-9864-5.