I’m talking the 9 alignments most noted in role-playing games like D & D, but nonetheless applicable to life in general (especially where I work), which is why I’m putting it into IMHO.
Here’s a helpful link to define the 9 alignments. The more thoughtful of you may wish to peruse it to get a good sense of each category, and get a few more examples of that type. But if you’re a less thoughtful or patient person (just like me!) I include a Short Version:
[li]Lawful Good typically acts with compassion, and always with honor and a sense of duty.[/li][li]Neutral Good is guided by his conscience and typically acts altruistically, without regard for or against Lawful precepts.[/li][li]Chaotic Good intend to do the right thing, but their methods are generally disorganized and often out of alignment with the rest of society.[/li][li]Lawful Neutral put their moral considerations a distant second to what their code, tradition, or law dictates.[/li][li]Neutral tends not to feel strongly towards any alignment. A farmer whose primary overriding concern is to feed his family is of this alignment.[/li][li]Chaotic Neutral follows his or her own heart, and generally shirks rules and traditions.[/li][li]Lawful Evil see a well-ordered system as being easier to exploit, and are not averse to twisting the rules to work in their favor.[/li][li]Neutral Evil has no compunctions about harming others to get what they want, but neither will they go out of their way to cause carnage or mayhem when they see no direct benefit to it.[/li][li]Chaotic Evil has no respect for rules, other people’s lives, or anything but their own desires.[/li][/ul]
Lately I seem more and more like Chaotic Good. Chaotic Neutral does seem to have its attractions, though. I worry I’m really Lawful Evil.