Playing With / Freudian Trio

Basic Trope: A trio consists of an emotional and instinctual character, an impassionately logical character, and a third, balanced character who keeps the two conflicting ideals in check.
  • Straight: The emotional and instinctual Alice, the coldly logical Bob, and the balanced Charlie work together as a team.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Alice has a slight tendency to follow her heart and Bob his head.
  • Justified: Alice and Bob are too rigid in their mentalities to be effective; they need Charlie's ability to see both sides of an issue.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Alice, Bob and Charlie appear to constitute a Freudian Trio, but Alice has some rational Hidden Depths, and Bob some emotional ones, destroying the model...
  • Double Subverted: ...although it turns out that the Freudian Trio model does apply anyway, just played less straight that usual.
  • Parodied: Literally every trio acts according to this model.
  • Zig Zagged: Everybody tends to take up other tendencies.
  • Averted: Alice, Bob and Charlie have no Freudian Trio tendencies.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Hey, has anyone noticed that Alice acts emotional, Bob logical, and Charlie is the middle ground between them?"
  • Invoked: The emotional Alice, logical Bob, and balanced Charlie decide to make a trio including themselves.
  • Exploited: The Big Bad lures Alice into a trap to lure Bob in as well. Charlie is the only one who doesn't fall for it.
  • Defied: The trio decides to stop acting according to this model.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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