We can, quite simply, define narrative as the progression of events over time. The nuance therefore lies in our definition of such events. What attribute(s) of a particular happening denotes significance?
In psychology, trait (or dispositional) theory is an approach to the abstraction and understanding of human behavioural patterns. It involves breaking down attributes of personality into a finite list of traits. The two most popular models of trait theory are the three-factor Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) model and the five-factor OCEAN model.
Automata (singular: automaton) are machines that perform a prescribed set of physical actions via complex mechanical systems. These actions often mimic human physicality and their complexity can range from lifting a bowl to the ability to converse in multiple languages.