A simpler version of the story theory (see http://tap3x.net/EMBTI/j8clough.html ) is to use the semiotic square,
which you construct in the spirit of Claude Levi-Strauss' mythic binary oppositions in this order (ABCD):
A Problem D. Solution
(hex. A) (opposite hex. A)
C. Successful B. Unsuccessful
(inverted opposite ( inverted hex. A)
By opposite I mean all lines changed from yin to yang or vice versa. By inverted, I mean turn the hexagram upside down. (It may be the same in some rare cases).
interactions between personalities.]
The mood trigrams are the inside of a hexagram, meaning the bottom trigram. The personality of the protagonist is the outside, meaning the top trigram, and it stays the same.
Now let's arbitrarily let the protagonist be a reluctant, scholarly type, trigram mountain (mt.), having a problem with anger, trigram thunder. (He may not necesarily literally be the youngest son).
Then the story square is
A. mt./water D. thunder/fire
(Hex. 4) (Hex. 40)
Youthful Folly Taking Apart or
or Enveloping or Deliverance
C. fire/mt B. water/thunder
(Hex. 56 ) (Hex. 3)
or the Wanderer at the Beginning
You need an I Ching book to understand the full meaning. The sequence ABCD is then the scenario for the mythic, primordial drama. One interpretation would be:
THE SCHOLAR'S DILEMMA
A. A scholar seeking tenure is on the brink of a dangerous abyss he has
foolishly created or stumbled across.
B. This closes the door for his progress toward that goal.
C. But a sabbatical opens another door. There he finds new ideas.
D. He analyzes these and publishes a landmark paper that delivers
the desired tenure.
Another approach would be to use the Jungian archetypes, where shadow is the opposite trigram of the personality, and so forth.