I figured out a simple guide to the alignment chart last night
Lawful: Rules matter more to me than individuals. Chaotic: Individuals matter more to me than rules.
Good: Other people’s well-being is more important than my own. Evil: My own well-being is more important than other people’s.
Neutrals: My opinion of what is more important is determined on a case-by-case basis.
So a Lawful Good character’s guiding moral philosophy might be “I follow the rules because the rules keep people safe, even if they are sometimes inconvenient or harmful to me or other individuals.” A Chaotic Evil character’s guiding moral philosophy would be like “Screw the rules and screw you.”
me: i want to hex this person who emotionally abused me and left me with lifelong trauma
one of y'all, coming out of nowhere: three fold rule!!! that’s gonna come back at you!!! you’re gonna burn in witch hellfire!!!! shun!!!!
me, beating them with a rolled up newspaper: get out of my house