What Kind Of Narratologist Should You Date?

Do you think about how stories are constructed and want to find someone who feels the same way? Find out what sort of narratologist you are most compatible with.

Paul Dawson
Created By Paul Dawson
On Mar 18, 2015

What is most important to you?

What do you look for most in a narrative?

Choose a country you would like to live in

Pick your favourite book out of these

Who would you most like to have coffee with?

What do you find most attractive in a person?

What would be the most interesting job for you?

Pick an X-man

What do you think of the narrative communication model?

choose an animal

What is the best way to conduct research?

Structuralist

Structuralist

The structuralist narratologist is a bit old fashioned, but still popular in their social circle and will always be there for you to return to if you are feeling lost. They are very good at putting things into perspective, and love coming up with new words. They will never try to interpet what you tell them, and they believe there is a unified grammar of narrative out there waiting for everyone. For a long time, they used to go to bed early. They are now waiting for you to join them.

Post-classical

Post-classical

The postclassical narratologist always wants to keep one step ahead in life and is constantly coming up with new ideas to improve themselves. Their motto is: you can't judge a book without its context. They will challenge you with their diversity of opinion, and you will need to work together to consolidate the relationship otherwise things could get confusing. They are still a little bit in love with the structuralist narratologist, but they're trying to move on. (Note: if they use the word 'toolbox' then you know they still have issues.)

Transmedial

Transmedial

The transmedial narratologist loves nothing more than curling up with a good book, or comic, or movie, or television series, or hypertext fiction, or even a painting. If you have ever felt that sometimes your relationships have been a bit 'same story, different person', then THIS person can show you how to live your story in different ways. The transmedial narratologist is not just a good listener; they are also a good viewer, reader, spectator and interactive digital media companion. Sometimes they can seem as if they are living in a separate storyworld, but if you can strike a happy medium you will be able to adapt to each other's needs.

Unnatural

Unnatural

The unnatural narratologist thinks there is more to life than sitting down and engaging in oral conversational storytelling. In fact, they are always on the lookout for new and interesting things to do that seem impossible in real life, and even if you find something quite conventional, they will point out that you just don't notice how strange it actually is. They are good for a laugh, and their favourite pets are talking animals.

Rhetorical

Rhetorical

The rhetorical narratologist values good communication: they think carefully about the effects of what they say, and will always try to find the implied meaning behind what you tell them. They are very outgoing, and whatever the occasion they will be there telling somebody else that something happened. Sometimes you won't know whether you are talking to the real person or some streamlined version of them, and occasionally they can be unreliable, but otherwise they have strong ethical norms and values to help you progress through the inevitable instabilities of your relationship.

Cognitive

Cognitive

The cognitive narratologist always wants to know what you are thinking. For them, stories are all about connecting with other people. They don't care whether the other person is real or not, because they treat all minds equally.. They can be very empathetic, and no matter how crazy things get between you, they will find a way to bring real world parameters to the situation. If things seem natural between you, then wlll find yourself mirroring each others actions. Good luck!

Interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary

The interdisciplinary narratologist has a wide circle of friends and loves bringing people together. One minute they are chatting with neurobiologists, the next minute they are telling stories to their therapist. If you like moving in different circles and think that wherever you go your story can be a shared interest that connects everyone in the world at all times and places, then this person will simply be there for you, like life itself.

Fictionality

Fictionality

The fictionality scholar is constantly making up stories and inventing scenarios, but as long as you can read their signs they won't lie to you. You can never be sure just what they are referring to, and sometimes you have to be pragmatic about the meaning of their statements. But if you value the truth, and believe in a world of possibilites, this person will be necessary and sufficient (maybe). Just be aware that while some think relationships should be exclusive, others will want to share themselves around in all sorts of communicative situations.