With the way that the internet meme (and 1977 release of D&D) goes, there are two axes: lawful-neutral-chaotic and good-neutral-evil, for a total of nine alignments. You can even take an old quiz from the year 2000 here to figure out which bucket you fall into. If you'd like to read about each alignment à la MBTI test, here is a reference.
|Template from Know Your Meme|
The following are descriptors as per the third edition of D&D manual:
|Lawful||Honest, trustworthy, obedient to authority, reliable||closed-minded, traditionalist, judgmental, not flexible|
|Neutral||Respect for chaos and law||Susceptible to temptation|
|Chaotic||Free, adaptable||reckless, resenting, irresponsible|
|Good||Altruistic, respectful of life, concern for dignity of sentient beings||Self-sacrificial|
|Neutral||Reluctant to harm life||Committed to personal relationships|
|Evil||Compassion-less and unmerciful to eliminate lives as convenient||Even actively pursues malevolent killing|
|This Archer chart is gold. [Source]|
In the chart below, I've referenced a variety of sources, including Autostraddle, the general internet (first author is always hard to find for memes), and my unbridled opinion to demonstrate the many possible applications of alignment charts.
Making these charts is a bit of haphazard and highly subjective fun that requires that you brace yourself for unsolicited opinions from even people you haven't spoken to in years.