The Legates of Sanity
The beginnings of the philosophies concerning the psyche occurred during the rich academic period of the Alvanen Republic. With reason being the most lauded commodity, anything altering its functioning was considered not only a societal problem but a philosophical dilemma for the rhetoric of the enlightened class.
During this time, Edmund Buchwald proposed the "Legates of Sanity," a model for the understanding of the psyche through the tiered influence of mental constructs. The way these constructs are internalized and represented in a person was used to evaluate that persons mental character.
A person's state of mind was referred to as their Alignment of Reason, a political way of stating how far their grasp of reality differed from accepted fact. This was organized along the four piles of ancient understanding: the north was depressive thought, to the south was obsessive, manic thinking, the east was a focus on order, and the west was dissociative chaos.