Tales of Tolgard
Alignment is a generalized classification of a persons behavior when it comes to different situations and general ideas. Alignment runs along two axis, the lawful to chaotic Axis, and the good to evil Axis; each Axis also has neutral in the middle of it. A person falls somewhere on each axis to get a 2-dimensional coordinate. These alignment categories in no way can truly describe a person but merely give an idea of what general behavior patterns are present in that person.