K. So, I'm trying to make an stat-assigning array thing that doesn't lead one to power-gaming as "assign each of these numbers to one stat", is more intuitive, and is more suggestive of folkloric archetypes.
I'm going to a Power Of The Apocalypse thing where there are three main stats and each combines with another to make one of the traditional stats. These core stats represent one's raw power with and understanding/precision of their physical, emotional, and intellectual selves. For instance, one's DEX score is found by adding their Mind and Body stat, while their STR is found by adding their Soul and Body stat. [Pic related]
The problem is which of the Mind's stats to attribute to being "physically grounded" and which to being "emotionally grounded." There are several philosophical reasons to attribute either to either and whichever match I reinforce in the rule-book will become "common sense" in the setting, so lets not go there. Since I have to put each INT and WIS closer to physicality or emotionality/spirituality I'll go for which one makes the strongest archtype. Dex and Cha being linked is perfect, and STR/DEX, CON/CHA and WIS/INT are of course natural for each other too. But I must decide which of INT and WIS fit better with CON and STR, as rationalizing WIS as "grounded situational awareness (body)" and INT as "individualistic abstract awareness of the world (soul/heart)" will result in the linkings of STR and DEX with WIS and CON and the linking of CHA and CON with INT and STR; while rationalizing INT as "concrete understanding of the world (body)" and WIS as "street-smarts relating to the reading of other's (soul/heart)" will link STR and DEX with INT and CON, and link CON and CHA with WIS and STR.