Stories are how we make sense of our lives and the world and how we communicate with others.
Stories also are how we make sense of ourselves.
Six Principles of Storytelling
According to Dan P. McAdams, there are many theories about life stories, which differ in various ways. But there are six common principles to the “narrative study of lives” that researchers do agree on, which he discusses in the book chapter (Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research)