In the latter case, for example with helpful suggestions from C. Robert Cloninger, consider:
|blaming ↔ responsible||asocial ↔ empathic||materialistic ↔ idealistic|
|insecure ↔ resourceful||hostile ↔ kind||conventional ↔ imaginative|
Where else might one find this trichotomy being put to use?
For the in/out-ward looking subsystem-correlation direction consider instead the dichotomy:
|inward-looking correlations||outward-looking correlations|
Different words, same underlying distinctions. Perhaps the world is not as simple or as complex as we think, given that in each case the challenge is not "which column" but instead "how to strike a balance".