EFVL is the Attitudinal Psyche type that seems the most interested in making use out of their environment through artistic expression, utilization of objects, and evolving the plain into something visible and personally significant. The EFVL appears to be protecting their unique or artistic view of the world by resisting those who threaten their right to make whatever decision they desire. They may come off as artistic, sensual, entertaining, poetic, competitive, resistant to limitation, narrative, and creative. The EFVL seems to want control over their identity by sharing their inner impulses and emotions with others through the numerous ways they can physically manifest.
EFVLs are the most emotive type in Attitudinal Psyche, perhaps only rivaled by “The Dramatist” (ELVF). EFVLs tend to say or express whatever emotion bubbles up into their conscious awareness. They do not hold back in confidently proclaiming that they are entitled to feel however they please. This attitude can manifest itself through art, acting, and creativity. The EFVL rarely follows rules when engaging in the creative process, as this type believes every emotion and object can come together to represent something else. All metaphorical examples have value to the EFVL regardless of how “correct” they may be. This type tends to follow and defend their creative whims without letting their guard down or enabling others to influence them.
EFVLs have the most stereotypical 2F. This type is named “The Adorner” due to the overwhelming openness and flexibility in discussing, learning about, helping with, and trying out all things within the physical realm. The EFVL is notorious for recognizing their surroundings and engaging in dialogue with others about what they have noticed. The EFVL uses their fearlessness about the physical world to send their message or creative concept to those who are willing to listen. Some EFVLs are self-aware of their need for an audience and attention, while others may become wrapped up in insecurity once the public microscope is turned towards them, however, this type is always willing to remain physically present regardless of their inner turmoil.
EFVLs have an extremely aggressive and potentially explosive 3V. This type does not like to be criticized for their lacking qualities. EFVLs tends to spend a lot of time fighting their own demons regarding self doubt and lack of willpower. They will often defend themselves from criticism by becoming emotionally threatening and superior, letting others know that they are willing to fight or argue if pushed. This type can sometimes overwork themselves due to the fear of either not being enough or powerless. EFVLs can also feel a deep sense of sadness when faced with the reality of who they believe they are. They may wonder if the decisions they have made were the correct ones, which can ironically fuel the EFVL into more creative projects that draw people into the intrigue of this type.
EFVLs have a very flippant and quick to decide 4L. This type wants answers about what is correct or incorrect so they do not have to waste time that would be better spent on their creative and emotional endeavors. The EFVL is willing to leave speculation of systems and rules up to those who seem better suited to deal with this realm. At times, EFVLs know they must turn to logic to understand a concept, which can lead to them demanding a list of succinct possibilities so the decision can be quick. Overall, the EFVL is much more in favor of viewing the world as a colorful playground of identity, sensual pleasures, and emotional fantasy rather than a strict structure of truths. This type knows and respects that others are more interested in logic than they are, but does not hesitate reaching out for that information when necessary.
EFVLs believe that they are fully in control of what excites or intrigues their emotional senses. This type is fixated on fulfilling an emotional whim, which can keep them constantly on the move for something bigger or greater than what they currently have. EFVLs need to show others that they have artistic and interesting sensibilities. For this type to grow, they must learn to fully enjoy what they have cultivated in the present moment. Shut out the noise and anxiety for future or past states of being and focus on how everything here in the present can come together to create an enjoying experience. EFVLs must check in with themselves periodically to decide which moments are pleasant and which ones are uncomfortable or pointless.
EFVLs are frustrated when they must put extra energy into inspiring themselves or others. Making long term decisions that will affect the lives of EFVLs is overwhelming and stressful. This type wants to feel that they can enjoy whatever they decide to do and becomes aggravated and aggressive when nothing goes to plan. EFVLs need to find the courage to remain motivated even in the face of negative and unwanted emotions. Sticking to plans, creating routines, and remaining consistent in finishing what they have started will unlock their ability to become inspirational to themselves and others. EFVLs gain more confidence with each new accomplishment.
EFVLs want their art and creativity to be easily understood and to the point. This type has a straightforwardness about how they communicate their thoughts and opinions. They often demand that others give them the correct information the first time and will refuse to complicate things that do not need to be more complex. For EFVLs to grow in this area of life, they must learn how to educate themselves and stop overlooking important details that are hiding in plain sight. The more depth that is reached through understanding meaning and purpose of language, the more creativity that the EFVL can employ into their artistic mind.
EFVLs panic when they are stuck thinking about how to move their lives forward. They often fold under the pressure of self-imposed expectations about where they should live, what career they should choose, and which goals are worth their time and effort. The anxiety that fills their minds when realizing what must be accomplished in the future can send them on a spiral into depression. EFVLs must take command of their decisions and how they affect their needs and desires. This type can find true peace from their anxiety once they can accept that they will always be in control of their future and how they can manifest it.
EFVLs tend to either not take details seriously or completely ignore them. This type is open to all feedback regarding the real world and all objects within it. However, this does not mean that they will take your feedback seriously as they can change their mind on a whim. EFVLs have trouble explaining why things work, which comes from a disinterest in the precise data that underlies all of the physical realm. For EFVLs to gain more clarity about what drives their attitudes, they must start to look at the math, logic, and precise information that informs them of what excites them into action and artistic expression.
EFVLs rarely ever care about being seen as experts in their chosen field. They feel that when others look to them for advice or answers that they do not have the right ones. This insecurity can cause EFVLs to fold under pressure or turn into a frustrated mess. For EFVLs to attain confidence in this realm, they must learn how dynamics operate between people and their plans. The more this type can understand what motivates others, the easier it will be for them to attain an understanding of themselves, as well as feeling confident in what decisions they have made for their own lives.
Common EFVL Quirks
•Adopts a distinct visual aesthetic
•Discusses sensations and preferences
•Shifts between sour and sweet
•Fiercely defends self against criticsm
•Has a spiky energy
•Always thinks of next artistic venture
•Calls out unfairness / inequality
•Judges bossy people harshly
•Overcommits to setting and presentation
•Resists being “tamed”
•Takes feedback seriously
•Wants to disprove insinuations
•Resists limitations of expression
•Puts in effort to be desirable / charming
•Has strong opinions on relationships
•Obsessive over appearance
EFVLs dress dynamically with great effort put into the details of their appearance. Many people of this type idealize an image or impression that they know will affect others in a specific way – then adopt the aesthetic that fits their self perception. Often, this includes an extreme version of whatever culture or sub-culture that they consider themselves to be a part of. EFVLs resist being put into any box that they have not already decided they want to be in, which means they will become aggressive and reactive towards anyone making assumptions about their personality based on their looks. Ironically, this type wants people to be affected by their presentation, but only if the impression matches between both people. EFVLs are extremely performative in how they approach the world.
•Entertainer / Performer
Charming, talented, extroverted, image-conscious, looking for applause
Embodies an aesthetic, moody, dark or light, artistic, creative, has pent up emotions, fantastical
Pushes self, focus on climbing, goal oriented, idealizes an image, practical
•Advocate / Organizer
Politically inclined, helps others, tells funny stories, relatable, reliable, wants to prove their worth or value
•Tough / Aggressor
Enjoys a challenge, talks openly, bold, charming, rebellious, takes charge, opinionated
Quotes by EFVLs
“Careers are dumb. Money is dumb. We are meant to paint pictures and eat fruit in a garden dammit.”
-Ashley Marie (Int/Pur 2w3)