The Conductor

LVFE is the Attitudinal Psyche type that seems the most interested in strategically conveying their ideas of how the world works to others through philosophical discussions, encouragement, and ingenuity. The LVFE appears to be protecting their vision of the world by pushing it to be objectively testable, consistent, and free from physical barriers. They may come off as lively, intellectually curious, talkative, philosophical, educational, goofy, charismatic, and sometimes politically involved. The LVFE seems to want control over their identity through intellectualizing possibilities, proposing their own truths to others, and deciphering the most ideal conceptual manner to view the world. 

1L – Confident Logic

LVFEs have an expansive attitude towards the logic aspect. This type enjoys monologuing about their own take on philosophy and how things work around them while including humor, sarcasm, or small quips to color their language and encourage others to listen and consider their viewpoint for its value and relevance. LVFEs often believe that their method for discerning what is true is correct by default, yet this does not stop them from attempting to instruct or lead others to the same conclusions. This type prefers that all parties lay their opinions out on the table and take the information that they need, rather than endless discussion and processing for the sake of banter.

2V – Flexible Volition

LVFEs have an almost nurturing approach to the volition aspect, not dissimilar to FVLE. This type often feels that it is their responsibility to listen to the complaints of others and offer practical solutions for future decisions that could better their lives. LVFEs tend to want to expand the ways in which we think about life: to recognize hidden opportunities, change the angle in which we perceive our own power, and to ignite our minds towards growth and expansion. This type usually believes that no decision is a wrong decision, as it can be re-imagined into a learning experience of one’s own faults and journey towards the ideal.

3F – Insecure Physics

LVFEs have a strong aversion to negativity and inaccuracy in the realm of the physics aspect and are one of the pickiest 3F types. They tend to highly dislike clutter, erroneous information regarding the physical world, and undesirable sensations or aesthetics. LVFEs want their external environment to reflect the ideal vision they are so confident about internally. When these two visions do not match, the LVFE can become spiteful, angry, grouchy, and pushy about their opinions. For this reason, the external appearance of LVFEs can seem very well put together and often downright perfectionistic. They may feel stressed out about their physical selves and will often over-work themselves to make sure that they are taken care of.

4E – Unbothered Emotion

LVFEs have one of the most devalued relationships with the emotion aspect. This does not stop them from expressing emotions when they desire to, but it does affect the way that they view their emotions. LVFEs believe that their emotions are irrelevant in most cases unless they can be strictly combined with their internal map of how reality functions. They tend to look towards others when needing some form of emotional release, as this feels more inspirational to their expansive nature. This type often uses emotions for artistic enhancement rather than genuinely forming opinions about the emotions themselves. This can aid the LVFE in appearing less opinionated, and more interesting – as they desire to get their message out as smoothly as possible.


1L+2V

LVFEs want to convince you to follow their philosophy or take on life. This type constantly updates their views and attempts to woo others to listen or consider their own ideas. They have a high energy approach to life and are always hyper-focusing on their own map of the real world and how to mobilize people to promote their own philosophy. LVFEs forget to check in with their audience and will often fall into the trap of arrogance, believing that their own plans are all that matter. It is important that LVFEs observe the affect their ideas have on others so they can fine tune their musings to incorporate credibility. This gives them a universally agreed upon expertise among their listeners that they can build upon.

1L+3F

LVFEs are perfectionists about details. This type does not let a single detail slip by them when collecting information. This information can be about people, places, facts, concepts or philosophy – it does not matter as they strongly believe in their reasoning skills. However, this perfectionist streak comes from the intense doubt they feel towards the physical world. This type becomes frustrated by how much things change, and is overwhelmed by new stimuli that they have not felt before. The more that LVFEs find courage to make mistakes, do tasks without strict rules, and expend energy on their needs as required – the more liberated they will feel from their anxiety and stress.

1L+4E

LVFEs feel that teaching others is easy, obvious, and straight forward. This type takes charge and tells others exactly what they believe without sugar-coating it unless they need to be diplomatic, which is an easy task for them. However, LVFEs find it hard to recognize how they affect other people, and what emotions truly reach another person’s core. The best way for them to improve is to focus on how they feel about all of the philosophies they are constantly obsessing over. If they take time out of the day to reflect on their emotions it will provide them with even more depth and discernment to fully convince others to agree with their own well-thought out ideas.

2V+3F

LVFEs waste time ruminating over how to effectively assert their energy in their environment. They worry about which parts of life to control and which to ignore which keeps them stuck in an endless cycle of positive and negative moods. This type is great at making decisions but freezes when it comes to enacting what those decisions entail, because this is when the LVFE notices what feels wrong. The best way to overcome this freeze is to accept that things may go wrong. Imagine the worst and push through the fear. The body is meant to experience an array of sensations and will return to its center. LVFEs benefit greatly from experiencing their environment no matter how uncomfortable it makes them. There is always an opportunity to change what does not work.

2V+4E

LVFEs take their motivational abilities for granted. They usually ignore how they spark intrigue in others and only pay attention to encouraging others if there is some incentive to do so. LVFEs need purposeful and directed self awareness of their own emotions and how they can utilize these emotions to attract others to their own cause and ideas. Consistent reflection of their emotions and higher consciousness will bring great clarity to their already natural future-oriented mindset. This type needs to sharpen their people skills and pay close attention to their own intuition and opinions about their relationships. As this part of the LVFE’s psyche opens up, they will unlock the inspirational teacher that is often living inside of them.

3F+4E

LVFEs are confused about what truly gives them a sense of enjoyment. This type changes their minds the most about what is needed for their satisfaction and comes up empty handed every time they search for it. Although LVFEs can feel enjoyment in short bursts in their lives, they generally turn to desperation when trying to capture the feeling long term. Irritability becomes ever-present and they fall into low moods where they want a quick fix to change their state. This can cycle into something similar to a low end mood disorder if not contained. LVFEs need to dig deep and understand what excites them. Rather than constantly worrying about the body and what mood they will be in, they must force themselves to monitor how their emotions affect them. This change in focus pulls them out of the anxiety and gives meaning to the mood rather than pointless suffering and anxiety.


Common LVFE Quirks

•Blunt about observations
•Monotone / sturdy voice
•Speaks in monologues
•Has streaks of perfectionism
•Notices trends easily
•Points out unique qualities of others
•Explores different philosophies / politics
•Tracks power structures
•Enjoys monochrome and fullness of color
•Plays with identity through aesthetics
•Presents information as solid facts
•Refuses to emote disdain during arguments
•Has trouble forming vulnerable relationships
•Constantly updates logical understandings
•Openly talks about mental health
•Prepares quick easy meals ahead of time
•Tends to have body issues
•Vocalizes immediate thoughts
•Can be politically incorrect on accident

Stereotypical Image

LVFEs look well put together and at times flashy and attention-seeking. This type appears energetic, intellectual, and willing to communicate their thoughts to others. They often plan all of their meals and tasks ahead of time so they are not caught off guard. This type often picks one base style that will represent them and can sometimes refer to themselves in third person when describing how they look. LVFEs look unapproachable/elitist which suprises others because once they engage with them, their diplomacy and down-to-earth attitude is quickly obvious. LVFEs tend to like thin or flowy clothing, and would rather accessorize than wear heavy or bulky layers.

Archetype Variations

•Perfectionist
High strung, focuses intently on style, constantly plans, worries of future

•Leader
Strong speaker, gives advice to others, constantly helps, ignores useless info

•Know-it-all
Focuses on academia, knows definitions, needs consistency in thought, points out what is wrong

•Philosopher/Teacher
Needs constant outlet for ideas, tells others things without being asked, helpful, hidden artistic side

•Politician
Skillful strategist, applies systems to politics, great at advising, notices social trends


LVFE Spread Among Enneagram Core Types


Typical Instincts & Triads

•So/Sp/Sx
•So/Sx/Sp
•Sp/So/Sx

•135/153
•127/172
•217/271
•937/973
•539/593
•538/583
•513/531
•136/163
•316/361
•739/793
•379/397
•317/371
•416/461
•639/693
•613/631
•125/152