The Blacksmith

FLVE is the Attitudinal Psyche type that seems the most interested in the value, worth, structure and potential power of the world that surrounds them. The FLVE appears to be protecting their right to exist where they desire to by completely resisting any outside forces that try to manipulate or encroach on their space or personal decisions in any way. They may come off quiet, stoic, grounded, aggressive, indiscriminately blunt, immovable, shy, awkward, and even unapproachable – but will open up easily when given the chance to discuss topics related to logistics or intricate details. The FLVE seems to want control over their identity through fully theorizing and testing hypotheses of what holds the most worth or value in their lives.

1F – Confident Physics

FLVEs have one of the most aggressive approaches to the Physics aspect compared to the other 1Fs. They tend to have a strong opinion of what they find beautiful, comforting, worthwhile, or valuable. The FLVE typically does not let others sway their opinion about how they handle their own bodily matters and aesthetic preferences, and conversely, often give out advice in this realm as if they have the superior answer. FLVEs often espouse beliefs of full autonomy, and heavily resist anyone that attempts to push them into using a different methodology than what they have come to believe is the ideal.

2L – Flexible Logic

FLVEs best tool for connecting to others is through their 2L. The FLVE is always willing to talk through details, data, theories, conjecture and what is true or false. They tend to have an open, all-encompassing approach to how things work and are a part of the socially aware duo in the Ena sexta (along with EVLF). Although their opinions can cause a lot of discomfort in others, they are not necessarily trying to be divisive. The FLVE lays out their logical network of ideas in an honest way, free from doubt or fear of vulnerability. When the FLVE realizes they are wrong, they usually have no issue with changing their opinions.

3V – Insecure Volition

FLVEs have the most aggressive 3V. They often feel a deep sense of insecurity when it comes to imagining where their life may be headed. The freedom, yet unpredictability of where their choices may lead cause an existential insecurity within them that is unmatched, even by other 3V types. This fear can manifest in two ways with the FLVE, through hardening and constricting themselves while preparing to defend against who or what could control them, or lashing out and openly resisting and challenging those that try to affect their decisions and willpower. The FLVE seems to desire a safe place to explore how their choices can evolve their lives.

4E – Unbothered Emotions

FLVEs have a deceptive 4E, as they can appear more invested in their emotions than they are. The combination of aggressive 1F and 3V can give them an angry, reactive emotional tone but the internal experience of the FLVE is a detached devaluing of what their emotions actually mean. FLVEs rarely introspect deeply about how they feel or relate to others, and prefer to listen to feedback regarding the impressions they give off. They can be persuaded by the strong emotions of those they are connected to, while shifting their own focus to value, sensation seeking, and theory-crafting as this is where they believe they personally shine.

FLVE Spread Among Enneagram Core Types