The Patron

FVLE is the Attitudinal Psyche type that seems the most interested in how to survive and integrate themselves through any situation that may arise. The FVLE appears to be protecting their right to control and remain in-tune with their aesthetic sensibilities while resisting those who may criticize or encroach on the detailed construct that they have created for themselves. They may come off bright, embodied, aware of their surroundings, sensual, relatable, unshakable, and even seductive given the right combination of other personality types. The FVLE seems to want control over their identity through adventure, movement, and giving value to the things they choose to surround themselves with.

1F – Confident Physics

FVLEs have an almost comforting approach to the Physics aspect. This type does not act out as aggressively as other 1Fs, but they are most certainly confident when they do act. FVLEs put themselves together well, and project out an image of ease when it comes to how they dress. They can appear to lack any sort of aversion to hard work, and often make the most mundane tasks seem interesting and fun. The FVLE completes projects at their own pace. If they want something done, they generally believe they can do it themselves. However, this does not stop them from reaching out to others for ideas, or attempting to inspire others to create projects in their own way.

2V – Flexible Volition

FVLEs are one of the most obvious 2V types. They are encouraging, diplomatic, and can listen to anyone’s needs and provide them with feedback and support when necessary. FVLEs have a tendency to rise above conflict and struggle. There is an aversion to pain and dramatics that the FVLE seems to employ no matter what sort of decision they come to. It is rare to see an FVLE become openly offended, as they can evade negative emotions quite easily, and even transform the negative into positive when at healthier psychological levels.

3L – Insecure Logic

FVLEs tend to be one of the less obvious 3L types due to their positive, or neutralizing nature. This, however, does not mean that their attitude is any less insecure regarding logic, just that they are more avoidant and sensitive to overt displays of aggression in this realm. This type does not like to get details wrong, or seem as if they are limited in any way by how things operate on a theoretical basis. For this reason, they can often refuse to share their opinion on logic, or quickly dismiss others who expect them to explain themselves when they make a decision or complete a task a certain way.

4E – Unbothered Emotion

FVLEs are one of the most even-keeled 4E types. They tend to be open and interested in all forms of emotions when they are not busy with other parts of their lives. The FVLE can even fool others into thinking they are more emotional than they are, because of their unflappable, solid nature. They can give off the impression of not having any needs or weaknesses through behaving in a neutral, chill, fully embodied way. This can send out a false signal where the FVLE seems in tune with their emotions, but contrary to this perception, they are completely unbothered, or furthermore, ignorant of what is happening internally on an emotional level.

FVLE Spread Among Enneagram Core Types


Enneagram 2 and FVLE is a very strong, and substantial combination. The FVLE 2 takes control over their physical world to avoid having needs that others must fulfill. This FVLE looks the most embodied, seductive, active, flirtatious, attention-seeking, and even aggressive. They tend to be extremely active, making sure that they can give others exactly what they need when the moment calls for it. There is an anti-intellectual approach with this type, where they do not want others to know that they can feel exposed and on-edge when their own insecurity regarding logic arises. This does not mean that they are “less smart” than others, but rather they do not want intellectual topics to be forced on them before they can figure it out themselves. This can lead others into mistyping the FVLE, falsely believing that they are FVEL instead. Another affect this can have on the FVLE is making them obsess over logical details and theories on their own time, as they can cover all bases and not be embarrassed or exposed when the time comes to share their own knowledge. The FVLE 2 can also be perceived as being overly emotional or interested in emotions. This happens because the 2 wants to be able to give others what they need, so they look deeply interested in relationships, caretaking, or romance. This behavior is traditionally associated with feelings and emotions, however, the FVLE is completely open and unbothered by their own relation and opinion of emotions. They are instead driven by a deeply held pride that they can meet the needs of others no matter what, which aligns perfectly with the others-positive emotions of the 4E.


The FVLE 6 is one of the more deceptive combinations. This FVLE tends to find confidence and comfort in organizing their time, money, schedule, and life in general. The goal of the FVLE 6 is to know what could happen at any moment, and in some ways they are the quintessential “Survivalist” as they are attempting to avoid submitting to their own fears which could lead to their demise. The FVLE 6 does not want to look overtly elitist, so they often find ways to become comedic, as this gives them an avenue to relate to everyone. The FVLE believes that if they look too confident, assured of themselves, and aware of their own value, then this could cause others to become insecure and attempt to take what the FVLE has. For this reason, FVLE 6s can hoard resources, even if they are not a self-preserving type. Their 1F will be hidden, more of a secret, and unable to be reached. This type is also a more active version of the FVLE, because they do not want to sit still long enough to become a target to someone else, especially their logical and intellectual sensibilities (much like the FVLE 2). However, unlike the FVLE 2, the 6 is more willing to discuss logic and figure out what is true and in what specific situations these things are true. They do not ever want to be perceived of as a coward, so they fight off this fear by gaining more insight into possible pitfalls and situations where they must come face to face with whatever frightens them. The FVLE 6 is attempting to appear to be chill, in-the-know, and effortlessly funny or goofy. They will try anything they can to disarm others and feel more secure in the world.


The FVLE 7 is the most movement oriented FVLE. This type is always moving from project to project, attempting to find something new and interesting to show to the world, even if it is taboo or strange. They often use humor and coy, alluring sarcasm to procure the image of being an interesting person. Contrary to the FVLE 2 who tends to focus on particular needs that must be met, the FVLE 7 desires to expand their world as they want constant variety to escape boredom. They need their creations acknowledged as fascinating or exciting by others to feel secure in their identity. This type can have a hidden sadness that is usually not associated with the typical 7 pattern and can be hard to spot since 4E is present. However, the existential sadness that exists under the on-the-go veneer is what this archetype is trying to conceal from the world. They will often indulge in the physical world, taking control over what they choose to be surrounded with. This not only gives the FVLE 7 an opportunity to escape the fear of limitations, but reminds them that they command their own life. This type is the most sensitive to criticism, especially if it attacks the logical and detail oriented sensibilities of the FVLE. When criticism does come up, this type does their best to rise above it, prove the other wrong, and sometimes completely change up their strategy just to feel that they can never be inferior or trapped. The FVLE 7, above all, wants to have the freedom to create, move, and transform their lives while chasing a feeling of personal completeness.


The FVLE 9 creates a surprising archetype, commonly taking an interest in intellectual topics, and projecting an image of quiet astuteness. This type takes control of their lives by fully committing to their physical needs and comforts, while shutting out any sort of complication or uncertainty that could cause conflict. The FVLE 9 needs creativity, but also does not want to stand out too much. These opposing ideas often push the FVLE 9 towards hiding what they truly know. They avoid stating what they have learned and prefer that others move towards them. If someone prods them to share their knowledge, they can cave in to the pressure, but it takes a lot of patience from the engager, and trust from the FVLE 9. This type appreciates helping others feel a sense of stability through diplomatic advice, openness to self-improvements and consistent connection. The archetype of the FVLE 9 is “The Wholesome Person”, as they seek to attain the most pure form of environmental balance they can achieve. They can often be overlooked by others, which usually doesn’t phase them, though it can surprise outsiders who never realized how much wisdom and knowledge the FVLE 9 has gathered. When given the freedom to fully embrace their desire for comfort and an even-keel temperament, the FVLE 9 can shock others with how intuitive and helpful they are in resolving a host of issues and problems. This type needs to know that they are loved, connected, and in harmony with those around them to be able to fully share their gift of wholesomeness.

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