VELF is the Attitudinal Psyche type that seems the most interested in learning about the details and dynamics between people and situations to get what they desire. The VELF appears to be protecting themselves from untrue assumptions that could throw their decisions off course or keep them from their perceived destiny. They may come off as leader-like, socially aware, chameleons, confident, emotionally present, argumentative, warm, concealed, strategic, detailed, or entirely contradictory if you manage to encounter them while they are strategizing their plan of attack. The VELF seems to want control over their identity through immersing themselves in information about people that enables them to complete the goals they have in mind without unfair criticism.

VELFs are the most unusual 1V out of all the types. This type often feels that they must hide their own desires for specific outcomes from others through creating a more agreeable depiction of themselves. They believe in their own right to decide the direction of their lives but also invest in how this image affects their ability to charm, lead, and gather others to support their own intellectual image and desires to be right about people and society. The VELF wants to get their message out to the world without consulting or adhering to the desires of others. For this reason, the VELF can be much more disagreeable than they would ever reveal. They can often hide in plain sight and feel that they must learn to be chameleons in social situations. The ability for this type to accomplish things under the radar is unrivaled by any other type. VELFs will try to get what they want no matter what any outside party has to say about it.

VELFs have the most assertive, yet elastic relationship with the 2E attitude. They often take their personal relationships with others extremely seriously internally while attempting to remain neutral externally. For this reason, it can sometimes be difficult for others to understand where the VELF stands with people – and this causes confusion for the VELF themselves because they will not see their own 2E. This may further complicate the VELF’s relationship with the Emotion aspect because they highly value the personal opinions and emotional expressions of others but do not want to give this fact about themselves away too quickly. On the surface this looks 4E (or 3E), but once in communication, the self-positive emotions show up quickly. The VELF may feel intense anger, rage, and hatred towards someone while still being able to validate their merits as a person and how useful they are to whatever goal is at stake. Conversely, the VELF may feel extremely positive, happy, in love, and grateful for someone while recognizing that they are inconsequential to the VELF’s personal desires and goals. This can cause VELFs to come off as 1E, 3E, or 4E which further complicates how this type presents itself. They often appear “gray” or lacking in any black or white attitudes towards the aspects, specifically Emotion.

VELFs have one of the most internally aggressive 3Ls. This type does not like to let flawed logic past their own scrutiny. However, much like the rest of their aspect positions, they can hide this aggression behind a project or goal that they have taken on instead. The VELF rarely unleashes their rage from skepticism in public. This type will instead offer quick challenging remarks to poke holes in the bad logic of others. In private, the VELF may completely unleash their doubt, negativity, and pure disbelief towards those that they find to be overly confident in their own opinions. They may feel entirely turned off by anyone who insists that they focus on details, correctness, or theoretical information which can lead to the VELF becoming aggressive and dismissive towards others. Underneath this aversion can be a strong sense of insecurity and worry about feeling wrong, incompetent, inferior, targeted, powerless or inert.

VELFs sometimes have a joyous attitude towards the Physics aspect which can also give them the appearance of being a 1F or 2F type. On the flip side, some VELFs are enraged by the idea of having to waste time on anything practical, which can cause irritation that leads to isolation – which can look 3F at first glance. Despite this conundrum, they tend to dislike too much empty discussion about the possibilities in the material world but will gladly imbibe in pleasures if it does not require them to overthink or worry about the negative consequences of their actions. VELFs usually enjoy the entertainment aspect of the real world and will go along with others who offer a promise of adventure and intrigue. The VELF tends to recognize that the physical world is what makes up their reality, and all things interesting come from this base concept. For this reason, they hold a deep respect for others who have a better grasp over the value of the corporeal realm.

Officially Typed Notable Examples

VELF Matt Bellamy
VELF Gillian Anderson
VELF Philip DeFranco
VELF David Bowie
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