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 direction. 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.

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. This may further complicate the VELF’s relationship with the Emotion aspect because they highly value the personal opinions and emotional expressions of others. 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 or 3E, which further complicates how this type presents itself. They often appear “gray” or lacking in any black or white attitudes towards the aspects.

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 have a joyous attitude towards the Physics aspect which can also give them the appearance of being another type with a different relation to physics. 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.


VELFs want to experience their desires in totality with no aberrations from what they have decided they want. This type has difficulty accepting that some things are entirely unattainable. Contrary to their chameleon-like nature, VELFs quickly give up if their thirst for experience is not met. They find that inspiring themselves and engaging in their own emotions to be a hassle and will often shut out any advice or information from others. This type must learn how to engage in the journey of life and understand that all desires are interrelated through the senses so no experience is truly wasted.


VELFs become paralyzed when they are thrown into the role of being the expert. This type has to put a lot of practice in private to improve their public speaking and leadership skills which is why they have a knack for talking to themselves and using gestures when in conversation. This type wants to accurately express their ideas no matter what they are. VELFs must learn how to investigate the details that bring reality together. Learn how to create an action plan over time so that becoming an expert is a linear experience rather than a constant worry of looking uneducated, brainless and inexperienced. The map towards the VELF’s desires lies in the details.


VELFs want quick opportunities for power and control over their environment. This type decides what they want and worries about the potential pitfalls later which leads to overlooking the details of their environment. The constant need to achieve leaves them open to vulnerabilities where things around them can fall apart easily. VELF’s personal spaces are often pleasing at first sight but a giant mess on second glance. This can become a source of stress for this type and causes them to become annoyed about anything in the physical realm. VELFs must learn to care more about their needs by facing the discomfort that crops up when they slow down and pay attention to how the details of their environment work together.


VELFs are obsessed with language, communication, dynamics between people, emotional experiences, and artistry. However, this obsession is often riddled with anxiety and doubt as this type does not want to be misunderstood. VELFs hold back who they really are because explaining their abstract ideas gives others the opportunity to criticize, devalue, and come to incorrect conclusions about them. For VELFs to improve their foreboding nature and find peace in their thoughts and opinions, they must put their ideas into the world with the goal of learning to cope with negative feedback. Re-imagine the experience as educational rather than threatening.


VELFs are entirely accepting of the moods and aesthetics that others want to create around them. They may have privately held opinions of what they find beautiful or ugly but usually these judgments have moral significance rather than raw sensual appeal. VELFs can become excited by an array of information about people but have a hard time figuring out who and what they actually enjoy. This type can easily improve their moods and experiences by noticing what makes them feel physically well. Keep track of each day and start ranking which experience feels the best and positively affects moods. This clarity helps this type develop a keen eye for what is and is not enjoyable.


VELFs struggle to give accurate information on the fly or in crucial circumstances. This type easily falls into desperation when the pressure to give accurate feedback about the particulars of a situation arises. VELFs feel that nothing they ever do is precise unless they are given ample time to understand it on their own. This creates a unique fear of being rushed or forced to explain things in unfamiliar terms. For VELFs to avoid imploding into anxiety and desperation, they must learn how to prioritize the importance of data and information. There is no precision without an overall understanding of why accurate information is needed in the first place. VELFs can attain peace of mind once they recognize this parallel.

Common VELF Quirks

•Talks with hands
•Ability to charm others
•Finds hidden power
•Pushes hard for a goal
•Needs to feel raw desire
•Has ability to hide true feelings
•Attempts to look through people
•Wants to understand intentions
•Bends to a situation with ease
•Intently focused on dynamics
•Blends into the crowd when needed
•Challenges the notion of limitation
•Thinks in languageless abstractions
•Questions who they are
•Celebrates success
•Has a penchant for solving conspiracies
•Remains emotionally present with others
•Saves hate and rage for private
•Talks to self when alone
•Imagines scenarios with people
•Strong ability to control tone and mood

Stereotypical Image

VELFs appear friendly, strong, charming and able to get the job done when they are needed. They often dress to impress but never go over-the-top. VELFs feel that their presentation is the only way they can woo others into the specific dynamic that they desire, so there is a strong focus on becoming like a chameleon in presentation. This type wants others to understand their own complexity, so too much color or flashiness makes them feel that they will be looked over and misunderstood. VELFs desire to be wanted for who they are and understand that to get to the deeper dynamics between themselves and others, they must present well as a first impression.

Archetype Variations

Emotionally flexible, learns motives, hides intentions, can fall into narcissism and psychopathy if unchecked

Lyrical, interesting, wants to create a unique message, creates stories, talks about life in “eras”

Political, strong speaker, convincing, persuasive, argumentative, challenging

Hidden, information gatherer, strikes only when ready, highly flexible, confuses others with inconsistent personality

Hard-working, detective, uncovers mystery, emboldened by challenge, finds corruption, fights for the underdog

Quotes by VELFs

“My philosophy on life is that the most important thing is continuously refining my philosophy on life. Exploring and building and developing understanding from every angle. Then putting that into action, taking notes, and continuing this process forever. The point of growth is the importance of growing. It’s its own end.”

-Kelly G. (Pur/Sur 5w6 4w3 8w7)