VLEF is the Attitudinal Psyche type that seems the most interested in gathering information that supports the belief system of who they believe they are and what direction they have chosen. The VLEF appears to be protecting themselves and others from being emotionally intimidated or thrown off from the path they have decided to follow. They may come off as intellectual, professorial, curious, determined, demanding, accomplished, skeptical, argumentative, shut off, questioning, and sometimes artistic if it supports the goal they have in mind. The VLEF seems to want control over their identity through continuous inquiries and investigations of their choosing while resisting any emotional attack or violation of their sensitivities.

VLEFs have a direct and pointed approach to the volition aspect often accompanied by an academic or intellectual angle. They tend to know exactly what they desire for their future and believe all decisions they make are final as they have the last word. This type wants to keep their future plans to themselves, often refusing to divulge the path that they are on until they feel apt to do so. Personal power is seen as sacred and close to the heart for the VLEF, so letting another person potentially sway their desired outcome is forbidden. Although VLEFs are not keen on letting others in on their own future, they are strong narrators of the past, often advising others on how they should solve their own problems with fierce confidence as they relate each situation happening in the present to how they solved it in the past. For this reason, VLEFs may come off as bossy, overbearing, and preachy regarding self-improvement related topics which can confuse those who are unfamiliar with this type as being the 1L attitude. Overall, VLEFs believe that they have control over their own personhood and how it will evolve, which gives them an unstoppable spirit no matter the roadblocks.

VLEFs have an unusual approach to the logic aspect compared to the stereotype which can manifest in a few ways. The first and most obvious archetype of this type’s 2L is of the professorial or intellectual variety. This type will often spend hours relaying information or logical principles to others, demonstrating all the knowledge they have gained while encouraging the other person to share their own opinions as well. However, VLEFs may quickly switch to a more aggressive approach as soon as they believe a certain logical principle supports an ideal future option. This is where the type may appear more stubborn about logic than they are, as the expertise they desire can leak into the volitional realm. The other common manifestation of their 2L is the dreamer, or sensual variety. For this type of VLEF, they use logic as a means to draw others into their world. All exchanges of information are accepted and transformed into intrigue, fascination, and an opportunity for all parties involved to expand. VLEFs tend to have a hidden artistry and penchant for beauty that will only outwardly manifest in the more emotionally courageous version of the type. One will see often see geometry or math used as a vehicle for metaphors, analogies, and symbols.

VLEFs have a deeply vulnerable relationship to the emotion aspect. This type feels a violent sense of chaos when it comes to their emotional thoughts and feelings. For this reason, they often protect this part of their inner world as much as they can, while warning others of the pitfalls one can fall into when swept away in their emotions. VLEFs often suppress their emotions which can have many different consequences. They may develop a sad overlay to their personality, holding in all of their emotional trauma and past pain, wishing to find a philosophical or logical answer of how to “solve” these traumas. This can result in a vibrant artistic career or hobby that may surprise others who know the VLEF well. They may also become angry, argumentative, disagreeable, and flat out cruel to anyone who challenges their character. This type of VLEF can adopt an “attack first” type of attitude to pre-meditate highly unruly and emotionally rambunctious people. They dislike feeling as though their own emotional insecurity could be brought up against them without warning and may wave the finger and shame others who are being inappropriate. If others notice the VLEF’s emotions, they can become even more hostile and dismissive towards any assumptions made about their sensitivities. Overall, the VLEF wants to stop their emotionally negative disposition from activating their fears and vulnerabilities.

VLEFs have a rather straightforward approach to the physics aspect. Like all types in the pente sexta, VLEFs can feel a combination of their first and fourth attitudes pushing them to make conclusive decisions in their lives. They may become overly interested in the physical realm and all of the sensations that emerge in the body when tinkering with objects and materials. However, this does not mean that this type has long-lasting strong opinions about the physical world. Conversely, the VLEF is open minded and curious to understand how their own body works when the topic is brought up. They may be able to completely ignore any pain, annoyances, or inconvenience that their surroundings cause them. For this reason, this type can push through almost any sort of tough situation while retaining the mental observations that they made of their experience. VLEFs also become fascinated by shapes, patterns, movements, tessellations, and other geometric occurrences around them. They are often inclined to philosophize over the beauty or meaning of order in the world, taking ideas from the past and fitting them into the present understandings of reality.


VLEFs believe that they are the experts at the end of the day. Although they enjoy listening to other’s opinions and takes on multiple subjects, the VLEF wants to apply it to their own lives and how they need to be in control of their desires. The problem that this type runs into is they do not listen to the route that others have taken to their own expert knowledge and desires. VLEFs would rather do it in their own way, which can cause them to become arrogant and overly self-confident, refusing to listen to advice that would actually help them. VLEFs need to let others in when it feels safe. Not everyone is trying to control them, and some people have genuine advice to offer. The map to the future comes in many different flavors, so the more open the VLEF can be to this fact, the better.


VLEFs become frustrated at what it takes to motivate themselves. They quickly give up when something becomes emotionally taxing, as they want their desires to match the way that they idealized them to be. This type despises being trapped in an emotional state that is unwanted. VLEFs feel that emotions hold them back and their desires can only be met if they cut these feelings out. The solution to ending this frustration is to move towards the fear. VLEFs need to try and deeply understand what inspires them, and conversely, what entirely scares them. Figure out where the feelings are coming from. What causes the fear? What causes the insecurity? How does inspiration come and go so quickly? The more these feelings are endured, the more freeing the mindset of the VLEF.


VLEFs want to spend as little time as possible arranging their environment. Once a desire or decision for the future is made, the VLEF needs it to happen as fast as possible. The issue with this type of thinking, is that many important details are missed that directly affect the VLEF’s ability to enjoy the moment. Instead of overlooking the details of what surrounds them, this type must take time to reflect on their bodily sensations, what they find beautiful, what feels good versus bad, and what is a necessity versus something they desire. This sort of depth is required to support the main goal of this type; which is to become experts of their chosen interest.


VLEFs are trapped in trying to figure out the best way to communicate their thoughts and inner intuitions/feelings. They will ruminate for days on end before verbalizing what it is they feel and the hope is that others do not make them feel worse about these inner monologues. This type gets stuck in a mindset of fear and disgust surrounding emotions. They wonder of all negative potential consequences of communicating the vulnerable parts of themselves, which leads to incessant foreboding and anxiety. Instead of worrying about the consequences, VLEFs need to join the present moment. Become courageous in the expression of emotions. Trust the self to find the right words when needed, and do not put too much weight on negative feedback. Peace of mind comes from feeling the emotions and accepting that they exist.


VLEFs will disregard their own need to be precise if it is not a moral concern. They will accept feedback from anyone as long as it does not cross into an emotionally violent territory. This type can become an information hoarder, and listens to others who want them to go out and collect all the data that they can. This goes wrong when the VLEF has so many options that they do not realize what is useful or needed for their own survival. They will overlook their own bodily warning systems, and continue to collect irrelevant data. This type needs to develop strategies and routines to keep them comfortable and healthy. Stop being so open to finding idealism elsewhere and truly listen to your own body and intuition about how you should organize your time and life.


VLEFs are confused by their own emotional reactions. They feel stunted and inferior due to their lack of excitement and deciphering how to express it. This type questions any natural emotions that come up in response to stimuli. The anxiety and frustration of having uncontrolled emotions leaves them feeling desperate and drained. VLEFs attempt to circumvent having to deal with these emotions by planning out a desirable future, or intellectualizing what is happening rather than sitting down and actually feeling the emotions. The best fix to this problem is to prioritize their own needs. Sit down and feel each emotion. Rate them from 1-10, and figure out which emotions are the most enjoyable. Rather than running away from bad emotions, use this as an opportunity to understand how they truly feel and where they compare to other emotions.

Common VLEF Quirks

•Needs continuous, in-depth information
•Clarifies what is desirable to pursue
•Discusses and argues with ease
•Gives advice freely
•Interested in transforming the past
•Enjoys the occult, religion, spirituality
•Hides symbolism in words
•Freezes when asked about feelings
•Endlessly probes for details
•Systematizes human behavior
•Warns others of pitfalls
•Takes charge of goals
•Believes their desires are supreme
•Intellectualizes every day situations
•Views reality through geometry
•Says the world is hostile
•Changes plans often
•Sees how everyone is interconnected
•Dismisses overly emotionally people
•Desires more and more complexity

Stereotypical Image

VLEFs appear professorial and intellectual in nature. They often dress in neutral colors and accessorize with a few “odd” or “taboo” pieces. This type usually wants to incorporate things from the past into the present. They rarely keep up with trends unless they find them personally interesting. VLEFs like the occult and anything from lost moments in history that can only be found in literature. For this reason, they can enjoy dressing outside of the norm if they are more brave in nature. Overall, VLEFs need their style to represent their intellectually curious nature. If they can show this part of themselves without needing to emote, then they have met their goal.

Archetype Variations

Provocative, novel-seeking, needs to be seen as someone who gets what they desire no matter what

Professorial / Intellectual
Teaches, encourages others to learn, transmits facts and figures that they have collected over time

Patient, builds strategies and ideas, likes puzzles and challenges, interpersonal

Political Leader
Talks to many different people, interested in political strategies, wants to be seen as the group expert.

Historian / Psychologist
Interested in human nature and how it has evolved over time, studies ancient culture, brings ideas back to life.