The Connoisseur

LFEV is the Attitudinal Psyche type that seems the most interested in creating a detailed rule book of how to organize and appreciate the finer aspects of life. The LFEV appears to be protecting themselves from being emotionally damaged through a heavy focus on the truth value that can be obtained by fully immersing themselves in the physical specifics of reality. They may come off as particular, rule-oriented, epicure, intellectual, detail-oriented, closed off, proper, elitist, idealistic, dark, quiet, upright, and at times poetic if their interests move towards philosophy and art. The LFEV seems to want control over their identity through being a reliable source of information and detailed facts that are not spoiled by overly subjective or loud emotions.

1L – Confident Logic

LFEVs have a calm and confident approach to the logic aspect. This type believes that they have an exceptional ability to discern what is true in all domains of life. They have a strong valuing of precision and exactness when it comes to gathering details. The LFEV does not want to be wrong or let others determine the meaning of facts and ideas. However, this type rarely loses their cool on the spot if they disagree with others. Instead, they will save their annoyances for a separate time when it is more appropriate to dispute a fact. This type does put their opinion forward if they feel it is necessary but often does not have a lot to say which can create a shy, calm appearance. LFEVs want to know that they have control over their perception of the facts. They will resist outside opinions or bluntly reject them if they do not fit into the internal map that they have created. For this reason, they can come off as uncooperative in academic spaces if they do not have authority.

2F – Flexible Physics

LFEVs have a highly discerning 2F. Since this type is overly invested in precision, they often dig deeply into the aesthetic appearances of things. Each new facet of an object or aesthetic gives them new information to ponder and fit into their idealistic view of its beauty. This type is notoriously picky about taste, food, presentation, and mood – which is not stereotypical for 2F. However, LFEVs are aware of their pickiness and are still willing to entertain the opinions of others in the realm of physics, especially if it fosters further conversation. Consequently, they can randomly bring up their preferences when others are not expecting them to do so, which can be confusing for those that painted them as a shy or withdrawn person. This type can fully invest in learning new practical skills, and there is a tendency to focus on the presentation of its beauty or how to reach an ideal standard with a pragmatic approach. LFEVs believe that the pleasures of the world should be shared.

3E – Insecure Emotion

LFEVs have the most withdrawn and sensitive 3E attitude of all types. They feel that the world is a hellish landscape of unfettered emotional expression, manipulation, and disingenuousness. This dark view of the world can lead others to believe they are nihilistic but surprising to most, the LFEV wants to shut out the darkness unless it offers new insight to protect the self. This type can become preoccupied with the many different emotions they feel internally and become confused at the vast contradictions that exist in that space. For this reason, LFEVs can become skeptical of those who put their emotional life on public display without considering the discrepancies in the process. If left unchecked, LFEVs can become depressed, bitter, and spiteful towards those they consider more lively, emotive and inspirational than they are. There can be power struggles present in the mind about what it means to educate the self and others with this type. They may feel that they have to convince others to follow their own ideas in order to be accepted and in good relational standing with others. However, once LFEVs push to understand and express themselves, they can learn to accept their emotional vulnerabilities regardless of how frightening they may be.

4V – Unbothered Volition

LFEVs have a carefully organized 4V. This type believes that as long as they can organize the details of their future, then there is no need to worry about responsibilities and obligations as they can be handled as they appear. The problem this type runs into with this thinking is they fall into rationalizing events rather than participating in the action it takes to reach the end goal. LFEVs tend to be willing to engage in task-work, physical movement, and practical measures which helps them have a better relationship to volition, however, outside of a quick goal or physical need, they do not think too deeply about what they can accomplish in the long term. LFEVs may become downtrodden about their lack of motivation and this can seep into their 3E insecurity and cause immobility and depression. Although LFEVs can be combative and arrogant about their opinions, they have an openness to motivational people, and rarely resist those who lay out an action plan for them to take. The LFEV finds step-by-step, sensible solutions to be ideal and tends to respect those who push them to align with an ideal trajectory.

LFEV Spread Among Enneagram Core Types