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ELFV - "Rousseau" or "The Chronicler"

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevean philosopher and composer whose ideas contributed to the period of Enlightenment as well as to the French Revolution. Alexander Afanasyev used Rousseau as an example of the ELFV personality, and noted that the philosopher's book, Confessions, provided valuable insight into the functions of masochism, which we shall continue in the relevant paragraph. 

Not much is spoken about Jean-Jacques Rousseau's top two functions in Afanasyev's book, but reading Rousseau's Confessions makes his typology clear as day. He speaks of his family and his lovers with immense compassion and love, and admitted the somewhat embarrassing extent to which he would reach to receive affection. Rousseau was always desperate for the adoration and warmth of those around him, stating that being beloved was his "most adamant wish."[1.1] Furthermore, much of his adult life was spent admiring and fantasising about a variety of women, while not daring to disclose these feelings to them. This is, of course, evident of the introspective, rigid, and overwhelming First Emotion, which naturally finds itself in the position of a passionate and admiring romantic. 

Rousseau's Second Logic is clearly evident in his attitude towards education, and this can be summed up in a single quote. 

If children understood how to reason they would not need to be educated.

Such an idea that understanding of reason alone can guide a person through their life can only come about as a result of the Second Logic. Unlike the First Logic, which is a dogmatic monologue that the owner feels the need to teach, Rousseau's attitude in this belief shows much more nonchalance and freedom in allowing people to use their reasoning. The implication here is that reasoning and knowledge are both processes that are to be carried out long-term, rather than results that are to be pushed onto someone instantly. He believed children should learn and discover truths for themselves, a belief that can only come from the malleable but strong Second Logic.[2]

The sensitivity and hypersexuality of the Third Physics was also very evident in the philosopher. In his Confessions, Rousseau spoke of the first time he had ever experienced violence from an authority figure. He noted that simply writing about it raised his heart rate, and that he would almost certainly carry the memory of the event until death, a testament to his extreme sensitivity to blemishes.[1.2] Furthermore, when Rousseau found himself at the spanking mercy of Mademoiselle Lambercier, he seemingly found himself not disdaining, but enjoying the sensation, deriving a sense of pleasure from being flogged by the other sex.[1.3] This desire did not cease with childhood, but only persisted, and Rousseau continued to desire for a woman to spank him. In fact, this hypersexuality went so far that Rousseau disliked women being in the workforce, as that would cause women to take control of men through sexual urges[2].

This leads into the primary aspect of not only Rousseau's typology, but the "Rousseau" personality as a whole. That is, this personality, more than all others, is a masochist. As mentioned, the hypersexuality of the Third Physics gives way to deriving pleasure from seemingly discomforting activities such as punishment. But Third Physics alone does not create masochism; it has to be combined with the submissive, careless, and docile Fourth Will. When combined with the megaphone of passions that is the First Emotion, "Rousseau" becomes a dedicated masochist.[3]

Such a deviant tendency was, as the reader may suppose, expressed by Rousseau in his Confessions

To fall at the feet of an imperious mistress, obey her mandates, or implore pardon, were for me the most exquisite enjoyments, and the more my blood was inflamed by the efforts of a lively imagination, the more I acquired the appearance of a whining lover. [1.3]

There is not much else to say here: First Emotion, Third Physics, Fourth Will. 

Belonging to the First Emotion, "Rousseaus" live in a dreamy fantasy as an escape from the harsh realities of real life. Though these individuals are very sensitive, negative emotions do not persist for very long thanks to the Fourth Will. "Rousseaus" often drift and meander through life, endlessly dreaming while never bothering to exercise such dreams. "Rousseau," as with his fellow 1E3F, "Pasternak" is a huge romantic, as the intense passions and deep love of the First Emotion is enhanced by the sensitivity and hypersexuality of the Third Physics.[6]

ELFVs enjoy entertaining new opinions and points of view, and will frequently share thoughts with those around them. They admire smart people, believing that awareness and critical thinking are important qualities. Given that his two speech functions are at the top, "Rousseau" is capable both of introspection and fantasising isolation and speculative discussion in a large group. Finding something to talk about or imagine is never an issue for "Rousseau." ELFVs love to remain active, picking up hobbies such as painting or music. They adore nature and are very gentle with it; many "Rousseaus" are vegetarians. However, despite their active lifestyle, violence is something the ELFV would never carry out, preferring peace and creativity over brutality.[4]

The combination of First Emotion and Fourth Will makes "Rousseau" a very infantile, innocent, and expressive person. As with his brother in functions, "Bukharin," the ELFV has a very positive outlook on life, dislikes starting disputes, and loves to make personal connections. However, there is a sense of self-doubt in the background, as the ELFV often downplays himself and his achievements, seeing others as his superiors. Creativity is extremely important to "Rousseau" as a means of absorbing himself into a different world, free of the responsibilities of reality.[5]

To summarise all that has been said, First Emotion makes "Rousseau" a languishing romantic who endleslly longs for love and affection from those around him. Second Logic makes him conversationable, talkative, and reasonable, open to discussion about any topic and to opposing points of view. Third Physics makes him immensely sensitive to any kind of blemishes, as well as deeply hypersexual, pleased by physical harm. And Fourth Will makes him submissive, gentle, and complasiant, always open to ridicule and punishment by his superiors. 

[1] Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1.1] Pg 10, [1.2] Pg 14, [1.3] Pg 12 
[2] Jean-Jacques Rousseau 
[3] Syntax of Love Pages 143 - 145 
[4] Description of the ELFV type 
[5] Description of First Emotion and Fourth Will 
[6] Description of First Emotion and Third Physics 

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