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FELV - "Borgia" or "The Moodmaker"

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Lucrezia Borgia was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and Afanasyev's namesake for the FELV personality. He cites a biographer of Borgia who sums up the entirety of her psychotype in a few sentences. 

"[She] was endowed with all the charms of a rich female nature, but weak and spineless became the plaything of the indiscriminate politics and vile passions of her father and brother. Distinguished by her remarkable beauty, wit, education and love of art, she could be considered one of the most brilliant women of her time, were it not for the shadow of the sad glory of her immoral family."

Her "remarkable beauty" and "rich female nature" are signs of the First Physics; her "charms," and "love of art" are signs of Second Emotion; her "education" and "wit" are signs of Third Logic; and her "weakness," "spinelessness," as well as the fact that she "became the plaything of the... vile passions of her father and brother" are evidence of Fourth Will. 

Borgia was unfortunate enough to have her Fourth Will exploited heavily by her father. By the time she was 13, she had already been engaged twice, and was both married and divorced at the same age (on her father's whim, of course.) Her father and brother would go on to murder that husband, with Lucrezia pitifully trying to tend to the man's wounds. Sadly, it was no use. Lucrezia would also often preside over the orgies that her father had with a variety of prostitutes, only being covered by a thin piece of cloth. She would eventually retire from this endeavour and move to Ferrara, where she would meet a variety of artists, scientists, and poets. She was easily influenced by those around her and remained indifferent to any good or evil that went on with her superiors. 

Perhaps in tandem with the namesake for this type, "Borgia" is the perfect psychotype for a prostitute. The First Physics gives her immense beauty as well as thick skin, allowing both her partners and herself to enjoy the pleasures of such activities. Second Emotion gives "Borgia" an irresistible charm that attracts men from all around. And Fourth Will allows her to be careless and indifferent towards all that her partners do to her, mentally and physically. 

Though it may seem somewhat strange, this psychotype is also perfect for a soldier. The same First Physics that endures sexual encounters also endures the brutalities of war, facing them with bravery and near indifference. Third Logic does not dare to question or discuss the orders given by a commander, and the Fourth Will is even less inclined to condemn such orders. In such a context, we may mention Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's generals. Murat's clothes were extravagant, bulbous, and he stuck out like a sore thumb; he maintained absolute loyalty to Napoleon, and was eternally indebted to him; and despite worrying about Napoleon's advance into Russia, Murat dared not to question it. (First Physics, Fourth Will, Third Logic.) [1]

As a group, "Borgias" are lovers of worldly pleasure and fun, easily finding joy in simple things like entertainment, holidays, food, and clothing. They are experts of style, but can often be unsatisfied with their appearance if they lack the motivation to groom themselves. This does not bother the "Borgia" much, however, as it is very hard to offend her on the basis of appearance. "Borgias" are often very charming people, easily attracting attention and love. While conflicts and quarrels will be very unsettling, the "Borgia" is quickly consoled and calmed. Though intelligence is not their strongest trait, many will be surprised at the intellectual insights of the "Borgia," as she is most certainly capable of critical thought and speculation.[2]

"Borgia," as is the case with her brother in functions, "Epicurus," are the laziest of the Twenty-Four psychotypes. Their Rigid, Result-oriented Physics is highly attentive to carnal needs and wants, and their Weakened, Result Will makes it difficult for them to step away from these needs. As a result, "Borgia" becomes inert, stuck in monotonous routine, although not a very healthy one. Activities such as cleaning, cooking, and gardening quickly bore the First Physics, and the Fourth Will only exaggerates this inertia. "Borgia" and "Epicurus" typically have a very positive outlook on life, and have the idea that issues will all work themselves out in the end.[3]

"Borgia" is also the sister to another psychotype; "Goethe," who shares First Physics and Third Logic. "Borgias" are often uninclined towards abstract and transcendental thinking, instead setting their principles in the concrete and visible. Perceiving reason as anything other than that which is married with reality is a tough job for "Borgia" and "Goethe," as both of these personalities experience an excessive attraction to the physical world (First Physics) and a deep insecurity with philosophy (Third Logic.)[4]

To summarise all that has been said, First Physics makes "Borgia" a beautiful and refined figure, with a taste for life's simple pleasures and purely carnal joys. Second Emotion gives her a people-centric charm, able to attract attention from miles away. Third Logic gives "Borgia" a practical wit that, while it may be useful, is sadly often disregarded due to its surrounding ulcers. And Fourth Will makes "Borgia" rather inert and lazy, but also accepting and docile around other people. 

[1] Syntax of Love Pages 119 - 121 
[2] Description of the FELV type 
[3] Description of First Physics and Fourth Will 
[4] Description of First Physics and Third Logic 

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