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LEFV - "Augustine" or "The Daydreamer"

Psyche Yoga Version:

Aurelius Augustine 

1. Logic
2. Emotion
3. Physics
4. Will

In their superficial appearance and demeanour around other people, LEFWs do not appear as intellectuals. They are charming, cheerful, docile, and accepting, far from the typical idea of an isolated and cold philosopher. Such a belief could not be further from reality. LEFW, just like all other 1st Logic types, is a seeker for truth and absolutism, hoping to find doctrines and philosophies that speak to them. No one is a better example of this than the Bishop of Hippo himself. Augustine changed his belief system many times throughout his life, going from Paganism to Manichaeism to Scepticism before finding his place in Christianity. Once Augustine's 1st Logic found comfort, it was in full force; he was a passionate and thorough preacher, writing extensively, and solidified himself as a crucial figure in Christain philosophy and thinking.

As a rule, LEFW is prone to dogmatic and absolutist rationale, and his ideas are likely not open to discussion. Augustine himself was no stranger to this mindset; the law of God was not up for debate. If someone broke it, the criminal should plead for forgiveness. His time spent with the Sceptics is a testament to this. As fun as it may be to nitpick theories to the point of endless fault-finding, it never leads to the discovery or establishment of truth. Augustine wanted order, law, and reason. Even having discovered validities in both Manichaeism and Christianity, Augustine could not conceive acceptance of both doctrines; in his mind, one must be correct and the other not.[3]

The LEFW is no stranger to artistic interests such as poetry, acting, or painting. These individuals, per 2nd Emotion, are expressive, poetic, and charming. They frequently play the role of the jester, cracking jokes and entertaining friends. The Bishop of Hippo was no different; he felt entranced and captivated by the music of the Lord, even stating that "Those who sing pray twice." Augustine's literature was no exception either, as he filled it with emotionality, love, and subtle spirituality. LEFVs often hide their intellectual mind behind the 2nd Emotion, as their 4th Will typically demands a more submissive disposition, atypical of 1st Logic. They usually only speak their opinion when given permission but can monologue for hours given the opportunity. 

Like with all 3rd functions, the LEFW's 3rd Physics lives a life of hypocrisy. They will shun others in disgust for their indulgence but will not hesitate to pleasure themselves of their own accord. Such hypocrisy is exemplified by Augustine's request to the Lord, "Give me chastity and continence, but not yet!"[3] Augustine preferred his carnal desires to be quenched and satisfied rather than extinguished, a wish that he knew went against his Christian dogma (1st Logic.) Augustine also shunned Empiricism, a philosophy based entirely on the actualities of sensations. The Bishop believed that it was easy to fool human senses, so to use them as the basis for thought would be unwise.

LEFWs often lead active and healthy lifestyles, always being on the move and prone to claustrophobia. At the same time, they can often be insecure about their appearances and will excessively groom and clean themselves. LEFW women often put on loads of makeup, and even LEFW men will do the same if desperate. 

As per 4th Will, the LEFW is a docile and gentle person who does not think of harming anyone. These individuals are somewhat unambitious and do not think about power or status much. They prefer to seek external authority, become a subordinate, and be eternally loyal to their master. For Augustine, this master was, of course, God. He believed that only God had the power (Will) to cleanse humanity of its sins and that humans themselves could never achieve perfection. This belief put Augustine at odds with the Pelagainists, who believed that humans could achieve salvation without guidance from God. Though Augustine won this debate for the time, the question of human free will still permeates the world of theology and philosophy.

In addition to obedience to a master, LEFW is also very susceptible to mischief, though not on their own accord. Let us recall an instance in which Augustine and his friends stole some pears from a nearby tree. Of course, to us, this may seem completely innocent, but Augustine's 1st Logic saw this as a capital sin against the Lord. His justification was that he felt helplessly compelled to follow his friends, stating, "I alone would not have done this."[3] Such a question of power and control stuck with Augustine throughout his life, influencing his philosophical and theological views. 

To summarise, 1st Logic makes LEFW a seeker after truth, a dedicated dogmatist, and a fierce rationalist. 2nd Emotion makes them artistic, poetic and expressive, often playing the role of a joking jester or the comedic relief. 3rd Physics makes them sensitive and easily disgusted by indulgence and greed, but at the same time, they are hypersexual and desperate to quench their urges. And 4th Will makes them docile, unassuming and submissive, willingly loyal to their masters for eternity. 

[1] The Syntax of Love by Alexander Afanasyev, Pages 163-166
[2] Description of the LEFV type 
[3] The Confessions of St Augustine Pages 29, 65, 104 

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