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LVEF - "Einstein" or "The Deviser"

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I am willing to bet all four of my limbs on the fact that everyone who is reading this article knows who Albert Einstein is. Not only did he contribute a grand amount of knowledge to the field of physics, but he was thought to be so intelligent that his name is now a synonym for "smart person." Of course, Afanasyev's usage of Einstein as the namesake for LVEF does not convey the same message. Psychotype does not correlate to intelligence; you will find many intelligent "Dumas" and many stupid "Einsteins." The scientist's psychotype contributed solely to his personality, and we shall now continue with how it did this. 

In accordance with his First Logic, Einstein found himself constantly absorbed in thought and ideas. Thought took priority over all things, which led to the scientist putting himself in some rather dangerous situations. Once, he was pushing a stroller with a child in through the street, but stopped in a very dangerous spot to take notes, and only having completed the notes did he continue moving. On another occasion, Einstein was celebrating his birthday at a restaurant, where his friends had ordered Russian caviar, an immensely expensive delicacy. The scientist stuffed his face with the meal, completely oblivious to what he was eating, while he continued to speak about Newton's law of inertia. The reader may be inclined to see this as a manifestation of First Logic and Fourth Physics together, but do understand that all "Dogmatists" are susceptible to these kinds of scenarios. When Logic prevails above all, all else is neglected in favour of thought, including physics (even in the Third and Second positions.) 

Einstein's First Logic also manifested in other ways, often interacting with the strong, individualistic Second Will. Einstein believed that he would be better off alone with this thoughts, stating, 

For a scientist, the position of a lighthouse keeper would be ideal. 

When combined with Einstein's Second Will, the First Logic gave way to a confident intellectual autonomy. However, it also made Einstein contradictory in his beliefs, desiring social justice and duty (Second Will,) while also desiring autonomy from the rest of society (First Logic.) The combination of these functions was clearly seen in an anecdote from Einstein's years as a student. One of his classmates called him courageously truthful, as he was not afraid to gracefully oppose and correct anyone who came his way. Furthermore, when Einstein's teacher gave him instructions to solve a problem, he threw the instructions in the trash and solved it his own way. 

Einstein's Third Emotion manifested in his hatred of beauty and his denial of its role in science. Einstein hated sentimentality, and would always keep a stern face even around the most cheery of people. He also spoke out against romanticism, stating that it was simply used by idiots as a way to liquify and over-simplify scientific concepts. According to one of his classmates, he guarded his tender and soft emotional life with a thorned, solid shell that would only soften when discussing poetry or playing music. The last note of any song Einstein played was always quiet, almost unvoiced, as he would immediately turn back to his intellectual work. Einstein's love life also had a part to play in this. When questioned about why Einstein would marry such an unhealthy woman, Einstein explained that her sweet voice captivated his love. Naturally, this was a consequence of Einstein's Third Emotion being appealed more than his dormant Fourth Physics. Sensitivity took prudence over sensuality in Einstein's mind. 

Appropriately, the "Einstein" psychotype is the perfect representation of the archetypal mad scientist. Scientists are imagined as being completely absorbed in their ideas, theories, and experiments, unable to pay attention to anything else in life (First Logic.) They are stereotyped as loners who find speaking to others difficult, and whose love life is essentially dead (Third Emotion.) And scientists are often imagined as so absorbed in their ideas that all the basic necessities of life are completely lost on them (Fourth Physics.)[1]

"Einstein" is an honest and thoughtful intellectual, careful with forming opinions on topics he knows little about. The last thing that "Einstein," or any other First Logic, wants to be is incorrect, so he always clarifies when his assertions are mere assumptions, or when he is dealing with ambiguous information. He hates to twist the truth or proclaim falsehoods. When he does want to proclaim something, "Einstein" can often struggle with communication due to his Third Emotion. He is out of touch with both his own emotions and the emotions of the crowd, and may sometimes come across as insensitive. Third Emotion troubles "Einstein" greatly, as he fears his lack of expression may be interpreted as stupidity (concerning First Logic) or a lack of confidence (concerning Second Will.) 

What carries "Einstein," and indeed the rest of the psychotypes, through life is his Second Function; in this case, Will. The "Einstein's" spirit is strong, confident, gracious, but also malleable, flexible, and cordial. No activity brings the "Einstein" more joy than convincing another person of his opinion. The Second Will can help to soften the rock-hard heart of the Third Emotion, as the need for a social sphere and a just society will always bug the Second Will. In accordance with Fourth Physics, "Einstein" is lazy when it comes to physical activity, and his Third Emotion makes him closed off to help in this department. He would need a cause, some kind of provocation that would activate his Will in order to fully bring out the Fourth Physics.[2]

To summarise all that has been said, First Logic makes "Einstein" absorbed in the world of ideas, theories, and abstractions, sometimes to the detriment of the physical world. Second Will gives him a noble and gracious individualism, as well as a cordial and friendly temperament. Third Emotion makes "Einstein" a hidden romantic, insecure about expressing his emotions, and sternly opposed to conforming to sentiments. And Fourth Physics makes him disconnected from the material realm, giving him a rather gloomy outlook on life. 

[1] Syntax of Love Pages 29, 124 - 127 
[2] Description of the LVEF type 

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