2V – Flexible Volition
The 2V attitude is characterized by a self-positive and others-positive disposition. This disposition creates an attitude that is acutely aware of how volitional information can be transferred between itself and the outside world in both directions. 2Vs understand the elasticity, usefulness, and creative element within this aspect and generally feel a sense of fearlessness in discussing or sharing information within this realm. The strategies that each 2V employs may differ in behavior or execution but the core attitude of objective, flexible communication will remain consistent for all 2Vs. Below are some common beliefs and behaviors that you may see with 2Vs. Please keep in mind that these are generalities and do not represent the vast sub-archetypes held within the overall 2V attitude.
Enjoy discussing the future with others and listening to how things could change over time. Tend to invite and encourage feedback on how to improve and motivate the self and others. Believe that they can work with others to design a future through a democratic and fair process. Have patience with those who are anxious about their goals and are able to offer an array of solutions to offer hope to others. Are always willing to listen to the life struggles of others, regardless if they agree or disagree with the methods that the other person employs to solve them. Naturally believe they can balance out obligations of life.
Believe they can negotiate responsibilities and are often accepting of excuses so long as they are explained and make sense. Can listen to all sides of a power struggle and learn how to keep people working together effectively. Often want to discuss how to get things done and what has worked for them in the past. Believe they can be endlessly diplomatic with those who are in power – always willing to give and take when needed.
Can endlessly accept others’ laziness – even if it hurts the goal. Often hide disappointment and sour feelings towards others to remain processional through willpower. Can sometimes be lazy and unbothered by the lack of momentary energy, but will turn it on as needed. May prefer talking about how to improve rather than putting in the actual work. Can waste time processing out decisions, goals, and possibilities rather than acting on what will work in the most efficient way.
The 2V attitude is formed by placing the volition aspect (V) in the flexible position (2nd). Flexible volition (2V) has a strong interest in its own concept of willpower and volition. All 2V types believe they are sufficient in matters of volition. They are mostly diplomatic about their opinions on responsibilities, decisions, obligations, goals, willpower, personal direction and how to overcome obstacles. These types tend to focus intently on processing, improving, and negotiating all things related to the human drive. They use this ability to keep others at ease regarding volition.