The 1V attitude is characterized by a self-positive (Vs+), others-negative (Vo-) disposition. This disposition creates an attitude that is acutely aware of its own strengths within the realm of volition. 1Vs understand their own power within this aspect and generally want to protect it at all costs. All incoming volitional information from others must be pushed through the 1V’s subjective interpretation before it is accepted. The strategies that each 1V employs may differ in behavior or execution but the core attitude of subjective protection over what they believe is their greatest asset will be consistent and true for all 1Vs. Below are some common beliefs and behaviors that you may see with 1Vs. Please keep in mind that these are generalities and do not represent the vast sub-archetypes held within the overall 1V attitude.

VLFE – The Pathfinder
VLEF – The Inquisitor
VFLE – The Firestarter
VFEL – The Arbiter
VELF – The Harbinger
VEFL – The Orchestrator

Strong Willed

Prefer to quickly understand what they do or do not desire in any situation – including how the situation can evolve. Highly value their own sense of character and dignity and trust that they will never lose their sense of self. May funnel all of their energy into building their own goals and expressing their willpower regardless of an audience or appropriateness, which can lead to assuming others will follow along. Believe they can always follow their own urges and desires for their future and can handle the consequences that come along with this action. Tend to only trust themselves to create and execute goals for themselves. Often feel that they are a one-person show and believe that they know how to make decisions better than others.

Leadership Role

Not all 1Vs are leaders, but there is always a natural leadership quality to them even if they do not desire to be in charge. Assert their ideas of their version of the future regardless of who is around. Can overestimate their own abilities to create a desired future and may discount others and their motivations. Do not like to be reminded of their own responsibilities and will dismiss any criticism. Tend to believe they are in complete control of their own personal direction, even if this direction is to remain idle or relaxed. Will make decisions for themselves (and sometimes others) without second thought unless the situation requires it. Believe it is their right to exercise self-control or restraint whenever they wish to do so.

Blind Spot

Can forget that they have a deep vulnerability within volition that drives their confident attitude, which can lead to psychological burnout if they overexert themselves. May do things for others without realizing it is what they wanted themselves. Often override the wishes of others in place of their own. May talk extensively about how to accomplish goals but have no intention of walking others through the process, which can come off as bossy and selfish. Do not require others to intervene or help them unless it has been decided by the 1V themselves, which can give off the impression of a rebel or overly individualistic person.

Vulnerability Triggers

The deep and hidden vulnerability within a 1V type can be triggered in numerous ways, which includes but is not limited to:

•Loss of personal autonomy
•Disruption in mental faculty that supports decision making abilities
•Being pushed to the bottom of a hierarchy with no opportunities
•Being forced to give up rights or ownership over life decisions
•Mental illness, specifically depression, as it affects the reward center

Theoretical Breakdown

The 1V attitude is formed by placing the volition aspect (V) in the confident position (1st). Confident volition (1V) has a strong interest in its own concept of willpower and volition. All 1V types believe they are sufficient in matters of volition. They may be aggressive about their opinions on responsibilities, decisions, obligations, goals, willpower, the future, personal direction and how to overcome obstacles. These types tend to focus intently on the personal results that can be obtained from willpower which they use to solidify their opinions on these matters.