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.


Certain • Sufficient • Strong • Aggressive • Subjective • Vulnerable • Flippant • Local • Distinct

Attitudinal Beliefs

• Trusts in their ability to deduce what they desire and how it can change over time.
• Believes that they will never lose their sense of self.
• Assumes that their goals are ideal by default.
• Believes that others should let them express their willpower in all circumstances.
• Believes that they can always give into their urges and future desires and deal with the consequences.
• Knows that only they themselves can execute their goals.
• Assumes that they are a one-man army and their decisions are better than everyone else’s by default.
• Presumes that they are better leaders than others even if they choose not to lead.
• Figures that their own version of the future is what matters most.
• Deems others’ abilities as relevant only if they align with or connect back to their own motivations.
• Believes that they are the ultimate decider of their responsibilities.
• Credits themselves for where they are in life.
• Assumes that their own decisions are always justified for the moment in time they were made.
• Believes that it is their right to act or refuse to act whenever they wish.
• Expects that others will never be able to attack vulnerabilities in their willpower.
• Imagines that others can see the future playing out in the same way that they do.
• Feels justified in overriding others’ wishes to replace with their own.
• Believes that discussing objectives more than acting upon them is useless.
• Assumes that they have the right to boss people around if needed.
• Expects others to leave them alone and let them figure things out for themselves unless they have asked.

Behaviors of the Subtypes


Depth-focused: All Dichotomies
• Does whatever they want without asking for permission or checking in with others.
• Insistently clarifies their position of power through actions.
• Confidently expresses what they desire through monologues.
• Assured of who they are and carries themselves with high regard.
• Gets caught in over-analyzing power dynamics.
• Takes up the space in a room.
• Makes unilateral decisions and continues to justify them against criticism.
• Refuses to be distracted from their own desired future.
• Has highly detailed ideas of how to get what you want.
• Throws their metaphorical weight around to meet an objective.
• Uses their own actions to justify future actions.
• Acts as the defacto leader in any situation.
• Creates an identity around being strong and decisive.
• Has consistent ideas and actions around willpower.


Self-focused: Certain • Sufficient • Strong
• Powerful steamroller who refuses to be contained.
• Expresses their power rather than speaking about it.
• Hyper-focuses on their desired future and how to get there instantly.
• Overrides others’ decisions without discussion or justification.
• Lacks boundaries around desires.
• Fiercely displays who they are and what they want.
• Finds superior positions incidentally rather than on purpose.
• Self-involved.
• Gets high off of their own supply.
• Ignores outsiders and criticism of their character.
• Takes a no-limits approach to what they can achieve.
• Insists that desires are endless and acts accordingly.
• Individualistic with a focus on hedonism.
• Messy and random – constantly acting on new ideas.
• Refuses to justify their actions.


Others-focused: Aggressive • Subjective • Vulnerable
• Questions others choices.
• Finds faults in the character of others.
• Meddles in how others do things.
• Prone to tirades about how others are behaving badly.
• Sees the world as limiting their own choices.
• Paranoid that others may interfere in their lives.
• Isolates themselves when feelings of vulnerability crop up.
• Becomes personal and laser focused on others’ life choices.
• Shuts others down when they feel threatened.
• Takes the lead in intimate settings rather than large group or company-wide projects.
• Feels free to give out criticism when necessary.
• Calls out people who encroach on personal boundaries.
• Fantasizes of an ideal future to escape current problems or limitations.
• Zones in on the absolute core character of others no matter how ugly the truth may be.
• Picky and detailed about how any matter should be handled or planned for.
• Knows their own weaknesses and shares them readily.


Method-focused: Flippant • Local • Distinct
• Highly individualistic and results focused.
• Refuses to waste time and energy on fruitless endeavors.
• Stays quiet about what they want until it is inquired.
• Leaves people alone and expects the same.
• Laser focused on the exact ways reality will unfold.
• Solves problems through quick acting and decision-making.
• Has a pushy attitude about making decisions.
• Expects others to do less talking and more acting.
• Impersonal yet focused on effectiveness.
• Lets others be however they want to be unless it affects them personally.
• Treats every action as an effort to reach an end point.
• Goals are taken extremely seriously and personal opinions are ignored.
• Lost in their own expectations.
• Views volition as a puzzle that needs solved.
• Is disgusted by wasting time or energy on playing around with identity.


Adaptation-focused: Obscuring All Dichotomies
• Ignores their own aggressive willpower.
• Pushes down feelings of confidence until it is absolutely necessary to act.
• Fights against the urge to tell people how to live their lives better.
• Makes passive-aggressive remarks on the correct way to do things.
• Refuses to verbalize their thoughts on future plans.
• Will not discuss their character as it speaks for itself and they do not need to explain it.
• Uses body language to express discontent.
• Finds power through the art of insinuation to get others to do things.
• Does not take ownership over their bossiness.
• Wants others to look away from their hedonistic nature.
• Feels bad about showing their full character.
• Sneaks in decisions that will affect others without them noticing.
• Has immense amounts of willpower waiting on-hand.
• Runs anxious, stressed and nervous due to pushing down their own aggression.
• Paranoid that others will notice they are making unilateral decisions.
• Hides the progress they have made on their goals.