The 3V attitude is characterized by a self-negative (Vs-) and others-negative (Vo-) disposition. This disposition creates an attitude that is plagued by an awareness of limitations, weakness, harm, negative consequences, and manipulation within the realm of volition. This awareness applies internally, externally, and within the exchange of information in the aspect. 3Vs have a keen sense of how they can be harmed by volition. The strategies that each 3V employs to deal with the insecurity may differ in behavior or execution but the core attitude of subjective vulnerability and insecurity will remain consistent for all 3Vs. Below are some common beliefs and behaviors that you may see with 3Vs. Please keep in mind that these are generalities and do not represent the vast sub-archetypes held within the overall 3V attitude.


Uncertain • Insufficient • Weak • Aggressive • Subjective • Vulnerable • Wordy • Expansive • Universal

LFVE – The Consultant
LEVF – The Visionary
FLVE – The Blacksmith
FEVL – The Impressionist
ELVF – The Dramatist
EFVL – The Adorner

Inner Conflict

Find work ethic to be anxiety inducing and may consistently worry about it. Often do not know how to react to power structures, and must intensely consider options. Will feel anxious about large workloads and insecure in how their duties to perform are perceived by others. Tend to feel doubtful about their potential and how motivated or inspired they can feel. May overestimate how much motivation something requires. Tendency to panic or become anxious when their energy level slips lower without warning. Can become worried and unsure of how to overcome obstacles. Will over-analyze and replay things they have accomplished recently, unsure of the next best step to take. Can be highly skeptical of how others assert their opinions on self-help and goal making.

Reactive Phase

May obsess over processing the tenets of their willpower. Believe that they must question any sort of authority that insinuates they should do something a certain way, or change their life direction. Tend to believe they must push themselves to settle inner conflicts about their own capabilities, becoming aggressive and resistant towards others who try to affect their decisions. Openly worry and complain about their future. Become anxious and aggressive about making promises because they could overestimate their ability to keep the promise.

Dormant Phase

May ignore any questions regarding their character, decisions or abilities to avoid insecurity. Will abandon discussion about obligations and responsibilities if it does not feel safe. May shut off their typical strategies to energize themselves. Tend to ignore obstacles as if they do not exist. Can remain unmoved and unshakable to anyone who tries to exert their will, stonewalling the opponent. Will leave any conversation where the future is brought up.

Secure Phase

Feel a comfort in successfully learning a detail about their own character and future. Sense of calm when realizing they can explore their volition safely. Understand their own limitations in willpower and can accept that. Empathize with those who may demand or expect energy from them. Refuse to over-analyze accomplishments and decisions and instead perceive them as they are. Tame their automatic reactive nature to those whom they perceive as pressuring or forcing them to do things. Become accepting of outside authority through realizing their own power and authority.

Theoretical Breakdown

The 3V attitude is formed by placing the Volition aspect (V) into the Insecure Position (3rd). Insecure Volition (3V) has an apprehensive and unsure attitude towards all manifestations of willpower. All 3V types believe they are insufficient at being involved in matters relating to volition. They are mostly anxious about their opinions of responsibilities, obligations, goals, willpower, and how to overcome obstacles. These types tend to have a shaky and unstable relationship with how they process all things related to the human drive. They tend to need clarification and feedback from others when engaging in matters of volition.