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Volition is concerned with willpower, kinetics, desires, intention, sense of self & self-worth, fortitude, strength of character/personality, responsibilities, decision-making, and perception of stances in social hierarchy. It is identified most with internal identity and is the main sphere with which a person makes their decisions, how they make their decisions, and under what circumstances to make certain decisions, who take advice from. It's presence or lack of presence is often identified by whether or not goals are being set, how they are set, and how they are pursued. It's origin is the spirit.

This is the most important aspect out of the four, it acts as a pivot for the rest of the functions and heavily influences how they manifest depending on where it is positioned because it is the manifestation of self-conception.

Denoted by 'V' or 'B' or 'W' - but 'V' is most common. It may also be referred to as 'will'

1V - "Tsar"

The 1st Will sees in the Absolute an unconscious, blind volitional principle (Schopenhauer, Hartmann, Kierkegaard, etc.), and eternity rewards exclusively the human "spirit", the will. 

Voluntarists believe only in personal energy








According to BestSocionics

2V - "Nobleman"

Processional/Conscious - 

Unprincipled/Extroverted - 

High/Subjective - 

According to BestSocionics

The Second Will provokes people, excuse me, to whine, and when it receives it, it is touched by it, like a contented mother is touched by the whims of her child. Favorite occupation - to calm the bombing people, to show diplomacy in order to reconcile everyone in his field of vision. At the same time, he can ask a person for a long time and tediously about his plans and intentions, and then gently explain why he does not need it or will not be able to achieve what he wants, and beg him to abandon them in favor of others that 2B considers more acceptable. The Second Will can ask for a long time why you feel bad or what exactly does not suit you in your life, and persistently offer to think together on a solution. 

3V - "Bourgeoisie"

Processional/Conscious - 

Principal/Introverted -

Low/Objective -

According to BestSocionics

The Third Will is a trinity that is difficult to understand, since its problems cover all spheres of life. 3B - this is the person who "it is not clear what he wants." He has a lot of ambition and a lot of self-doubt. These people seem secretive from the outside. At the same time, they react sharply to disrespect for themselves, ignoring, they are offended where the other would not have found a reason.

Having learned 3B closer, you definitely come across his complexes: whining on the topic “I am a nonentity, a loser, I will not achieve anything in life” is the norm for the Third Wills. It looks like she finds more and more reasons for self-abasement. However, if the situation becomes critical, 3B suddenly performs volitional actions that change her life, which invariably surprises those around her. At the right moment, 3B knows how to pull himself together. These people are responsible, which is explained by two reasons: they are collectivists and are worried about the common cause; they are afraid to let others down and run into disapproval.

Understanding the intricacies of the social hierarchy is a constant desire of 3B. They strive to realize and improve their status in society, at the same time they evaluate other people in terms of their place on the social ladder. Often 3Bs have problems with a sense of humor. They find it difficult to laugh at themselves; they love cruel jokes that humiliate people - this, again, is connected with the hierarchical consciousness of this function.

It is common for the Third Wills to protect their social status by any means - including with the help of lies and pretense. They use "show-offs", trying to show themselves better than they really are. Their slogan is “better to seem than to be” (as opposed to 1B, for example). At the same time, 3Bs are well aware of other people's torment about status, and try not to hurt someone else's pride once again.

4V - "Serf"

Resultative/Unconscious -

Unprincipled/Extroverted -

Low/Objective -

According to BestSocionics

The Fourth Will becomes weak-willed, waiting for decisions and active actions from others. At this moment, she can be forced to do anything, stubbornness disappears somewhere, but if she is not forced to do anything, then she will freeze in an apathetic state and will “break away” in her upper functions: eating sweets, hysteria or thinking. In the normal state, the 4B is a sweet, relaxed person who allows others to be themselves in his company. He can take the lead, but only if he is “assigned” by those around him, but hardly of his own free will, because he does not like to strain and bear responsibility too much. There is an opinion that the Fourth Wills have no ambitions - this is not so. But it is easier for them to realize their ambitions alone, without responsibility “for a common cause”. In addition, 4B can be “infected” with your dreams and plans with prolonged exposure

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