self-will :

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  • n  resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
  • n  the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

  • In all that he did there was a quality of canny vision, of testy self-will.
  • Roosevelt was a man of extraordinary self-will.
  • This may be relieved by occasional spasms of presidential self-will, but such erratic outbursts are bound to prove temporary since his refusal to accept the agreed recommendation .
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  • Waltham Voices: Missed opportunities can weigh heavily
    Living day-to-day really challenges the word “opportunity,” doesn’t it? It’s an interesting word; a wide range of hidden messages. I mean – do things happen by chance, coincidence or just plain self-driven self-will?
    July 24, 2013 - Waltham News Tribune

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