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Noun: self-will  self wil
  1. Resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    - stubbornness, bullheadedness, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, bloody-mindedness [Brit]
  2. The trait of resolutely controlling your own behaviour
    - self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command

Derived forms: self-wills

Type of: firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve