Willpower measures the power of convictions and self-control. The circles on your character sheet reflect your character’s maximum or permanent Willpower rating (also called the score), which is the theoretical limit of determination. The squares track your character’s momentary force of will; this current rating (also referred to as points) drops as will is exerted (by spending Willpower points) and grows as your character reinforces her belief in herself (by acting true to her Nature) – see “Willpower,” p. 144, for further details.
Permanent Willpower begins at a base rating of 3, and bonus points may be spent to raise it to a maximum of 10. Current Willpower starts equal to your character’s permanent score.