N towards n
The 'tendency' group
These nouns refer to a tendency or desire to do, be, or have a particular thing.
In the preface, Lacey confesses to being a lifelong ecologist with leanings towards vegetarianism.
He berated me for a tendency towards flippancy.
In the case of inclination and tendency, the preposition towards or toward is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
impulse inclination leaning orientation predisposition tendency
At that particular time, Kevin showed no inclination towards being a manager.