This work addresses the problem of darkish states formation in QDs by cooperative excitonic and intrinsic defect-assisted radiative transitions. Right here we check with the noticed blinking as D-type to tell apart it from purely excitonic varieties. It’s proven experimentally that defect-assisted radiative relaxations in a single I–III–VI QD lead to atypical blinking traits that can not be defined on the idea of charged exciton fashions. Along with the excitonic channel, it has been proposed that defect-assisted kinetics may also type blinking patterns. Two situations for the formation of darkish states have been recognized that are associated to correlation and competitors when contemplating photons emitted from brilliant defects. Two transition schemes have subsequently been proposed. The primary transition scheme contains time-correlated trapping of a couple of electron at a single entice centre. That is used to simulate variations within the defect’s cost state and switching between radiative/nonradiative transitions. The latter scheme, alternatively, entails uncorrelated trapping and radiative relaxations from two various kinds of defects (competitors). Each schemes are seen to play an equal function in radiative processes in I–III–VI QDs. Thought-about collectively, the proposed fashions can mirror the experimental knowledge with excellent accuracy, offering a greater understanding of the underlying physics. An necessary implication of those schemes is that darkish states formation doesn’t need to be restricted to mechanisms that contain charged excitons, and it could even be noticed for unbiased defect assisted kinetics. That is particularly legitimate for extremely defected or multinary QDs.