I remember this being brought up a while ago in another thread, but it wasn't explored to the extent I would like.
This post is all about Locus of Control theory.
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I am wondering where others stand on this issue, and if there is any distributional relevance to type.Locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them. Individuals with a high internal locus of control believe that events result primarily from their own behavior and actions. Those with a high external locus of control believe that powerful others, fate, or chance primarily determine events. Those with a high internal locus of control have better control of their behavior, tend to exhibit more political behaviors, and are more likely to attempt to influence other people than those with a high external locus of control; they are more likely to assume that their efforts will be successful. They are more active in seeking information and knowledge concerning their situation.
One's "locus" (Latin for "place" or "location") can either be internal (meaning the person believes that they control their life) or external (meaning they believe that their environment, some higher power, or other people control their decisions and their life).
I am also curious to see if one's upbringing significantly affects whether they have an internal or external locus of control.
Let the discussion begin.
EDIT: I don't know how to make a poll otherwise I would do so.