Locus of Control

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Checkpoint: Locus of Control
Esther S. Escobar Chavez
PSY/285-Social Psychology
Dr. Thomas King

Checkpoint: Locus of Control
One example of internal and external locus of control is the situation a person might encounter when changing to a new job, in a different country. In this situation, not only the merits of the person might help her get that job but also, being at the right place, at the right time. The results of my locus of control assessment indicate that I have a strong internal locus of control. There are several outcomes of internal and external locus of control, the positive outcomes include that a person tends to be more responsible for their actions, and he understand that what he does will have results that will make an impact in his life, those results might be positive or negative though. The outcomes of external locus of control is the ability to believe that even when if you do all that it is in your hands, there will always be external things that will influence and possibly change the course of the things you wanted to do. In my opinion, is better to have a strong internal locus of control, because you will most likely make an effort to change your current situation and achieve what you want. However, there are situations in which I have a strong external locus of control, and that include those in which you might trust that destiny or God will decide if you can do something or not. I believe it is good to believe in God and in destiny, and to understand that you are not a superheroe and you can do everything you want, because there will always be things out of your control, however, it is important for a person to understand that he is capable and has the ability to fight for the things he want.


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