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This is a discussion on What is your locus of control? within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by naddyfive This right here is the key to having an internal locus. "I can't go on. I'll ...

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by naddyfive View Post
    This right here is the key to having an internal locus.

    "I can't go on. I'll go on" to borrow a phrase from Beckett. You don't have to believe everything is under your control to have an internal locus. You have to believe in your own ability to deal effectively with change and uncertainty. It's "healthier" because if you don't have this attitude, you'll tend to blame others for your failures, which ultimately results in a failure to thrive (by some value of x parameter of your choosing).
    The thing is I don’t really believe in my capacity to derive a desired change with any sort of repeatability, but having nothing better to do I continue with the futility of trying.

    It’s an odd sort of duality, I do my best to arm myself yet at the back of my mind I feel as if I’ve already lost. Like a zombie, I go through the motions and even when I succeed, it does not feel as if the victory was mine. Too many parameters outside of my control, if I succeeded the winds must have been blowing in my favour.

    I have tried to escape this defeatist attitude, but my desire to grasp the entirety of the system in which I am playing always forces me to admit defeat. I can’t be rid of this pointless dance.

    Oh and I don’t personally end up blaming others(although I can certainly see how it might look that way given my previous description), I blame my own inadequacy in strategising my success.
    I accept human nature for what it is, and thus what it gives birth to, I just reject myself for not being able to exploit the fact that I’m aware of its existence. I would still say I have an external locus of control, but fart into the thunderstorm to pass the time.
    Last edited by Richard; 01-05-2012 at 12:33 PM. Reason: incomplete sentence
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    I would still say I have an external locus of control, but fart into the thunderstorm to pass the time.
    Yup. I only do anything because it's boring to do nothing for too long.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by naddyfive View Post
    Yup. I only do anything because it's boring to do nothing for too long.
    A very succinct way of putting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by escapism View Post
    I have far more of an "external" locus than an internal.
    I assume that perceiving types are more likely to be external, especially combined with intuition.
    Thoughts?
    External locus of control
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