This is a discussion on Locus of control Fi vs Fe within the Socionics Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by Lord Pixel This thread is about Fi vs Fe. You exclude Fe people and accuse them of ...
Eh. This is inaccurate. It's not a Fi vs Fe issue, but an emotional maturity issue. People who are less emotionally mature, of any type or function, are much more likely to have an external locus of control. There really isn't a type or functional correlation to be had here. Personal biases like this are why typism has become so rampant. Please, Fe doesn't need to become even more misunderstood by the general typology community.
My locus of control may have leaned towards the external side when I was younger and less mature, but is rigidly internal now. My younger sister is still very immature despite her age and has a more external locus of control (she is INxP, and probably an enneagram 9, not that I find either of those to be of much relevance given my previous paragraph, but I thought I'd sate others' curiosity anyway).
If I was to draw parallels between the functions and your list this is how it would look.
People with internal locus of control:
- Are more likely to take responsibility for their actions Te
- Tend to be less influenced by the opinions of other people Ti
- Often do better at tasks when they are allowed to work at their own pace
- Usually, have a strong sense of self-efficacy Te Ni Se
- Intellectually & emotionally mature
People with external locus of control:
- Blame outside forces for their circumstances
- Easily influenced Fe
- Often credit luck or chance for any successes
- Don't always believe that they can change their situation through their own efforts low Se or Te
- Frequently feel hopeless or powerless in the face of difficult situations low Se or Te
- Refuses to take responsibility when blamed
I probably shouldn't get myself involved any more in this as I doubt it'll go anywhere productive, but I feel compelled to say it anyway.
I implore you to consider how you may benefit from learning what other people have to say, even if you still end up disagreeing with them in the end.