There are two main loci of control including the internal and the eternal one. One’s locus of control affects how they tackle issues as well as the motivation to take various actions. Before taking the test, I consider myself as an internal locus of control individual. I take responsibility for my actions; I’m less influenced by people’s opinions, work well when allowed to work at my pace among other characteristics associated with the internal locus of control. I also have a strong sense of self efficacy and confident even in the midst of challenges.
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From the above test, I only scored 6 out of 29, which indicates that I am an internal locus of control, as mentioned at the beginning of the exercise. According to Schultz & Schultz (2015), people’s upbringing tends to shape their locus of control. However, there is a possibility that one can change it and become more internal than external. I believe that one can work on their characters that can change the locus of control. After analyzing my locus of control and its associated characteristics, I look forward to working on various elements that will assist me in gaining more internal traits. Three main strategies that will be used in improving my internal locus of control include seeking support, focusing on what I can control, and turning criticism into growth. I want to become happier and successful, elements associated with the internal locus of control.
Schultz, D., & Schultz, S. (2015). A History of Modern Psychology. Belmont: Wadsworth