Current research supports that our personality is not the best predictor for job performance, because there are some personality traits that are valued in some jobs and different ones valued in others. Although there are some personality traits that are considered more desirable to have for success in the workplace (i.e.
conscientiousness), the majority of them have their major pros and cons.
However, when discussing locus of control, it is evidently clear that having an internal locus of control is superior to having an external locus. Additionally, our locus of control has the power to permeate through our self-efficacy, self-esteem, ability to become successful, our overall well-being, our motivation, our attitudes; and even our ability to make decisions. Therefore, it is crucial that individuals work on developing this internal locus.
But, it appears to me as though there exists this locus of control paradox: if you have an external locus, and believe that your efforts will not be able to change your own mindset, then how are you ever supposed to develop an internal locus? If you already have an internal locus, then you are well aware that you are able to change your way of thinking.
Therefore, in this podcast, I will explore how it is that someone with an external locus of control can be brought to realize that they are in control of their own actions, and own destiny, in a way that can be easily implemented in their own life.
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