julian rotter

Loci of Control

Season 9 Episode 9: The Apology

According to personality psychologist Julian Rotter, a person has either an internal or external locus of control. 

George likely has an external locus of control - in his mind, the “whole universe” has more control over his life than he does.  Someone with an internal locus of control, on the other hand,takes personal responsibility for his or her own situation.