Rotter's Locus of Control Scale Test

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Rotter's Locus of Control Scale Test
Locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they (their efforts and strength) have control over the outcome of events in their lives, instead of it is up to the universe. Each of us lives with a combination of these feelings: self-confidence and dependence on the circumstance. However, one of these aspects can be more prominent than another. Take this test to find out what you are focused on more!

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Children are getting into trouble, because their parents tend to punish them a lot.

Nowadays, the main reason of most childish troubles is their parents who are way too soft with them.

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Bad luck is the reason of most failures.

People’s failures are result of their won mistakes.

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One of the main reasons why amoral behavior still exists is people’s tolerance to it.

Amoral behavior will never vanish, despite people’s efforts to prevent it.

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At the end, each person gets the recognition he deserves.

Unfortunately, people’s efforts never get the recognition they deserve.

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The belief that teachers and professors treat students unfairly is wrong.

Lots of students don’t actually understand that their grades might depend on circumstances.

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The success of a leader depends on good luck.

Talented people, who couldn’t become leaders, were not using all their chances.

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No matter how hard you try, you can’t make everyone like you.

The person, who couldn’t win the hearts of other people, is simply incapable of building good relationships.

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People’s traits and behavior are inherited from parents.

People’s experience define their nature and behavior.

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There’s so much truth in this phrase: “What is meant to happen will eventually happen”.

I think it’s better to make a decision and to act than wait until something will happen by itself.

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A proficient expert is never afraid to test his knowledge and skills, no matter how hard it might be.

Even the most proficient expert will fail under the pressure of hard tests.

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The success is a result of hard work. It almost has nothing to do with luck.

If you want to be successful, use your lucky chance.

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Each citizen can influence the most important decisions on a governmental level.

The society is being ruled by the chosen authorities, an ordinary person can’t do anything huge.

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When making plans, I’m sure that they are quite realistic and possible.

It’s quite unwise to make plans in advance. You never jnow what might happen.

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There are people who I can call bad.

Each person has at least one good trait.

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Making my dreams a reality has nothing to do with luck.

I know that people toss a coin when they can’t make a decision. Seems like a great way to deal with things.

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Quite often, a person becomes a boss due to a lucky chance.

One need to know how to manage, if he wants to become a boss. Luck has nothing to do with it.

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Majority of people are incapable to influence the global events.

When participating in social activities, each person can influence the global events.

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Majority of people don’t understand how much their lives depend on circumstances.

To be honest, there’s no such thing as luck.

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We all need to learn to admit our mistakes.

As a rule, it’s better not to highlight your mistakes.

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It’s hard to find out if a person actually likes you.

The amount of friends you have depends on the your ability to please people.

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In the end, all the unfortunate events will be balanced with good things.

The majority of unfortunate events is the result of lack of abilities, absence of knowledge or laziness. Or three things combined.

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Formalism and indifference can be destroyed if we put enough efforts.

You can’t win every fight, especially with the things, like formalism and indifference.

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Sometimes, I find it hard to understand the logic of a boss when he promotes someone.

Promotion is the result of hard work.

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A good boss is expecting his workers to know what they do.

A good boss clearly explains the duties of every worker.

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I often feel that I have no influence on the things that happen to me.

I don’t believe that luck or fate have something to do with my life.

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People, who are lonely, just don’t show enough friendliness toward the others.

It’s pointless to try hard in order to win the hearts of people: if they like you, no efforts should be put.

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The character of every person depends on his willpower.

People around us help to form our character.

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Everything that happens to me is the result of my efforts and actions.

Sometimes, I feel that my life has its own way, which I can’t influence.

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I often find it hard to understand the reasons of the actions of a boss.

People who work in a company are responsible for its poor efficiency.

External locus

External locus of control is a tendency to believe that things are outside of your control. The defense mechanism of people with external locus of control is based on circumstances, such people believe in luck and chances. In general, a person with external locus should always a stimulus coming from outside. You are confident that all failures are the result of bad luck, unfavorable circumstances and negative impact of other people. Approval and support are two crucial things for you, the whole work might stop without them. However, you aren’t very grateful for the sympathy. What result will your friends get? Share this test to find out!

Eternal locus

Internal locus of control is a tendency to believe that success and failures are not result of circumstances and bad luck, but depend on person’s competence, skills and dedication, on the amount of efforts and hard work. The behavior of people with internal locus is based on belief that success can be reached via personal development, analysis of information and solving more complicated tasks. What result will your friends get? Share this test to find out!