What Disney’s Inside Out tells us about locus of control.

In week 2 of this 52 week challenge, I picked apart my pessimism and learned that having an internal locus of control (that is, a sense of control over oneself and one’s destiny) is correlated with optimism. This is so because those who feel like they can control their lives are assured they’ll make good choices for themselves. That’s a pretty soothing thought.

I, on the other hand, have an external locus of control. I believe that circumstances dictate a lot about how my life is going to go. Not that I’m an extremist in this belief…