The less consciously aware a person is, the less they are able to maintain their internal focus, as their internal focus is necessarily projected onto their external environs, both for their psychic energy requirements and to determine their level of self-esteem at any particular time.
When ones needs are furnished from outside of themselves, a consistent influx of energy is required, as energy from the outside has very little potency and is spent very quickly after it is acquired.
Negative energy from ones external environment, (in the form of previously unknown experiences and the feelings they unconsciously precipitate, that do not have a regular automatic defense mechanism previously installed to distort the impact on those with an external locus of control) is also unwittingly assumed, by those who actively scan their external environment for validation of themselves.
The externalized mindset can be exhausting, and a highly stressful life-coping strategy.
When negatively perceived experiences manifest as unwanted emotions and feelings; depression, anxiety, overwhelm, and other acute untoward psychic events are probable. Chronic dis-ease is a consequence of cumulative acute experiences.
Manifestations of External Locus of Control:
Control of ones environment and a narrowing of acceptable social interactions and experiences, are sine-qua-non for externalizers.
These individuals require much information about new experinces before committing to a course of action. They will require certain conditions be met before they wil agree to participate in an event that they are asked or even required to attend, or experience.
Who will be going?, What will be required of me?, What is the benefit to me?, Will the experience harm them, their safety or security or possibly lower their position relative to others in their percieved hierarchy?, etc, all must be considered as spontaneity and an open mind have been sacrificed for maintaining and safeguarding what they already have.
Fear of loss manifests as fear of change and fear of new ideas, which then demonstrates itself in large amounts of energy expended to maintain the status quo and safety and security requirements usurp the importance of most relationships. Learning is largely halted, as new information is what an Externalizer is attempting to sheild themselves from.