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Old 01-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #28
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Re: "Internal" and "External"

I think of it terms of an axle and a wheel.
Either the axle will turn a wheel, as in a car - Internal,
or a wheel will turn an axle, as in a water wheel - External

If a person moves themselves, and as a result of that movement, another person in contact with them is affected, it's internal. If, on the other hand, a person has the goal of doing something to the other person an moves toward that end, it's external.

Last edited by morph4me : 01-22-2013 at 04:05 PM.

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