A misfortune is when something unpleasant or unlucky that happens to someone when a person feels he or she is not in control of the circumstances of the situation. When we view an incident from a rationalistic or sceptic point of view, we often find that there exists a reason for every causality. However, due to varied causes, the causality can be overlooked by an individual and the situation and when an unpleasant situation occur that can be viewed as an event of misfortune.
Usually, people who have internal locus of control looks into events that occurs with them as events which haven been caused by certain actions which they have done over past periods of time. On the other hand, people with external locus of control might sometimes resort to fortune, or act of God for the purpose of explaining events that are apparently not under their control.