Gurdjieff's definition of external consideration answers this for you:mada85 said:At what point does 'external considering' become something more like 'you can do whatever you like; I'm externally considering and I'm not going to complain or protect myself, or ask you to consider me?
And how far should we allow 'external considering' to go before we act to stop any intrusive, threatening or annoying behaviour of others?
So, one does not allow people to walk all over them when practicing external consideration. It certainly does not mean that we have to accept someone's behavior no matter how annoying it is. But it is how we go about communicating with others that is the difference between internal and external consideration.G said:"The opposite of internal considering and what is in part a means of fighting against it is external considering. External considering is based
upon an entirely different relationship towards people than internal considering. It is adaptation towards people, to their understanding, to their requirements. By considering externally a man does that which makes life easy for other people and for himself.