Man VS Man, Society, Nature, Supernatural, Technology, Destiny What is the difference between external and internal conflicts? Internal conflict is conflict within the person and external conflice is conflit between the person and someone or something else.
Man versus machine: A more contemporary type of conflict, this situation results from humans involved in a struggle with manmade machines. This is an external conflict. This is an external conflict. The Terminator series is an example of this type of conflict.
The man versus society conflict is when a protagonist has a strong belief against the majority of the community or surroundings and decides to act on it. Since this type of conflict is between a character and an outside group, it is classified as an external conflict.