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[Fundamental attribution error] We over-emphasize personality-based explanations and under-emphasize situational explanations

[Fundamental attribution error] We over-emphasize personality-based explanations and under-emphasize situational explanations [Fundamental attribution error] We over-emphasize personality-based explanations and under-emphasize situational explanations
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The fundamental attribution error is our tendency to explain someone's behavior based on internal factors, such as personality or disposition - hence emphasize the person’s internal characteristics – over the external factors.

People have a cognitive bias to assume that a person's actions depend on what “kind” of they are rather than on the social and environmental forces. We see others as responsible for their behavior when bad things happen to them. We blame them for their personality instead of weighting situational influences which lead them to be in such unpleasant position.

In fact, what we really do is harshly judging them with no rationalization.

[This is not the original wording from the author]

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