Fundamental attribution error refers to the tendency to over-attribute other people’s actions to their personality while overlooking the situational or environmental factors that could influence their actions. When evaluating ourselves, we are more aware of the pressure of circumstances. For example, if a colleague doesn’t meet a deadline, it’s because he is lazy; if we don’t meet a deadline, it’s because we have way too much work and our bosses’ expectations are unrealistic. It’s always someone else’s fault.
The following article talks about people who like to blame, whine and always play the victim card. It identifies ten executive-level complainers who contribute to the flourishing dysfunction of workplaces. It’s a fun read, enjoy!
Written by: Linh Giang