1 min video Fundamental attribution error

We are most likely to attribute a certain behavior of others as their internal personality trait (mostly negative) and often underestimate the influence that external factors, such as situational influences, have on another person's behavior. And when the finger is pointing at us, we attribute the same behavior at the external event unconsciously for the sole purpose of protecting our self esteem. This is the fundamental error that we make when trying to ascribe a meaning to someone's behavior or a cause of an event.