• People do not make objective situational / personal
attributions for their own behavior, though.
• They tend to attribute their successes to dispositional
factors, and their failures to situational factors.
• For example: “I did well on the test because I am smart,”
or “I did poor on the test because I didn’t get enough sleep.
• The tendency to attribute the behavior of other people
more to internal than to external.
• Refers to Our tendency to see the person rather than situation
as the Main cause of person’s behavior.
• Example: if a person is late for work Observers are more
likely to conclude that he is lazy than to consider the
• To draw the general Impression of an individual on the basis
of his single characteristic.
• A big attritional Error.
• Example:-If a person having good formal dressing sense is
late. Observer make a conclusion that the external causes are
responsible then internal causes.
Keeping in mind the Attribution Theory a person should
always think before he reacts. He should not always
believe what he sees but should also focus on the both
situational and personal attributions and after that only
he/she should judge the person. A person should not
blame others for any situation or if any bad thing is taking