Reasons We Play The Blame Game

  • Blame is a good defense mechanism and protects your self-esteem by avoiding awareness of your own failings.
  • Blame is a tool of attack that can hurt others and a destructive conflict resolution method.
  • We’re bad at analyzing people's behavior, or even our own. The attributions we make get distorted by our illogical judgments and our lack of ability to judge correctly.
  • Taking responsibility is harder than blaming others. 
  • It’s easy to blame someone else even though you know you’re at fault, especially knowing it would be hard for them to prove otherwise.

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