8. The Self-Serving Bias - Deepstash
8. The Self-Serving Bias

8. The Self-Serving Bias

The self-serving bias is a tendency for people tend to give themselves credit for successes but lay the blame for failures on outside causes. When you do well on a project, you probably assume that it’s because you worked hard. But when things turn out badly, you are more likely to blame it on circumstances or bad luck.

The self-serving bias can be influenced by a variety of factors. Age and sex have been shown to play a part. Older people are more likely to take credit for their successes, while men are more likely to pin their failures on outside forces.

66

246 reads

CURATED FROM

IDEAS CURATED BY

tomjoad

Introverted Extravert

Cognitive Biases

The idea is part of this collection:

Top 7 books for Product Managers

Learn more about problemsolving with this collection

Conducting market research

Analyzing data to make informed decisions

Developing a product roadmap

Related collections

Similar ideas to 8. The Self-Serving Bias

Self-serving Bias

It causes you to claim your successes and ignore your failures. 

This means that when something good happens, you take the credit, but when something bad happens, you blame it on external factors.

Self-serving bias may manifest at work when you receive critical feedback....

The self-serving bias

It encourages you to claim your successes and to deflect your failures.

When something good happens, you take the credit, but when something bad happens, you blame it on something out of your control.

6. Self-Serving Bias:

6. Self-Serving Bias:

People attribute their successes to internal factors but attribute their failures to external factors. For instance, if you succeed in a project, you might credit your skills, but if you fail, you blame a lack of resources.

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Personalized microlearning

100+ Learning Journeys

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates