This cognitive bias explains why we constantly misunderstand other people

Years of research suggests that we tend to hold other people to different standards than we hold ourselves. For example: Your coworker turns in a project late, and you assume he’s a slacker. The next week, you turn in a project late, and you tell yourself it’s because you were preoccupied with relationship issues. Psychologists call this phenomenon the “fundamental attribution error” or the “correspondence bias.

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