I'm scouring the internet to track down the clinical term

Postby KimE » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:07 pm

It's for a specific behaviour that is rather common.

It's the practise of hearing about an event or misfortune, and holding the victim to a degree of scrutiny or blame, lacking the understanding of surrounding circumstances. While when a similar misfortune befalls them, they are quick to highlight these circumstances and declare their situation to be different, and therefore themselves undeserving of blame or scrutiny.

And no, it's not hypocrisy. It's got something to do with no empathy witnessing or something...everyone does it to lesser degrees on a subconscious level, and this behaviour or phenomenon has a clinical term...I just can't bloody remember what it is...
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:19 am

Well there is "attribution bias" which is the tendency to attribute failure of others to their personal performance, while attributing our own failures to external causes. But, this has nothing to do with empathy, rather it is simply a cognitive bias in the interpretation of events.
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Postby KimE » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:43 am

Hmm that might be it. Possible my understanding was flawed.
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