| Self-serving Bias
We may not be fair or objective in some of our judgments. This may be especially true with respect to judging ourselves. We may be motivated to have a positive self-concept and high self-esteem. As a result, we may be biased in how we perceived ourselves.
What is the self-serving bias? Below is one definition of the self-serving bias:
Self-serving Bias Definition:
The self-serving bias is the tendency to judge oneself in a positive manner even when the positive evaluation is not justified.
Self-serving Bias Examples:
There may be a number of good examples of the self-serving bias. Below are some self-serving bias examples:
1. Believing that you are more intelligent than you actually are.
2. Believing that a positive outcome (e.g., writing a best-selling book) is completely due to your talents when it may be partly explained by chance factors or the efforts of others.
3. Blaming a negative outcome in your life on other people or bad luck when it may be partly due to making bad decisions.
4. Believing that you can become a famous singer when most people have doubted your singing ability.