Blame and Selfishness
People who blame others tend to overemphasize themselves while at the same time underemphasizing the negative effects of their actions. Realize something very important here, we didn’t say ‘overemphasize the effects of others on them,’ we said, overemphasize themselves. Overemphasizing the negative effects others have on had on them is very much a part of overemphasizing self. While one cannot state that all blamers have narcissistic personality disorder, blaming is a common behavior among those who fall somewhere on the continuum. As it is among other forms of dysfunction.
However, one doesn’t have to be dysfunctional to blame others, often it just boils down to plain old lazy and selfish