Blaming a factor, agent, or force within one’s control for causing an event. Also known as a dispositional attribution.
Example: When a cashier is short with her at the grocery store, the woman decides he must be a rude and crabby person all the time.
Grinnell, R. (2009). Internal Attribution. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 23, 2016, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/internal-attribution/