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. (2016). Internal Attribution. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 19, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/internal-attribution/