Yesterday I wrote about “The blame game“. It is a common human trait. However, there is another pattern if you consider who gets the blame. In “Beyond Greed and Fear”, Hersh Shefrin continues:
Of course, for this to work, the person to whom responsibility gets shifted must be seen to have expertise. Otherwise, the client will feel just as much regret for having relied on a novice for advice.
The person to be blamed must be known as an expert, else the blame comes back in a different form, “How could you trust such a person?” But with an expert, there is a comfort that there is no mistake in trusting the expert.
It’s all in the mind, after all.
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