Dr George Simon, PhD:
By habitually blaming others for his own indiscretions, the disturbed character resists modifying his problematic attitudes and behavior patterns.
Perhaps no behavior which disordered characters are prone to displaying is more common than their tendency to blame others when they do something wrong. Confront them on something they did that was insensitive, inappropriate, hurtful, or even harmful, and you’ll find them playing the blame game — pinning the fault on someone or something else. You’ll often hear them claim that some person or circumstance made them do what they did instead of acknowledging that they had a choice about how to respond to the situation and failed to choose wisely.
Today’s challenge: Figure out the meaning of this statement. “The only thing I will say at this point in time is yes, it’s certainly possible that certain things I have said could have inferred blame and I can see why you could have interpreted them that way. I realize that even though it was never my intent to convey blame that my, sometimes, poor choice of words could have given that impression.”
See also: Denial of Denial