Hi Guys just wanted to start a discussion on the issue of deferral of responibility and how this is so entrenched in our psychs. The best way to get the knub of the issue is to use these classic statement: Janet: "I was appoached by this guy who wanted to take me on a date, I wasn't sure about doing so but I thought as it was he who approached me I can always claim he pressured me later if it didn't work out" aborgation of responsibility for the decision to go out on a date #1 Company DricKon p/l: "I was approached by Dricon P/l and offerred a job. Hey, they offered it to me so it aint my fault I ended up doing the wrong type of work given my qualifications!" Basically it is based on who offers something and how the person accepting the offer refuses to take full responsibiity for their acceptance of offer. Therefore coping out and refusing to take resonsibility for their decisions. What this means is that this political use of choice diminishes the integrity of those choices we make and from a psychological perspective it corrupts our ability to act with integrity when we are always looking for someone else to blame for our decisions correct ones or incorrect ones , successes or failures. Whilst on most occasssions the person will take responsibility outwardly , inwardly they wil cling to the self justification of deferral of responsibility [ playing the blame game within but appearing to take responsibility without.] The blame game for sure! Care to discuss?