Why is actor-observer bias a problem?

The actor-observer bias can be a problem because it influences how people perceive and interpret their and others’ behavior. Depending on whether we are actors or observers, we tend to judge behavior differently, even if it concerns the  same behavior. As a result, one may avoid taking responsibility for their actions, blame others even for things out of their control, and become overly judgmental. This, in turn, can create misunderstandings and conflicts in interpersonal relationships.