Self-serving bias interacts with attribution error in interesting ways that can be hard to untangle. People generally are less likely to commit the classic attribution mistake about themselves, because they notice and feel their own circumstances more keenly than those of others.109 If you are frightened by a dog, you are likely to emphasize how big and scary the dog was; an onlooker is likely to notice that, too, but is much more likely to also conclude that you are scared of dogs—to interpret the story in a “dispositional” rather than just a “situational” way.
Source: pp 242-243, The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth
I'm vacillating between definitions 1, 2, and 4, and also am complicated by the quotes here. For example, if I use definition 4 (the power to deal with something as one pleases), then does the last clause mean that the onlooker interprets the story in whatever frame or way he pleases, because he has this power?
Yet if I use definition 4.1 (The determination of events by divine power.), then does the last clause mean that the onlooker interprets the story due to "nature's course", or the belief of godly determinism?