Can you admit when you are wrong?

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
October 18, 2008 8:49am CST
Do you have a problem saying I am sorry when you realize that you were wrong? Are you stubborn and will not admit when you are wrong and just move on? Do you stand fast and won't give in? I will say I am sorry if in fact I know that I was wrong, but if I believe that I am in the right, I do not think apologies are neccessary. What about you?
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4 responses
• India
18 Oct 08
i knw its hard for some people to admit when you are wrong...same thing happens with me because i always find escapes frm coming in tht sitution when i have to admit tht it was my mistake...but if i feel tht i really done something wrong then i tell directly!! I m kind of person who thinks tht may be i m wrong for some people but in myself i m true sometimes!!! So i hope u nw knw my feeling!!! Happy mylotting!!
• United States
18 Oct 08
I am one of those people with a highly developed sense of right and wrong, my conscious is extremely strong. I hate being wrong in a debate, BUT if i am proven wrong i will admit it. In an argument its different. Whether i am right or wrong i always feel the compulsion to apologize simply because i hurt the other person. Even though i know saying i'm sorry doesnt make it right or make up for hurt feelings, no matter who was right or wrong. I do however think that if you are wrong you should admit it, because it can be very damaging to be so stubborn that you cannot admit when you are mistaken or just plain wrong. Not only to the other person and your relationship with them, but also to yourself. You have to remember that you are only human and WILL make mistakes, if you cannot admit to them, you cannot learn from them, and thus you cannot grow as an individual either emotionally or intellectually. Refusing to admit when you are wrong stunts your personal growth, sometimes more than you realize.
• India
18 Oct 08
HI Well, it depends on to whom I'm saying sorry for thing that I have done is wrong. If the person isn't my bitter competitor or if i don't feel that accepting that I'm wrong will affect my image, I won't mind saying 'sorry'.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I can, but I'm hardly ever wrong.