Have You Ever Continued An Argument Even When You Realize You Are Wrong?

Venezuela
January 6, 2010 4:41am CST
This has happened to me a lot of times. I would get into a heated argument with someone and then halfway I realize that I was wrong but I still continue to argue. I don't know why I just don't admit I'm wrong, I think that hey we're already arguing here so let's not stop it and see where it goes. I kinda hope I can still win it by annoying the heck out of them and they would just walk away. Good times.
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@coldmoon (1092)
• France
6 Jan 10
I used to defend my argument though I found it was wrong. But now I don't have this habit any more. I can even give up when I'm right in order to save the peaceful atmostphere.
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• United States
6 Jan 10
No I don't keep it going at all. I would not want to put my foot deeper in my mouth. I think it's best to let it go.
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• Philippines
6 Jan 10
I have experienced this kind of situation too wherein I continued to argue with someone about something even if in the middle of the conversation, I realized that I was wrong. I guess it happened not only once but many times. Of course I am not saying that I am always wrong. There are just some times wherein I didn't want to admit in front of other people about my mistakes and I believe it's normal for us to do this. This is already part of our defense mechanisms. I wouldn't allow myself to get lost of the argument. I don't know if it's right or wrong but this is me. I can only admit the fact that I am wrong to myself. I don't want to be ashamed and belittled by other people just because I committed a mistake. I am a kind of person who stands for my belief and opinion from the beginning up to the end of argument, no matter what it takes.
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@Genericbe (1379)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
No, I apologize ahead if I was proven wrong in a certain argue. After that we tease each other and laugh about it. That is how we complement things in life. But, when there are serious matter needed much clarification. Then we give space of time to things over individually then talk after. it work for both of us that kind of solution in a problem.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
6 Jan 10
No!The very second,I realize that I am wrong,I can't continue the argument in the tone which I started.I can find this with my opponent too if he had realized his fault.Well,we deviate from the argument point to some silly details which can be easily identified when experience is counted.
@Java09 (3085)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I have to say ,I do continue,because I feel foolish being wrong.I can say I have.alot of people don't like to be wrong.I need to walk away from arguements,sometimes it's hard to.Anger keeps me going when I feel mad.