Why is it so hard for people to admit it when they are wrong?

@tarachand (3895)
India
January 27, 2007 11:48am CST
Ego, Pride? What do you think?
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@ilunice (947)
• Netherlands
27 Jan 07
Some people are so cocky and full of themselves. They always want to justify everything they do even when it is glaring that they are the one at fault. Such people are always very hard to deal with. They are Mr. NO-All.
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
27 Jan 07
As I said to the above respondant, what when they do realize that they have been wrong? Thnaks for your response!
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I find the people who are most cocky are the ones who fear the most.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I think they really think they are right. They hate for someone to think they are wrong because it lowers their self esteem and some of them think they are know it alls. I think some of them also are afraid to lose their pride and their dignity. some of them also have a high ego and if you see it is black they will swear it is white, just because they say so or say it is, LOL.
@tarachand (3895)
• India
27 Jan 07
Thanks frot your response! What if such people one day do realize that they were wrong?
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@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
its hard for people to accept that they are wrong because of "PRIDE" and "EGO". They think they are self righteous. they cant accept the fact that they have committed a mistake. they are self centered. their pride and ego have blinded them to see that they are wrong.
@tarachand (3895)
• India
27 Jan 07
Thanks for your respomse!
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Because they put so much effort into trying to prove themselves right, that once they finally realize they're wrong, they just did all that for nothing.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
I think it is both Ego and Pride. If your wrong your wrong and if your right your right! This is a good question because you see this so much in today's society and even among friends and family. People are quick to judge others, but can't even take criticism themselves.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I think it is fear of criticism. We are our own harshest critiquers. So we fear others will be as harsh.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think it is both. I do not mind admitting when I am wrong because I just don't see anything wrong with that at all.