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Dear Poll: Are You Good at Apologizing?

Pride is a stronger force in most people's lives than they recognize. Admitting when you’re wrong is an incredibly difficult thing to do, and it sometimes requires swallowing (or choking down) your pride, which is especially challenging if you're used to being right. But saying sorry is an incredibly noble act and you almost always end up on top if you're honest and own up to your mistakes. Of course knowing that doesn’t make it any easier so let’s be honest here, are you good at apologizing?


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RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
If I'm truly sorry, I find it easy to say but hard to feel forgiven, even if I am forgiven. If I'm not sorry, I resent feeling as though I have to say it, and will try not to.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I've learnt from a young age, if I just told the truth and apologised everything was better in my family.... then I got into a high pressure job, where admitting mistakes/failures of mine or others was a daily game that needed to be made to save the project, so I''m about as honest/apologetic as it gets. Its just easier :)
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 8 years
It's very hard for me to apologize when I hurt someone's feelings I do it anyway but I find it hard to say the right things when I do. Sometimes I prefer to do it by email because that way I can say everything I need to say but it may seem impersonal to the person if I don't say it face to face.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
Yeah its important to say sorry when you offend someone
Marci Marci 8 years
I only have trouble with apologizing if it's something someone thinks I should do to smooth things over but I don't feel like I have anything to apologize for. That's when it gets sticky. But overall, if I'm wrong or I've hurt someone, I'll apologize. I don't want anyone hurt because of me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Yes, I am. When I think I screwed up, and if I was convinced I screwed up, I can easily apologize. Also, I try really hard not to repeat a mistake.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
Well, I'm good at apologizing, in that I know what to say that will make the situation better, not make me look too bad, more conflict resolution than apologizing really. That said, I'm definitely pretty stubborn. The only person that I'll completely come clean and apologize to is my boyfriend, because we live together and being stubborn can get lead to unnecessary drama in close quarters.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
i think i'm too apologetic. it sucks bc it's not even my personality. like sometimes if someone owes ME an apology i'll pull something out of my ass to even apologize to them about. ex: someone is late for something important. instead of them feeling bad for being late...i go on and say 'i'm sorry if i planned this at a bad time for you'. like WHY? i don't even mean it... but the meaner and less the person cares the bigger the wuss i become. wtf?
jessie jessie 8 years
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
I think it really depends on the situation. If I realize that I have really hurt someone that I care about, then I have no problem apologizing or even kissing some ass to make up for it. But likw Sun Sun said, I wont apologize just because its what someone else wants to hear. Basically, if its a genuine aplogogy then its easy, but im not going to force something that isnt genuine just to fluff someone elses ego.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
if i have done something wrong, whether it was intentional or not, i always apologize. however i wont apologize just because someone wants me to. i have a very active conscience, and if with all its annoyingness its not telling me i did something wrong, then i def wont apologize.
oxykisses oxykisses 8 years
I like apologizing if i truly made a mistake and if they person is sincere, but there are those certain people who just thrive on hearing others say sorry to feel like they are even more right. That is what i hate
chasingjamie chasingjamie 8 years
this is probably really bad.. but a lot of times, I apologize cause I feel like I should, not cause I really mean it. I try to understand what it is I did but usually I can't. :(
almost-famous almost-famous 8 years
Yes...However, I don't do it when the person don't deserve it!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I have a very hard time apologizing. It's something I'm trying to work on.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I'm good at saying sorry if I feel that I should. Like if I said some rude remark to someone and hurt them...I totally should be apologizing. If, however, I don't think I was in the wrong - I HATE apologizing. Sometimes you have to do it no matter what, just to keep the peace. But I still hate it!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i'm actually pretty okay at saying i'm sorry i think it's something i've gotten better at in my old age
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