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Do You Have a Hard Time Admitting That You're Wrong?

Do You Have a Hard Time Admitting That You're Wrong?

It's not an easy thing to admit when you're wrong. For some reason, we don't want to let on that anything was our fault, or that we made a mistake. We feel ashamed, which is really weird, because how else can we learn and grow unless we mess up along the way? I guess it's in our nature to just pretend like we know everything and do everything right, all the time. If we believed otherwise, it would really do a number on our egos and self-esteem.

Some people have no problem confessing when they are wrong, and others, even after evidence points to their faults can't seem to say, "Whoops, my bad," or "I'm sorry." So what I want to know is


mortar31 mortar31 9 years
i suck at admitting i am wrong
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
yes - i do have trouble admitting it. i like to be right - is that such a bad thing
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 9 years
What's harder for me as admitting that THEY are right. Especially when its a huge blow to your ego. It makes me feel weak to admit I'm wrong, and its even harder to apoligize when I still think Im right. LOL! But I always apoligize when its needed.
demeter demeter 9 years
I'm never wrong so I never have to admit it! :P
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't mind taking the hit if I know I messed up or did something wrong. Everyone has to swallow their pride sometime!
remedios remedios 9 years
I don't mind, but I'm good at hedging my bets in the first place. As long as I say "I think" I can always defend myself by saying, "Yeah, I was wrong, but hey, I didn't say I knew for sure!" Or if we're confronted with a decision, I might say "I'm not sure, but let's try.. " Or, my last option is to state what I think, then do what my husband thinks, then gloat when he's wrong. And if he's right, I can say, "That's great. I'm glad we made the right decision." :-)
trixiefire trixiefire 9 years
I am almost too good at admitting I'm wrong. I sometimes go too far and take blame that isnt mine, or say I'm wrong when I know I'm not. I'm only now realizing its ok to say I'm right every now and again, specially if it just might be true!
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
yes I HATE admitting I am wrong. I am very stubborn and so I rarely say I'm wrong at anything.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
No, I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong or make a mistake. It's human. Besides, it's okay to be wrong or make mistakes as long as I learn from it. Also, I take accountability for my wrong/mistake by trying to fix it, if possible. Redemption. :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I don't mind being wrong, I DO mind someone trying to PROVE me wrong whether I am or not.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Yes; I will admit being wrong however it gives my pride a huge beating. I usually try everything possible to prove I'm right and then I give up and admit that I'm sorry and was wrong.
natkubichar natkubichar 9 years
i go either way on this
cubadog cubadog 9 years
Mistakes or being wrong is not a big deal. I say I was wrong and move on.
bastille_75 bastille_75 9 years
I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong - but i do have a tough time confronting someone who has wronged me.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
i hate making mistakes but if Im wrong then Ill be the first to let you know, I dont want to be that person who claims to be perfect. Being wrong is ok, no one is perfect. Accepting that will make you a better person.
sugarbritches sugarbritches 9 years
I'm pretty good about saying I'm wrong when I realize I am. The problem is when I know I'm right and someone else wants to argue...I will argue until I'm blue in the face. I need to get better about walking away from that.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Most of the time no but on occasion I'm sure I'm pretty guilty of not owning up...
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
Sometimes but not usually... I always admit it in a round-a-bout way but I don't always say sorry
lifer_refil lifer_refil 9 years
I'm pretty hardheaded when I KNOW I'm right, but that one other person never wants to admit they are wrong. Frustrating.
StefaPie StefaPie 9 years
I used to have a lot of trouble admitting i was wrong, but i realize being an ignorant a**hole who refuses to see reality is much worse that being wrong sometimes.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
oh no im horrible at it...i even have it down to an art on how to make people that are right think that they are wrong because i stand so strong behind my WRONG decesion. My other half is starting to catch on now though! :(
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
If I screw up or am wrong I try to admit it right away. It's actually kind of funny. I usually feel so bad that I go over the top apologizing for my mistake etc. Then the person sometimes ends up feeling sorry for ME because I feel so bad lol. We all make mistakes. If someone does something and tries to cover it up instead of just fessing up I lose trust for them.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
I can admit when I'm in the wrong. nothin wrong with that.
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I love it because so many people argue even when they are wrong. They have this innate need to be right all the time. I'm not like that, but when I'm right, I like for my husband to know it! :)
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