Although you make a lot of sense Ryan, I think that in this case pride as in scared to lose face.
Which is not really pride, but just fear/insecurity, but many times it falsely gets labeled pride.
Too proud to say sorry, for example.
This fear is best overcome by learning to care less about what other people think.
We are always scared of what other people think of us, while in fact other people rarely think about us, because they are too busy worrying about what we think about them.
If you stop trying to be a mindreader (which you are not) and just live your life in a way that you know is good, without worrying what other peoples opinions are. Then your "pride" will not be in your way.
Just treat people the way you want to be treated. Don't treat them in a way that you think they want to be treated, because you can't read their mind. Just be thoughtful of others.