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

  1. prettynutjob30 profile image90
    prettynutjob30posted 2 years ago

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

    This drives me crazy, I have never found it hard to admit when I am wrong. But some people could be hit in the face with the right answer, and still swear they are right.

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    Joshtheplumberposted 2 years ago

    Truth is a funny thing. The absolute truth is that being in a physical body is a lie since we are all everyday Angels. Truth, then, is relative to perspective. The physical realm is something like a conglomeration of the agreed upon truths of its inhabitants (co-creators), so when you are talking about somebody being 'wrong' you may actually be experiencing a few different things.

    The most frustrating would be a person who is simply not in tune with the majority and refuses to be. This happens when the majority perception has wounded them somehow. You can invite them back of you like by helping them heal the wound.

    A very common instance is when the other person is more in tune with the agreed truths of other groups which you, personally don't run with. You can play red rover if you want that person in your experience.

    The most terrifying can be when you are the one out of tune with everyone else. Terrifying, that is, if you haven't learned a few tricks to keep yourself together.

    So as for why people 'can't admit they are wrong,' understand that from their perspective, given all that they have experienced, they aren't. Just as from your perspective, with all you have experienced, you're right too.

    If you want that person in your experience, find a common ground and build on that. If you don't take it as a blessing that they are so wrong.

  3. liesl5858 profile image89
    liesl5858posted 2 years ago

    I think sometimes some people not all people have too much pride that when they make mistakes they don't admit they are wrong. Some people are arrogant and thinks that they are perfect and is always right. While some sensible people like yourself and me admit it when we make mistakes and even apologise. I think if we make a mistake and admit it, it makes us improve to be a better person than those who deny their mistakes.

  4. Dr Bill Tollefson profile image85
    Dr Bill Tollefsonposted 2 years ago

    For need to be PERFECT, so denial of being wrong is the act of blinding our eyes.

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      Joshtheplumberposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Typical PhD response. Matthew 5:48

      I'm going to guess you're an expert at psychology. A field which identifies abnormalities while having no clear definition of normal, as there is none. Therefore, psychology can only define psychologists as normal

  5. Hmtrio2 profile image78
    Hmtrio2posted 2 years ago

    Simply Put: Self Pride is a dangerous attitude to possess. It keeps you from receiving the help you need for growth in integrity and truth.