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Does saying sorry come easily to you if you are wrong?

  1. rajan jolly profile image90
    rajan jollyposted 5 years ago

    Does saying sorry come easily to you if you are wrong?

    On a scale of 1 to 10, how easy is it for you to say so? 1 being the hardest and 10, the easiest.

  2. NotPC profile image61
    NotPCposted 5 years ago

    I personally have a really difficult time apologizing unless I truly feel sorry for what I've done. I'm curious about you now Rajan! Is it hard for you to apologize?

    Oh and I'd say I'm probably around a 3 or a 4 in terms of difficulty in saying sorry.

  3. rumanasaiyed profile image79
    rumanasaiyedposted 5 years ago

    If I am wrong, then Yes its very easy to say sorry for me. Because I don't feel inferior in saying sorry to anyone (if I am wrong). I feel light hearted, when  I say sorry to someone ( with whom I have done something wrong).

    I can rate it between 9-10

  4. ronhi profile image74
    ronhiposted 5 years ago

    i would give me a 10. I never hesitate to apologize when i realize am wrong...then only problem is when am being blamed for smt i didn't do. That is the only time i will find it had to say sorry

  5. ZAS profile image60
    ZASposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely! Integrety is much more uplifting than pride.

  6. ChitrangadaSharan profile image54
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    If I have done something wrong, I do not hesitate to say sorry. It is almost instant. So, it can be a 10, for sure.
    But there have been instances, where I was not wrong but still in the larger interest, I had to agree or compromise, even though the other side was on the wrong. I believe if a 'sorry' soothes relationships, we should go for it.

  7. ienjoythis profile image84
    ienjoythisposted 5 years ago

    One of my hubs is about humility and being able to say, "sorry". For me, I've grown a lot lately and have been able to say "sorry" much easier. Maybe 7? 

    Humility is such a virtue.

  8. gypsumgirl profile image88
    gypsumgirlposted 5 years ago

    I think it depends on the situation and who I am saying sorry to that determines my willingness or ease of apologizing. In general, however, I would say my average score would be 7 or 8.

  9. SimpleJoys profile image73
    SimpleJoysposted 5 years ago

    Oh, if I am wrong that "sorry" comes out so easy. It would have to be a 10. Sometimes it would be so good to be able to go back and fix the wrong so the hurt or mistake had never occurred. But one an not un-ring a bell.

  10. cebutouristspot profile image75
    cebutouristspotposted 5 years ago

    10 smile being wrong is not something to be ashame of smile

  11. cjpooja26 profile image64
    cjpooja26posted 5 years ago

    If I have done wrong then I would never hesitate to say sorry but yes, sometimes for apologizing you have to gather so much guts and say sorry.

  12. PurvisBobbi44 profile image81
    PurvisBobbi44posted 5 years ago

    Whether I am right or wrong if I feel I have hurt someone’s feelings in any way I say I am sorry. And I believe that would be a 10+. I value someone’s friendship more that I value being right.

  13. A_K profile image76
    A_Kposted 5 years ago

    That's the first thing I do. You may give me 10. It is the easiest thing I do online. Most often, my email begins from the word "sorry" for reasons like delay or delayed response. Even otherwise, if saying "sorry" brings about a positive transformation or turn of events, I say it upfront whether or not I am wrong.

  14. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I would rate myself a 10 if I am wrong. Heck, there are times where I even apologize when I did nothing wrong just to put others at ease.

  15. janshares profile image98
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Definitely a 10. I have no problem admitting I'm wrong and apologizing for it. It makes life easier to own it, admit it, and move on. Saying "sorry" shows that you have remorse and take responsibility for your error. It also avoids unnecessary "I'm right, you're wrong" arguements that are really about ego and one-upsmanship. What a waste of good energy. I heard somewhere that if you want to end a verbal conflict that is escalating and going nowhere, passing blame back and forth, just say sorry. It will quickly change the tide and tone of the conversation.

  16. marcoujor profile image84
    marcoujorposted 5 years ago

    Hi Rajan,

    I find it simple to admit when I am wrong...an easy score of 10.  I do not in any way feel threatened or defensive about this, as none of us are perfect and we all make mistakes.

    When I was a manager, I often had to apologize "on behalf" of my departmental staff and I was also quick to do that...especially with families, as I am a nurse.  I believe people are more understanding and even forgiving if one is genuine, sincere and honorable in apology and truly makes amends to the best of their ability.

  17. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 5 years ago

    Yes it does. I'm by no means perfect and If I'm in the wrong about something I admit it to the person.  On a scale of 1 to 10, for me it's '10'.

  18. cuttler profile image59
    cuttlerposted 5 years ago

    Saying sorry aint never been easy for me...especially when am  wrong. However it is the best thing that you can do to appease yourself and to remove that weight of guilt that bears a very burden on someone.
    Personally, I apologize where I can but I have to admit, sometimes my ego gets the best of me and I don't apologize when am wrong. When this happens, I literally get nightmares just from thinking about the person I wronged.
    Guess what am trying to say is that the best thing to do is not usually the easiest option but worth it nonetheless.
    Good question by the way. I give myself a 5