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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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
by Annie 7 years ago
How does saying sorry help?Lately all I have been seeing, in the news is.. cheaters, liars, and the worse part , there are going on National Television using the word SORRY. so how does saying sorry help?
by Abigayle Malchow 5 years ago
Should you apologize if a friendship is at risk, even when its 100% not your fault?When should you grin and bear it and say sorry to someone that you have a history with of many years of friendship, but that you were the one that was right and they were not, and they yelled that you were the reason...
by purpleangel47 8 years ago
I'm part of a family full of people who don't say I'm sorry. I had to actually learn how to say those words. My mother never said I'm sorry to me for some of the hurtful things she said and did.Have you ever had moments with family or friends where you couldn't utter those two words? Why?
by Elena 5 years ago
Do you apologise to people, even if you are NOT in the wrong – just for peace sake?I do sometimes, to avoid any stress but I don’t want people thinking I’m a soft touch.
by Shwetha Shetty 6 years ago
Is "Sorry" the only way to realize our mistakes?Most of the time when we did some mistakes we say only "Sorry". So just to say sorry makes us free from our mistake which we did.
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
When you've yelled at your child(ren), do you say you're sorry?
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