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How to Admit You're Wrong

No one is right all of the time. Get over your pride and admit you're wrong.


  • Step 1: Relax Relax and stay calm when you acknowledge that you are wrong.
  • Step 2: Avoid excuses When you apologize, avoid making excuses. A simple "I'm sorry" is appreciated more than an "I'm sorry, but I was really busy."
  • TIP: Maintain eye contact while you're apologize.
  • Step 3: Admit your mistake Be honest and admit your mistake. State what you're apologizing for.
  • Step 4: Understand Try not to wallow in feelings of guilt. Understand that everyone makes mistakes. No one is right all of the time.
  • Step 5: Learn Learn from your mistakes. You're a better person for it.
  • FACT: President Ronald Reagan signed a bill in 1988 apologizing for the internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps in the United States during World War II.

You Will Need

  • Acknowledgement
  • Understanding
  • Honesty
  • Apology
  • Eye contact

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