How do you admit when you're wrong?

El-Jaro El-Jaro
We've all been there, arguing a point and then you realize "Shit. I'm totally wrong." What do you do then?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Admit it flat out
47
Hem and haw. Don't let them have it THAT easy
2
Start arguing their point and hope they don't catch on
2
Other (in the middle to throw people off)
4
Say "Whatever" and leave it at that
3
I don't know what you're talking about. I've NEVER been wrong.
11
Total votes: 69 (61 voters)
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02/14/2012
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Beck Beck
I admit when I am wrong. It just doesn't happen that often. LOL
02/14/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I find that saying "I'm wrong" flat out saves a lot of time that would be otherwise wasted on arguing and fighting. It definitely strips my pride, but I'd rather just get along with the person that I'm arguing with than stress myself out with anymore possible altercations.
02/14/2012
blacklodge blacklodge
With my family and my boyfriend I normally just put a hand up and say "Okay. You're right." But if it's a friend (all of my friends love arguments/debates) or someone I don't like, I'll still argue my point no matter how wrong I know it is.
02/14/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
We've all been there, arguing a point and then you realize "Shit. I'm totally wrong." What do you do then?
It haas to be shoved in my face or I have to have a moment of clarity to admit that I am wrong but when I do...even if the argument was long over I will admit it and allow the other person to vent a little if they feel they need to. It's what I like for people to do for me...it's not easy and I'm not always gracious but I try.
02/14/2012
Kitka Kitka
I admit it flat out, sure it sucks being wrong but hey we've all been there.
02/14/2012
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I admit it flat out, but it does take a lot to get me to realize it when I'm being an asshole. So the hard part isn't getting the apology, it's getting me to actually think I owe you one, lol.
02/14/2012
js250 js250
Wrong? What do you mean wrong-I am NEVER wrong!!

It is a bit difficult for me, but I do admit I am wrong and apologize. If it is my husband this happens with I also throw in something fun, think sexual!! Keeps things interesting.
02/14/2012
snuggly snuggly
Like a band-aid, do it fast and move on
02/14/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
I usually admit it flat-out and apologize quickly.

(Your "Other" made me laugh.)
02/14/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I used to be the "whatever" person, but when I really figured out just how much I hated talking to the "whatever" person, I started working really hard on being able to admit when I'm wrong flat out. Pretending I'm not wrong when I am just makes me look like an idiot, so that pivotal "oh shit" moment usually happens out loud and is followed by "ahh dammit, you're right, I'm sorry."
02/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
I flat out admit it and often before I've been called on it. My mom used to tell me that punishing me as a child was pretty much pointless because the guilt I expressed was more of a punishment than anything she could ever do to me.

I also have a tendency to be way, way proactive in correcting mistakes--- if they can be corrected, that is. If not then I apologize profusely and try not to do it again.
02/15/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
If you're wrong, you're wrong. Denying it or blaming it on someone else is just going to cause more issues. It's best just to admit it.
02/16/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
I have no point with apologizing when I'm in the wrong. I have pride, but not enough that it won't allow me to say I was wrong.

I hate it when people can't admit they are wrong.
02/21/2012
MaryExy MaryExy
I try my best to admit it as soon as I realize I'm wrong. Sometimes it is incredibly difficult, though; it all depends on who I'm talking to -.-
02/21/2012
Gracie Gracie
"I'm sorry"
02/21/2012
Terri69 Terri69
admit it flat out as quick as possible
08/28/2012
Rory Rory
So what makes you think I was wrong??!!!
08/28/2012
Feisty Feisty
I try my best to admit when i'm wrong, but sometimes i try to slide on by
08/28/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
When it rarely happens, I just flat out admit it and squash the whole situation.
08/28/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Some study showed that most of the time people will keep on arguing even when they've been proven irrefutably wrong, because an argument becomes more an issue of winning at any cost - or at least not appearing to lose - and the subject matter is actually less important. It's the difference between a reasoned debate or a discussion, and an argument.
08/28/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I don't.
08/28/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
Admit it and apologize. Took me a looooong time to realize that was the right way to do it.
08/31/2012
gorgeous gorgeous
I'm always right.
09/01/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I just go "Well, you're right." Everyone makes mistakes, trying to hide it would make it worse
09/01/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I will admit when I am wrong.
09/01/2012
meitman meitman
I just flat out admit it. It just works better that way.
09/04/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
We've all been there, arguing a point and then you realize "Shit. I'm totally wrong." What do you do then?
Admit it flat out
09/05/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
It's hard but we all have to admit it.
09/21/2012
Rey Rey
admit it, i'd want someone to do the same with me.
09/21/2012
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