Admitting it when you’re wrong is always uncomfortable. Knowing when you’re wrong in the first place is tricky enough, and then there’s finding the right apology. But how you handle your admission can make a big difference.
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The good folks over at WiseBread point out that learning how to admit you’re wrong can help you build relationships, learn from your mistakes, and even gain respect. Their advice?
- Admit the truth to yourself, arguably the hardest part.
- Be simple and clear in your admission. Start with “I was wrong and I’m sorry” and then talk clearly about why.
- Discuss what will be different. It’s all well and good to recognise and admit when you’re at fault, but the real key is talking about how you’re going to make things different in the future.
Be sure to hit up the full post at WiseBread. It’s a great read.