Though saying he was sorry was evidently hard for Elton John, and perhaps for other men, too, research has found that apologizing might be much easier for women. Not only do women typically apologize when it is appropriate, they often say “I’m sorry” when it isn’t.Of course, apologizing is often the responsible thing to do, and doing so can have many positive effects. But when apologies are overused, the negative consequences can outweigh the positive.Why Women Apologize More...more
We both know it's true. Everyone does do it and they do it all the time, many of them do it every single day! If you think I am referring to making the beast with one back, you are incorrect. I am talking about making mistakes. God, how I loathe mistakes. The only thing I loathe more than making a mistake is when I start getting visibly flummoxed by having made a mistake. A visible case of the nerves is akin to blood in the water and the only time I am not swimming in shark infested waters is here at home....more
Some children find apologizing to be an especially difficult, no I amend that, even an impossible task. One mother told her argumentative 8 year old daughter, “do not speak to me until you apologize to me”. Three silent days later the mother walked past her daughter’s room and heard her whisper, once “I am sorry”....more
Women apologize more frequently than men, it’s a fact. Most of the time we say “sorry” to be polite but it’s diminishing our credibility. Our power.
Do you ever find yourself saying any of these phrases?
• “I'm sorry, but I think...”
• “I'm sorry you have to do this, but...”
• “I'm sorry to bother you with...”
• “I'm sorry, this might not be exactly what you wanted...”
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