You can’t go through life without hurting other people’s feelings from time to time. However, when that happens accepting your fault and apologizing can save the relationship. But there are some people who are so bad at saying sorry that the apology ends up making things even worse. These are all the different types of people when it’s time to say sorry.
The One Who Apologizes For “Speaking The Truth”
When you say something and realize that you’ve hurt someone, the usual thing that people do is apologize for whatever they’ve said. However, some people can’t do even that. Instead, the apology turns into an attack. They use honesty as an excuse to say things that they have been holding on to.
The One Who Overcompensates
This is the best type of person that you want to be in your bad graces. When these people apologize, they tend to go over the top. A simple apology turns into gifts and gestures that are supposed to buy your forgiveness. That’s not always a bad thing though when you’re on the receiving end.
The Emotionally Manipulative
This type of person hardly ever means an apology. They apologize to be forgiven, only to turn around and go back to doing the same thing that they were just apologizing for. They know that they’ll get away with their actions because they know exactly how to appeal to other people’s feelings.
The One Who’s Apologizing But Won’t Admit That They Were Wrong
I’m not sorry that I did this thing. No. Instead, I’m sorry that you took what I said the wrong way and decided to feel hurt by it. These people want to apologize but still remain blameless at the end of the apology.
The One Who Doesn’t Know What They’re Apologizing For
It’s annoying when you meet people who just won’t apologize when they do something wrong. However, it can also be annoying when you meet people who just throw apologies around. These people will say sorry at the earliest sign of conflict in order to get out of it, even if they don’t know what they have done wrong.
What type of person are you when you have to apologize? Let us know in the comments below.