Why some people never apologise?

In an attempt to create some content for my blog I came across a blog by Guy Winch, a psychologist who I mentioned on my blog a while ago. Basically Mr Winch states some people don’t apologise because they have a weak ego. The explanation is actually a bit longer and it’s possible I oversimplified what I read but only because I simply don’t understand it.

My ex partner used to get upset with me for not apologising, but I see apology as just a cheap trick that doesn’t mean much. I normally try to explain myself and how some people see it is they think I’m looking for excuses while I think I’m explaining misunderstanding and making an effort to make sure similar misunderstandings won’t happen again.

I feel very sad on finding out that even a psychogist could misinterpret this approach so much.

You can read the article here if you want to: https://ideas.ted.com/why-some-people-cant-apologize/

I learned to finally apologise a while ago, as I accepted that some people need it, but for me apology is just a word. It’s so easy to say ‘I’m sorry’ but it’s much more difficult to reflect on what actually happened and how to prevent it from happening again.

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