Updated December 04, 2014.
Why Apologizing Is Important
We may have learned about the need for apologizing when we’ve hurt a friend — accidentally or otherwise — but do you know why apologizing is really important, and what function a good apology serves? Researchers and psychologists have pinpointed some important reasons why apologizing is necessary when social rules have been violated. Some of the good things that come from a sincere apology:
- Apologizing when you’ve broken a rule of social conduct — from cutting in line to breaking the law — re-establishes that you know what the “rules” are, and you agree that they should be upheld. This allows others to feel safe knowing you agree that hurtful behavior isn’t OK.
- Apologies re-establish dignity for those you hurt. Letting…
View original post 816 more words