But researchers have found that when someone does admit they were wrong, they are not seen as less competent.
As a psychology expert, I've found that highly likable and successful are "admitters," and they aren't afraid to say three simple words: "I was wrong."
The key is to remind yourself that even though your behavior was wrong, you can change it in the future.
And just because you are admitting wrongdoing, that doesn't mean you are saying you're a bad person.
When someone tells you that you're wrong, instead of immediately jumping to the defensive, get curious about why they're saying that to you.
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