Friday, February 19, 2010

research: 70% of sorry people aren't sorry

Next time someone tells you that they are "sorry," you probably should not believe them. According to recent research, 70% of people who apologize are not actually sorry. Rather, they are merely saying it to avoid confrontation and conflict.

The study of 4,000 adults also suggests that we are more likely to apologize to strangers than people we know. Women are more likely to apologize than men when they are wrong.

This report (ironically published today) comes at a particularly bad time for Tiger Woods, who is scheduled to make a public apology today for his recent indiscretions.

research report link: [www_express_co_uk]

This report leaves me wondering.... If 70% of the research sample lie when they say "I'm sorry", can we be confident that they told the truth about their lying?

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