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The Upside to Admitting You Were Wrong Online

The Upside to Admitting You Were Wrong Online

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The Upside to Admitting You Were Wrong Online

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Showing Humility And Accepting One's Mistake

  • Researchers have found that people willing to admit they're wrong during social media arguments are liked and respected more.
  • People who admit to being wrong are considered more competent and likeable than those who refuse to do so.
  • It may be harder to admit you’re wrong on social media than offline.
  • When you're wrong on Facebook or Twitter, you're not just conceding your mistake to one person; many people could be watching and judging you.

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Expanding Awareness of the Science of Intellectual Humility

Unfortunately, most people don't seem to recognize the value of humility. By showing people how admitting they're wrong can benefit their reputation, he can encourage more people to do just that.

It’s good to know that we may benefit by admitting our mistakes, showing openness to others’ ideas, and practicing some humility. Perhaps, by doing so, we can tamp down some of the hostile rhetoric we find on social media.

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