What is the best way...

Discussion in 'Weekly Quick Polls' started by Induslady, Oct 10, 2005.

What is the best way to say "I'm Sorry"?

  1. I'm sorry, I didn't do it... - apology with an excuse

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. I'm sorry, you took it that way... - apology with denial of intent

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. I'm sorry, it is because... - apology with an explanation

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  4. Other ways to make an apology

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  1. Induslady

    Induslady Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    We hear/make apologies all the time, but are they sincere? An apology has to be real to heal. Real apologies build character and respect!

    A powerful tool for making-up in a relationship can be to focus on giving and/or receiving only real apologies. Especially when we want to heal a rift with a family member, realtive, friend or co-worker.

    Though how we apologize differ with the situations/circumstances, most of the time we make a certain type of apology. Which type would help to make it a real apology?

    So this week's poll is going to be about how we say "S-O-R-R-Y"?

    As ever, cast your votes and do share your thoughts about your vote - that will really help!
     
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  2. sheeba

    sheeba Junior IL'ite

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    It just needs to be a real sorry!

    More than the way we say sorry, we need to just say a real sorry. Mean it when we say it. An excuse or explanation with a sorry would only frustrate the receiver if we try doing any of this when we say sorry! May be we can try an explanation later.
     
  3. manju_j

    manju_j New IL'ite

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    I agree!

    Sheeba,

    I agree with you regarding 'how to say sorry?'.
     
  4. roja

    roja Junior IL'ite

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    Sincere apology

    I would prefer asking and receiving a sincere apology. What I mean by sincere is, try to my level best not to repeat the same mistake for which I apologised.

    - Roja
     
  5. bharthi

    bharthi Junior IL'ite

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    Depends on the situation..doesn't it?

    The approach depends on the situation. If you inadvertently hurt some one, how about..."I am sorry it came across that way. It was definitely not my intention"
     
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    Sharmili New IL'ite

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    Let it reflect how you feel.

    Do it in a simple way that reflects how you feel. Trying to cook up some words that are disconnected to your feeling will look very insincere, in my opinion.
     

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