Why conservatives almost never say 'I'm sorry'
By: Angeli Kakade, Buzz60
Liberals are nice with sugar and spice, but conservatives are tough and, apparently, never say sorry.
Saying you're sorry isn't easy. It' one of the hardest lessons to learn as a child because it's basically an admission of wrongdoing, even if you didn't do anything wrong.
It seems conservatives have a bit of a harder time with this life lesson.
A new study of over 2,000 people from 7 countries, including the U.S., found those who consider themselves conservative are less likely to say 'I'm sorry.'
In the University of Queensland study researchers found that not only were conservatives less likely to bite the bullet and apologize, but they also didn't forgive easily.
Why is it so difficult for conservatives to apologize? Researches think one reason is because conservatives engage in more hierarchical thinking than liberals, meaning apologizing coincides with a loss of power.
They may not be totally off base there.
The author highlighted how Hillary Clinton apologized for 5 different things in 8 months, at the same time as Donald Trump boasted that he never apologized and look how that turned out.
Still, the study says conservatives aren't anti-apology. They just don't do it as often.