We live in a world where we’re always right, we can never be wrong, we won’t back down and that’s how arguments start.
We don’t like what someone says, what they say cuts to the chase and we take it personally. It’s not that others will always set out to criticise. Nine times out of ten when someone says something, it’s usually because they genuinely have a problem with something we’ve said, what we’re doing, or the way we’re doing it, but we take offence.
Perhaps on our part we’re annoyed because they’ve picked us up on something, or perhaps it’s because we’re not honest enough with ourselves to admit the other person may have a point and we wouldn’t want to give them the satisfaction.
It would be like a time bomb going off, they’ve hit a nerve. It doesn’t help when we’re not honest with ourselves and won’t back down, or admit they have a point.
It just serves to hurt us more in the long term because it will always leave a bad taste.