We live in a world where we’re right, we’re never wrong, we won’t back down and that’s how arguments start.
We don’t like what someone says 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 because they have a problem with something we’ve said, but we take offence.
On our part we’re annoyed because they’ve picked us up on something, because we’re not honest enough with ourselves to admit the other person may have a point and we don’t want to give them the satisfaction.
They’ve hit a nerve. It doesn’t help us when we’re not honest with ourselves, we won’t back down, or admit they have a point. Instead it just serves to hurt us more in the long term because what’s said will always leave a bad taste.