Sunday, 25 March 2012

Men and women who make mistakes but will not take responsibility

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People make mistakes - but plenty of people will not take responsibility.

This happens differently in men and women.

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Men who will not take responsibility for mistakes deny they have made a mistake; these men are always right and never wrong about anything.

Their decision was always right: what goes wrong is somebody else's fault.

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Women who will not take responsibility for mistakes deny that they could have done anything different; they deny responsibility because they claim they had to do what they did.

They don't claim their decision was always right, but they deny that any other decision was possible.

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These are extreme, yet common, caricatures of characteristically different modes of existence.

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