Sally Oh Posted about 2 years ago Why is it sometimes difficult to admit mistakes and say "I'm sorry"? Everyone has a certain amout of self dignity. When you say "sorry" to someone that you think is of lesser status of you, it makes you feel socially downgraded. Also, everyone's got a bit of pride. Its hard to swallow your pride and to admit that you were wrong. No one likes to admit they are wrong. Too stubborn.