Apr 28, 2019
The apology that I hear most often and I’ve been totally
guilty of is what I call the Elephant Apology. I’m sorry but there
was an elephant, and then there were rhinos and then there were
monkeys. I use these phrases because it doesn’t matter what it is.
As you soon as you said BUT the apology ended. What if though there
were some crazy extenuating circumstances, right? You can just say
hey I want to let you know that there was this elephant. there was
this rhino and there was this monkey. You know what, that doesn’t
change the fact that I wasn’t there for you. I’m really sorry that
I hurt you. Please forgive me, let me make it up to you. That way
you don’t diminish their pain and take away from their story to
focus on your story instead. That’s a narcissistic tendency we
have. Go ahead, try your next apology without blaming the
elephants, rhinos and monkeys.
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