Saying I am sorry is something many people have an issue with. It is hard to admit you are wrong, especially in the heat of the moment. In certain cultures issuing an apology is difficult as well. It can be viewed as a weakness, it can be hard to admit doing wrong, and sometimes there is no meaning behind an apology. When it comes to saying the words, 'I'm sorry,' there is a right and a wrong way to do it. How often do the people in Idaho apologize, and when they finally utter those words, how sincere are they?

How Often Do Idahoans Apologize?

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A list was recently released by Preply.com that broke down how often each state offers an apology per day, how sincere those apologies are, what the best lines are and aren't, and the hardest people to apologize to. Idaho ranked as one of the states that offer the most apologies per day, at a rate of 3.792 per day. Only six states say, 'I'm sorry,' more than those in Idaho. The state that issues the most apologies is Iowa, offering an astounding 4.784 apologies per day, and the state that is the least apologetic is California, with only 2.154 apologies per day. While people of Idaho may say I am sorry often, how sincere is it? According to the list, Idaho is the 15th least sincere state when it udders the words, 'I'm sorry.' Idahoans may say it often, but there appears to be no meaning behind it. 

How to Apologize in Idaho

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When it comes to properly apologizing, certain phrases work better than others. The most successful way to word an apology, according to the survey, is to say, 'I take full responsibility for my mistake, and I'm truly sorry.' Admitting you were wrong and how apologetic you are, goes much further than saying, 'I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.' According to the survey, if you use the first phrase, 47.5 percent of people will accept your apology, whereas only 6 percent will accept the second phrase. To see other phrases that work and don't, make sure to click the link in the paragraph above. 

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Some fun facts from the survey are that 59 percent of people say they get annoyed if someone apologizes for every little thing, and 41 percent of people admit to losing sleep over an apology they need to offer. The hardest person to apologize to according to this survey, is your spouse or partner. If you feel guilty and have done something wrong to someone, make sure to issue a proper apology, and make it sincere as well. Idahoans apologize enough, now we need to mean it. 

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