Pay attention to the way the excuse is worded.
Take the time to analyze the way the person speaks when he presents his regrets to you. Note if she uses the pronoun “I” as in this sentence: “I realize now that I did wrong and I regret what I did. You should also analyze the tone of his voice and his body language. If she maintains eye contact with you and her voice seems sincere when she apologizes, chances are she is sincere. If the person avoids eye contact and speaks to you in a sarcastic tone, it is very likely that they do not think about what they are saying.
- A serious excuse must be direct and come from the heart. Here is an example: “I realize now that I did wrong, I regret it and I ask you to forgive me for my act. I very much hope that you find a way to forgive me.
- An autistic or shy, socially anxious person may avoid eye contact when they sincerely apologize. “
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