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Do you take responsibility?

If an event or situation occured where you were wrong would you take the responsibility or would you 'shift' the responsibility and blame another?

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21I would take responsibility
8It would depend on the situation
2I would not take responsibility
1Other


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Dino
posted 20-Aug-2012 7:57am  
I would take repsonsibility. I would add a few excuses as to why it occurred after probably, knowing me.
Kristal_Rose
posted 20-Aug-2012 8:40am  
I would, not a problem. Best to get such glitches cleared up right away then let them quietly stew.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 20-Aug-2012 11:02am  
I think it would depend on the situation and what was at stake. I don't like admitting to being wrong when I really don't believe I am, though if I know I'm wrong I will pretty freely admit it. I also have a strong (and not always appreciated) inclination to making sure that situations are understood clearly and that fairness and justice prevail. In that vein, I usually want to explain what happened and why; I've come a little late to the understanding that most people don't really care, and in many cases it's not going to change the outcome. If it was a situation in which a lot was at stake and I really felt that it was not my fault, I might try to shift the blame to the person I thought was responsible. But in many cases, it's better to just apologize and shut up.
cerealkiller
posted 20-Aug-2012 1:57pm  
Depends. At home if something bad occurs I am always at fault according to my wife.

For example, she uses the Oster blender daily to make protein shakes. Then she takes the bottom, gasket and blade out to clean everything. Late last week the gasket was missing and of course I must have been the one who lost it since I rinsed cat dishes in the sink last. I told her the blender container was still all together and I just moved it to the other side of the sink. Did no good. She insisted I lost the gasket and wanted me to run out an buy her a new blender. F that. This morning I ordered a 3-pack of gaskets from Amazon for $2.40 with free shipping. She'll just have to wait. My guess is she took the blender apart, left the gasket on the counter and one of the cats ran off with it. It'll show up some day.
gambler
posted 20-Aug-2012 2:15pm  
I would take responsibility
labjog
(reply to cerealkiller) posted 20-Aug-2012 4:34pm  
> Depends. At home if something bad occurs I am always at fault according
> to my wife.
>
> For example, she uses the Oster blender daily to make protein shakes.
> Then she takes the bottom, gasket and blade out to clean everything.
> Late last week the gasket was missing and of course I must have been
> the one who lost it since I rinsed cat dishes in the sink last. I
> told her the blender container was still all together and I just moved
> it to the other side of the sink. Did no good. She insisted I lost
> the gasket and wanted me to run out an buy her a new blender. F that.
> This morning I ordered a 3-pack of gaskets from Amazon for $2.40
> with free shipping. She'll just have to wait. My guess is she took
> the blender apart, left the gasket on the counter and one of the cats
> ran off with it. It'll show up some day.





My cats ALWAYS steal my cleaning supplies! I bought a thingy for cleaning down to the bottom of glasses, before I could even use it Smokeybear had it all torn apart. He was to cute to spank though.

LindaH
posted 20-Aug-2012 5:39pm  
Yes. There would have to be a good reason to pass it to someone else - like revenge.
worriedabouttheboy
posted 20-Aug-2012 5:51pm  
I often do, I'm a little supersitious and think a part of my morality is at threat of being eaten with each evasion of truth... Unless minimal offcourse.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 20-Aug-2012 5:58pm  
I like to think of myself as someone who would take responsibility, but I'm sure I fall short of that goal. And, I think sometimes situations are just a bit complicated. For example, sometimes other people can be affected by you taking responsibility given the nature of human relationships. Or just that sometimes it's best to let things go rather than stirring up trouble.
LJD
posted 20-Aug-2012 7:06pm  
I would take responsibility.
cloudhugger
posted 21-Aug-2012 12:31am  
I have worked many years to learn how to be responsible. I'm in head first.
JessicaWoman99
posted 23-Aug-2012 1:23pm  
Maybe I would blame the other person and it all depends
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 25-Aug-2012 9:51am  
Did I fart in a lift? I might try and subtly blame someone else. Did I accidentally knock someone over? I would own up.
Kristal_Rose
(reply to Biggles) posted 25-Aug-2012 10:14am  
Then they all turn in unison and say something like "Wow, you really take the cake lady".

..and thus, doctor, began her convincing herself that she could become invisible.
Psychopath
posted 25-Aug-2012 11:35am  
I'm never wrong.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 25-Aug-2012 9:57pm  
I always take responsibility
judgescratch
posted 26-Aug-2012 1:57pm  
Quote from Ferris:

It's my fault. I'll take the heat for it. When he comes home, we'll tell him that I did it. He hates me anyway.


No, I'll take it

- I'll take it

- No, you don't want this much heat
Gomezy3k
posted 26-Aug-2012 5:04pm  
Well most people say I am very responsible...every thing that goes bad I am responsible for...heh heh
Nitroeddy
posted 27-Aug-2012 8:28am  
I would and have before.
Psychopath
posted 10-Sep-2012 1:06am  
I would take responsibilty (& have in real life) because when I take responsibility for my own actions...then I feel good about myself and I can sleep at night!
Iseult
posted 12-Sep-2012 8:04pm  
This a difficult one. I tend to avoid situations where I would have any responsibility to be blamed. However, I will be the first one to stand up and say what I did wrong (while providing a reason why I forced to take that action).
SensesFail
posted 13-Sep-2012 6:04am  
I would take responsibility if the blame was going to be placed on another.
But if no one would know who it was anyway...not fessn' up hahaha
Maarten
posted 14-Sep-2012 5:30pm  
Only losers and cowards 'shift' the responsibility.
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