3. “I’m sorry”
We all make mistakes, but not everyone is able to admit this. Acknowledging when you are wrong and taking responsibility for your actions is a sure sign of maturity. By saying “I’m sorry” when needed, you are not only acting maturely, you are also building trust in your relationship as found in one study.
A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that apologizing helped build trust when trust was violated in interpersonal relationship in comparison when the violation of trust was followed by denial.