Online Conversations: Recovering from Chat Mistakes
People make mistakes all the time and there’s really no shame in that. However, if you find yourself feeling socially awkward in a chat room or even making a social faux pas, there are a few ways you can recover. Even if you made an inappropriate joke or comment, it’s possible to come back for that. Here are a few of the options for what you can do.
1. Just Apologize
The first step towards recovering from a faux pas in a chat room is to apologize. Make sure you apologize in a way that is totally real. Don’t say something rude like “I’m sorry I offended you.” Really take in what the offended person is saying about why they feel hurt and say sorry, and also that you won’t do anything similar again. Apologizing if the first step towards making amends for a mistake.
2. Find Another Chat
If you have made a mistake that is so atrocious that no one will even accept your apology, then you can also try to find another chat room to join where no one knows who you are. Make sure to use a different username that will not remind other people who you are if it is on the same chat website.
3. Be Respectful
If you have made a bad joke or insulted someone accidentally, be respectful when they critique you. You may want to study things like non-violent communication or conflict resolution to learn how to deal with your online problems. Never resort to things like name-calling and don’t take things personally. You never know what someone is coming to conflict with. They may have a lot of hard things going on in their life that is making them extra stressed out.
4. It’s Never Too Late
If you have been someone who always causes conflict in an online chat room, it’s never too late to change and become a peacemaker. Don’t be afraid to change for the good. People don’t find it easy to get along with those who always cause conflict and they might even call you a “troll” if you do this. If you’re nice, you will become someone that everyone wants to be friends with!
About The Author. — Chatdrop is an expert in communication and contributor to Joingy, a chat app to meet strangers. Visit their Official Blog for guides on similar chat topics.