Originally Posted by K2Jelly
There's the problem. Don't allow your insecurities to affect your word. Your head is the biggest critic of your own work and it will reveal your intentions even though you do your best to hide them. If you are confident in your words, and people know your character, then the simplest statement can speak wonders. People know my character and when I say that I messed up, that is all that is needed. Any other words simply come across as me trying to justify myself rather than to admit the fault.
Strong character is what makes strong opinions seem more valid. That is why most politicians come off as snakes where as, here in the south at least, the opinion of a grandparent can be the most important you ever hear. It is in their character that you trust their judgment of a topic.
EDIT - To the final part of your post, I think your insecurities give you a false sense of realization. People aren't apologizing to you as a way to seek forgiveness from a disagreement. They are apologizing because the projection of how you make yourself sound when "apologizing" is that you are wrong, but still think that you are right. It is why people say that they are sorry because it comes across (my opinion here) as an over dramatical event because your extensive apologies make you out to be picked on for having an opinion that not everyone agrees with. I am a Christian - I promise you I have opinions that others on here don't agree with. However, my foundation is never shaken by a disagreement where as from the replies I have see from you, it seems the same statement can't be made. This is why I compare you to a peacock in a sense.