Women will more often than not profess to be 'in the right' when it comes to arguing with their partners. And it would seem that they are never in the wrong when it comes to road accidents as well, a study has found. Eight out of ten women involved in a car crash denied it was their fault and looked for something - or someone - else to blame.I don't think this is an instinctive behavior so much as it is a learned one. Male children seem to be every bit as inclined to attempt to escape responsibility as female children, but it's clear that adult women are much more inclined to try to avoid responsibility than adult men. This tends to indicate that the difference in behavior between the sexes has a societal cause rather than a biological one, although it falls well short of proving it. It could also be a consequence of the chemical cocktail to which everyone is subjected in adolescence.
But regardless of the causal factor, it is important for men to understand that few women are ever going to take responsibility for their words and actions in the way that most men are. This is in part because women communicate more directly from their emotional centers; how can anyone remember the verbal particulars of what is essentially a non-rational verbal torrent? When a woman isn't making sense, (such as when she's angry), or doesn't appear to be listening to herself while she's talking,(such as in a social setting), you can be relatively confident that she wouldn't be able to tell you what she said even if she very much wanted to. And she's not going to be inclined to take responsibility for something she can't even remember.
Now, as a man, you can either accept observable reality and deal with it accordingly or attempt to transcend it by virtue of your masculine willpower. Good luck with that one.
On a side note, one of the things I find annoying about the media's use of statistics is that they never bother accounting for the obvious. While men are 70 percent more likely to be involved in a serious crash than women, they also drive 63 percent more miles on an annual basis. So, the more relevant statistic would be that on an equivalent mile-for-mile basis, men are seven percent more likely to be involved in a serious crash than women. Is that really so hard?