Our shortcomings don't define us. It's how we react to them that shapes us both in our own and other people's eyes. However, as we can see from the subreddit 'Mildly Infuriating', not everyone is willing to understand or capable of understanding that.

As you might remember from our earlier publications such as this one, this online community with 4.4 million members has plenty of content to send your blood into a simmer in a matter of seconds, but there's a special category of it that we at Bored Panda think deserves an article of its own—folks who don't accept they're in the wrong.

Whether it's someone trying to scam another person off a few bucks or just embracing their fragile ego, continue scrolling to check out the characters who earned themselves the label of 'mildly infuriating'.

#1

Trying To Meet People... Sucks

Trying To Meet People... Sucks

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Zaza Zooey
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1 month ago

That would've gotten a, 'sure no probs!' followed by a complete no show.

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#2

How Not To Purchase A Computer From Someone...

How Not To Purchase A Computer From Someone...

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Juan Ghote
Community Member
1 month ago

Reminds of the Monty Python movie Life of Brian "We're supposed to haggle" scene.

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To learn more about how to stay off such lists and what to do in order to stay grounded, we contacted Dr. Mike Brooks, a licensed psychologist based in Austin, Texas as well as F. Diane Barth, LCSW, who is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.

"A purpose in life is to learn, grow, and improve. We cannot do this unless we first recognize and admit our mistakes," Dr. Brooks, the author of 'Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World,' told Bored Panda.

"We must remind ourselves that to 'err is human,' and we are fulfilling a purpose in life every time we admit our mistakes. Thus, from this perspective, mistakes are opportunities for growth that allow us to fulfill life's purpose. Moreover, a natural byproduct of growth and improvement is greater levels of happiness."

#3

How Not To Sell A Car…

How Not To Sell A Car…

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1 month ago

Sure, heaven forbid someone ask about the history of the car they're trying to buy 🙄

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#4

Cheeseburger Minus The Cheese= Cheeseburger?

Cheeseburger Minus The Cheese= Cheeseburger?

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Walter Brameld
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1 month ago

"There goes your spit-free burger."

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#5

Outside A Movie Theater In Oklahoma

Outside A Movie Theater In Oklahoma

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

*Gasp* spoilers! (Also blatant homophobia!)

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Dr. Brooks said that refusing to recognize and admit our mistakes when we are wrong hinders our growth and drowns us in disharmony. "This also increases the chances that we, and others, will suffer because when we don't learn from our mistakes, we are more likely to repeat them."

"When we don't admit when we are wrong, we create rifts in our relationships, which are the very source of our own happiness. In essence, we shoot ourselves in the foot," the psychologist explained.

"When it comes to relationships, in particular, it is better to be effective than to be right."

#6

My Landlord Entered My Apartment Without Notice (Illegal) To Tell Me To Clean My Lint Trap

My Landlord Entered My Apartment Without Notice (Illegal) To Tell Me To Clean My Lint Trap

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clairelise@pacific.net
Community Member
1 month ago

"Please don't argue" LOL Oh no hun you broke the rental agreement when you entered my home without 24 hours advance notice, so I'll be doing a lot more than just "arguing"

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#7

People Who Think My Career Is A 'Hobby'

People Who Think My Career Is A 'Hobby'

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stardust
Community Member
1 month ago

Jerks.

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#8

I Guess The 5% Wasn’t Enough

I Guess The 5% Wasn’t Enough

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stardust
Community Member
1 month ago

How many times do I need to say it? A space goes after the punctuation! >:(

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#9

Kanye West At The Bape Store, 2005. He Tried All The Shoes And Didn’t Buy Any

Kanye West At The Bape Store, 2005. He Tried All The Shoes And Didn’t Buy Any

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Raena Celis
Community Member
1 month ago

Celebrities can be such jerks

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Diane Barth agrees that not acknowledging your mistakes can damage your relationships. "Over the years in my work as a psychotherapist, I've almost never seen a relationship destroyed because someone made a mistake," the author of I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives said. "But I've seen many destroyed when someone who made a mistake refused to admit it."

Moreover, if people stop trusting you, you put not only your personal relationships in jeopardy but other aspects of life, such as work, as well.

#10

4 Spots In A Home Depot

4 Spots In A Home Depot

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The Moop Of Venice
Community Member
1 month ago

Four times the a*****e

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#11

I F*cking Hate Group Projects

I F*cking Hate Group Projects

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Raena Celis
Community Member
1 month ago

Leave him out of the project submission

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#12

Office Rule

Office Rule

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Juan Ghote
Community Member
1 month ago

Therefore, following YOUR math, when I turn up at 9:58am I WILL go home at 5:40pm.

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#13

Hotel Keeps My Deposit Because I Left A Poor Review On Booking.com

Hotel Keeps My Deposit Because I Left A Poor Review On Booking.com

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stardust
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

"Maybe not harassing customers for leaving bad reviews would be a good start lol" lmao I'm d y i n g

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Some people, however, seem completely incapable of admitting their mistakes. For example, Dr. Brooks highlighted that wars have taken millions of lives, yet those in power still haven't admitted they could've changed course and prevented it.

"People have trouble admitting they are wrong for many reasons but one of the main ones has to do with ego and attachment. When we attach our sense of self to a mental position and take the stance, 'I am right', it becomes part of our identity, part of our ego."

"'I am right' is almost like saying, 'I am Mike' or whatever your name is. Now, my ego, or sense of self, has become attached to a mental position. A primitive 'fight/flight/freeze' survival mechanism kicks in to defend my 'rightness' as if I were defending my very life. It's like a little part of me will die if I were to admit that I am wrong," the psychologist said.

#14

Email I Received From A Parent After Her Son Did Not Complete Two Assignments In The Apush Civil War Unit

Email I Received From A Parent After Her Son Did Not Complete Two Assignments In The Apush Civil War Unit

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222srphn
Community Member
1 month ago

Tell me your racist without telling me your racist

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#15

A Business In Maine Had This In Their Window This Sunday

A Business In Maine Had This In Their Window This Sunday

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Lazy Panda
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

This was just in the news last week. It was an insurance office and they've been banned from selling by several big-name insurance companies because of this. As they should be.

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#16

Been In The Hospital A Week With My So And I’m Finally Getting Out Today And My Mother Posted A Screenshot Of My Blood Work Lab From This Morning On Facebook Because She Doesn’t Think I Should Be Discharged Yet

Been In The Hospital A Week With My So And I’m Finally Getting Out Today And My Mother Posted A Screenshot Of My Blood Work Lab From This Morning On Facebook Because She Doesn’t Think I Should Be Discharged Yet

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Renni Chi
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't imagine the amount of trauma one would feel growing up for having a mother like that

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#17

Was Seeing Him For Almost 2-Months Before I Found Out. Sent Him This Message Before Telling His Fiancé Everything

Was Seeing Him For Almost 2-Months Before I Found Out. Sent Him This Message Before Telling His Fiancé Everything

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Renni Chi
Community Member
1 month ago

I really want to know the fiancé reaction, hope she dump him

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"[If that turns out to be the case, I] feel like I am diminished, in a way, and you, the person in the 'right,' are now superior to me. This is really hard for my ego to take, so I defend myself [and] my 'rightness,' at all costs. Even when this causes great suffering," Dr. Brooks continued.

"The suffering of me admitting that I am wrong is worse than the consequences that come from not admitting that I am wrong, at least in my head. This perspective, which is inspired by Buddhist psychology, is an example of why various attachments are often at the root of suffering."

#18

I Guess No Entertainment For My Wife On This Flight...

I Guess No Entertainment For My Wife On This Flight...

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Just talk to them. If they’re not jerks they should understand.

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#19

I More Find This Funny, But The Reviews Are Riddled With People Saying The Staff Are Rude And Dosnet Do There Job, While The Owners Account Makes Sparky Remarks Back Lol

I More Find This Funny, But The Reviews Are Riddled With People Saying The Staff Are Rude And Dosnet Do There Job, While The Owners Account Makes Sparky Remarks Back Lol

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Omiyaru
Community Member
1 month ago

That's entirely the person's fault for not understanding that a one person trampoline is for one person only.

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#20

This Woman Was Like This For Hours Making People Step Over Her. Until A Flight Attendant Finally Made Her Move

This Woman Was Like This For Hours Making People Step Over Her. Until A Flight Attendant Finally Made Her Move

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Walter Brameld
Community Member
1 month ago

Hah. I wouldn't even try to step over. I would just keep stepping into her over and over with a confused look on my face until she moved.

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#21

Wtf? Idk Why This Pisses Me Off So Much

Wtf? Idk Why This Pisses Me Off So Much

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1 month ago

For F's sake, just ask to change the channel.

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Interestingly, self-awareness also allows us to make better decisions. In one study, students who scored higher on "metacognitive awareness" (the ability to reflect on personal thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs) made more effective decisions when it came to playing a computer game in which they had to diagnose and treat virtual patients. The authors of the research argued that this was because they could set more well-defined goals and take strategic actions.

#22

When My Neighbor In The Building Accused Me Of Lying…

When My Neighbor In The Building Accused Me Of Lying…

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stardust
Community Member
1 month ago

creeps like him need to be in jail

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#23

I Offered To Take Head And Body Shots Of Her For Free To Send Into A Modelling Agency. I Didn’t Want To Drive All The Way To Her Place Or Pay For Parking…

I Offered To Take Head And Body Shots Of Her For Free To Send Into A Modelling Agency. I Didn’t Want To Drive All The Way To Her Place Or Pay For Parking…

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Mia
Community Member
1 month ago

Learn speak English yes?

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#24

Why Do These Type Of Landlords Exist?

Why Do These Type Of Landlords Exist?

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Mac 🇺🇦
Community Member
1 month ago

Red Flag alert!

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#25

It's Puddin' Time?

It's Puddin' Time?

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Ok, according to ASHRFOX “He's saying that Jared starts at 18 on the internet, implying that jared starts at a lower age IRL”

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"This often crazy, hyper-connected world is moving at a breakneck pace. Our technological evolution is zooming past our biological evolution, [and] we can't adapt fast enough to the changes taking place," Dr. Brooks said.

"In the hustle and bustle of this world, we need to work hard to carve out time to unplug, slow down, and connect more with life and the world around us. We need to place some reasonable limits and boundaries around our technology use in particular and find some quiet times that allow for self-reflection."

#26

No Correlation Between Ice Cream And This

No Correlation Between Ice Cream And This

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Megan The Viking Traveler
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't care, Baskin Robbins needs to get their s**t together.

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#27

Our Delivery Man Bit The Bag, Took A Small Bite, And Took Off

Our Delivery Man Bit The Bag, Took A Small Bite, And Took Off

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Marie Dahme
Community Member
1 month ago

Some people think they can pull a stunt like this and get away it because they probably did in the past. You take a picture and call the store. They will probably report the driver and never use him again. And another thing…..what balls this guy has!!!

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#28

Grandma Approving Of Grandson's Artistic Skills

Grandma Approving Of Grandson's Artistic Skills

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Renni Chi
Community Member
1 month ago

please do that in your own home

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#29

I Took A Family Member To The Icu For Substance-Related, Life-Threatening Issues. After Getting Additional Information From Me About That Family Member, The (Male) Nurse Got My Number As An Emergency Contact And Has Been Blowing Up My Phone All Day

I Took A Family Member To The Icu For Substance-Related, Life-Threatening Issues. After Getting Additional Information From Me About That Family Member, The (Male) Nurse Got My Number As An Emergency Contact And Has Been Blowing Up My Phone All Day

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RK Barbo
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, report this. This is not professional and he should be reprimanded!

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The unexamined life is not worth living, said the Greek philosopher Socrates, reflecting on the expression "Know thyself" – an aphorism inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi, one of the ultimate achievements in ancient Greece.

#30

Then Why Did You Accept Their Facebook Friend Request In The First Place?

Then Why Did You Accept Their Facebook Friend Request In The First Place?

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Cheru.
Community Member
1 month ago

Sexist

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#31

Guy Who Says $1.1m/Yr Isn't A Lot Of Money Complaining That He Can't Pay People $12/Hr Anymore

Guy Who Says $1.1m/Yr Isn't A Lot Of Money Complaining That He Can't Pay People $12/Hr Anymore

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ShareMusic
Community Member
1 month ago

Clueless!

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#32

It’s Already Hard To Find A Spot Without A Douchbag Taking Two

It’s Already Hard To Find A Spot Without A Douchbag Taking Two

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Zaza Zooey
Community Member
1 month ago

It kind of looks like the car in front is partly to blame?

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#33

Saw This Posted And Noticed A Glaring Contradiction

Saw This Posted And Noticed A Glaring Contradiction

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Glasia van Duivels
Community Member
1 month ago

It is ask women site.

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#34

A Pm I Got From Someone Just Because I Shared My Perspective/ Didn’t Agree With Them. Condescending People Really Irk Me

A Pm I Got From Someone Just Because I Shared My Perspective/ Didn’t Agree With Them. Condescending People Really Irk Me

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Dana Ondráčková
Community Member
1 month ago

Tldr

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#35

Employer Denied Me One Recurring Day Off Per Week That Coincides With My Girlfriend’s One Recurring Day Off

Employer Denied Me One Recurring Day Off Per Week That Coincides With My Girlfriend’s One Recurring Day Off

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RedBadgerCan'tSwim
Community Member
1 month ago

This sort of depends on if they originally promised that day off and then changed their mind.

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