My dad is the type of person that doesn’t like to admit when he is wrong.
It can be a fault and a serious character flaw. When I was a kid, my dad and my uncle got into an argument about the air conditioner in the house. My uncle tried to tell my dad that the air conditioner was making a funny sound. My dad didn’t want to believe that his brother might know more about the AC unit than he did. He ignored the suggestion to call someone and my dad had to pay the price. So did my mom and all of us kids, because the heat went out in the middle of a cold winter storm. My mom was furious and she accused my dad of being too proud and not taking advice from other people. My mom was right about my dad, but I still couldn’t believe that she said it out loud. It was the first time I ever heard my mom tell my dad that she was unhappy with him and the way he was behaving. Shortly after that argument, we ended up with a brand new air conditioner in the house. I don’t think I remember my parents fighting much after that either. I feel like my mom made her point and my dad understood exactly what she was saying. My dad is almost 70 years old and he still has a lot of pride. He doesn’t like to admit when he’s wrong, but he never questioned his brother again when it came to the heating and cooling system.