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People unintentionally hurt others whilst in the middle of an argument, it could happen anywhere: in public or even in the privacy of one's bedroom. When they finally realize their mistake, they end up saying sorry etc., etc.

Are such people categorized in a dictionary? Is there a word for such people and such a situation?

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Are you asking whether there is a word to categorize those people who unintentionally hurt other people and then say they are sorry? If so, the answer is yes -- we call such people "people". –  Drew May 26 at 16:30
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@Drew Just label us all social inepts, why don't you. –  Edwin Ashworth May 26 at 18:16

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I would say apologetic:

Expressing or showing regretful acknowledgement of an offence or failure:

she was very apologetic about the whole incident


Also they are guilt-ridden:

feeling or revealing a sense of guilt

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Both these are describing someone actually feeling remorseful at the moment. Is the OP looking for a word to describe people who behave like that in general, e.g. "I like John, although we have lively discussions he's x [= he's concerned with my feelings and feels bad and apologises when he realises he's hurt them."? –  lessthanideal Oct 8 at 16:44

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