Why do people act surprised when someone is inconsistent? Is it because they believe themselves to be perfectly consistent at all times? We’re flawed beings and there are going to be times when we contradict ourselves, whether knowingly or not. There are going to be times when we change our minds and no longer think the same way about certain matters as we once did. But when this happens, why do we act as if it’s the shock of all shocks? How come we act as if it’s not something we’ve done ourselves?