I think it has more to do with the result rather than the motive. It's like if I as a Ti user screwed up an account for a major company with a Te boss by not doing my research and flying with a particular idea I felt had merit, they wouldn't really care whether I believed I was doing them harm or not or even whether or not I was sorry. The result is that I lost them a whole lot of money and some of their reputation and I need to fix it or at the very least make sure that I do not walk into the same problem again. If I don't really understand what caused the problem, I'm not going to know how to avoid it. If I don't acknowledge that I understand what caused the problem, the Te boss is not going to trust that I have learned anything to put into practice next time.