It’s a very common human foible, but lots of people have the psychological need to be right all the time, to defend their views to the death, even if those views are factually wrong, simply because their ego will not permit them to admit that they were actually mistaken. I think this is very commonplace among evangelical and fundamentalist theists, they hold that their beliefs can never be wrong and, when shown that what they believe is actually false, instead of changing their views, they will double down on the false beliefs because their egos will not allow them to be wrong.
I’ve been suggesting this to theists for a while now, especially those who completely ignore any and all evidence that their beliefs are factually incorrect, and I had one of them come back and accuse me of the same thing. I want to be right all the time. Well yes, but not in the same way. See, they’re going to cling to a belief, right or wrong, because it is the belief that they are emotionally attached to. I, on the other hand, if I find that a belief is wrong, I will reject that belief and go find another that is better supported by the evidence. As such, I do want to be right, I simply go find better beliefs if I find weaknesses in the ones I hold. That’s an entirely different thing than the religious do. My beliefs are fluid, they can be changed if they are found to be faulty. Religious beliefs are rigid, they can never be changed for any reason, even if revealed to be wrong. I suppose in some sense, we both want to be right all the time, I just want to be actually right, they just want to present the illusion of rightness.
So what is best? I think clearly the ability to change your mind on the issues as new information becomes available is best, but the religious seem oblivious to that. They believe they have the eternal Word of God that can never change, it must always be exactly the same because otherwise, it weakens their religious beliefs. Therefore, they cannot ever modify their beliefs for any reason, it reveals a flaw in their God if they do. I have no gods to keep happy. I just go where the evidence leads. It makes for a superior position.
So if anyone tells you that you’re trying to be right all the time, explain it to them in small words how your position is vastly superior to theirs and why. We all ought to strive to be right, not by defending untenable positions, but by continually following the changing information landscape and planting our flag on those ideas that are best supported at the time.