What does "sorry despite myself" mean?

Hi, my English is not very good, and I would like to know what that friend meant when he wrote to me "I'm sorry despite myself."

Does that mean he says sorry but doesn't really know what for, or does that mean he is very sorry for what he knows he has done?


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  • That phrase is poor English, so you can't be blamed for struggling with it.

    He's trying to say that he's sorry, and that he knows he made a mistake, and that he knew from the beginning that he was making a mistake, but he did it anyway, because even though it was a mistake, it was what he wanted to do at the time.

    • mm thank you that would sound exactly like him to mean that !