jmayer020911_01_230.jpgJohn Mayer has never been one to hold his tongue but this time he's taking a more self critical approach.

During an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Mayer admitted that he didn't necessarily handle himself properly in regards to his high profile relationships in the past.

“I was just a jerk,” the 35-year-old singer told host Anthony Mason. "It’s very liberating when you finally realize it's impossible to make everyone like you. I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction."

Mayer, who's been linked to Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift and currently Katy Perry, expressed regrets for his prior actions and admits that it was harder to deal with than the loss of his singing voice. He's since recovered from his persistent throat granuloma in time to promote his latest album Born and Raised this summer.

Mayer's full interview can be seen on CBS this Sunday.