Did you even read what I linked? Here it is again.
Also the idea that Arianne “almost fucked it up” is hilarious, because the reason she acted totally had nothing to do with Doran keeping her in the dark for too long based on his own misconceptions.
Arianne’s misunderstanding of Doran is what caused the Queenmaker to fail, but Doran’s misunderstanding of Arianne is what caused the Queenmaker to take place at all. He learns that he is as much responsible for his plans nearly being ruined as she was. And more so, when Doran speaks in his voice “full of grief,” it is because he realizes that his fractured relationship with his daughter was not because of her “nature”; she didn’t act out because she was a particularly difficult teen who just wanted to have fun and not take things seriously. It was because she was deeply hurting and felt that her father had hated her, a feeling his actions through the years only solidified.
I’m of the very weird mindset, btw, that this wasn’t anyone’s “fault.” That they both made choices and acted the way they did based on reasonable, yet inaccurate assumptions, which could have been solved if not for their shared, Shakespearean flaw of their inability to communicate. I do put a little more at Doran’s feet because he is the parent though. And especially after Arianne tried to sneak into Highgarden at 16–like it was outright dangerous of him to keep her in the dark at that point. But it’s understandable, you know? To him, Arianne’s behavior demonstrated that she wasn’t the type who could be trusted, when in reality she was acting out and hoping that she’d get yelled at for metaphorically fucking the pool boy because at least that would mean he cared.
So yeah, I’m going to say he was humbled, if nothing else because the conversation resulted in Arianne getting everything she ever wanted and more, and Doran was outright defending the Queenmaker plot to Obara in the chapter. Not to mention we got this out of him during the “fire and blood” conversation:
“Dorne will be yours. You have my word on that, if my word still has any meaning for you.”
He knows how deeply he fucked up. And Doran works overtime after this point to show how much he cares for and trusts Arianne. Honestly, The Watcher is outright gushing with their exchanged “secret smiles” and all that.
“It is too dangerous. You are my heir, the future of Dorne. Your place is by my side. Soon enough, you’ll have another task.”
And then (MILD TWOW SPOILER)
Look at what he does as her off on her mission in her sample chapter:
She did not shed a tear. Arianne Martell was a princess of Dorne, and Dornishmen did not waste water lightly. It was a near thing, though. It was not her father’s kisses nor his hoarse words that made her eyes glisten, but the effort that brought him to his feet, his legs trembling under him, his joints swollen and inflamed with gout. Standing was an act of love. Standing was an act of faith.
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
But you know what anon, I’ll give it to you that maybe I should have said Doran was “more” humbled–it was probably equal. Because the entire point of Arianne/Doran is that their arcs are a perfect parallel, and they both came to realize that they needed each other on a political and personal level.