Win the black belt in political argument

  • People think emotionally, so forget facts
  • When people are asked to explain their beliefs about how a given thing works, they’ll actually become less confident in those beliefs.
  • When people have their self-worth validated in some way, they tend to be more receptive to information that challenges their beliefs.
  • During a debate, you’re more likely to make progress if you can appeal to the moral concerns of the people that you’re talking with.
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Difficult to convince

It can feel impossible to persuade someone with strong views. This is in part because we look for information to confirm what we already know and avoid or dismiss facts that are opposed to our core beliefs.

However, it is not impossible to sway someone. 

Most people are bad at arguing. These 2 techniques will make you better.

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How to win every argument

How to win every argument





  • Stay calm. 
  • Use facts as evidence for your position. 
  • Ask questions. If you can ask the right questions you can stay in control of the discussion and make your opponent scramble for answers. 
  • Use logic. Show how one idea follows another. 
  • Listen carefully.
  • Be prepared to concede a good point. 
  • Study your opponent. Know their strengths & weaknesses.
  • Do not get personal. Attacks on your opponent’s lifestyle, integrity or honesty should be avoided. Attack the issue not the person.
  • Being confident is the key to a succesful explanation.




How to Win an Argument - Dos, Don'ts and Sneaky Tactics

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How to win every argument
  1. Stay calm.
  2. Use facts as evidence for your position.
  3. Ask questions. If you can ask the right questions you can stay in control of the discussion and make your opponent scramble for answers.
  4. Use logic. Show how one idea follows another.
  5. Listen carefully.
  6. Be prepared to concede a good point.
  7. Study your opponent. Know their strengths & weaknesses.
  8. Do not get personal. Attacks on your opponent’s lifestyle, integrity or honesty should be avoided. Attack the issue not the person.

Being confident is the key to a succesful explanation.

How to Win an Argument - Dos, Don'ts and Sneaky Tactics

lifehack.org

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