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Debating: The Three Strategies To Cool Off The Other Person

  1. Agree with them: Find the common point where you can agree with the other person.
  2. Help them with their argument: They will be surprised if they see you taking their side and proving yourself wrong. This is a disarming tactic that shows you are not dogmatic and are not trying to win at any cost.
  3. Accept that your point of view isn’t perfect: We all are biased towards our own point of view is the right one and think that we are not biased about it, which by itself is a blindspot.

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