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Most people have more in common than they think. A genuine agreement is a great tool during an argument. Saying, "You're right" or "I agree with you" can establish some common ground to have a productive or meaningful conversation.
Along with that, you should still avoid saying "You're wrong" as it immediately puts someone on their guard and alienates them.
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Sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. For example, if one or both of you are getting emotional or worked up, you're repeating the same arguments, or arguments are starting to get personal.
If you get to the point where your relationship might be in jeopardy, ...
It is frustrating when you're arguing with someone, and you feel like they don't listen. But you really only have control over what you do. You can't make someone listen to you, but you can listen to them.
Instead of accusing the other person of not listening, say "I'm lis...
Differing opinions and debates are good things as they help us balance each other out and move us forward as a society. But, such discussions can often turn into a situation where feelings are hurt, egos are wounded, and rifts end up much deeper than before.
This kind of damage is easily a...
Often, a personal attack has nothing to do with the subject of the argument. Most people have good reasons for thinking or feeling the way they do. People also have good intentions. They don't feel a certain way because they're heartless or mean but believe their opinion is reall...
We don't know everything, especially when it comes to someone else's beliefs and opinions. People are complex. Someone who belongs to a political party, group, or religion, may not agree with everything that group does or believes.
When someone is trying to explain...
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Engaging in arguments often leads to a no-win situation. Even if you win the argument, you still lose, and the other person is likely to hold onto their opinion.
Instead of arguing, it's better to focus on finding common ground. Avoid the points of disagreement and identify the areas where ...
Logical fallacies are flawed, deceptive, or false arguments that can be proven wrong with reasoning. These are the most common fallacies you should know about.
Arguments and debates are an important part of college and academic discourse. But not every argument is perfect. Some can be picke...
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