Monday, September 05, 2005

How to Win an Argument

How do you handle the situation where the other person continually sucks you into an argument that you never seem to be able to win?

In a typical argument, each person tries to prove themselves right and the other person wrong. Of course, we all know what happens in the end — each person only ends up more entrenched in their views, regardless of who seems to deliver the most dominant argument.

An argument cannot be won with resistance. You will only strengthen the other person’s resolve. At best you will both leave in a state of stubbornness, but little communication will have actually occurred.

The way to “win” an argument is to aim for a goal other than being right.


Blogger Maug said...

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9:07 PM  
Blogger Maug said...

When i'm arguing with my girlfriend, the goal for me is to try to stay alive and ambulatory!

9:17 PM  

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