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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    Losing The Debate

    Why is it when one is having a debate and you have been articulate there is always someone ready to attack instead of a proper debate. Seriously when arguments happen, no matter what the argument is and someone is winning you can almost guarantee a personal comment will come out...
    Anandadas Anandadas 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    If You Really Care...

    If they do get offensive during debate, it means that they DO NOT WANT TO LEARN anything from you, they just want to play emotional mind games, and try to hurt you because they can't accept a difficult Truth about themselves you reflect back to them.When they are not ready to...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Dec 10, 2011

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    Avoid Conflict

    BE POSITIVE and know, that sometimes there is someone that tempts you, someone that wants to stir trouble, that someone who will never get what you are saying, and only blame you for their own ignorance, stay away from them, use your mind, you can do nothing for people that won't...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Dec 11, 2011

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    The Donkeys...

    I have realized that you Cannot make a donkey think... so leave them alone!.....if certain people want to crash and burn [in spite of all the warnings] then it is their choice.You can only bring the horse to the water, but you can't force it to drink.You cannot make someone...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Dec 11, 2011

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    The Offence

    If you start getting offensive when debating, whether face to pace, on the phone, here on EP and the rest, you have lost the argument. I recall a few of my posts on EP where total strangers have layed into me, called me anything they can think of just because they cannot stand...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I've asked this to myself for the past 5 years. sometimes I wish faking your death was possible somehow, like an actual wake & funeral. just to see the effect. & I would totally...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Would they think bad of me? Who would miss me? Would I be forgotten? What WOULD people think of me? Good question haha. I hope nothing bad.
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I feel like people would be surprised . I feel like my best friends would blame themselves and the general wouldn't really care because who am I .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    If I killed myself I wouldn't care what people think cuz when I was alive they treat me like ****.... If I did all I wont say in a note is im sorry and that I love everyone but its...
    jojorigal jojorigal 16-17 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know that people would cry and what not and wonder why but I would really like to know what my own parents think since the are the source of my depression
    izzylark izzylark 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I honestly am on possibly the worst bipolar low. So this has me wondering if anybody would care if I did kill myself. My dad practically avoids me at every step and everything is...
    Kornloves22 Kornloves22 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Should I tell you a story or maybe three? I went to buy this phone soon as I came back to India in 2012 august..I was sitting alone in the bus... with the packet opened.. I was 21...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always wonder what the people around me think. I find that sometimes I can be annoying sometimes. I always feel like someone wants to shut me up, but are to nice to.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have found out today that people probably wouldnt even notice, I couldnt cope so walked away from my friends who said they always care for me and miss me when im not there and...
    megs1717 megs1717 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To me it honestly seems like most people today are selfish. I can even admit that I am selfish in some ways. I think it's fine to be selfish sometimes but only to a small extent. A...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So my boyfriend that I have had for 5 years now is now talking about women and their breast...And I ask him why he talking about that and he's like well... I used to like boobs...I...
    alackeret alackeret 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I dont wonder anymore. I know im not attractive thanks for all those people for reminding me now and then.
    juniorsailor juniorsailor 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There truly is nothing to hide. I get them when i am bad less often then when i was younger, I am not afraid to admit it!
    Declanx Declanx 13-15, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    why do i post here? why the hell did i even come here when i could have simply vanished. i should have the moment i saw those eyes. that was the moment where life ended anyway...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I saw a post online today where a woman said that if Donald Trump was elected President of the United States,she was leaving a America and moving to Alaska...Now you know why there...
    flowergurl90 flowergurl90 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I have wondered for an immensely long time why people who have a sour attitude never get what they deserve. Always wondered why these people are allowed to live and hurt others...
    queeniejean queeniejean 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Article Written by a Person in one of the leading Newspaper "It's been 18 years since I joined Volvo, a Swedish company. Working for them has proven to be an interesting...
    wintersecret wintersecret 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Me And my AquaMan have been communicating really well. it's been 3 weeks. We email all day when he's at work and we hang out whenever he has free time. which has been 3times. when...
    scorpio07 scorpio07 22-25, F Jul 22

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    Why disrespect wed. Why. Holy fok why. Sexual revolution. No. Selfish morons wanting anchor. Probably. But why wed. Why. When common law came grab it. Dont wreck...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 22

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    I've learn to accept no matter how hard I try to get to know someone it will never amount to any happiness. I'm so tired of everyone thinking I'm needy because I am sad, depressed...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I am a generous person. I help others. Yet, bad things keep happening to me. Lately, it has been one bad thing after another. I just do not understand why. It can't be to "make me...
    justme1999 justme1999 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    Right now I feel like my heart has been pierced, I feel like crying. I hate how my mom makes my dad sound so disposable when they divorced when I was 12. Just now on the phone she...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am so famous for this, & I think it has cost me quite a few friendships over the years. When I am hurt, when I am scared, and when I am depressed I shut people out. I have an...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 18

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    Mostly just wonder why the men look at me. I'd rather nobody stared at me. I think it has to do with men wanting to compare themselves and feel better about themselves. Gonna start...
    Nixed Nixed 31-35, M Jul 18

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    I've always wondered if people I knew locally, think I'm attractive. I asked my friend once and all he said was "Ashley, trust me, you don't want to know" so obviously there are...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I have no idea why people hurt me I'm a good girl and I do nice things I love anything and why do theses thing happened to me???
    winterblood winterblood 13-15, F Jul 16

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    Why are some people ashamed of the things they like? I openly express my experiences from the most humiliating to the most sexual and I don't mind one bit, nothing bad about who...
    Lovestorun13 Lovestorun13 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Why do people friend you, then when you accept, they block you? What is that about? Are they that bored?
    CDKristiK CDKristiK 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I get fidgety during meetings so I often curl my legs under me or I put my feet on the chair with my knees at my chin. I work with mostly males 20+ years older than me. I wonder if...
    Serastrazsa Serastrazsa 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    All the time. Especially when I talk to them
    addictedtolife99 addictedtolife99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    We always are worrying about what people think or see. I believe that if you dress how you like and love your style then it doesn't matter how people see you because you love who...
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F Jul 15

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    "Why We Shout In Anger" A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his...
    yiskah yiskah 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    - Isn't it obvious? I'm sick of repeating myself over and in and out multiple times. I don't mind being alone. Even it means being haunted by your past memories, past feelings...
    Voldemortia Voldemortia 22-25, F Jul 14

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    wondering what people really see me when am charting them....
    ChrisShot ChrisShot 18-21 Jul 13

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    I think there are many people here that are just way too ADD happy. I do not add back unless : 1. We have had a meaningful exchange of some sort. 2. Your circle has many mutual...
    Ipleadthe5th Ipleadthe5th 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 12

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    I have always wondered this! But then I always think 'nah'
    gillbobaggins gillbobaggins 18-21, M Jul 12

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    Most of my life (like to within the past couple of years) I was deadly certain that if people could see the me behind the mask, the image my depression showed me, that I would be...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 1 Response