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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Really, why? Don't you know the quiet ones are the worst kind?
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    I am just curious to see what people say
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