LR Arguer
Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 7:00PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Why are so many of us so quick to fixate on something that we disagree on, no matter how unimportant?
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RE: Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 7:04PM - in reply to LR Arguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Something to do with believing your own lies so they are more convinving to others so that you can convince them to do what you want.
friday the 13th
RE: Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 7:04PM - in reply to LR Arguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

LR Arguer wrote:

Why are so many of us so quick to fixate on something that we disagree on, no matter how unimportant?


I don't think what you are saying is true. I will debate for the next 100 days on why I think that if you are willing to go toe to toe with me on this forum.

Well, chump?!
RealTalk
RE: Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 7:07PM - in reply to LR Arguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It sounds like you know some people that do that. Some others do as well. The majority do not.
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RE: Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 7:50PM - in reply to LR Arguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Often it's because we think the other person doesn't either recognize (that is understand) what we are saying. Or, their disapproval implies we are wrong. I don't know about you, but, I prefer to be right...and certainly understood. Of course, there are people who just like to argue because they enjoy the fight.
Nathaniel Brenden
RE: Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 7:51PM - in reply to LR Arguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Liberals like to argue for the sake of causing problems. Advocates of pure laissez-faire capitalism argue for the sake of ideas.
chump
RE: Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 8:01PM - in reply to friday the 13th Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

friday the 13th wrote:
I don't think what you are saying is true. I will debate for the next 100 days on why I think that if you are willing to go toe to toe with me on this forum.

Well, chump?!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpeKbHKVbU
ladylonglegs
RE: Psychologists: Why do we like to argue? 4/5/2010 8:11PM - in reply to LR Arguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Men like to harp on differences/disagreements with others, no matter how insignificant these differences may be in reality. This defining characteristic is related to the fragile state of the male ego. Men need to receive affirmation or feel they are in the 'right' (even when they aren't) to fuel their exaggerated/misplaced opinions of their own capabilities and importance. The desperate need to impress others stems from a deep-seated and subconscious inferiority complex which drives men to exert dominance over others.

On the other hand, women tend to focus on similarities/agreements with others and hence are much more skilled at building and maintaining relationships.

Women are superior beings.