Do you respond more to logical or emotional arguments?

United States
June 23, 2009 10:35am CST
I realize it does not have to be absolute: Each of us can be swayed by different levels of emotion and logic even within the same debate. Do you have a tendency to lean one way or another, though? Is it generally easier for someone to get you attention with logic or emotion? Do you respond better to a well-thought-out statement or a personal, deeply-felt outburst?
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@Rollo1 (16636)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Jun 09
When emotion enters a debate it becomes a fight. Emotion is a terrible way to make a decision unless it regards a personal relationship, in which case emotion is a key element. But in any other type of discussion I need to see clear fact, even more than logic. If you apply logic to a set of erroneous statements, you will reach a logical but erroneous conclusion. Therefore, logic and sense are useful tools, but without truth, they too can be perverted into a lie.