are you argumentative?

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
January 15, 2010 4:23pm CST
Some people are just born to be argumentative. They argue at almost anything. I think their life is not complete without disagreeing with someone everyday. They like to challenge the opinion of others and like to argue non-stop. Are you one of these people. What do you do when you meet people like this, people who always have something negative to say about something, people who are always on the lookout for verbal exchange.
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@lizardgod (444)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I prefer to think of myself as one who thinks of options and is willing to let people know the other choices they could make. I like to think of it as helping people make informed decisions. So yeah I guess some people woudl call me argumentative, I don't think I go off on everything but I really do want people to consider the other choices they could make, if I think they havn't even thought about them.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Ha,ha....I wonder if it is true that in an argument we have the tendency to think that we are always right.
• United States
16 Jan 10
Isn't that why we are arguing lolz. I don't know about you about you but I don't think I am so argumenative that I would arguing the wrong point if I knew it was wrong. I do still hold that what I do I don't think is arguing but more informing, although some people thing I am arguing. Eh, so is life lolz
@mjcole82 (42)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I like to argue, but I have the ability to argue logically and without getting angry if someone disagrees with me. I do not view other people's views derisively, but if I think that their opinion or view is missing something, I attempt to explain my point of view and why it is different. Many times I find that their point of view actually makes more sense than my own and I learn something from it. Argument can be a valuable learning experience.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
You have a point there.
• United States
15 Jan 10
I personally have been trained to be argumentative. I am the oldest of four brothers that constantly argue about everything. For the most part we can end the argument pretty fast once someone shows proof using the internet. It's a great conflict resolution tool. Two of my brothers like to pick subjects that have no right answer so they can fight until I quit. Such as political views or preferences on movies and music. Who is a better actor is (Believe it or not) on of the biggest arguments that my brothers and I argue about. I agree that a lot of it is arguing for no reason. But we would have been Great on a Debate Team!! :o) - Tony
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Great! I would have loved to listen to you on a debate.
@sheetalnr (543)
• India
7 Feb 10
I am a little argumentative especially when i know that i am right and the other person is trying to prove me wrong. Then again sometimes it is a matter of my pride being at stake, which definitely would need me to defend myself, even if it means i am wrong.
@merlinsorca (1123)
• United States
16 Jan 10
Sometimes I do argue a lot, sometimes I shy away from arguments. I think it is fun to disagree with people from time to time; it makes for a good conversation. Arguing can be really helpful for me sometimes because I can experience all the ideas that other people have. But I am not an argumentative person as you describe it - I never disagree that much because I think it would get too tiring to constantly argue. I think of it as poking holes in other peoples' ideas. You argue about it and then you get to shoot down their ideas, you get to point out all of their mistakes and that is fun. It's like playing Devil's Advocate for real I guess.
@Jae2619 (1485)
• United States
16 Jan 10
I am very opinionated person, but I don't go out looking for an arguement day in and day out. If something bothers me or someone say something I don't agree with I will state my opinion. My mother always told us kids, if you feel strongly in your heart about something then stand up for that feeling. I do have a friend who could be a spokes person for your question. He has to be right on everything, and will stop at no cost to make his point vaild even if it's wrong. He doesn't care how ridiculous he comes off because he feels he's right. It surely has drove me nuts on many occasions but that's just who he is, so i've accepted it.
@stand87 (667)
• Bulgaria
16 Jan 10
I always try to be argumentative. But only when the situation needs it. I also try not talk all the time. I share my opinion only when I have opinion. And, you know, I can't have meaningful opinion in any case. And I just ignore people that put their finger in everything.
• United States
16 Jan 10
i'm not usually.about the only time i am is when somebody tells me "how something is" and i know it isn't and can back it up. i do know a few people that find fault with everything though. always looking for more than there is to something just so they can start a fight. they're not worth putting up with if you can avoid it.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
I am opinionated,but I am not really argumentative.I won't stick it to someone else's throat that my opinions are right.a little debate won't hurt,but I don't really see the point of proving myself.if someone thinks I'm wrong or right,then so be it.when I meet people like this,I just walk away.I don't want to waste my time or energy on someone pushing around other to convince them they are right.
@adamc151 (479)
16 Jan 10
Nope i am in no way argumentative. I often stay out of arguments, that is unless they are arguing over something i know the answer to or something like that. I usually have my own side and opinions in an argument but i don't shout them out or anything. I usually just keep them to myself :D
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
when provoke, yes. i love to reason out when i know i am right.
• India
16 Jan 10
No, i don't think so. I am not argumentative and don't even like to have any kind of arguments with anyone. I would like to ignore the people making negative comments as if i will start argument it is no good idea and it is not going to change them so why me to become like them getting into arguments which don't make any sense.
• Romania
16 Jan 10
I am certainly not argumentative but I do have a cousin who is more than that. He always like to say opossite to that you said. For example if I say ,,Man, this cake is good' he would say, ,,No it's not''. But if I had said ,,This cake sucks'' he would have said, ..Actually is pretty good, I like it ''. I really hate when that happens but I shut up. Good thing I am not like that becaus I would have annoyed people.
@vandana7 (57495)
• India
16 Jan 10
Hi cutie, I am afraid, I can be. But I think I am argumentative because I like things given to me with rationality. I cant just accept do this because I say so, or because it is always done in this way. That logic doesn't go down with me. :( So I question constantly and when I present my contentions, people do start looking at things differently, and those who try to impose their wishes are obviously on back foot, ego bruised, and my sworn enemies ever after. LOL. But then, that is the way I am. :( :)
@kathy714 (129)
• China
16 Jan 10
Well. I wish I were argumentative. There are many times that my opinion was questioned and defeated by someone. Although I definitely believe I am right, I feel sad that I was not argumentative enough to debate my opinion. So most of the time I gave in and pretended to agree with them. So I think not everybody can be argumentative. At least they are energetic and talkative. But I don't people who like to argue about everything, even trifles. They are not open to accept any thoughts different from theirs no matter it is right or wrong.
@Trojin (188)
• United States
16 Jan 10
Haha. If I wanted to, I could argue with just about anything. And I always win in the end, cause I can confuse people like there's no tomorrow. I used to confuse people for fun, in fact.
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
I am the open-minded and articulate kind of person. I do not think of myself as argumentative. I only argue reasonably, when I know I have a point to construe and I believe I have the knowledge to back up that certain argument. Argumentative people annoys me, I mean those who always retort with something negative and lead to nonsense. That is no intellectual stimulation for me, so I don't listen to them.
@janale6 (52)
16 Jan 10
well, i argue with my friends SOMETIMES. i mean we need to argue. but sometimes if i feel like teasing them, i argue with them. and sometimes they end up like "okay, whatever you win, im full!" HAHAHA~
@cholo23 (77)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Maybe you're right. And I think that is "genes". I have a friend who always disagree at something, I don't know if he just wanted attention or it is in his nature, maybe he is born to be that way. I think it's hereditary or it is in their environment, when their parents have that way of characteristic, as seen by their children growing up they'll end up that way too.
• United States
15 Jan 10
I prefer discussion to argument. Aggressive people generally turn me off. My students, however, know that I will often take an opposing view to push them to support their theses thoroughly...