Would you lose your temper in an argument?

United States
October 5, 2010 7:18pm CST
Let's say many people, and I mean many, say _________ doesn't exist. You know for a fact that ____________ do exist. You not only know it exist but it explains a certain phenomenon. You didn't think anyone would deny that __________ exist because it is plain obvious. I mean after you have seen pictures of it and even seen it in real life but they still insist it doesn't exist. Unfortunately those who agree with you do not want to show it to them for some reason. They say the pictures of it are fake. Would you lose your temper if everyone around you suddenly say ________ don't exist and you can't convince them that they do exist.
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@jerikjames (1045)
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
I'm usually the type of person who can handle his emotion and keep his temper in check. The type of conversation I usually lose my temper is when I know what I did was right, and the person I'm talking to says otherwise. It's because I'm the kind of person who does everything for anything to make sure that I know everything and everything I'm doing is right. So whenever someone who doesn't know anything contest what I do, I'm very offended and I really lose my temper. Anyhow, with regard to your discussion it's a matter of belief. I'm not the kind of person who pushes what I believe in to anybody. I respect what they want to believe in and their opinions, so I really don't get frustrated with these kinds of discussions. If they don't believe it, fine. At least I do. If they're meant to find out about it, then they'll eventually prove to themselves that what they believed in was wrong.
• United States
6 Oct 10
What if the thing you are arguing is a fact and the other person doesn't accept it even though you explain it to them?
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• Philippines
6 Oct 10
Regardless if it's a fact or not, as long as they believe differently, I respect that.
@Theresaaiza (9599)
• Australia
6 Oct 10
Hi Spider. I tend to lose my temper too, yes. But here in myLot, you have the chance to breathe or set aside something upsetting and frustrating to give yourself time to calm down, and plan a better sounding answer. Sometimes we let loose of words that end up hurting, irrational, and totally uncalled for and I wanna avoid that. Arguments are inevitable here because each of us has varied beliefs and principles in life. You can always offer a differing opinion but you can never force that on anyone. If the other person is just not receptive to the idea I'm presenting, he is not worth my time, and I'm better off skipping that for another better topic. And for the record, I believe ___________ exists.
• United States
6 Oct 10
You realize the blank can be anything you want it to be. I wasn't referring to anything specific. The blank statement was the best I could come up with at the moment. I just wander how people react if others around you deny a simple fact even though you know its true and there is evidence for it.
• United States
6 Oct 10
definitely. i argue most of the time and only lose my temper when i can't convince someone about my point of view when it's so obvious. i try not to lose my temper because everyone has their own opinion and mine could be wrong. But i still try to convince them about my point of view. Either i keep arguing with them til i get angry or i just quit before i get too angry.
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
I keep the argument going until I could convince everyone about my point of view too. Sometimes, they make it a way of pissing me off because I hate it when I do not win an argument. It's annoying.
@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 10
Oh my God, I'm losing my temper while reading your post! lol :D Yes, I would lose my temper, really I would and I dunno how to keep the argument going. I think what I will do after getting angry because everyone seems to turn against me, then I will grab my bag and go for shopping until midnight. Go home after that, and never contact them anymore, because I'm sure the question that I may be get if I contacted them is "hey, are you still angry about today?". I will be silence for as long as I want to, then find another friend who have same opinion with me about particular stuff in life. But I dunno, that is why I prefer mylot at the moment :D
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
Definitely this thing will make me lose my temper. I always stand by what I think is right. I remember one time, one of my office mate said something bad about my friend. And when my friend finally knew about it, he got mad and confronted that girl. But the girl denied it and even make two of our office mates to be at her side and said that she really doesn't say it. I was shocked that time since we are all there when she said it and I am pretty sure that she really said it. But since the two did not say a thing and just nodded when they were told to, I was so mad.
@swissheart (6254)
• Romania
6 Oct 10
if I know I'm right I try to justify whatever I'm saying...if she'/he listens to me and accept whatever I'm saying it's ok, but if she/he sustains the same thing despite my justification, I happen to lose temper
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
6 Oct 10
First it is not in my nature to be argumentative. I have never got into any argument with others because i know that it would upset me mentally and spoil my day and my mood. Many times it is hard to convince others when you know that you are right because they are stubborn and obstinate and are self opinionated. Such persons want others to toe their line and will not listen to others opinion even if they are in the wrong. I always prefer to walk away if an argument starts developing or simply change the subject.Everyone is entitled to their opinion and i find it best to avoid any argument just for the sake of arguing.Peace of mind is more important than winning an argument.
• China
6 Oct 10
Yeah when I argue with others about a certain topic, sometimes I will be on impulse that even lose my temper, especially when I think I am absolutely right on the topic. Maybe we can even come to a "fight". But we would never really get angry with each other because we all know we just have different oppinions about it.
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
6 Oct 10
nah...i would get mad for something like that. As long as you know the truth, it's good enough. It happens with my uncle all the time. He likes to be the one who is right and me to be wrong all teh time. The best way to avoid arguments is to be tolerant. If you say this does exists, but they insist on saying that it doesn't, just playing cool by saying:'oh ok'. i am sure, they will check it out once they get home or something and that they will feel like some complete a$$hole afterwards lol. Sometimes, it is necesary to stay firm in your statement depending on the discussion especially when the person becomes arrogant and when they take you for someone who lives under a rock. It does become insulting. My mom argued with her neighbor not too long ago. She was showing off everytime she calls at the point it gets irritating.
@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
6 Oct 10
I formerly could lose temper very easily during argument. I wanted to come out as the winner no matter what. But day by day I realize that becoming a winner during argument does not mean we have to lose temper, but how to act and choose the best options available, including stay silent. As for this topic; I don't care because I am the one understanding it. I don't want to waste my time arguing with someone that I know is wrong.