Do you have a stubborn person in your life? Someone who is impossible to convince, no matter what evidence you present or arguments you make? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Dealing with stubborn people can be incredibly frustrating, but it’s not impossible. In this blog post, we will discuss tactics for confronting conflict and winning arguments with stubborn people.
Strategies to Win Arguments
Be prepared for their arguments. This way, even if they do say something unexpected (which isn’t very likely), it will still look like you were expecting this argument already because of how fast your response was. It’s also important to consider whether or not there are any commonalities between the two arguments; if there are, try to focus on those instead of getting sidetracked by the differences.
Stay calm. One of the most important things when it comes to winning arguments is staying calm and in control. Getting angry or emotional will only work in your opponent’s favor; they will be able to use your reactions against you and potentially turn the tables on the argument. Remember that you don’t have to agree with everything they’re saying, but trying to remain civil will show that you are taking this discussion seriously and aren’t just there to yell at them.
Know their weaknesses. Stubborn people can often be easily baited into making mistakes if you know what their weaknesses are. For example, someone who is always convinced they are right might fall for the trap of making a claim without any evidence to back it up. Other weaknesses that might be useful to know about include: being defensive about their arguments, getting sidetracked easily, or not listening properly. Once you know what these are, you can use them to your advantage during the argument.
Keep your arguments clear and concise. This one goes hand in hand with staying calm–if you can’t get your points across clearly, you’re going to have a lot harder time convincing your stubborn opponent that you’re right. Make sure your arguments are well-organized and easy to follow; if necessary, use examples or analogies to help illustrate your point. Brevity is also key here; try not to ramble on too much so that your arguments don’t get lost in the shuffle. It’s also a good idea to make sure all of them are backed up by evidence so there is no room for doubt on either side of this debate
Stay positive and assertive; use humor when appropriate. The goal here isn’t necessarily to win over their support, but rather change their mind on things like politics or religion – and those topics tend not to go well with humor or positivity (even though both can help soften an argument). You want to keep it lighthearted enough where they may agree with what you’re saying without feeling attacked personally – at least until after everything has been said and done.
Never shout back. When two stubborn people argue, there is always a winner and a loser. In order to prevent this, it’s important to find healthy ways of handling disagreements. Shouting back only makes the situation worse – expressing calm curiosity at their emotions and why they are upset can help diffuse the situation.
Personal experience. But don’t get caught up in them too much; arguments based solely on facts are often less persuasive than ones that include personal examples as well. However, they’re also easy to manipulate or misconstrue – so make sure you know what data will support your claim before making it public knowledge. The best way around this is by using personal experiences instead of just citing numbers; people tend not to argue with their own experience so much as someone else’s.”
If you want to come out on top during an argument, remember these key tips:
- Stay focused on the issue at hand. Don’t let yourself get distracted by things your partner says.
- Make sure your arguments are based on logic and reason, not emotion.
- Be prepared to compromise. No one is always right or always wrong.
We hope you will use our kind recommendations and be prepared for your next argument if it arises. If you tried all of these and it doesn’t work then is recommendable for your partner/boss/friend to pass training to be able to deal with negative emotions ecologically. Good luck!