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How do you argue with an idiot?

How do you argue with an idiot?

Here are the 6 most important things that I’ve learned:

  1. 1) Ask questions instead of scoring points.
  2. 2) Use verbal mirroring.
  3. 3) Be willing to give ground.
  4. 4) Don’t interrupt.
  5. 5) Make clear arguments.
  6. 6) Don’t expect people to change their minds straight away.

Who said you can’t argue with ignorance?

The term was likely coined by philosopher John Locke in the late 17th century.

Who said you can’t argue with crazy?

The full quote by Mark Twain states: “You can’t argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” I have learned over the years that people like to verbally hit below the belt.

How do you argue effectively with a narcissist?

So, how do you argue with a narcissist?

  1. `Choose your battles.
  2. Keep your voice calm and stay composed.
  3. Don’t defend or explain yourself.
  4. Hold on to your reality.
  5. Keep bringing it back to the original thread.
  6. Don’t bring up old grievances (even when they do).

Why You Should Never argue with an idiot?

“Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” This famous quote by Mark Twain sets the mood and serves as inspiration for this post today.

How do you shut up a narcissist?

How to Shutdown a Narcissist, According to 9 Experts

  1. “I hear you”
  2. Say nothing.
  3. “I trust that”
  4. “Everything is going to be okay”
  5. The best way to shut down a narcissist is to not engage with them at all and to go no contact.
  6. Validate their greatness.

How do you offend a narcissist?

What pisses off a narcissist?

  1. Criticizing you or your taste (making it seem like you’re acting crazy).
  2. Trying to take credit for that person’s success.
  3. Shrugging off the praise, as if it doesn’t matter to them.
  4. Attempting to one-up their success.
  5. Getting angry and telling you that you should be with that person instead.

Is it pointless to argue with a narcissist?

There will be no mature fighting or resolution if you are arguing with a toxic or narcissistic individual. You will be unable to have a calm and mature argument with them. They will often become extremely upset and aggressive. More times than not the conversation will shift to nonsensical rants.

What irritates a narcissist the most?

Narcissists love attention, validation, and power. So what drives a narcissist crazy? Simply put, anything that jeopardizes their basic needs for superiority can quickly irritate them. If you want to know how to infuriate a narcissist, you can look no further than by giving them nothing at all.

What to say to a narcissist to shut them down permanently?

The following are 16 key phrases to disarm a narcissist:

  • 1. “
  • “I Can’t Control How You Feel About Me”
  • “I Hear What You’re Saying”
  • “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way”
  • “Everything Is Okay”
  • “We Both Have a Right to Our Own Opinions”
  • “I Can Accept How You Feel”
  • “I Don’t Like How You’re Speaking to Me so I Will not Engage”

What is the saying about a lie and the truth?

A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth. In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.