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Old 12-14-2008, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Incognito
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I just don't deal with them.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I just don't deal with them.
I agree with this. I have a lot of these people in my family and I can tell pretty much right away when they are really in the mood to argue so I cut the visit short.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Any thoughts on what the deal is with extremely argumentative people?
if they think they are right or have an opinion they believe must be heard they will argue. which is fine with me really, if they bring up intelligent points and introduce me to new concepts and facts. i try to listen to any argument with an open mind to see if the speaker has anything of value to say - i am often pleasantly surprised! i tend not to mind the argumentative attitude, although i do prefer to have calmer discussions. when they are being irrational and starting arguments for silly reasons though, i wont participate.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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My BIL is like this and my husband loves to antagonize him. If someone tells my BIL the sky is blue he will argue that the sky is actually a fine hue of azure...he is a pain in the a**.

Once he actually argued with me about a decision he said was made at a board meeting. He was completely wrong, had no clue what he was talking about and continued to argue with me after I told him I was a member of the board and actually voted on the issue...

He chafes my behind like 100 grit sandpaper.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:08 PM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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My BIL is like this and my husband loves to antagonize him. If someone tells my BIL the sky is blue he will argue that the sky is actually a fine hue of azure...he is a pain in the a**.

Once he actually argued with me about a decision he said was made at a board meeting. He was completely wrong, had no clue what he was talking about and continued to argue with me after I told him I was a member of the board and actually voted on the issue...

He chafes my behind like 100 grit sandpaper.

Yup sometimes it's fun pushing people's buttons.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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The way I see it, some people argue, some debate, the difference is a fine line with the debater usually debating things that they're passionate or (hopefully) knowledgeable about and the argumentative person arguing about anything and everything even if he knows nothing about the topic. The debater isn't hell bent on having the last word, the argumentative one is.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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The way I see it, some people argue, some debate, the difference is a fine line with the debater usually debating things that they're passionate or (hopefully) knowledgeable about and the argumentative person arguing about anything and everything even if he knows nothing about the topic. The debater isn't hell bent on having the last word, the argumentative one is.
My BIL views it as a hobby
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I do not mind argumentative individuals - I am always up for the challenge of having my brainer-juices flowing and to step up to plate. What does irk me online are those that are the sort that act like decrepit Grandma nit-picky b*tchy, no sense of humor, argumentative types that you swear are typing hunched over with a raggedy shawl over their head and a huge-mongo pole stuck up their..........
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Most of the people that I've known that are very argumentative are just not happy people. It seems like they start arguments to bring you down with them. Misery loves company!
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Most of the people that I've known that are very argumentative are just not happy people. It seems like they start arguments to bring you down with them. Misery loves company!

I agree with that - in addition, there are enough people out there that are addicted to drama and false sense of control. I would even go as far as say they could be addicted to the chemical and adrenaline rush they may receive from seeking and having confrontations'. Like a drug addict. Some seek it out like a drug addict seeks out their next fix.
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