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? asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

How often and when should you let the angry person or weaker person win? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on the argument, premise, evidence. Don’t argue with the person. Argue with their position. 

  • 1 month ago

    "If you argue with a fool, the observer will have a hard time deciding which of you is the fool."

    - Mark Twain

    "Do not frighten a small man. He might kill you."

    - Robert Heinlein

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    win at what?

    and why do you need to LET anyone win something?

  • Dv8s
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Never, because no one learns anything, they will keep making the same mistakes, if not challenged to be better.

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  • 1 month ago

    IMHO you should only ever try to "win" when you are playing a game or a sport.  Otherwise conversation is about both people trying to learn something, even if you disagree.  You either both win or you both fail to learn something.  That said if someone uses anger as a debate strategy (either consciously or not) it's time to walk away.  If the other person is "weak", it's better to help them than to step on them.

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