The best and the worst ways to argue: 7 levels

How to argue

DO IT NOW What’s up? Disagreement is a far more common form of response to statements and arguments. Agreeing tends to motivate people less than disagreeing; when you agree there’s less to say.
What’s new? When we disagree, we should be careful to do it well. Most of us can tell the difference between crude name-calling and a carefully reasoned refutation, but it would help to put labels on the intermediate stages.
So what? Here’s an outline for a disagreement hierarchy based on 2 elements: the quality of the statement(s) used and the underlying emotion that accompanies the disagreement.
SOURCE:  Paul Graham


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