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20 Things You Only Understand If You Love to Debate Everything

Other people call it “arguing”; you call a good conversation. If you never really debate with anyone, you never get to really know them. When we really get along with someone, we aren’t afraid to challenge them. And that’s when things get interesting.

  1. You’re not arguing for the hell of it—you’re having a real discussion.

  2. You can’t quite put down certain topics once they’re brought up.

  3. It fires up your blood because you’ve got an opinion, and you’re too into it to just be quiet.

  4. You want to get to the bottom of things and have people say all the things they’re really thinking.

  5. A good discussion is like exercise for your brain.

  6. Ultimately, you’re more interested in what’s true than you are concerned with offending someone.

  7. You’d rather say what you really think than lie to be nice.

  8. When people disagree with you, you don’t see the point in taking it personally; you’re just thinking about the idea.

  9. Basically, you take it as a challenge.

  10. You prefer to point to facts when there’s a disagreement with someone.

  11. You find it much more fun to talk to people who don’t have the same point of view as you.

  12. But you much more likely to strike up a conversation with people you know really well rather than strangers.

  13. …Because strangers are more likely to be automatically offended by your opinions, even though you don’t intend to insult anyone when you’re debating.

  14. That’s the struggle of being the debating type: people think you’re against them or something, but you’re actually just trying to put all your cards out on the table.

  15. Just because someone says something is true doesn’t make it true.

  16. You have a habit of trying to imagine things from more than one person’s perspective.

  17. And you try to think about what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes and wonder what makes people do the things they do.

  18. The people you’re closest with are the ones you debate the most with, even if it bothers them sometimes.

  19. It feels good to leave no stone unturned in a good discussion.

  20. Ultimately, the people who can handle your debating are people who don’t shy away from truth, and that makes them pretty awesome.