The only winning move is not to play.
This will help your opponent feel encouraged to consider your points of view once you present them, because youre affirming the things that theyve said.By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can: transfer your personal data to the United States or other countries, and process your personal data to serve you with personalized ads, subject to your.Biff Brief, Informative, Firm, Friendly.Their personality is the issue.The stated issue is typically a smokescreen for one of their 5 fears (abandonment, control, feeling inferior, loss of resources and public exposure).Bullying or shaming a target into submission is very gratifying to narcissists and borderlines.Nothing will make you lose an argument faster than not being able to expand on your points.Make eye contact when a conversation starts.Just keep it business-like and avoid any emotional topics.Please visit the Services page for professional inquiries.He was having one of his regularly scheduled attention-seeking meltdowns and instead of placating, cajoling and apologizing to get him to stop, I stayed silent.Theres one simple rule to winning an argument with these personalities: Dont argue with them.I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.
You cant accurately debate someone without first understanding why they think the way they do, or even what their entire argument.
Mirroring builds agreement; you can often head off potential trouble by establishing a strong basis of nonverbal agreement before the real negotiating begins, adds life coach, author and communication theorist Nick Morgan.
Even if they dont have a position of their own to defend, a narcissist will attack your position.
The winner is predetermined.