View Poll Results: What kind of fighter are you

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  • I'm a lover, not a fighter

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  • I shut down. FREEZE FRAME!

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  • I try to be rational, and stick to the topic

    14 48.28%
  • I don't have fights, I have cage matches

    2 6.90%
  • As long as I'm right and get the last word, I don't care what kind of damage I'm doing

    2 6.90%
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Thread: When it comes to disagreements

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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    Topix is the worst when it comes to disagreements. I've tried posting there a few times and if they don't agree with you, they get downright nasty, start hurling insults and calling names if you start backing them into a corner on an issue.

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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    I try to be rational, and stick to the topic. But in real life, the people I argue with rarely respond in kind.

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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    Unless they are physically attacking me, I seldom view anything that someone says to me as "fighting". Once you realize that anything people say is just them sharing their experience and you don't have to attach to it or owe them anything, it reframes the whole thing.

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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    Being rational and sticking to the facts and the truth on almost any topic invites personal attacks from from the other side because i continue to say they can deal with the truth or the facts. I think because both are never used in their talking points it confuses them and over loads their ability to comprehend simple concepts.

    I will be attacked for this response and when I am I will be forced to respond.

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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    Generally I'm a fairly peaceful bloke, I honestly can't remember the last time I was in a proper argument, I usually defuse them with bad jokes before they start.
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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    I try to be rational, and stick to the topic. But in real life, the people I argue with rarely respond in kind.
    So what's your plan b? Mine's the shutting down bit, but I'd love to have a means to end it without just screaming "ENOUGH!" and stomping off for a good cry.

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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    IRL, when it gets to the point of an argument I'm usually pretty well pissed off. I have a very strong, very hostile temper (I get it from my mother and my Irish/German roots, I think). To avoid being a complete bitch I remove myself from the situation until I calm down. While removed, I'll write down my issues, crossing off or adding as needed until I'm sure of what I want to say. Once I'm calm I'll go back into the situation and try to have a rational conversation.

    I'm not perfect though. This weekend Brandon tried to start making a to-do list of chores for the apartment. Not being a morning person, I was irritated and snapped, "Stop loading me down before I'm out of my goddamned pajamas!" Of course, I immediately felt like an ass and left to go get an apologetic donut for him.
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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    i try to be rational. When reason fails, sometimes i do resort to snarky sarcasm.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    I freeze, or try to be polite since I'm not one who relishes conflict. However, if pushed hard enough, I will defend myself or my position with some pointed, but not rude, language.
    Last edited by Gina; 06-27-11 at 01:46 PM.

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    Re: When it comes to disagreements

    I'm a complete and utter dick. I will even let you know that you are killing innocent kittens by taking your position.



    Think of the kittens. Stop your madness.
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