We've all been in an argument with someone who is always right. You realize that a situation is obviously going nowhere and it doesn't matter what you say--your opponent will ALWAYS win. Logic has nothing to do with it. You don't want to throw in the towel and brush things under the rug because this issue is sure to resurface. This frustrating situation can be fixed as painlessly as possible with these 7 tips on how to win an argument with someone who is never wrong.
1. Stay Calm and Strong
Maintain your confidence if you firmly believe in your case. If you're like me, I avoid conflict at all costs. But, if it's something I firmly believe in, I will hold my ground and stand up for my beliefs. Allowing emotions to come into the equation can be seen as weakness, and your challenger most likely prides themselves on being rational. Don't get angry or desperate. Instead, go into the situation with a clear head and a calm demeanor.
2. Support Claims with Evidence
Clear evidence for each point you bring up is key. I make a mental list of everything that can support my claim so I can remember what I want to discuss. Once you've built up a strong defense, it'll be difficult for your challenger to tear you down.
3. State Facts Vs Opinions
You need all the power you can get. Facts are powerful and cannot be disputed. I always ask nicely for proof from the opposing team. They will back down if they can't support their claim like you did.
4. Choose Your Battles Wisely
If you don't see a resolution and the matter is petty, just drop it. Skip the argument and concentrate on things that will affect your life. I could argue all day about who is the best Kardashian, but it wouldn't affect my life in any way if I convinced someone Kylie is the best.
5. Stay Away from Sarcasm
Sarcasm can be insulting and hurtful. It's really easy to resort to a sarcastic remark when you think your opponent is being ridiculous, but steer clear of those sassy comments which can make any argument sooo much worse. Take the high road.
6. Consider Alternatives
It's hard to admit, but this opponent could actually be right at times. Think about their side of things. Is there any truth to what they're saying? Venture to the dark side and you might be surprised at what comes up. It is sure to make you more empathetic.
7. Let It Go
It's not all about winning. Focus your energy to future situations and don't feel bad if things didn't turn out your way. Take a step back and ask if the outcome affects you at all. I tell myself to just breathe and keep my head up.
With these tips, you are sure to win the battle--and the war. How do you manage arguments with someone that has this character flaw? Post in the comments below!