Why are some people able to see both sides of an argument?

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  1. sangre profile image93
    sangreposted 11 years ago

    Why are some people able to see both sides of an argument?

    Are you a peacemaker.

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    Garifaliaposted 11 years ago

    I'm one of those people. It might be that I was born in spring (a middle season--not too warm, not too cold), it could be the way I was educated (my parents had no influence in this) or it could be a combination of all.

  3. Gary Holdaway profile image85
    Gary Holdawayposted 11 years ago

    I'm rather good at seeing both sides of an argument, however that has its negatives when I know that the other side is painfully weak against the correct side. I get passionately defensive when somebody challenges something that I know to be 100% correct.

    Back on to the question, I think it's just because I've tried for so many years to become this neutral, fair person, and that is born out of a pretty disruptive childhood. While I've never been a tear away, I wasn't exactly a star child, and before I settled down with my fiancee I was terrible for getting into pointless fights. I followed by example of the people I wanted to be my friends, and always knew that I wasn't a terrible person.

    Now to try and make up for a couple of years of pretty negative behaviour, I have spent most of my life striving to help others, stop bullying and promote equality in all areas of life. I have long sinced made up for past mistakes, but I still look back and feel ridiculous for changing who I was. This is what I believe makes me a peacemaker. Sort of like a can you know happiness if you've never felt sadness thing, I suppose.

  4. bankscottage profile image91
    bankscottageposted 11 years ago

    Mature people are able to entertain themselves, entertain others, and entertain a new idea.

  5. edhan profile image39
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    I am trained or learn in life by putting myself in both sides. This way, I can clearly understand when an argument is created. By putting yourself in both sides will enable you to see clearly without jumping into conclusion.

  6. suk91 profile image66
    suk91posted 11 years ago

    may be its because they are just watching the argument as outsiders and so they are able to see both sides of the argument!

  7. Agnes Penn profile image60
    Agnes Pennposted 11 years ago

    Most times there are more than two sides to an argument!
    Why do some people perceive this and others don't?  Pride blinds reason and lessons can't be learned harming relations with others.

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    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    I think to see both sides of an argument, you can't have any feelings involved in any way to remain neutral. Take for instance if it is an argument between your spouse and her best friend? Of course you are going to lean towards your spouse's side. You better anyway! LOL

  9. soconfident profile image71
    soconfidentposted 11 years ago

    Both sides of an argument can have valid points.

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    Larry Wallposted 11 years ago

    I doubt that anyone can see both sides of every argument. However, I think there are people who can see both sides, even if they have their own opinion on the subject, they are open enough and willing to possibly learn something that may change their opinion. Those same people are also good at predicting the opposing side of an argument, allowing them to present a stronger case.

    if someone is totally neutral, there is no point in involving him in the discussion. If he has not opinion and is not going to change that stance, there is no point in trying to persuade him. His mind is made up and his answer is, "I don't care."

    I think there have been times when most of us have been in that position.

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    vivien32posted 11 years ago

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