If you’ve ever been in an argument with somebody, you know that emotion and the heat of the moment can sometimes cloud your better judgment and talking points. Luckily, there’s a strategy for persuading people that you can translate to any conversation.

In the video below, Business Insider says that arguments, in retrospect, often seem irrational because they actually are. During one, you have a hard time reasoning the same way you do the rest of the time. But if you know a few tactics about how to approach the situation, you’re more likely to convince someone you’re right.

What are those tricks, then? This short video goes on to show you the effective persuasion tactics of three different philosophers, plus how you can borrow them for yourself.


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