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Arguing with an open mind is a success strategy

February 2023
Next time you engage in an argument, don’t try to win it. Instead use the discussion as a chance to learn about the other person’s point of view.

Keeping an open mind during an argument will help you learn new things and make others more willing to accept your point of view.

That’s according to psychologist Matthew Fisher, who co-authored a 2016 Yale University study on the benefits of arguing to learn.

“The chance to bounce your ideas off other people with at least a receptiveness to being wrong gives you more accuracy,” says Fisher, according to CNBC in an article titled “Highly successful people argue differently.”

Reference shelf:
Yale research: Highly successful people argue differently (CNBC)

How to Argue Across Cultures (Harvard Business Review)

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