[This is part of the series: 31 Persuasion Tips That I Learned From Scott Adams]
In argument or disagreement, you can not attack belief.
I mean, you can – but it will not do any good.That is to say: Attacking a person’s belief is not persuasive.
Of course, facts – while good for many wonderful things – are not persuasive either.
And it’s harder than you think to look at them objectively.
KInd of makes you laugh though.
If showing facts and dissecting long-held beliefs can not convince someone to change their mind, what’s left?!
Well, I will eventually try to sum all this up I guess.
The #Persuasion tag on this post will have a good archive, at some point.
Read the book linked below, obviously.
And these 4 simple rules might be a good place to start.
PERSUASION TIP 14: When you attack a person’s belief, the person under attack is more likely to harden his belief than to abandon it, even if your argument is airtight.
-Scott Adams, Win Bigly