Jonathan Herring, author of “How to Argue,” explains in his book that arguing well shouldn’t include “screaming, squabbling or fistfights.” Instead, use empathy and compassion to craft compromises, and aim to persuade your opponent. “Humiliating, embarrassing or aggravating your opponent might make you feel good at the time, but you might have many lonely days to rue your mistake,” Herring writes.

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