I think Feelers in general are more likely to use ad hom than Thinkers, simply because Feelers tend to communicate on a more subjective and personal manner. By this logic F-doms should be most likely to do it, and F-terts should be most likely to do it when cornered, out of Thinking types. So far my observation bears this out (ENTPs throw everything at their opponent when cornered, as noted, and INTJs have a strong tendency to use sarcasm when their logic runs out of steam).
eh, i'll do it, but only if i run out of other arguments, really want to win, and think that has a chance of clinching it...
the problem for me is that arguing turns into a game, and i sort of forget that, oh, right, that's injurious to the other person
but then i'll feel affronted at the same time that they're arguing with me, so...
yes, i'll do it sometimes, but honestly my arguing skillz are a lot better than that. </so modest>
Originally Posted by Aleksei
I think Feelers in general are more likely to use ad hom than Thinkers, simply because Feelers tend to communicate on a more subjective and personal manner. By this logic F-doms should be most likely to do it, and F-terts should be most likely to do it when cornered, out of Thinking type
Yes, I agree that Ti-ers are especially skilled in avoiding ad hominems. Ad hominems come from logical inconsistencies in one's argument, and Ti-ers are, by default, constantly on the lookout for that shit.
I only use ad hominem when it's so deeply hidden by the argument's complexities that most others won't pick up on it. I know I'm doing it, but it doesn't matter too much if I think I won't get caught. Whatever it takes to "win" the discussion. :rolli:
Yeah I find using ad hominem just makes me feel dirty, like I've violated something. I mean at that point you're not even trying to resolve the issue at hand, you're just basically attacking each other. It's having a car break down and arguing over how the flat tire should be changed, then randomly getting into a fist fight. It's not accomplishing anything!
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