In college, I heard of a teacher who would pass out a bulletin entitled, How to Fail this Class. His hope was that students would read it, learn to identify common traps, and do the opposite. I hope that you will use this post in a similar manner. All of the items are commonsense. Yet, people continue to fall into these traps daily. I have been guilty of doing a few of them myself, and I bet you have too. If you have been around an excessive amount of disagreements this week, you can use this list to make sure you are not a part of the problem.
Here are five quick and easy ways to initiate an argument: