1. Are hand gestures useful in an argument?
  2. Are you easily persuaded in an argument?
  3. Are you passionate about your beliefs?
  4. Are you passionate about your beliefs?
  5. At work do you often voice your opinions on controversial issues? If so, what kind of reception do get?
  6. Do have a buttinsky your family? Do you tend to but in?
  7. Do you at times enjoy “playing the devil’s advocate” (debating for the fun of it)?
  8. Do you at times enjoy “playing the devil’s advocate” (debating for the fun of it)?
  9. Do you ever try to impose your beliefs on others?
  10. Do you ever try to impose your beliefs on others?
  11. Do you feel bad after you have an argument?
  12. Do you get along argumentative people?
  13. Do you get along with argumentative people?
  14. Do you often feel patronized in an argument?
  15. Do you steer clear of some touchy topics or do you get a kick out of provoking others?
  16. Do you think it is best to argue or just walk away? Shy?
  17. Do you think it’s disrespectful to argue with your elders?
  18. Have you ever taken part in a debate? Did you have to defend an opinion that wasn’t your own? If so, was it easy? Did it make you re-evaluate your own views?
  19. How do you avoid arguments?
  20. How do you feel when someone disagrees with everything you have to say?
  21. How do you feel when you have a hunch someone’s not paying attention to what you have to say? Do you raise your voice? Do you get nasty?
  22. How do you grab someone’s attention when you’re making a point? What can you do to lose it?
  23. In your opinion is being argumentative a positive trait or a flaw?
  24. What are some reason why people argue?
  25. What do you say when someone is being condescending?
  26. What does your family argue about?
  27. What other adjectives would you associate with an argumentative person?
  28. Would you describe yourself as an argumentative person?

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