You’re being defensive

I always found this a fun strategy to apply in debating. Someone (who shall remain unnamed) recommended describing the other team(s) in your round as “being defensive”.

There’s no coming back from being called defensive. The natural (instinctive) reaction is to say

I’m not being defensive

– a defensive person

which doesn’t really work because this can just be used as evidence of one’s defensiveness. If you don’t say anything then it’s kind of point proven.


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