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The power of half-truths

It's bewildering when, in a conversation or discussion, the other party produces half-true arguments. At first, it causes a kind of tilt in the brain as if you've suddenly taken another route and lost track for some seconds. Then you understand what's going on, but you can't respond to it immediately, you have to spend energy on redoing the path of the argument and this is time-consuming.
The problem is that, in a dialogue with someone who uses this kind of strategy, if you take time to think it's like you lost the argument, and they normally stop listening to you when they realize "I've won it". At this moment comes the tactics of making fun and attacking you personally. You have to be really calm and cool to keep rational and try and impose other rhythm to the, now on, struggle,
I'm learning to experience it as a training program these days!

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The power of half-truths
It's bewildering when, in a conversation or discussion, the other party produces half-true arguments. At first, it causes a kind of tilt in the brain as if you've suddenly taken another route and lost track for some a few seconds. Then you understand what's going on, but you can't respond to it immediately , you . You have to spend energy on redoing re-tracing the path of the argument , and this is time-consuming.
The problem is that, in a dialogue with someone who uses this kind of strategy, if you take time to think
, it's like you 've lost the argument, and they normally stop listening to you when they realize "I've won it". At this moment comes the tactics of making fun and attacking you personally. You have to be really calm and cool to keep stay rational and try and to impose other another rhythm to the , now on, ensuing struggle,
I'm learning to experience it as a training program these days!
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Valeria, your original version was very good. It was as good as many native English speakers would write. The changes I made were minor, to make it sound a bit better.
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The power of half-truths
It's bewildering when, in a conversation or discussion, the other party produces half- true truth arguments. At first, it causes a kind of tilt in the brain as if you've suddenly taken another route and lost track for some few seconds. Then you understand what's going on, but you can't respond to it immediately, you have to spend energy make an effort on redoing the path of the argument and this is time-consuming.
The problem is that, in a dialogue with someone who uses this kind of strategy, if you
take give yourself time to think it's like you lost the argument, and they will normally stop listening to you when they realize "I've won win it". At In this moment instance, comes the tactics of making fun ridiculing and attacking you personally. You have to be really calm and cool to keep continue to be rational and try and impose other rhythm another approach to the , now on, struggle,
I'm
learning to experience experiencing it as in a training program these days!
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A couple of corrections by A are not quite correct. "... and lost track for few seconds". You need an "a" as in "... and lost track for a few seconds". "I've win it" is not correct. It could be "I've won it" or "I win it".
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