Originally Posted by GroundedSpirit
Word of advice here.
Debate often encompasses criticism. But you have to understand that it's ideas, concepts, opinions etc that are being criticized. NOT the speaker ! Common mistake that leads to a lot of wasted dialog.
I have to agree. Arguing someones point is not personal. I do it, and have it done all the time.
Its like saying
"I don't like the way you did (a)"
and it being interpreted as
"I don't like you"
Which ironically happens a lot. But its just wrong. I can dislike an opinion/task/judgement and it will have 0 bearing on my thoughts on the person.