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  1. It depends on the goals that you pursue in the conversation and the tactics that you have chosen for it.

    If the conversation is a demagogic battle, your answer should be even more provocative and aggressive than the question.

    If the conversation is a discussion aimed at finding truth or compromise, provocations should be avoided, and random provocations should be denounced.

    If the conversation is an interrogation or interview, you should give an answer that gives the impression of the truth, but is not true or is partially true.

    This is a huge topic that cannot be covered in a single post, but I teach this in coaching. In principle, the relevant literature is fully available in the public domain.

    For a beginner, the greatest practical difficulty is not so much the ability to answer provocative questions as the ability to identify them, that is, to understand which questions are provocative, to distinguish provocation from stupidity, provocation from interest.

    1. If the question implies the answer “one of two things”, indicate a false dilemma.

    2. Reduce to strict logic and dig into every argument of the opponent before losing his or your pulse (better than him).�

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    4. Αριστοτέλης!

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