Say no to political or religious arguments
Most bitter arguments initiate from political or religious debates. Everyone gets emotional on these topics, which is the reason why such arguments are banned at workplaces. If an argumentative person asks you something about these topics, then simply say, “I do not indulge myself in political or religious arguments.”
Take into account the other person’s mental caliber
Before you start a conversation with any person, it is important to judge his mental level and respond accordingly. Most of us do not possess the ability to convince others; hence, it is important to live and let live.
If you have no choice but to spend time with an argumentative person, then it is important that you do not show your willingness to enter into a conflictive conversation. Let the other person speak more and give himself a good ear. You must make yourself realize that you are always in a ‘lose-lose’ situation with such a person.
The most important things to do in order to avoid an unpleasant argument is to remain composed and not to be emotional. Use your brain instead of heart in such a scenario as anger will not take you anywhere. If a person asks you a question, then answer with a smiling face, which will play a huge role in calming down the other person as well.