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9 secrets to winning the argument and getting your way
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Life is full of little discussions, arguments and fights. It shouldnt matter whether these conversations are major or minor, you should win. Win at all costs. You practice your victory dance for a reason. Youve been a winner all your life, and there should be no exceptions. Its your way or the highway, correct? - photo by Emily Cummings
Life is full of little discussions, arguments and fights. It shouldnt matter whether these conversations are major or minor, you should win. Win at all costs. You practice your victory dance for a reason. Youve been a winner all your life, and there should be no exceptions. Its your way or the highway, correct?

If you are looking to sharpen your winning skills or need another reason to put all that victory dance practice to good use, rest easy; these 9 ways to win an argument wont let you down.

1. Balloons are mandatory

Sucking in helium before you speak is a great way to gain dominance over the conversation. You will be sure to quickly win everyones attention with your high-pitched, slightly annoying and distracting voice.

2. Argue like Jeopardy

If you are committed to winning, you must answer every question you are asked in the style of Jeopardy. What is. . . Im too tired to do the dishes after work shows your intellect in any sort of argument, making you the clear cut winner.

3. Question everything

Avoid a wrong answer by turning everything into a question. If you are asked the question, Have you talked to the kids about doing their chores?" reverse the inquisition for the advantage; "Have YOU talked to the kids about doing their chores?" This puts the ball in your court and gives you all the control.

4. Use a classic red herring

For this winning method, bring an actual herring as a prop to accompany your argument. How would you not have the upper hand when you brought a fish to the table? For greater impact, bring several herrings to a discussion. The element of surprise is key.

5. Just like Law & Order

Your habit of watching episodes of Law & Order are about to come in handy. In any discussion, be sure to ask loads of leading questions and act just like your favorite prosecuting attorney. Being a powerful authority figure and treating simple arguments like a court defense puts victory in your back pocket.

6. Be the Riddler

Loads of word games, riddles and puzzles are a must if you want to guarantee a win. Confusing your opponent is a great way to emerge victorious in any sort of argument. Style points are rewarded if you dress like this classic villain, but that goes without saying.

7. Repetition, repetition, repetition

Stating your point multiple times is a surefire way to convince your opponent you are right. To speed up this process, increase your volume with every repetition. Use a megaphone if necessary to reach maximum volume while repeating everything.

8. Quoting is key

How can you be wrong if you say something Abraham Lincoln said? -George Washington

9. The last word

If you get the last word, you win. Its a classic rule of debate and arguing. Warning: you may have to say fine many times in order to wear down your opponent to get the last word. The win is worth it, right?

These tricks are sure to draw attention to yourself and may guarantee a sort of victory, but there is a catch; The actual goal of a discussion is to come to a compromise that everyone is happy with. This may not happen if you are set on winning and getting your way. While these two things may be the way you approach an argument, if they are the outcome than youve failed in coming to an agreement. Dont worry though, if you used these 9 tricks to do that, you certainly argue in style.