After a number of recent strange arguments with people, I decided to sit down and map out where and why our conversations were turning into conflicts. The arguments were only happening with a select group of people over certain topics.
To my surprise, it came down to just two reasons, Belief VS Evidence. I would be talking about something well known with supporting evidence based on fact and they were speaking from a place of personal belief or feeling. This somehow caused frustration and highly charged emotional responses.
This is a conversation map only not a personality map.
This piqued my curiosity so I took the two sides and built out what they were connected to around them to see what the larger picture looked like. To my further surprise, I think I mapped out why there are so many heated arguments and misunderstandings amongst people.
I’m not endorsing either side of this, the mapping was just a non-bias build of what is grown from either Belief or Evidence. I wasn’t out to make one side look better than the other. There is a clear divide and I can now see why. Let me know what you think.