Are you wondering whether you have an argumentative personality? First of all, there is no such thing as an argumentative personality disorder. In fact, no personality system includes the term argumentative personality.
You aren’t defined by your argumentativeness. Argumentativeness could be one of your many other characteristics — some of them awesome –and this is how we are using the term in the context of this test.
To put it more simply, the test below is designed to identify whether or not you tend to argue a lot. Please note that this is not a medical term or professional advice, but it is generally accepted that picking fights for no reason isn’t good for you.
Just as a side note, excessive argumentativeness is sometimes a characteristic of Enneagram Type 8, particularly when they are going through a difficult time.
What you see below is an extensive list of traits of argumentative people. You can either read through the list or check all of the statements that apply to you to see how many you check. That’s pretty much it. Let’s begin!
I become defensive rather easily.
It’s important for me to control conversations.
Honestly, I find it hard to take other people’s needs into consideration when making decisions.
I feel like arguments give me even more energy.
I constantly question other people’s competence.
I often deny responsibility for my mistakes.
I get upset when others reject my ideas or plans.
I often challenge other people.
I feel like I need to win every debate.
I have this feeling that I want to prove myself to everyone.
I really don’t know how to listen without interrupting.
I struggle to express my feelings in a calm manner.
I frequently confront others.
I often argue even when I realize that it’s not in my best interests to do so.
I argue even with those whom I depend on.
I sometimes argue just for the sake of arguing without even trying to resolve anything.
It’s often difficult for me to see other people’s perspectives.
I want to have the last say.
I regularly get into arguments even with those who I love.
I find it hard to let go of a disagreement.
I often feel that others simply dismiss me and my opinions, and it drives me crazy.
I don’t usually apologize, even when I have to.
I can’t take criticism very well.
I don’t know why it’s so difficult for me to just agree on something with others.
I often argue about small and insignificant things.
I feel so frustrated when others disagree with me.
I feel like I have to defend myself even when I am not being challenged.