Business Communication: Mars vs Venus?

Bush isn't an awful public speaker; he's an awful debater.

Some people talk by arguing. They make points and attempt to defend them. A win is convincing their audience of the correctness of a position. A loss is concession that the position is untenable. Winning is more important than the underlying topic.

Some people are synthesizers. They listen, digest, and synthesize what they hear into a cohesive whole. This is how Bush works.
Mark Poling via Roger L Simon

Does this ring true, readers, based on your experience? Some people don't like "arguing", it's true. But isn't that because it's hard to defend their belief in astrology? (PS: Notice the bald statement that debaters are sophists).

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