Business Communication: Mars vs Venus?
Bush isn't an awful public speaker; he's an awful debater.Mark Poling via Roger L Simon
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.
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).