Argumentativeness could be defined as the disposition to enjoy attacking the views of others; particularly controversial ones. In other words, liking to argue simply for the sake of arguing. When taken to an extreme, it can become ego masturbation as was described in another thread. I'm obviously a very argumentative individual. In fact, I have yet to meet anyone who is quite as argumentative as I am. But I am curious as to people's views on this particular trait. With the addition of the PAX and PUG tags, there has been considerably less opportunity to be argumentative on the forum, and while I still enjoy it, I have to wonder what it is about my INFJ brothers and sisters that makes argumentativeness so distasteful to them. Do you think argumentativeness is a personality trait? How do you feel when you encounter argumentative people? Do you avoid or confront them? What would you think are the pros and cons of argumentativeness? What personality type is probably the most argumentative? The least? Does having your views challenged offend you? If so, why? Do you think the reduction in argumentativeness on the forum resulting from the addition of the new tags has been beneficial to the community?