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What to say when someone contradicts everything you say

Clever things to say to someone who CONTRADICTS YOU

Have you ever spent the day with somebody who contradicts everything you say? People who constantly contradict others can drive you to the point of insanity.

Apparently, there is an official term called “oppositional confrontation style,” where the person basically disagrees with everything you say. If you mention that it is a sunny day outside, they will point out that they actually see clouds on the horizon. If you mention that someone did an amazing thing they will negate your point and claim the opposite is true and the person did a rubbish job.

Just for fun, watch their pattern and see how many times they say the opposite of everything point you make in an hour. Acting a contradictive asshole certainly won’t win a person a lot of friends.

If someone keeps winding you up and pushing your buttons with their contradictions, use one of our clever comebacks below, and give them a taste of their own medicine.

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It's OK for you to disagree with me. I can not force you to be right.
I'm not sure if you’re playing devil’s advocate or you are just an idiot?
You remind me of a migraine. Stop contradicting me.
What's more important to you: being right, or being liked? When you contradict everything I say you are ruining our friendship.


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9 Responses

  1. P1: Do you keep contradicting me to sound smart? Or do you just make a habit out of acting stupid?


    P1: Why do you make a habit out of acting stupid by contradicting everything I sa

  2. How much does it cost to subscribe to your website? I’m thinking about becoming a part time
    stand up comic, and could use some good replies for any hecklers in the audience.

    1. Hi John,

      We don’t have a subscription, but if you look in our store on the top menu we have a bundle. The bundle has cheat sheets and every comeback you could ever need.

      Good luck with your comedy.


  3. My sister is 6 years older than me. She constantly argues the point and contradicts comments what I say. Sometimes I feel extremely frustrated and don’t feel like saying anything at all. At times I will leave the room as I feel extremely anxious.

    I don’t think she does it on purpose and sometimes I feel that maybe she doesn’t realise how damaging it can be. Are you able to give me some tips to help me. Thank you

  4. They are called contrarians. Just try to learn when to back off calmly. In my opinion the way to answer after a while and quit the useless debate is to say something like the following: “I really respect your point of view, I have mine. I just feel I cannot sustain this discussion anymore, I’m sorry. As of now I wish to have time for myself to reflect on some personal matters. I will be happy to resume this discussion possibly another day as I need to solve personal matters! I hope you understand… I wish not to appear as selfish, just a current necessity I just realised!” If the person starts to become upset/agressive/angry/insulting…. Then its up to you to tell them to “shut up, please do not start to impose”

  5. I have a friend who takes ‘spells’ doing this and I find it’s often when she’s unhappy in her own life.

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