Single Status Update
I like people who can do the following:
- Given a controversial topic that the person has a strong opinion on, he/she can argue with people who hold an opposing viewpoint without resorting to logical fallacies or name-calling.
- The person can summarize and repeat the opposing viewpoint in an objective manner that satisfies those who hold it.
- The person can then effectively argue the merits of the opposing viewpoint to those who share his viewpoint.
I find that people who can do this are rare and valuable to have as friends and confidants.