I know this will come as a shock but I’m a fan of arguing.
In fact, I’m such a fan of it that I’ve cultivated that truly endearing quality all your favorite debaters exhibit — the ability to fervently argue a position I in no way actually support. That’s right, I’m not happy just arguing with people who don’t agree with me. I want everyone in there.
Some of this is work-related. I only truly get comfortable about some design decisions by attacking them myself, so I pick fights about these and take various stances and see what develops.
Some of this, according to my wife, is that I’m a jerk.
Who’s to say which of us is correct (P.S., I am) but, whatever the reason, I argue a lot and I tend to gravitate toward people who can hold their own in a verbal scuffle. But, while I love a spirited discussion, I am not a fan of several trends in modern arguing, chief among them “the Google argument”.