Listening, Rather than Speaking

“We can try to identify meta-rational people through their cognitive and conversational styles. Someone who is really seeking the truth should be eager to collect new information through listening rather than speaking, construe opposing perspectives in their most favorable light, and offer information of which the other parties are not aware, instead of simply repeating arguments the other side has already heard.”

Eli Dourado, “Paul Krugman Is Brilliant, but Is He Meta-Rational?” on The Umlaut