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[Making others wrong to make you right. This is to hide the fact you are wrong (usually to yourself mainly). If you can push the other person into an emotional state with your making wrong then they will never see the ploy, as you can't reason in an emotional state. Most ad hominem is based around this concept.  Teenagers are adept at this---when you pull them up on something they list all the times you have done something wrong (two wrongs don't make a right is the answer to that ploy).]