# Is there a formal name for the “love” of arguing?

Most of people drop discussion easily. Some others don't. As if they would like to argue. They feel that they have to demonstrate something.

Is there a formal trait to describe people who enjoy arguing and the behavior of enjoying an argument?

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I like polemical as a word, but it has little to do with cognitive science. Extending that, polemicophilia, while not actually being a word in use, might be a nice term for what you're describing (although 'polemikos' actually means 'war' in Greek). – Eoin Mar 7 '14 at 10:25
@Eoin: yes, polemic is another which I like. Are there no correlation between polemicity and any trait of personality? Or with any axis defined by the MMPI? Or with some of the myers briggs classification? – Revious Mar 7 '14 at 14:49