Ad Hominem: How to Deal With a Personal Attack

I had a disagreement with my boss. He insisted that we should move forward on a project his way instead of mine. To make his case, he began criticizing me.

When I called him out for personal attack instead of my position, he was tongue-tied. He didn’t even realize his argument contained a common fallacy: the ad hominem.

What Is an Ad Hominem Fallacy?