I've noticed this a lot lately. And especially when many people give similar answers but the asker seems to refuse and argue with it. What gives?
(Mind you that part of this question is just me venting. Sorry!)
Most Helpful Guy
It's because there's a tendency for people to come up with their own answers to their questions prior to posting and the sole reason of their posting is to get external validation to their own answers. They're hoping we say what they're already thinking in their head so that they feel validated in thinking that. They want to know they're right by hearing it from an outside source.
When they get answers that conflict with their internal theories they get defensive because it means that they were wrong. People don't want answers and understanding. They want validation and knowing they were right.2
Most Helpful Girl
It's because they can't accept the fact that some people disagree with them. I guess they believe that we all should share the same opinion.
Other times they want to find someone who agrees with them and tells them they're right. When this doesn't happen, they get frustrated and start arguing with everybody.1