When someone is making a point — and she cites an example to clarify — don’t be the person who latches on to that one example, identifying instances where such an example does not support the argument.
Don’t treat an exempli gratia as though it’s been presented as scientific evidence.
Focus on the merits of the assertion. Focus on the ideas.
Hold back your inclination to say, “Yeah, but ... ” and instead try, “Tell me more.”