In our society, insults are a way of lowering the value of one person while raising the value of another. They are based on the anger one has at one’s social status and one’s effort to release it on others.
However, just because they are angry doesn’t mean you should be angry with them too. However, you don’t have to keep quiet either, as they will feed on this and continue their insults.
We realize that not everyone is kind and gentle in the way they express themselves. That’s why we thought we’d share some cool changes to situations that make you feel insulted.
You can say “Thank you.”
Instead of getting angry and starting a fight with the other person, just end your interaction by saying “thank you.” This will likely catch them off guard and they will have nothing more to say if their goal is to fight you.
This shows them that you accept their comment and want to move on as if nothing happened. This, of course, is in cases where the insult is very mild.
You can keep calm and be sarcastic.
It’s easy to advise someone to take the right path, but sometimes you feel like you have to respond after hearing an insult. You can do this successfully by coming up with a response that is insulting to the other person but is still quite funny and sarcastic.
You don’t have to use equally offensive words, but a witty reply will do the job and make the other person realize that you’re not a punching bag.
You Can Acknowledge Some Of Their Criticism.
It is possible that the other person is not so negative towards you and wants you to know about a weakness of yours. Their intentions may be good, but they just don’t know the right way to express their feelings.
If so, you can accept some of their criticism, but let them know that their words should have been better thought out.
You can have a sense of humor about it.
Some people just want to hurt others, while others just don’t know how to express themselves properly. Whatever the case, you can let the insult slide and react in a fun and humorous way.
You don’t have to show how insulted you feel, but you can stay calm and respond. Your behavior could make them realize that these kinds of comments don’t slide with you.
You can put the pressure back on them.
When someone puts you in the spotlight, you feel pressured to respond quickly. However, it would be a great lesson for them to be under the same pressure and see how they feel.
Not only that, but by placing them there, you’ll have more time to think about your answer. During this time, the other person will be forced to explain their behavior to you and talk about themselves.
What is your way of responding to insults? Do you get angry and start a fight or pretend you didn’t hear anything?