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depends on how severe they're insults me and how often they are insulting me
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i insult back!!.... in my mind. the next day. haha
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Get frustrated and attack that person with fierce. I don't take crap from anyone who insults me.
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Depends what they say. Usually I don't care.
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Meh I know what my self worth is and anyone who honestly let's personal insults faze them should likely seek out a new life and attitude. Insult something I care about other than myself and well that's a whole new story..If laws and logistics allowed it there would be a whole lot more dead people in the ground.
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Depending on if the insult has any basis or not: If there is any truth to it, of course I'd be stunned and hurt. If it's not true nor fact, I'd just be annoyed. I've been insulted online and offline so many times that 999/1000 just annoy me.

I used to cry about insults thrown at me when I was younger, but I got whipped into shape by some unforgiving and relentless people to grow some chichis and let the haters burn in their own flames. So I've learned that insults are about as affecting as a poke in the arm. It catches your attention at that moment and it might sting for a second, but you can walk away from it and move on with your life.
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Most of the time if someone is insulting you it is because they feel vulnerable and want to make you feel as vulnerable as they do.

The first thing to do is ask "Do I give a damn about this situation?"

If so, the next thing is to figure out why they feel vulnerable.

The next thing is to gain their trust by exploiting this vulnerability. If they are afraid of being supplanted by a younger more energetic worker, for instance, ask them for advice about how they get so much done.

Most of the time people's fears have nothing to do with reality and insults will end there.

The one time someone kept insulting me at work was a guy who did the same thing to practically everyone but was shielded by being related to the boss. HR was useless, so I just jumped ship to a better company after giving a bunch of Indian guys the idea to sue the company for breaking overtime laws.
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In general, I don't care. It depends on who is insulting me, the tone of their voice, or if their insult is meant to upset me. Even if I get upset, I move on after a few minutes.
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Hm, Don't feel anything.. I must have done something to upset them! -smirk- Barbarians will alway be Barbarians! :p

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I don't really care. Why should I care when my own brain insults me worse than they can all the time? My brain is a huge traitor at times. Seriously though, sticks and stones.......words only have the power you give them. Thoughts on the other hand can be harder to deal with.
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lilliputianliar wrote:

I don't get insulted at all in real life and barely online. So I don't handle it very well when I do get insulted. My skin crawls, my heart rate increases and I become a bit indignant toward the person. I'd like to be able to laugh off insults, but I think this is something that you grow more accustomed to the more you are exposed to it.


Not sure if that's a good thing or not. I'm leaning towards it being a good thing though. The fact that you don't get insulted very often probably means your respectful in the real world as well as online and probably just generally a nice person. I could be wrong and maybe you're just really good at avoiding confrontation but if I had to guess I'd bet on the former. Bad thing is that if you haven't been exposed to it very much it can leave you a bit indignant. Heck, even if you are exposed to it all the time you can get really upset. It's a natural reaction to get upset when someone insults you so don't sweat it. What you do or say beyond that initial reaction though is up to you. Most people use words to get a reaction out of someone so it's never a good idea to play their game. Kindness really does work well on these people. It's hard to be pissed at someone who's only being kind to you. Sometimes it pisses them off even more. Hopefully you'll continue to go through life without having to run into jerks. If not then just do the best you can and just remind yourself that words can't hurt you. Walking away is almost always the right thing to do.
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I was sensitive towards insults to the point where I would think about it. Whenever I think about, I drive myself insane because I felt bad. I'm still a bit sensitive but I am also learning to slowly not give a damn either. It's weird.
Posted 3/29/16
Depends on who it is.
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Online, I ignore it. Insults online don't hold much weight because people hide behind their keyboards.

In real life, however, I usually reply with some sort of witty comeback.
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