People who try to provoke you

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Excerpt: How do you deal with people who try to provoke a reaction out of you ? Say in order to make you angry and or look bad in front of other people. For instance if someone says something to you which they know will make you angry but at the same time they know that other people won't think anything of it and so if you react you will look bad. I hav...

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Old 11-Feb-2010, 05:29 PM   #1

How do you deal with people who try to provoke a reaction out of you ? Say in order to make you angry and or look bad in front of other people. For instance if someone says something to you which they know will make you angry but at the same time they know that other people won't think anything of it and so if you react you will look bad.

I have even pulled them about it and said, you said such and such and you came across as though you where trying to provoke me, to which they answer "i don't know why you would think that as i wouldnt try to provoke a reaction out of you" why would i do that ? ect so on. Now as much as this seems like they are genuine and i have just got the wrong end of the stick. This is 100% not the case, this is just something they say.. Annoyingly sometimes they say things like this whilst smurking, when other people are around. Other people who think i'm a nice person. So i don't want to blow up with a bad reaction as it may seem as though i'm thinking something of nothing, and this low life will have made me look bad in front of others

The thing is in the past if i thought someone was doing that i would probably of attacked them, so i don't really know how to deal with it without violence. I really need suggestions, as i fear that the next time i see this person i may do them some damage.
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Old 11-Feb-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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you mean like when people call you a Mo?
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Old 11-Feb-2010, 10:19 PM   #3
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Blow a load in their face.
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Old 11-Feb-2010, 11:19 PM   #4
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let it roll brother. Don't worry about it. Laugh with em. If it really bothers you, just stop hanging out with them.
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Old 12-Feb-2010, 01:01 AM   #5
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Just ignore them completely. You can do in real life the same as on here with the ignore function. If someone tries intentionally to provoke me I typically cut them out of my life completely.

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Old 12-Feb-2010, 01:11 AM   #6

Fart on them and laugh it off.
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Old 12-Feb-2010, 02:32 AM   #7

Four s are sitting in a hot tub. They notice some sperm rising to the surface. One says, "Ok, who farted?"
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Old 12-Feb-2010, 04:17 AM   #8

Thanks to those of you who managed a mature response.
The thing about cutting them out is that it's in a work enviroment and sometimes said person is unavoidable.

Any more suggestions ? please mature suggestions only.
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Old 12-Feb-2010, 08:09 AM   #9
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Stop being a and fist this persons face. Some ing people only understand vilonce. And it is your fear of looking like the bad guy, that gives these people the leverage they need to on you. Maybe not the mature response you were looking for, but a sure fire solution for this continuing to be a problem in your life. Fear is the same thing as Respect. Be fooled if you want.
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Old 12-Feb-2010, 10:07 AM   #10
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[quote=solarclimax;9253655]How do you deal with people who try to provoke a reaction out of you ? Say in order to make you angry and or look bad in front of other people. For instance if someone says something to you which they know will make you angry but at the same time they know that other people won't think anything of it and so if you react you will look bad.

I have even pulled them about it and said, you said such and such and you came across as though you where trying to provoke me, to which they answer "i don't know why you would think that as i wouldnt try to provoke a reaction out of you" why would i do that ? ect so on. Now as much as this seems like they are genuine and i have just got the wrong end of the stick. This is 100% not the case, this is just something they say.. Annoyingly sometimes they say things like this whilst smurking, when other people are around. Other people who think i'm a nice person. So i don't want to blow up with a bad reaction as it may seem as though i'm thinking something of nothing, and this low life will have made me look bad in front of others

The thing is in the past if i thought someone was doing that i would probably of attacked them, so i don't really know how to deal with it without violence. I really need suggestions, as i fear that the next time i see this person i may do them some damage.[/quote

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