Why Do People Insult Others? by Ginae

Why do people insult others? A great question.

Most people who insult other people are insecure. They think that insulting the person will make them feel better, or they insult the other person to take attention off of themselves and their issues. People who are angry insult people because in their anger they cannot think of a better way to handle it, except to start a fight and make another person feel as bad as they do. People who insult others can feel backed in, threatened and fearful, making them lash out because they know, of no other way, to handle themselves in every situation or conversation.

In the midst of anger and hurt, It is always someone else's fault. they never see themselves as the problem or the need to take a look at themselves in the mirror. An immature, angry person can lash out at even the simplest questions. Instead of answering the question they lash out insults after insults. They can almost be 'talented' in changing the subject or the direction of the conversation.

It can go like this... "You did this... You said this.... You are so stupid... You don't know anything... You are nothing..."

The list can go on and on. Don't be drawn in. Let them go down the path by themselves, it will not be a good journey to take with them. We can help people more by stopping this sort of behavior.

If we retaliate it will be for nothing. We can never win, nor can we get ahead with an insulting person. They are closed off to us, they only hear what they want to hear. Most of the time their hearts are closed for any good at that time.

Mature people can communicate with others without insulting them. Mature people don't take everything personal. Mature people can respect another's opinion, may not ever agree, but show professionalism in the conversation and the situation.

Take the high road, there is one and a lot of wonderful people are on it. Surround yourself with people who love you the way you are. Insults are a no-win situation. Taking the insults is a no-win situation.

Smiles to your day,


"We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it." ~ Abraham Lincoln

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