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You could say, "Grow up," or "And insulting me makes you feel special, how?" or you could just roll your eyes, give him (or her) a disgusted look and walk away.

Myself I usually say "Did you intend to be hurtful or just insensitive?" Then I walk away. It is no use trying to teach manners or even acceptable behaviour to people like that.

When people say something deliberately mean and hurtful for no good reason, this is what I tell them . " Only people I love or respect have the power to hurt me, and you are not on either list." . Even the most insensitive dullards get the message.

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Remember that you do not deserve it EVER. You can call them on it by asking them why they would ever say something so hurtful (if they are in front of friends, so much the better), or you can walk away, giving no response. You don't need to add to your woes by feeling that you should be able to come up with something clever before you comment. Also, do not try to respond in kind since that makes you no better than that someone. Good luck and remember that there are plenty of decent people around to focus on.

Another thing to remember is that the person saying something mean has the problem, not you. A person who is mean is usually compensating for something that they are lacking.

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is your friend being increadably mean to you? WELL I HAVE 2 WORDS FOR YOU... IGNORE THEM! im sure you have another person to hang with for a while! eventually... they will say something to you... and when they do just say... you really hurt my feelings and i was really upset... then just walk away! VERY SIMPLE! im sure you 2 will be friends again soon! GOOD LUCK!

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When your friend is being mean to you, you have to stand up for yourself. Sometimes, that can be hard if your shy, but that will help you overcome your fear. Remember: Even if someone is being mean to you, don't be mean to them unless you have a good reason. My friend is mostly bossy and acts like I'm dumb when I'm not and I've learned that if I want her to stop, I should tell her; most of the time, they don't realize they're being mean.

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