I'm specifically talking about those who start calling you names, cursing you out, insulting you, putting you down, etc... for disagreeing with them. Do you usually respond to or ignore those people? Is it more mature to just ignore? Thanks.
I mostly ignore them, especially the verbally abusive and shallow-talk ones. That's becomes military silence (aka ignoring someone) is a potent weapon against an adversary. Often the adversary expects a response. By not responding, you are devaluing their opinion, and rising above their demeaning behaviours.
Generally I would avoid them - I have a basic rule on GaG, I am here to enjoy myself and I wouldn't to that in a heated argument so it would seem foolish to go looking for something that would bring me down.
I do this a lot. Big time. Not so much the cussing and mindless shit but I love debating and do so at my college. Well I did last semester. I have a talent of taking your words and manipulating it something that benefits my side of the argument and I do it effortlessly. Even if I agree with someone's stance on a particular subject I'll object for the the challenge. I always find it comical when they call me a dumb meat and assume my IQ is room temperature.. then I articulate some fancy words at them and they get pitted in a corner. Usually ends up with them blocking me because they get slayed so hard.
Try to ignore it, but I'm kind of hot-headed so i keep responding.
Some people insult you and then block you. I had that this evening with athleticmom. She told she wanted to spank children to teach them respect, and when i replied you can teach them respect without hitting them she called me a name and then immediately blocked me.
I don’t have any particular feelings or thoughts about them. It’s hard to speak on it without actually having witnessed how the argument occurred, who said what, and why they said it. I usually respond because I’m a fiery person who doesn’t tolerate disrespect.
Hmmm is it more mature to just ignore? Yes-ish. Sometimes it’s better to walk away but sometimes it’s better to address why that person is wrong and let them know what they’re saying/doing is unacceptable. Both ways can be mature depending on how you handle yourself.
I have a bad habit of responding to those kinds of people because their arguments are generally super weak. I have a hard time resisting not pointing out such huge loopholes in an argument that they state overly confidently..
How do I feel about them, though? Irritated, and kind of pitiful. I can imagine that this huge lack of logic and creating these fanatical theories/beliefs comes about to compensate for their lack of self-confidence in the real-world.